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Koh Thmei Resort

Bungalows in a natural wonderland

Photo of Koh Thmei Resort, Koh Thmei. , Koh Thmei

What we say: 4 stars

Run by a German couple, Koh Thmei Resort opened in December 2010 and is certainly a relaxing place to spend a few days. The owners greet arrivals at the beach personally, and offer a welcome drink and orientation. Bungalows are carefully constructed, with walls of wood and tin roofs covered by thatch for aesthetics. The very clean ensuite bathrooms are tiled, with a separate shower, and definitely the nicest we've seen in this price range. Although the bungalows are close together, each one has its own large balcony hung with seashells and two hammocks at a perfect angle for seaviews. This level of attention to detail is what sets Koh Thmei resort apart – hooks in the bathroom, a washing line with pegs and silk shades on the lamps are often sadly lacking in island accommodation. Books, games, a foosball table, snorkelling gear and a surfboard are all free to guests and a kayak can be rented for $3.50 an hour. Power is available around the clock — during the day thanks to solar panels and at night from a generator. The menu is predominantly Khmer but portion sizes are good and prices are reasonable, given the distance from the mainland. They even have draft beer! The resort is on a lovely yellow sand beach covered with seashells and pine trees. Although not easily accessible by foot, a nicer beach reachable by boat is further down the island. Reaching the island is the biggest drama of an otherwise very relaxing stay – a $20 taxi ride from Sihanoukville to Koh Kchhang fishing village, or a drop off from the bus followed by a 20 minute moto taxi ride. It's best to call and arrange the $12.50 boat transfer (up to six people) in advance, as there's little to do in the village apart from drink coffee.

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    Koh Thmei.  T: (097) 737 0400, (089) 897 830 
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    What we were quoted

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

    Added to Travelfish on: 16th March, 2011
    Last visited or updated on: 19th February, 2014

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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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