Saracen Bay, Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

Saracen Bay, Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

Saracen Bay, Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia


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Koh Rong Samloem is just two hours' and yet a world away from Sihanoukville. The island of many spellings — it's also known as Koh Rung Samloem, Koh Rong Saloem, Koh Rong Samlon and a few other variations — is owned by the Cambodian navy, which has a base there. Thus far the government has not sold Koh Rong Samloem as they have with most of its neighbouring islands — word is that they're saving the best for last.

The western side has three gorgeous yellow sand beaches, which are perfect for watching the deep pink sunsets every evening. On the eastern side is heart-shaped Saracen Bay, named after a British ship that once sailed there, and known for diving and snorkelling. The beaches on this side are an eye-blinding white, with a fast-developing choice of accommodation, from eco tents and circular huts to swish romantic bungalows.

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