Just a few hundred metres down from the top pier on Saracen Bay, Saracen Bay Resort has a run of impeccably clean, well-spaced-out bungalows with views straight out to sea.
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Their style is rarely outshone by the competition, but is matched by the smooth, friendly professionalism of the staff.
Carefully designed and located, they are one of the top picks on the island for comfort while still representing value for money. The wooden bungalows with thatch roofs are very solidly put together, and beautifully spacious inside, with plenty of storage space. The big front windows and white walls increase the sense of space in what are already among the most spacious rooms on the island, while mosquito nets keep the devils at bay. The large shaded balconies look like the kind of place we could imagine writing a book. The elevated deck restaurant protrudes over the water and won't be heard from the bungalows -- even the generator is discreetly placed to reduce noise.
The restaurant attracts guests from outside too for the setting. Given the high standards and associated prices, customers tend to be older couples on romantic escapes.
By bungalow standards on Cambodia's islands, Saracen Bay Resort is very well priced for what you get. We were shown plenty of other significantly lesser properties that were being flogged at significantly higher prices. Saracen Bay Resort is in the same price bracket is Lazy Beach which provides much more rustic bungalows but a private beach. Comfier and costlier alternatives this side of the island include Secret Paradise Resort, Paradise Bungalows – The Villas, or one of the premium bungalows at The Beach.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: US$50, high season US$65. Notes:
Saracen Bay, Koh Rong Samloem
T: (016) 997 047
Room rates: US$35 to 75