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Cambodia Islands (Gulf of Kompong Som) or SE Thailand Islands?

Posted by pucca_girl45 on 4/12/2012 at 23:32

We are going to be traveling in SEA for the month of January and would like to do some island hopping for 1.5 weeks roughly. We would like our island experience to include relaxing and quiet atmosphere with enough accommodations to be comfortable but away from the party scenes and heavily developed tourist places. Is this possible? What's the difference between islands off the coast of Cambodia like Koh Rong and islands off the coast of Thailand like Ko Phi Phi? It's my assumption that the Cambodia islands are more rustic and remote and difficult to get to but might attract fewer young tourists than the islands on the Andaman Sea side of Thailand.

Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated?


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Posted by altmtl on 5/12/2012 at 10:33

I'll be going to South Cambodia and the islands in mid Feb. They will certainly be less touristy than the Thai islands, but transport, especially to Koh Rong is certainly not a problem.

You may also want to take a look at Koh Lanta on the Andaman side

What would be your concern about "attracking fewer young tourists" ? I would imagine that the younger the tourist, the more of a party scene there would be.

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Posted by SvenskaSynne88 on 26/12/2012 at 09:19

Koh Rong is perfect!!! The other islands you are talking about are full of holidayers that just want to get drunk and make trouble, or they are 100% resort beaches! Koh Rong is only some wood bungalows and a small fishing village, and the people are amazing and you are friends with everyone in 3 days. I just stayed so long i can not see Angkor Wat because i never want to leave Koh Rong when now is so perfect. Angkor Wat will not change, but Koh Rong will be overtook by business and resort as soon as they know it is more beautiful than Thailand. Now there is only 150 tourist bed, but Thailand is 150 hotels on all the islands!

I am only talking so excited because it will be ruined in not many years and now you have a chance to see and not waste your time on Thailand tourism that is sooo expensive!

go go go! :)

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