Island paradise in the sky
Koh Touch beach, Koh Rong, southeast side. Booking office at Koh Rong Island Travel on Serendipity Beach T: (016) 594 177, (015) 207 719, (090) 900 740
If you're looking for an island getaway with civilisation in reach, look no further than Treehouse Bungalows on Koh Rong.
At the far end of Koh Touch beach after Paradise Bungalows and Whitebeach, access the resort and 'private' beach via a short, well-signed garden path. This is the furthest away from the noisy nightlife at the other end. There's a choice of three bungalow types. The seven standard wood and thatch bungalows in the jungle garden are fine for the price, with private verandas with hammocks and round comfy chairs. Then there’s the six-metre-high treehouses on the beach which are the pick of the property and one of the best options on this side of the island. The treehouses are impressive bungalows that are two storeys off the ground, with a private bathroom on the first floor and the bed and living area on the second. Set directly on the beach and so high up all you can see from your balcony is the sea, this is the stuff of romance. They're built around the trees that support them so you'll often find branches snaking through the bathroom. The stairs can be a little nerve-wracking, and surely eventually a backpacker will come crashing down to earth after a few too many Angkor beers. There are also new ground level beachside bungalows. A small bar and restaurant has seating great for lounging and the chef prepares authentic Italian meals with the help of a wood-fired pizza oven. WiFi is available in the restaurant.
By Caroline Major
Last updated on 7th December, 2014.