Things to see and do
Otres Market is more a chilled-out concert space than market, though you'll still find a few odds and ends and plenty of food. Concealed down a back road behind Otres Beach One, you'll find the new Otres Market happening every Saturday. More a chilled out concert-party where you can find a few ... read more
Sihanoukville is primarily a beach destination and so the main activity is laying around doing precious little. That said, Ream National Park, and the islands of Koh Rong, Koh Rong Saloem, Koh Thmei, Koh Ta Kiev and Koh Russei are more rewarding than Sihanoukville proper. Sunset and early ... read more
Not all in Sihanoukville are sharing the benefits and there are many, especially children who are truly missing out. Here are some organisations doing good work. You can also support local charities dedicated to helping children. M'Lop Tapang is a Sihanoukville-based Cambodian charity that focuses ... read more
A number of islands lie three to 10 kilometres from Sihanoukville's Otres Two and if you know how to sail a catamaran or are willing to take a quick tutorial, an overnight camping trip to one of them becomes a possibility. Catamarans can be rented from Club Nautique on Otres Two (the very far ... read more
Diving in Cambodia is reasonable and the areas around Sihanoukville are some of the better regarded in the country. Five dive outfits in town offer training and certification as well as fun dives. Scuba Nation offer PADI and National Geographic Diver courses that include equipment rental, ... read more
There's fish around them islands and a few local operators will help you get out and catch them. Kiwi-run Fishermen's Den has been fishing the area for more than 8 years and do highly-regarded fishing day trips to the outer islands, usually Koh Rong Saloem. They've got a 17m boat specifically ... read more
The Traditional Khmer Cookery School offers half-, one-, two- and three-day cooking courses. Visitors can learn how to cook Khmer classics like beef lok lak and fish amok as well as Asian standards like spring rolls and deep-fried bananas. The course costs $25 per day, and can be booked through ... read more
Calling the two movie-watching options in town cinemas is a bit of a stretch. Galaxy shows four movies a night at 17:00, 19:00. 21:00 and 23:00 for $2.50 to $3 depending on the size of the crowd. They also have private, air-con rooms and worryingly, private showers. They offer video game rentals ... read more
Yes even windsurfing and kayaking has come to Sihanoukville. Hurricane Windsurfing on Otres Beach offers everything you need for windsurfing, kayaking, surfing, paddleboarding, skimboarding and bodyboarding. A 20-minute windsurfing lesson plus 40 minutes of windsurfing costs $14 and a full ... read more
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