Opposite the exclusive Song Saa resort, Palm Beach offers the same views at a fraction of the price.
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Just don’t think about the butler service.
The beachfront bungalows come in a variety of styles, some built up into the hill overlooking the sea, affording spectacular views, and some wonderful design features — one has a tree growing through it. The carefully made, varnished wooden bungalows come in several styles and prices, and are arranged around a swimming pool that was looking a little the worse for wear when we visited. That may be a low season thing, though. Hammocks are slung in the shade underneath the eponymous tall palm trees, and for more active guests, kayaks and tubes are available to rent.
The shady restaurant bar is reasonably priced and there's a beach barbecue every night. The resort runs its own slow ferry directly to and from Sihanoukville, which is arranged when you book at a cost of $25 per person. Take note, if you moor up to the pier with a non-affiliated boat, there will likely be a charge. Mobile phone reception and 3G wireless are available. The only downsides are that the beach at the front is pretty tiny – walk around the side of the resort though and there are other attractive stretches.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: US$15, high season US$25. Notes:
T: (081) 500 632
Room rates: US$10 to 35