Koh Rong Samloem

The tropical island of Koh Rong Samloem is a little slice of paradise just a two hour ferry ride away from the coastline of Sihanoukville.

Surrounded by clam crystal azure waters that lap lazily on idyllic white beaches and home to an abundance of exotic marine life and sleepy swaying hammocks, travellers flock to this tiny island in their droves every year. The island is around 9 km long, 4 km wide and 1 km wide at its narrowest point, so make the effort to explore the island in its entirety. Don’t expect any WIFI here; Koh Rong Samloem is off the radar and a place to forget about all the modern commodities of reality; if only for a little while. The island also has limited time for electricity, so if you are looking for a back to basics away from it all experience, then this is the place for you!

While away the days on the islands main attraction, the white sandy picturesque beach, before taking out some kayaks to spot some of the many colourful fish the island is home to. Snorkeling is a must for those who like to get up close and personal with the marine life, but for those who are easily restless jungle trekking and mountain biking are just some of the more energetic activities that are offered on the island. Scuba diving and fishing trips are also popular and can be arranged through many of the locals.

Koh Rong Samloem is a peaceful place, a getaway destination and much more tranquil and far less developed than its bigger sister island of Koh Rong. Here you will find clean stretches of beach and all the beauty, sans the noise and light pollution. It has been said that the beaches of Koh Rong Samloem are what the beaches of Thailand were some 20 years ago…serene and beautiful. So if you want to experience the untouched Koh Rong Samloem do it now, because word travels fast!