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Cambodia Beaches and Islands
Ocheteaul Beach – Cambodia Beaches and Islands
Cambodia Beaches and Islands – on the East side of town, about a 5 minute ride from downtown. This beach runs about 3 kilometers from Serendipity Beach to Otres Beach. Ocheteaul is filled with beach stands and chairs. Seafood, burgers, pizza, and booze. Most places serve Khmer style food, but most offer Western dishes. Across the street from the beach, there’s an assortment of restaurants and hotels. Central Ocheteaul, going towards Otres Beach, is an unoccupied 2 kilometers of beach, behind the “golf course” which never was. This is your walking path to South Ocheteaul and Otres Beaches. South Ocheteaul is a 200 meter stretch of beach ending in a rocky point, river and bridge. a few hotels here, beach restaurants, and mostly quiet and beautiful. You can walk here from the other Ocheteaul Beaches. Also, you can go on the road, around the “golf course” to this beach. You can walk across the bridge, and you’re at Otres Beach. Voila.
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Serendipity Beach – Cambodia Beaches and Islands
The tourist beach on the East Side of town. Actually the last 200 meters of Ocheteaul beach towards Sokha Beach. No beach stands here, just Western style bars, hotels and restaurants. One of the few places with rooms right on the beach (or hillside). Swimming’s not great here, but the scenery on the beach is. Very quiet daytime, but can be very noisy at night. Many new souvenir shops, clothing, MP3 downloads, tour services and boat departures to the islands. Serendipity has turned into the shopping section of town.
Cambodia Beaches and Islands
You’ll find the main tourist pier for trips to the islands here. Also, Serendipity Beach Road, from the pier 400 meters to the Golden Lions Circle, has over 60 guesthouse/hotels, and over 80 restaurants (covering about 20 different nationalities). Rooms here are from $2 a night to $200+.
Victory Beach – Cambodia Beaches and Islands
At the bottom of “The Hill”, near the port, Victory beach has quickly become the tourist beach on the West side of town. Unfortunately, this is all “private beach” now or under construction, so not very popular. An easy walk from Victory Hill, with plenty of seafood, boating activities, guesthouses, and a full service casino or three. Some quiet beach in the middle, and some restaurants towards the port. Also, featuring a pier for island boat trips. You can also find mini golf behind the beach.
Island Beaches – Cambodia Beaches and Islands
Opening up quickly, but still (mostly) pristine, the islands offer some very beautiful beaches. Day trips to the islands let you experience a few of these. Many have basic bungalows (and some really nice ones too) on the island beaches. Most bungalows on the islands cost $10 to $40 per night. One island features $5,000 rooms per night.
Independence Beach – Cambodia Beaches and Islands
A kilometer or two of nothing but beach. A Small collection of new beach restaurants in the middle, and a private beach at the Independence Hotel complex at one end, and at the Holiday Palace Casino at the other. One of the quietest beaches.
Sokha Beach – Cambodia Beaches and Islands
Sokha beach is a private beach, 1.5 kilometers long, for the guest of the Sokha Resort hotel. Well groomed beaches, not too many people, and for a fee (if you’re not a hotel guest), a beautiful swimming pool, fitness center, and lobby lounge. At the near end of Sokha are a few hillside and cliff side bungalows.
Hawaii Beach – Cambodia Beaches and Islands
Hawaii beach is filled with pine trees, shading the beach area. Many small boats are available for rent to the islands. Right next to the bridge to Snake Island, which you can see a few hundred meters from the shore. Several beach restaurants here, but no accommodations.
Otres Beach – Cambodia Beaches and Islands
Outside of town, Otres is the fastest growing beach in town. Several dozen beach stands and fine dining are here. Electricity and a couple new roads just came to this beach, so it’s expanding rapidly. Also, sailboat and kayak rentals and windsurfing here. Many hotels and guesthouses with rooms from $7 to $250.
Other Cambodia Beaches in SihanoukVille – Cambodia Beaches and Islands
Past the port, is Hun Sen beach along the road to Steung Hauv. Not normally a tourist beach, but worth a ride out. You can check out the fishing piers along the way. There’s also a beautiful beach at Ream National Park, about a half hour drive outside of town. Not a great swimming beach, but great scenery and lots of seafood. Steung Hauv fishing village is a great day trip, but no swimming beaches. A half hour by road from downtown.
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Cheap Cambodia Beach Huts
Cheap Cambodia Beach Huts – Most of the beach hotels in Cambodia can be found in Sihanoukville, the country’s up-and-coming beach destination. Sihanoukville already drew Cambodia’s jetset to its golden beaches in the 60s but the party came to an abrupt end in 1970 when Cambodia descended into civil war. A few intrepid backpackers returned to Sihanoukville after the peace returned in 1993 and since then visitor numbers have risen steadily. After 30 years of housing only ghosts, the Independence Hotel is up and running again and more and more Khmers and expats have come to Sihanoukville to run bars and restaurants. This list presents the best beach resorts in Cambodia, as rated by visitors.
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Tranquility Guesthouse – Cheap Cambodia Beach Huts
The Tranquility Guesthouse boasts a convenient location in Sihanoukville and modern amenities in every guestroom. Room facilities include a balcony or terrace. Along with its convenient location in Sihanoukville, the hotel also offers a wide range of services and facilities to the guests such as restaurant and a bar.
Beach Club Resort – Cheap Cambodia Beach Huts
Located a gentle five minute stroll to the seemingly endless sands of the beautiful Ochheuteal Beach, the Beach Club Resort is Sihanoukville’s premier boutique mid-range hotel. All rooms have a swimming pool view and are tastefully furnished and well equipped with modern amenities and services.
Independence Hotel Resort & Spa – Cheap Cambodia Beach Huts
The Independence Hotel was built in 1962 and completed in 1963. Back then, it used to be Sihanouk Ville’s most luxurious and elitist accommodation. Today, its 88 rooms and suites contain all the modern amenities guests would expect from a 4 star hotel. Furthermore, the private white sand beach, outdoor swimming pool, and fitness center will keep those who choose to stay here entertained.
Koh Thmei Resort – Cheap Cambodia Beach Huts
Resort is perhaps a bit of an overstatement for this place, but Koh Thmei Resort is certainly a relaxing place to spend a few days. Opened in December 2010, the bungalows are brand new, with walls of wood and tin roofs covered by thatch for aesthetics. Koh Thmei is located in the Ream National Park.
Reef Resort – Cheap Cambodia Beach Huts
Reef Resort is Sihanoukville’s premier boutique hotel resort, with 9 superior double rooms, 4 family rooms and 1 apartment all set around the swimming pool. Room facilities include air con, fan, mini bar and free WIFI. The restaurant & bar has quality Mexican, Western and local food cooked by four experienced chefs.
Sokha Beach Resort – Cheap Cambodia Beach Huts
The best of the Cambodia beach resorts, the Sokha Beach Resort in Sihanoukville is set amidst a beautiful beachfront garden. This resort is designed with 2 accommodation wings, offering spaciously defined rooms and suites with private balconies, either with a view of the garden or sea. The beach resort is designed uniquely in craftsman-style of wood and stones reflecting a warm rustic ambience. The Asean House serves buffet and ala carte menu throughout the day while the Fishermen Village offers fresh seafood.