An increasing number of travellers are opting to stay at the quieter shores of Otres and neighbouring Otres 2 beaches than at the chaotic Sihanoukville alternatives. It’s easy to see why, with Otres’ long stretches of sand and clear waters. Here are the best hotels in Otres.
Located in Otres Village, close to Otres Night Market, Sofinny Motel comprises six minimalist rooms set in a modern villa-style setting. This property is a short tuk tuk ride or 20-minute walk to the main stretch of Otres beach. Each room has a terrace, while a restaurant and bar are on-site.
Boasting 36 spacious and bright rooms surrounding a large outdoor pool, it can be tempting to lounge around rather than make the short walk to the beach. Also located in Otres Village, Tay Kloy Tip Bungalows brings affordable yet stylish sleeping to what was once a spot reserved for budget backpackers not long ago.
As a stalwart on Otres beach, Otres Orchid Beach Resort’s history goes back to when the stretch of sand was little more than a dust track dotted with a handful of wooden shacks. Having undergone several renovations since then, the resort comprises a few rooms and several wooden bungalows – ranging from basic through to AC-equipped – set in leafy tropical gardens only a minute’s walk to the beach.
More flash-packer than backpacker, The Secret Garden at Otres Beach is a delightful retreat hidden at the top end of the beach. Featuring a smattering of detached bungalows – all equipped with AC, Wi-Fi access and minibars – nestled in tropical gardens, the resort is home to the area’s largest pool. Food is also served, alongside cocktails, both poolside and beachside.
Boasting a total of 27 rooms that take in quaint thatched roof standard and deluxe bungalows set in a private stretch of beach on Otres 2, Mary Beach Bungalows offers guests the perfect chill-out living. With free breakfast included, there is also a bar, lounge and barbecue for evening dinner.
For sophisticated sleeping, check in at Naia Resort. The minimalist resort boasts 32 spacious rooms that ooze contemporary style. Located on the beach, there is also an outdoor pool for those who prefer not to brave the sea. Buffet breakfast is included, with two bars serving food and drinks throughout the day.
A short walk to the beach, Bungalow Chumnor Otres 168 has 24 basic but homely rooms set in gardens, with a large terrace to relax on. There is also a restaurant on-site, and an airport shuttle for those flying into Sihanoukville.
Also located in Otres Village, White Moon Bungalows comprises 11 rooms set in rustic villas a short walk from the beach. Set in lush tropical gardens, the resort also has a bar and lounge, with all rooms having their own private bathroom with a shower.
A couple of years ago, you’d be hard pressed to find anything other than budget accommodation at Otres. But times have quickly changed and more upmarket options are constantly being added to the growing collection of accommodation. Sea Breeze Resort is one of them, with 22 modern rooms surrounding a spacious outdoor pool. Breakfast is included, with a restaurant and bar serving food and drinks throughout the day.
If it’s upmarket action on the beach that you’re after, then White Boutique Hotel is right up your street. With 19 gorgeous rooms, all complete with a terrace, spacious living and a kitted-out bathroom, the resort is home to a swimming pool, a restaurant with free breakfast, and a poolside bar. It’s also located right on Otres 2 beach.