Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
M'Pai Bei, Koh Rong Samloem
The northern tip of Koh Rong Samloem features a baby island, Koh Gon, a fishing village called M'Pai Bei (meaning 23 in Khmer) and a handful of places to stay in the village. Proximity to the neighbours is perhaps one of its greatest attributes as you can easily get a window into village life in Cambodia by strolling around and sampling some of the local fare. This is the only place on the island you can stay offering a strong, local identity rather than the feeling of it being a tropical island that could be almost anywhere. It does also mean you will see some rubbish. Next to the working fishing beach, Long beach is great for swimming or relaxing in the shade of pine trees. Or jump straight off the pier by Sunset Bungalows for a swim. The fast boat from Sihanoukville stops at Eco Sea Dive one end, then M'Pai Bei village the other, by Sunset Bungalows.
Sunset serenityM'Pai Bei Village, Koh Rong Samloem.
T: (086) 682 456;
Step off the pier at M'Pai Bei village and enter into the charming French-managed Sunset Bungalows. Tucked into the trees with sunset and sea-facing bungalows set back from a windy sandy path, this ... Read the full review of Sunset Bungalows.
Comfy dormsM'Pai Bei, Koh Rong Samloem. Booking office: Family Bungalows, Serendipity Beach Rd, Sihanoukville
T: (096) 915 3370;
A British-Australian set up, Easy Tiger is a new backpacker hangout being completed when we visited at the beginning of high season in November 2014. Located in the heart of M'Pay Bei village, this ... Read the full review of Easy Tiger.
Needs some better lovinLong Beach, M'Pai Bei, Koh Rong Samloem. Booking office: Serendipity Beach Rd, Sihanoukville
T: (012) 606 646;
Koh Rong Samloem Villas (Eco Sea) have moved from their previous location on the other side of M'pai Bei village where Sunset Bungalows now calls home to the stunning 1.2km Long beach, a 10-minute ... Read the full review of Koh Rong Samloem Villas - Eco Sea.
Simple and authenticM'Pai Bei Village, Koh Rong Samloem
T: (016) 596 111;
M'pay Bay Bungalows is named after the small fishing village where they are located. The simple wood and thatch bungalows look out onto the sea over a rocky beach. There's nothing fancy -- the ... Read the full review of M'PayBay Bungalows .
Western side, Koh Rong Samloem
The west of the island has just three bungalow resorts on two golden sand beaches, offering beautiful sunset views. Sunset beach is home to Robinson Bungalows and Huba Huba, Lazy beach is home to the eponymously titled bungalows; neither beach is serviced by the fast boat operators. The limited choice of accommodation makes these a peaceful option, requiring a jungle walk (20 minutes from Lazy Beach, 45 minutes from Sunset Beach) if you want to visit the white sands of Saracen Bay on the east side -- well worth it.
Good valueSunset Beach, Western side, Koh Rong Samloem.
T: (088) 554 5619;
Sharing the squeaky sand of 450 metre-long Sunset beach with only a dive centre and Robinson Bungalows at the other end of the stretch, Huba Huba is a charming little hideaway in a quiet location ... Read the full review of Huba Huba .
Aptly-named island getawayLazy Beach, Western side, Koh Rong Samloem. Booking office: Serendipity Rd, Sihanoukville
T: (016) 214 211;
Lazy Beach is a wonderful location for a quiet getaway, offering a winning combination of private beach and sunset views. The well-built 17 wood and thatch bungalows are dotted in two rows along the ... Read the full review of Lazy Beach.USD 35 to 75 2 votes Midrange
Get castawaySunset Beach, Western side, Koh Rong Samloem. Booking office: The Dive Shop, Serendipity Rd, Sihanoukville
T: (034) 933 664;
Robinson Bungalows comes in at the low end of the bungalow price scale yet with it a fabulous, quiet setting -- no sun loungers or noisy parties here. Sunset beach is now also home to The Dive Shop ... Read the full review of Robinson Bungalows.
Saracen Bay, Koh Rong Samloem
A blindingly white bay of shallow warm sea to the east of the island, it's easy to see why Saracen Bay is the rising star of Koh Rong Samloem. With 16 sets of bungalow and beach accommodation -- several new in 2014 -- beautiful sunrises reward early risers, and monthly full moon parties serve night owls. If you want to go exploring, jungle footpaths lead to western beaches and the southern lighthouse.
Seaside chicSaracen Bay, Koh Rong Samloem
T: (016) 997 047 ;
Saracen Bay Resort has a run of impeccably clean bungalows situated on the sand and spaced out well. They're at the northern end of the bay creating greater privacy, though a couple of other ... Read the full review of Saracen Bay Resort.
Premium bungalowsSougthern end of the bay
T: (093) 54800;
If there were only two words to describe Secret Paradise, they'd be popular and pricey. Since opening on Saracen Bay in 2014 their occupancy has been high. Partly this is due to the fact there are ... Read the full review of Secret Paradise.USD 75 to 150 1 vote Toprange
Party in paradiseSaracen Bay, Koh Rong Samloem. Booking office: Seredipity Beach Pier
T: (034) 6666 106;
Opened in November 2012, guests here tend to be younger couples and groups of friends, meaning entertainment and cheap sleep options are provided, though multiple room types are available to cater to ... Read the full review of The Beach.
Paradise it isSaracen Bay, Koh Rong Samloem. Booking office: Seredipity Beach Pier
T: (070) 284005;
Sister property to popular and well established Paradise Bungalows on neighbouring Koh Rong island, Paradise Villas were newly built in 2014 at the southernmost end of Saracen Bay and offer a quieter ... Read the full review of Paradise Bungalows - The Villas.
Centre of SaracenSaracen Bay, Koh Rong Samloem. Booking office: Seredipity Beach Pier
T: (070) 284 005;
Positioned slap bang in the middle of stunning Saracen Bay, Orchid Resort's pier is used for the speedboat drop offs and pickups – you'll need to go to reception in the large wooden restaurant, ... Read the full review of Orchid Resort.
Camp it up!Saracen Bay, Koh Rong Samloem
T: (077) 765 069;
Sun Island ECO Village's main attraction is its beach tents with unbeatable views. More glamping than roughing it, the two-room tents are pitched under a grass roof with a yellow and green stripy ... Read the full review of Sun Island ECO Village.
Secluded sunseekers spotSaracen Bay, Koh Rong Samloem. Booking office: Freedom Travel, Serendipity Beach Road, Sihanoukville
T: (034) 633 830;
Tucked away on a small private beach at one end of Saracen Bay and accessed by a private slow boat, or otherwise the fast boat and a walk, it's easy to forget there's anything going on outside ... Read the full review of Freedom Island Bungalows.
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