Walking and trekking

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When the beach gets just too lazy, head off into the jungle to see the interior of the island, and spot a monkey or hornbill.

Footpaths of varying difficulty connect Saracen Bay to the western beaches and the southern lighthouse.

Saracen Bay to Lazy Beach is an easy 20-minute-walk on a flat sandy path through jungle and open scrubland. The trail begins just past Sun Island ECO Village resort on Saracen Bay and emerges behind the bungalows at Lazy Beach. If you're going to watch the sunset, it's helpful to bring a torch for the return leg.

Saracen Bay to Sunset Beach -- home to Robinson's Bungalows and Huba Huba -- is a more challenging 45-minute-trek on a jungle track, with a steep climb and equally steep descent close to Robinson's beach. Flip-flops not recommended. The trail begins behind The Beach on Saracen Bay and emerges on the beach close to Robinson's Bungalows.

Allow five hours for a round trip from Saracen Bay to the lighthouse at the southernmost point of the island for stunning views of the islands. Trail begins past the northernmost pier on Saracen Bay. Take adequate water and food, and flip-flops are not recommended.

Trails are clearly marked at their start with timings and are obvious to follow as they are well-trodden.

Last updated: 4th December, 2014

About the author:
Caroline swapped the drizzle of Old Blighty for the dazzling sunshine of Siem Reap and she spends most weekends cycling the temple-studded terrain that she can call her backyard.
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