Only a couple of years ago, Koh Rong Samloem was home to a handful of beds, limited electricity and no WiFi. How times have changed. While it remains a quieter alternative to neighbouring party island Koh Rong, development is kicking in so catch the peace and quiet while you still can. Here are some of the best places to stay.
With 20 rooms spread across huts and guesthouse-style accommodation, Orchid Resort is set on a stunning stretch of beach. While rooms are basic, the scenery makes up for it with pristine white sands and turquoise sea. A restaurant and bar are on-site, with local breakfast included in the price.
Freedom Bungalow and Resort
With 30 guest rooms nestled on the beach, each with a balcony and private sitting area, this resort is a top spot to kick back and relax. If swimming in the sea isn’t your thing, then laze around the pool, or chill at the restaurant and bar. WiFi is also available, while fishing, canoeing and scuba diving facilities are on-site.
Home Stay Resort
Boasting 15 beachside huts that range from twin to family, sleeping four, this resort has a restaurant and room service, WiFi and partially open-air bathrooms with a shower. This resort is another perfect location for beach bums and sun worshippers.
The Pipe's Resort
Boasting 12 quirky, art deco-style bungalows on the beach, this stylish resort is full of Instagram-worthy shots. With accommodation ranging from pipe-style living to urban-esque industrial bungalows, the resort also features a garden and free WiFi.
Giving the beach hut concept a modern make-over, 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, on-site scuba diving and playground, and all rooms come with AC and a private bathroom with shower. WiFi is available at reception.
If sleeping with the waves gently crashing on the beach is your cup of tea, then this rustic beachside spot is right up your street. A total of 11 of basic wooden bungalows dot the shore, housing double beds and a partially open-air bathroom with a shower. A restaurant is on-site, with a barbecue. And breakfast can be cooked up at an extra charge. Kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving can also be arranged.