M'pay Bay Bungalows
Simple and authentic
What we say:
M'pay Bay Bungalows is named after the small fishing village where they are located. Proximity to the neighbours is perhaps one of its greatest attributes as guests can easily get a window into rural village life in Cambodia by strolling around and sampling some of the local fare. Popular with expats who need a getaway from Sihanoukville, the simple wood and thatch bungalows look out onto the sea. There's nothing fancy — the bathrooms all have scoop-bucket showers — but the bungalows are perfectly adequate, the staff are chilled-out and accommodating and it's in a beautiful location in a bay filled with excellent snorkelling possibilities. There's also a yellow sand beach a few minutes' walk away. If you're sensitive to noise you may want to bring earplugs — village life wouldn't be complete without a few crowing roosters and barking dogs. A quarter of proceeds from the bungalows go to the neighbouring Marine Conservation Cambodia who have a team of volunteers working at the bay. They are also happy to have visitors volunteer to work on various projects such as beach cleanups. Although the bungalow management seems a bit disorganised — the restaurant was closed when we visited, for example, and the management duties seem to have been left in the hands of the flustered MCC volunteers — the M'pay Bay Bungalows are a great way to see more of Cambodia than tourists usually do.
Contact details:Koh Rong Saloem. T: (085) 242 257
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Bungalow fan private b'room||20 USD||20 USD|
|Tent||5 USD||5 USD||Add $1 for mattress and $2 for double tent.|
Added to Travelfish on: 16th March, 2011
Last visited or updated on: 16th March, 2011
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