Sihanoukville Beach Break
4 Days (3 Nights) from Phnom Penh
Why not unwind on a beach after exploring Cambodia’s treasures? With its quiet white-sand beaches, unspoilt islands off the coast and a wide range of water sport possibilities, Sihanoukville is the ideal place for a relaxing break after a journey filled with captivating experiences.
- Day 1 Private transfer to Sihanoukville
- Day 2 Time free at your own leisure
- Day 3 Time free at your own leisure
- Day 4 Check out and private transfer back to Phnom Penh or ongoing programme.
Escape to Kep
3 Days (2Nights) from Phnom Penh
With its laid-back atmosphere, beautiful sunsets and abundance of stylish boutique hotels and exquisite restaurants, the former sea resort of Cambodia’s elite is re-emerging fast. Although the town itself has only one beach, there is palm-fringed Koh Tonsay or Rabbit Island with its white, sandy beach as well as many other attractions to be discovered, for example the nearby sacred caves of Kampong Trach. Enjoy fresh sea food, relax on the beach and soak up Kep’s charming ambience on this escape.
- Day 1 Private transfer to Kep.
- Day 2 Boat trip to the island of Koh Tonsay.
- Day 3 Cave pagodas of Kampong Trach and transfer back to Phnom Penh.
Day 1: We depart from Phnom Penh by private car. The drive two Sihanoukville takes about 3 hours. After checking into our hotel we have the rest of the day free at leisure for swimming on one of the white-sand beaches.
Day 2 and 3: Time free at your own leisure. You may want to relax on one of the beaches or use your time to go on a daytrip, for example to one of the unspoilt islands off the coast.
Day 4: Check out und transfer back to Sihanoukville or onward programme.
Day 1: We depart from Phnom Penh by private car. As we travel south we enjoy the scenic countryside and stop to discover Tonle Bati, where we visit the 12th century laterite temple of Ta Prohm before we continue to Kep. After checking into our hotel we have time to explore the town and visit the famous crab market. In the evening we dine on delicious fresh seafood in an atmospheric restaurant.
Day 2: After breakfast we take a boat to the beautiful, palm-fringed island of Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island), where we can swim, snorkel or just relax before we enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch on the white-sand beach. We return to Kep in the afternoon where we enjoy the beautiful sunset before dinner.
Day 3: Take time to enjoy breakfast before we return to Phnom Penh. On the way we make a detour to visit some of the cave temples in the area. In the limestone formations surrounding Kep there are a number of cave systems housing interesting Buddhist relics, one of them even a 7th century brick temple.
Cambodia’s prime beach resort
Also known as Kompong Som, the coastal town of Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s prime beach resort, situated approximately 230 km Southwest of Phnom Penh. In and around the town are many white sand beaches and off the coast a number of unspoilt, partly uninhabited islands.
The tourist infrastructure is well developed and there is a vast choice of accommodation options, including some of the country’s best hotels. Dining options are abundant, many restaurants offering fresh sea food. Nevertheless, Sihanoukville is not as commercially developed as some of the crowded sea resorts in neighbouring countries.
The sea around Sihanoukville is ideal for aquatic sports such as diving, sailing and fishing around the islands. Another rewarding destination is Ream National Park with its dense mangrove forests, secluded beaches and coral reefs and an abundance of wildlife.
Tasting locally caught crab
The former seaside resort of Cambodia’s elite was almost completely destroyed by the Khmer Rouge, but has since been largely rebuilt and is enjoying increasing popularity. Surrounded by jungle-covered mountains, it offers stunning views and is justly famed for its scenic sunsets.
There are many atmospheric boutique hotels and resorts offering quality accommodation and excellent food. Tasting the locally caught crab is a must for any visitor. Although Kep’s beach is not very attractive, nearby Rabbit Island offers a beautiful sandy beach and is only a short boat ride away.
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Beach Breaks in Cambodia
Sihanoukville Beach Break or Escape to laid-back Kep, the former sea resort of Cambodia’s elite.
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Mekong Adventures can organise your participation in selected local projects for you, in many different areas.
Highlights include a boat tour through the mangrove forest of Ream National Park and the white beaches of Sihanoukville.