Some say that Sihanoukville offers the best Cambodia Beach holidays possible. Sporting miles of white sand beaches, uninhabited islands and warm clear tropical waters, it’s hard to argue. Originally founded as a port town over half a century ago, these days it’s very much a Cambodia beach holiday destination. The main town area sits on a beach lined peninsula jutting into the Gulf of Thailand. The pace of life in this provincial town is very relaxed and unhurried. The beaches offer everything you would expect, umbrellas, thatched roofed bars, restaurants and a range of hotels.
Sihanoukville is a place to unwind, enjoy the fresh seafood, party at the bars, take an island excursion or experience a scuba trip. Why not head there on your trip and see if you agree that Sihanoukville is home to the best Cambodia beach holidays.
From the turn of the century through the 1960’s, Kep was the destination for Cambodia beach holidays. It would draw weekend holiday-makers to its picturesque shores. It’s uxurious ocean side villas were the preserve of Cambodia’s privileged class. Nowadays though Kep has relinquished the claim to having the best beaches in Cambodia and is instead known more for its ocean front seafood stalls and the ruins of the old villas.
While in Kep a day trip to Rabbit Island is a must, only a short boat ride away it’s home to beautiful remote beaches and offers numerous great places to relax. A trip to Kep isn’t complete without visiting the famous crab market and sampling the exquisite fresh locally caught crab. Kep still provides fantastic Cambodia beach holidays.
Kampot is situated with picture perfection near the base of the Elephant Mountains on the Kampong Bay River. Ity displays classic French colonial, Cambodian and Chinese architecture The small number of tourists serve to lend Kampot a quaint, welcoming, small town ambiance. Visitors come to Kampot for a taste of provincial Cambodia. The relaxed atmosphere causes the town to be seen as a stepping stone to the nearby beaches of Cambodia and islands of Kep, the Bokor Hill Station and south-eastern Cambodia. Many an excellent Cambodia beach holiday starts here.
The Koh Kong province is only just being recognised as a destination in itself. Largely unexplored, it offers a wealth of eco-tourism, adventure and Cambodia beach holiday hopping possibilities. Koh Kong town is the most convenient base from which to explore the province.
The town sits on the Kah Bpow River about 10 km from the Thai border; however the main attraction in the area ‘4 Rivers Floating Lodge’ is situated on the Tatai River 20km away. This provides an excellent base for Cambodia beach holidays.
Koh Sdach (Island)
Koh Sdach or King Island is located just off the main coast line ,roughly halfway between Sihanoukville and Koh Kong. The Cambodian island mainly serves as a fishing port but now has a new shallow water exploratory dive centre and a lovely private resort.
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