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Best islands (less touristy) in Cambodia

Posted by jenny_v on 2/1/2012 at 22:31

Hello and Happy New Year,

I was hoping I can get some advice on islands in Cambodia. :)

I am going to Koh Tonsay and Koh thmei but would also like to go to:

1) The islands outside off SV

Looking for a relaxing place with less people, where I can enjoy the beaches and nature. Maybe do snorkeling (I can't dive). Considering Koh Rung or Koh Rong Saloem, any other suggestions? What would you recommend? Is there any accomodation on Koh Tang and Koh Prins?

2) The islands outside of Boutom Sakor NP

Was considering Ko Totang but they are fully booked. Is Koh Sdach nice or do any of the other islands have accommodation?

(I already read the feature stories, forum posts on TF so any newer informatio0n is greatly appreciated).

Thank you very much in advance!!!

Best,

Jenny

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Posted by lmacka on 14/1/2012 at 20:42

Hey Jenny

Koh Tang and Koh Prins are a long way off shore and require almost a day to get to on a boat. Koh Rong is huge, but most of the guest houses are on top of each other. The area where they are isn't that great.
Koh Rong Samloem is also very big and has a couple of nice places on it - I'd recommend that of the two.

Bamboo island isn't worth the effort - dirty, unmaintained and the owner of the guesthouse there got kicked off his own island for various shenanigans. Also, the vast majority of tourist longtails go there so it's not uncommon to see a couple of hundred people sitting on the little beach looking at the other islands trying to work out how to get there!

Koh Ta Kiev is near Bamboo island, and is home to the Cambodian naval fleet. It's a military controlled island and only has a bunch of soldiers and one little fishing village on it. I've become pretty chummy with the navy guys so they let me set up a camp site on the island. I also do day trips and night fishing excursions. Check it out - there's a link in my signature.

Hope this helps!

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Posted by giblet on 16/1/2012 at 12:43

Did Koh Ru get kicked off Bamboo island?

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Posted by lmacka on 16/1/2012 at 19:43

No, Ru got kicked out of his guest house (Koh Ru). But that was a while back now.

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Posted by giblet on 16/1/2012 at 22:37

Ru hasn't been kicked off the island as you said in your original post. I understand that you want to promote your business and your friend on Koh Ta Kiev's business, but the way to do it is not to spread misinformation all over the internet about these islands. Please stop slagging other businesses and other beaches -- you're hardly impartial.

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Posted by lmacka on 16/1/2012 at 22:52

Sorry, didn't mean to slag and it seems I've got my facts wrong about Ru. I'm just passing on information I was given recently, should have checked it first. Apologies.

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