When talking about Cambodia, almost people think about Angkor Temple with unique architectures. However, Cambodia has beautiful beaches in 2 islands as Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem which are located nearly and far Sihanoukville about 20km. You spend only 2 hours to transfer to the sea; you will go to Koh Rong Samloem where you can visit white sandy and blue water. All of them created a wonderful place to rest.
You have two boat options to transfer to the island as Fast Ferry Boat and Party Boat.
Fast Ferry Boat: You can buy ticket directly at the terminal jetty with $ 25/2 ways (you can back on every day but you have to keep the ticket), $ 15/1/one way. Time for carry is 45 minutes up to 30 people (small) and 50 (large). You can book I-Speed Ferry Boat because the boat is very beautiful like small cruise.
Party Boat: The boat belongs to The Beach Island Resort, so the boat picks up the guests who book rooms in the resort only with US$25/2 ways and US$15/way if you have booked already room in the resort. The boat spends 3, 5 hours to transfer and carried maximum 200 persons. When you use the boat, you can enjoy buffet party, dancing, swimming and diving. The boat has only 1 way from 9:30 AM- 3:30 PM
Note: If you want to travel the island within a day, you should book Fast Ferry Boat to travel because the border gate will be closed at 6:00PM. Other ways, if you still want to enjoy interesting activities in Party Boat, you can book outward journey in Party Boat and return journey in Fast Ferry Boat.
Place to stay
There are 10 resorts in Koh Rong Samloem Island. In fact, such resorts are not luxury like resorts on the land. They look like bungalows. If you book The Beach Island Resort to stay, you can choose rooms with different prices. For example, Dorm room’s price is US$10/2 persons, bungalow price’s US$20 and VIP Bungalow’s price is US$45/night. Furthermore, you can book room of other resorts such as Sun Island Eco Village, Saracen Bay Resorts, Orchid Resort and Freedom Island Bungalow.
You can rent a boat to visit M’Pay Bay fishing village and Paradise Village lighthouse with US$35/haft day.
For foods, the price is not expensive much. You can eat local foods and delicious foods in bar of resorts. Furthermore, The Beach Island Resort has BBQ party in evening, so you can join the party to enjoy a lot of fresh seafood with US$3-6/meals. Although foods are quite cheap, drinks are more expensive than land from 3 times. Therefore, you should bring drinks from the land to the island or drink a cup of cocktail or soda with US$4.5/cup.
In addition, the island has not phone waves or electricity, solar energy is the main energy in the island. If you want to join night activities, camp-fire will be the best choice for you. Furthermore, if you visit the island in Full Moon day, you can enjoy Full Moon Party with famous DJ from over the world and dancing.