If you’re looking for a slice of tranquil tropical island paradise, then Koh Rong Sanloem is the place to be. With powder white sands lapped by turquoise waters, it’s easy to find an isolated spot to enjoy the beach to yourself. Or you can stop off at one of the guesthouses that dot the island’s shores and kick back with a beer overlooking a postcard-perfect setting.
If you’re backpacking or on a holiday and want to hang out with other like-minded, party-seeking travellers, then Mad Monkey is a sure bet with its handful of reputable guesthouses across Cambodia and beyond. Its Koh Rong Sanloem offering is set on its own private beach, where hammocks rest in the shallow waters, and beachfront ensuite bungalows look out onto the bay and dorm rooms. It also boasts a spacious bar and social area, and a packed agenda of daytime activities and evening events.
If sipping on a beer looking out across white sands, azure waters and palm trees sounds up your street, then The One Resort is the place to be. Check in to one of the cosy bungalows, feast in the restaurant, hang at the bar and take a refreshing dip in the clear waters. Or, if you prefer, The One Resort has an infinity pool looking out over the sea.
Colourful cocktails, movie nights, music – all against the backdrop of a super-serene setting. Sounds perfect, right? Not quite. Throw into the mix some beach games, hammocks gently swinging in the sea as well as white sands, and you’re there. Octopussy Bar and retreat is home to six villas and a restaurant/bar serving up a range of creative cocktails and other drinks throughout the day and night.
Giving the beach hut concept a modern makeover, Moonlight Resort is a cool and contemporary beachside accommodation comprised of a series of futuristic pods. With 15 rooms close to the beach, the resort has a restaurant as well as on-site scuba diving and a playground, and all rooms come with AC and a private bathroom with shower. WiFi is available at reception and it also has a restaurant serving Asian and European food plus a well-stocked bar.