We are heading to Sihanoukville then on to the island of Koh Rong. We are thinking of staying at Monkey Island... anyone know if it is decent? I tried googling reviews but I can't find anything. Any suggestions on where to stay? I've read what is on travelfish.. just wondering if anyone has had any personal experiences... THANKS in advance
#1 douluvme49 has been a member since 4/2/2011. Posts: 33
Agreed! We ended up staying at Monkey Island. Koh Rong is beautiful minus the sand flies. We hiked over to the other side of the island and its one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. Not a soul in site either. Beautiful warm waters, waves you can play in etc. Where runners if you decide to do the trip, and take lots of water.
Tip for everyone: LOCK UP YOUR VALUABLES. We had been so careful with our computer.. but one night we left our window open when we went for dinner and someone climbed in and stole our computer and hardrive (all in the same bag). The owners think it was probably a village kid.
Anyway besides that incident we LOVED Koh Rong. So relaxing!
#3 douluvme49 has been a member since 4/2/2011. Posts: 33
is getting to koh rong pretty simple? i understand the boat takes about 2.5 hours. any details in getting there?
#4 heddenswest has been a member since 7/1/2011. Posts: 32
getting to koh rong's really easy there are a few agents in sihanoukville where you can buy a ticket for the boat, $15 i think it was. they take you in a minibus to the port and yeah takes about 2 hours. monkey island is good for the backpacker crowd, i enjoyed me stay there, but theres no local feel near enough everyone was english like us, even the owner was from a city about 20 miles from my own city! we ended up going to treehouse bungalows and staying there for about a week in total, we enjoyed it more overall. really cool place, incredibly friendly owners even took us out fishing on there boat for free and we bbqd it that night. the other place on that side of the island, paradise i think is more for the diver crowd
Definitely agree with adclesta with the Treehouse Bungalows suggestion. The owners of Monkey Island also own Monkey Republic in Siahnoukville and seem to have a monopoly on the backpacker crowd, however with success can come complacency. We stayed in Monkey Republic, but when it came to Koh Rong we went with Treehouse Bungalows and was very grateful for our choice. Besides having the option of sleeping in something that half resembles a treehouse (really a bungalow 2 stories up tacked on next to a tree - thats still a positive), Treehouse is located in its own private bay, and one of the owners cooks great breads etc. If you feel like having a loose night, walk 5 minutes to Monkey Island.
#7 norbit has been a member since 21/8/2010. Posts: 16