Lazy days, Otres Beach, Sihanoukville

Lazy days, Otres Beach, Sihanoukville

Lazy days, Otres Beach, Sihanoukville


Taken on: 13th January, 2011. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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Otres beach is the better, if lesser known, of Sihanoukville's beaches with its whitish sand and calm tides. Fewer beggars and children are around selling bracelets and the beach has a far more relaxed vibe than neighbouring Ochheuteal beach.

A wave of development in 2008 and 2009 transformed this once barren coastline into a bustling seaside strip of similar eateries and repetitive bungalows, but what it lacked in originality, it more than made up for in natural beauty.

Then in 2010 pretty much all the accommodation was bulldozed to make way for some ghastly development, which, not surprisingly, is yet to appear. Most of the accommodation is now found on the road directly behind the beach, where some cool new options have appeared.

Since then, the road to Otres Beach has been paved and a feverish -- well, by Sihanoukville standards -- building ... Read our complete Otres Beach travel guide

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