1/5 - Terrible
Verified travelerOct 29, 2019
We were in this village for a one night stop over before a flight and we couldn’t wait to leave! It was DIRTY!! We never wish to return!
Watch the sunset from a beach bar or play castaway on the untouched islands near this Cambodian town that has a laid-back atmosphere, despite its growing popularity.
Sihanoukville is without a doubt one of the rising stars of Southeast Asia’s beach tourism scene. Experience the magic of this popular seaside town and its nearby islands, which despite the hype, have managed to maintain their laid-back atmosphere and low prices.
After the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979, Sihanoukville played a key role in the economic recovery of Cambodia, first as a port city and now as a beach destination. Sihanoukville’s main claim to fame is its impressive array of beaches. Since the town is still relatively uncrowded, you’ll have no trouble finding your own patch of white sand and some shade cast by coconut palms. Occheuteal Beach is especially popular with budget travellers. Nearby Otres Beach charms with its gorgeous landscape and its more relaxed atmosphere.
Look for monkeys in Sihanoukville’s frenetic downtown. The monkeys often gather by the Independence Hotel in the hopes of scoring a snack from passers-by. Head out of town for a moment’s tranquility at Wat Leu, a Buddhist temple featuring graceful architecture and unbeatable panoramic views of the area.
The town’s proximity to pristine tropical islands is one of its greatest assets. Hop on a boat for a day-trip to a dreamy island paradise, or go full castaway and stay overnight in a bungalow. Watch the sun set with a cocktail at Koh Rong Samloem or take a memorable jungle trek at the stunning Koh Ta Kiev. True nature lovers will love Koh Thmei, the most untouched of the islands, which is home to more than 100 bird species and offers occasional views of migrating dolphins from the beach.
Sihanoukville is a 3-4 hour bus or taxi journey from the Cambodian capital, Phnom Phen. Alternatively, fly in direct to Sihanoukville’s tiny international airport. Since the town is fairly spread out, getting around is best done by taxi, motorcycle taxi or bicycle. Sihanoukville is generally safe, but theft of unattended valuables can be a problem.
1/5(1 area review)
Unique features of Sihanoukville City Centre include the beaches and bars. Make a stop by Sokha Beach or Victory Beach while you're exploring the area.
2/5(19 area reviews)
While visiting Mittakpheap, you might make a stop by sights like Ochheuteal Beach and Sokha Beach.
You might make a stop by Ream National Park while you're exploring Prey Nob.
Reviewed on 5 Dec 2019
Reviewed on 27 Oct 2019
Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Otres Beach, a popular beach in Sihanoukville. Amble around this relaxing area's seaside and enjoy its lively bars.
Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Lazy Beach, a popular beach in Koh Rong Sanloem. Stroll along the seaside or visit the monuments while you're in the area.
Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Ochheuteal Beach, a popular beach in Sihanoukville. Amble around this relaxing area's seaside and enjoy its lively bars.
Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Sokha Beach, a popular beach in Sihanoukville. Stroll along the seaside in this relaxing area or visit its lively bars.
Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Independence Beach during your travels in Sihanoukville? Amble around this relaxing area's seaside and enjoy its lively bars.
Enjoy a stop at Koh Rong Sanloem Lighthouse, a landmark worth seeing in Koh Rong Sanloem. While you're in the area, stroll along the beaches.
Sihanoukville is often described as the gateway to Cambodia’s best islands. On this tour, your guide shows you hidden lagoons and white-sand beaches on three of Sihanoukville’s offshore islands. In the morning, our guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby at around 9.
We will start at the port if you arrive by cruise or your hotel in Sihanouk Ville and head off to Tumnuk Rolok Fishing Port. Watch fishermen do their day to day activities. They head towards the open sea at night and return to the port early in the morning with their catch.
We pick up from port if you arrive by cruise or from your hotel in Sihanouk Ville and head off to Tumnuk Rolok Fishing Port to watch fishermen do their day to day activities in this thriving fish port and admire the Kbal Chhay Waterfall cascading through natural rock formations and then visit the Phsar Leu Central Market, where you’ll get a glimpse of local daily lifestyle and culture.
Take the opportunity to meet the people and wildlife living in the Ream National Park on this tour. Board a local wooden boat at Sihanoukville Port before cruising down the Ream River.
Spend a peaceful day enjoying the natural beauty of the Cambodian countryside with a private tour to Kirirom National Park. Walk through lush jungle trails, discover cascading streams and waterfalls, and gaze at amazing cliff-top vistas from picture-perfect lookouts.
Stop 1: The Visit to the Salt Farm We begin the first stop at the beautiful looking, salt field. It is the best way to learn the interesting mix of Cambodia’s salt product. Your guide is ready to tell you the many relevant information of the only located salt area in Cambodia.
Verified travelerMar 25, 2019
Lots of building going on, big hotels with lots of tourists, not as quiet as we would have hoped