Can anyone shed light on whether it's possible to go directly from Koh Rong to Koh Rong Saloem without having to go back to Sihanoukville? We'll be there in October and hoping to do both islands for a couple of days without having to hop back to the mainland in between.
#1 kmc has been a member since 27/5/2011. Posts: 13
You can hire a fishing boat from one to the other but it's fairly expensive. I think they said it would be around $50 when I asked, although you can fit 8 people or so on the boat so you might find others who want to do the trip as well. I'd contact your accommodation on your first island to confirm the price.
#2 giblet has been a member since 29/11/2010. Posts: 37
This is good info as we are planning to take in both islands in early Janruary.
Just wondering if anyone thinks these two islands are well worth seeing?
#3 KevandJho has been a member since 15/9/2011. Posts: 65
They certainly are.
However, they are very similar in the fact that they are unspoiled with quiet beaches and nothing to do. In all honesty I don't see the point of visiting both given the transport prices/difficulties and I would rather stay on one island for a longer time.
But different horses for different courses
Thanks you bring up a good point.
Just wondering if you could reccomend one island over the other.
We were thinking of "lazy Beach" in Koh Rong Saloem, but can't connect with them by internet.
Also thinking that Sihanoukville sounds a little busy, but certainly worth a day or two.
#5 KevandJho has been a member since 15/9/2011. Posts: 65
Try these numbers: +855(0)16-214211 or +855(0)17-456536
You could consider not booking and book some sort of tour past these islands once you arrive. Then you can see first which place you'd prefer and then book.
SHV is ok. I don't know what sort of traveler you are but January is certainly busy. If you're backpacking and enjoy a little party or two with the young low budget backpacker crowd you'll love it. Otherwise SHV doesn't have much in the way of attractions to keep you occupied. It's really a beach town.
At M'Pai Bei village on Koh Rong Samloem you can arrange transfers to Koh Rong island, or call Frank at Koh Rong's AKA Guesthouse on (081) 227353. You could try emailing or calling in advance to ask the prices. The Beach on Koh Rong Samloem might also be able to arrange a transfer.