8 Best Beaches Holiday in Cambodia
Many travelers have made the mistake that Cambodia is only the temple of Angkor but Cambodia is much more than that. In fact, the Angkor Wat is one of the wonders of the world that we cannot miss. But today we are going to talk about the natural wonder of Cambodia.
Cambodia is a true paradise for those who like to spend their holiday on the beach. Endless white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and natural stretches of coast shape the image of the Asian country and its islands.
Here are the 8 best beaches you should spend your holiday when you’re traveling to Cambodia:
1. Saracen Bay Beach, Koh Rong Sanloem
Are you on the island of Koh Rong Sanloem? Then you should definitely visit Saracen Bay, this beach belongs to our list of the most beautiful beaches in Cambodia because it convinced by white sand and crystal clear water. The beach is relatively clean and is perfect for relaxing. Since the water is very calm and without waves in good weather conditions, you can also spend a holiday with the whole family in Saracen Bay. A highlight of this beach is the swings and hammocks that are placed in the middle of the water and make the best photo. Although the beach is the “main beach” of the island, it is one of the most beautiful on the island. Koh Rong Sanloem also has a dense rainforest. So if you have enjoyed enough relaxation, we recommend a hike through the green jungle.
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2. Lazy Beach, Koh Rong Sanloem
Also on Koh Rong Samloem is Lazy Beach, which is somewhat hidden on the coast of the island. You can only reach the beach section after a hike through the rainforest. When you have completed the 30-minute hike, a little paradise awaits you that offers you enough space to relax. If you want to spend several days at the lazy beach, you can stray at a bungalow directly on the beach and enjoy the seclusion of the beach section to the full. The beach is also good for snorkeling. There is also a restaurant on the beach when you are hungry.
3. Koh Thmei, Ream National Park
Home to some of the most beautiful coastlines in Cambodia, Ream National Park is home to Koh Thmei Beach on a small island surrounded by mangroves. The ideal destination for nature lovers is the perfect mix of wildlife and seclusion. The traveler can choose to watch birds or dolphins in the Gulf, as well as explore the reef with goggles, fins, and snorkel in hand. It has only one complex on the island, Koh Thmei Resort, which does not have Wi-Fi and is managed solely with solar energy.
4. Sok San Beach, Koh Rong
It is a privately owned beach, which helps make it one of the least crowded on the continent, as well as one of the cleanest and safest. Its white sand stretches 1.5 km in length in front of shallow waters. To enjoy it, all you have to do is pay an entrance fee or stay at the hotel located right on the beach.
5. Lonely Beach, Koh Rong
Another beach that we recommend to you is Lonely Beach in the north of the island of Koh Rong. You will find the dreamlike Lonely Beach Bungalows, which are located on the beach. If you spend the night in this accommodation on the beautiful sandy beach, you can enjoy the island’s retreat. From there you can also set out on various tours across the island. The special thing in the jungle, which is directly adjacent to the beach and between whose trees the bungalows are located. This is where you can easily retreat if you are looking for some shade. With a little luck, you can see the plankton glow here at night.
6. Otres Beach, Sihanoukville
Otres Beach, which is away from the hustle and bustle of Sihanoukville. This beach has so far been spared extreme influx and is therefore suitable for enjoying a bit of peace and relaxation. If you want to stay overnight directly on Otres Beach, there is a relatively large selection of accommodations available – from small bungalows to stylish hotels, everything is represented here.
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7. Kep Beach
If you are traveling to the south of the country, this beach is worth a trip. Kep Beach is the main beach in the province and was filled with additional sand. If you travel to Kep Beach, however, you should be prepared to find only a few shady spots. Because Kep Beach is relatively short at 300 meters and, unlike many of the most beautiful beaches in Cambodia, does not offer the classic Caribbean feeling. Nevertheless, you can treat yourself to a break from hiking tours across the island and a sightseeing program at Kep Beach. Kep is also known for its crab market, which is located in the town center.
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8. Koh Tonsay, Kep
This island is located about 4.5 kilometers from Kep and is also called Rabbit Island. You can reach the island by a longtail boat that will bring you to the island from Kep port. Since many tourists take a day trip to Koh Tonsay, we recommend you to stay for a night on Koh Tonsay. Because the island is small and so it gets a bit crowded during the day on the main beach of the island, where your boat is also docked. However, if you are looking for secluded little stretches of beach, we recommend that you just explore the island on foot. In this way, you will discover the most beautiful beaches on the island and at the same time get an impression of the mangrove forests. However, you should expect that the circumnavigation of the island will not be an easy walk, but is characterized by partially overgrown paths.
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