Photo: Just another beach on Koh Rong.

Photo of Monkey IslandMonkey Island

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Koh Touch beach, Koh Rong, southeast side. Booking office on Serendipity Beach Rd at Monkey Republic. T: (081) 830 991, (081) 830 992  http://monkeyisland-kohrong.com/

Monkey Island

Opened in December 2010, Monkey Island is the work of Sihanoukville's Monkey Republic and attracts a similar, youngish crowd.

Photo of Monkey Island

Nineteen bungalows are scattered on and behind a picture-perfect white-sand beach. The bungalow walls are made in a traditional method using layers of thatch. Each bungalow has a double bed and a single or two double beds with mosquito nets and a private balcony with table and chair and a hammock. They also have fire extinguishers – the only ones we saw on the island – and large safety boxes. A generator runs from dusk till 23:00ish nightly. Monkey Island's big shady bar and restaurant looking out to sea is a social hub -- it was designed for socialising and they've even got a few bartenders with fire-spinning skills to keep the party lively. The restaurant serves a variety of delicious Western and Khmer dishes but their Thai food is truly exceptional, especially given the remoteness of the island. Food and drink prices are quite low -- drinks are at the same prices you'll find on the mainland. Staff are very friendly and professional. Snorkelling gear is available to rent for $2.50. The property is in about the middle of the beach – neither crammed amid the tightly packed guesthouses, nor at the far stretch where accommodation is more spaced out and quiet.

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Last updated on 7th December, 2014.


Type of room
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Type of room, low and high season prices
Bungalow fan share bathroom
US$20
US$25
due to popularlity, high season lasts a long time
Bungalow fan private bathroom
US$30
US$35
due to popularlity, high season lasts a long time
Room: Bungalow fan share bathroom, low season: US$20, high season US$25. Notes: due to popularlity, high season lasts a long time
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: US$30, high season US$35. Notes: due to popularlity, high season lasts a long time

Monkey Island
Koh Touch beach, Koh Rong, southeast side. Booking office on Serendipity Beach Rd at Monkey Republic.
T: (081) 830 991, (081) 830 992 
http://monkeyisland-kohrong.com/

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