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Photo of Robinson Bungalows, Western side, Koh Rong Samloem. Booking office: The Dive Shop, Serendipity Rd, Sihanoukville. , Koh Rong Samloem

What we say: 3 stars

When just being on an island isn't remote enough, try Robinson Bungalows. The beach is almost untouched -- no sun loungers or noisy parties here. The nine wood and thatch bedrooms are build at the edge of the jungle with sea views that make your heart sing and the sound of insects and monkeys to lull you to sleep. While we applaud the natural approach, the bungalows would benefit from some hooks and shelves to complement the mosquito net, bed and hammock they come with. Bathrooms are shared, so consider your bungalow's location if you're likely to need late night access. Generator-powered electricity runs 18:00 to 23:00. Robinson's restaurant is a varnished wooden deck, perched on stilts at the end of the beach. Decorated with bamboo lights and driftwood sculptures, prices are reasonable and it's a relaxing place to spend evenings and scorching middays. For the adventurous, there's a reasonably difficult 45-minute jungle trek to Saracen Bay – the hills are steep to begin with, but it flattens out. From there, you can do a much easier 20-minute walk to Lazy Beach, stay for a meal or sunset drinks, then catch a boat back for $5 per person. Be sure to check in advance with Lazy Beach that the boat is available, as it's a very long walk back. Robinson's kindly provide free snorkelling equipment and there's opportunities for diving too -- the Dive Centre was building a jetty when we visited. Boat to/from Sihanoukville costs $25 return and goes via Koh Rong.

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    Western side, Koh Rong Samloem. Booking office: The Dive Shop, Serendipity Rd, Sihanoukville.  T: (034) 933 664 
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    What we were quoted

    Type of room Low season High season Notes
    Bungalow fan private b'room 12 USD 20 USD

    Added to Travelfish on: 21st May, 2013
    Last visited or updated on: 21st May, 2013

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    Abigail has been stoned by villagers in India, become an honorary Kenyan tribeswoman, sweet talked border guards and had close encounters with black mambas. Her motto is: “Live to tell the tale.”
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