Photo: Within the grounds of the Royal Palace.

Cambodia forum

Camping on Islands

Posted by SuicidalSausage on 7/5/2013 at 10:58


Just wondering if its possible to hire a kayak on one of the islands of the coast of Sihanoukville, and use it to kayak around the island and sleep in hammocks along the beach? Would you have to be 'staying' with one of the resorts on the island, or could you simply hire a kayak and do it independantly?

If so, are there smaller, deserted islands around the main islands which can be kayaked to and stayed on? Is this legal/allowed, or does it not matter?

Thanks for any help!

#1 SuicidalSausage has been a member since 7/5/2013. Posts: 1

Posted by mixxat on 9/1/2014 at 12:26

I would do this in future, **** yeah!

#2 mixxat has been a member since 29/4/2012. Location: Other. Posts: 42
 Send mixxat a private message 

Posted by maierstill on 13/1/2014 at 09:24

In theory you can, but since two years all islands were leased to investors, so they might not like it if you don't stay in their guest houses. Most islands no one will even know or care if you stay there for the night. Most islands are too far off for Kayak. Along Otres beach many beach shacks allowed you to sleep on their mats for free, if you drank and ate at their place.
Main problem will be to convince the Kayak owner. How will he know, that you bring the thing back? Can you leave about 300US deposit? If you do it start from Otres beach and head for Koh Ruh/Bamboo Island. 45 minutes no wind 3h with wind...
You could also stay locally at houses of Cambodians along the coast. Contact me if you want to find out more about this.

#3 maierstill has been a member since 4/11/2013. Posts: 8
 Send maierstill a private message 

Please login to add a reply

You need to be a Travelfish member to be able to add a reply to this post. Please use the button below to log in. After logging in you'll be returned to this page automatically to add your post. Not a member? Join up here.