Koh rong sanloem 2023: best places to visit


Dieser Artikel ist auch verfügbar auf:DeutschKoh Rong Samloem is located off the coast of Sihanoukville in Cambodia and is still relatively unknown. The slightly larger neighboring island Koh Rong is at least known with some travelers in Asia.

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During my stay in Sihanoukville I made a day trip khổng lồ Koh Rong Samloem và was absolutely thrilled by the island. Koh Rong Samloem is a small paradise that welcomes you on arrival with a dreamlike trắng sand beach và crystal clear water.

Koh Rong Samloem – still an insider tip in Cambodia

Dreamlike beach on Koh Rong Samloem in Cambodia

How khổng lồ get to lớn Koh Rong Samloem

To get khổng lồ Koh Rong Samloem you can take the boat only. From Sihanoukville there are some boat connections khổng lồ the small island. Khổng lồ get to lớn Sihanoukville first, you can either fly there or take the bus, for example from Phnom Penh. Flights are best found at Skyscanner.

The boats to lớn the island all start at the Serendipity Beach Pier in Sihanoukville. If you already have a booking for an accommodation on Koh Rong Samloem, they often organize the transfer khổng lồ the island.There are two daily boat trips from Sihanoukville khổng lồ Koh Rong Samloem at 8.30 A.M. And 3.00 P.M. The ride takes approximately 45 minutes with a price between $10 – $15 per trip. The prices vary slightly between high và low season (June-September).A small island on the way from Sihanoukville khổng lồ Koh Rong SamloemAn island on the way to lớn Koh Rong SamloemFor bus and boat schedules, times & prices, simply go khổng lồ a local travel agency or directly to the bus or ferry terminal to lớn buy tickets. Another alternative would be the website of 12go.asia. There you can also find times, connections và buy tickets online.

If you only want to vày a day trip, you could choose the operator Sun Tours, which stops at Koh Rong Samloem và another island, Koh Tas. The trip starts around 9.30 A.M. And the price is $25. You will be back at the pier in Sihanoukville around 4.30 – 5.00 P.M. A small lunch is included in the price.Note: There is Koh Rong và Koh Rong Samloem. That means you should pay attention lớn which island you really want, when buying the tickets.

Accommodation on Koh Rong Samloem – our khách sạn tip

The Sara Resort is located directly on the wonderful beach of Saracen Bay, only a few minutes away from the pier. It offers rooms và bungalows for guests, all of which are equipped with air conditioning, miễn phí wifi & a terrace. The hotel also has a lounge, bar & restaurant, where you can have your breakfast with a sea view in the morning.

More hotels on Koh Rong Samloem in Saracen cất cánh (or on other beaches like M’Pay Bay) can be found here.

1. Snorkeling at Koh Tas

We did the day trip with Sun Tours and boarded the boat at 9.30 A.M. The trip started around 10.00 A.M. And then we drove about 1 ½ hours past many of the 32 islands that lie off the coast of Sihanoukville.The view at Koh Tas off the coast of SihanoukvilleKoh Tas in the distanceThe boat anchored off the coast of Koh Tas for another hour và all the guests could go swimming, snorkeling or jumping from the boat’s upper floors into the ocean.

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The boat from Sihanoukville lớn Koh Rong SamloemThe water in front of Koh Tas was dreamlike. Very turquoise & clear, however, the underwater world was not really filled with life. There were lots of sea urchins, but we could only spot a few fish. Also, the water had heated up pretty much & was not cooling down as we hoped.

Snorkeling in front of Koh Tas

2. Arrival on Koh Rong Samloem

After snorkeling và swimming in front of Koh Tas we had a lunch búp phê on the boat during the rest of the trip to Koh Rong Samloem. Various noodle và rice dishes, some chicken, vegetables và bread. Although not the very best food, it is enough khổng lồ be satisfied.To Koh Rong Samloem perhaps a 45 minute drive was before us & the island was already on the horizon. While swimming in front of Koh Tas was quite nice, I was excited to lớn finally visit the paradise beaches I’ve seen on pictures.The view at Koh Rong Samloem from the boat, SihanoukvilleKoh Rong Samloem on the horizonEven the arrival at the Saracen Bay, where the boat docked at the pier, was fantastic. White gorgeous sand as well as turquoise và crystal clear water. That’s what I was looking for.

The view at the Saracen bay on Koh Rong Samloem in Cambodia

3. Saracen Bay

There are 3 beaches or bays on Koh Rong Samloem. The first cất cánh with an amazing beach is the Saracen Bay.This is where almost all boats arrive và most of the accommodations are right here on the beach. It is also the place where the most is going on. Nevertheless, it is still very quiet và idyllic since there aren’t many visitors at all.Tobi at the beach of the Saracen cất cánh on Koh Rong SamloemIn addition to lớn the accommodations, there are a few small bars & restaurants, that are often attached khổng lồ the bungalows. Furthermore, there is a small police station and apart from that just a peaceful tropical ocean environment. Perfect to enjoy a few quiet days on a true paradise island.The police station of Koh Rong SamloemThe dreamlike beach of the Saracen cất cánh on Koh Rong SamloemA lonely boat in the crystal clear water of the Saracen Bay, Koh Rong Samloem

4. Lazy Beach

From the Saracen bay you can walk across the island lớn the second beach, the Lazy Beach. It is a short way through the jungle of the island. There you can also meet monkeys or snakes. As there are no roads on Koh Rong Samloem, there is nothing left to bởi but walking.

The Lazy Beach on Koh Rong SamloemDepending on how fast you walk, it takes you đôi mươi to 30 minutes across the island. The Lazy Beach is still a lot calmer than the Saracen Bay & there is not much going on. If you want khổng lồ stay overnight, you have the opportunity to lớn stay at the Lazy Beach Bungalows. Awesome small bungalows right on the beach. Tranquility & seclusion guaranteed.50 meters to lớn the nectar of the gods - beer, a sign on Koh Rong SamloemBeach bungalows at the Lazy Beach on Koh Rong SamloemOtherwise, there is not much to vì chưng at the Lazy Beach, which is not the worst thing if you want lớn relax và rest a few days. You can go for a swim, exercise in the “open-air gym” or grab some food in the restaurant on site.Open-air gym at the Lazy Beach on Koh Rong SamloemThe Lazy Beach on Koh Rong Samloem

5. M’Pay Bay

The third cất cánh of the island is the M’Pay Bay. Another small bay with a village và a fantastic beach, which is also very quiet and relaxed. Since I was only on a day trip on Koh Rong Samloem, I unfortunately could not visit this bay. But I will catch up on this next time và for the sake of completeness I wanted to mention it anyway.


I expected Koh Rong Samloem to lớn be lượt thích paradise và it definitely met my expectations. It is a dreamlike, quiet island & I will come back one day for sure. Of course that won’t be for a day trip and I will probably stay a couple of days on the island.To get to lớn know the island or if your time is limited, I can totally recommend a day trip from Sihanoukville. It is absolutely worth it!Have you ever been khổng lồ Koh Rong Samloem? Did you lượt thích it? Which islands nearby can you recommend? Leave us some feedback below!Thanks for the invitation to lớn the Tourism Authorities of Cambodia and Thailand, who made this day trip possible. Opinions & recommendations are, as always, our own and we were not influenced by the invitation.

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