White sand beach with bright sun in Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem
Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem, the two pristine and beautiful islands of Cambodia. In recent years, these two islands are attracting more and more visitors from many parts of the world.
Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem both have beautiful beaches with clear blue waters, covered with peaceful white sand. This is really a place for those who want to relax. In addition, these two islands have their own attractions.
Choosing Koh Rong or Koh Rong Samloem?
Personally, after knowing the two islands, I prefer Koh Rong. Koh Rong is the second largest island of Cambodia with an area of 78 km ² and a coastline of 43 km. On the island are four small villages: Koh Tuich, Dkeuw Dam, Prek Svay and Soksan. As a result, Koh Rong is more dynamic because of the rhythm of the local population.
Located about 4 km south of Koh Rong Island. Koh Rong Samloem is simply an island for tourists with resorts, bungalows. Travelers love this island because it is very primitive, not much impact of the human.
In terms of activities, the two islands offer visitors a variety of activities such as swimming, diving, kayaking, scuba diving, the view of blankton (a plankton species that shines in the evening sea), boat trip, zip line, deep forest exploration or climbing. But in Koh Rong, there will be more options.
In Koh Rong, it is more special because if you are lucky, you will see the dolphins appear on the sea at 09 – 10h30 or 5h – 07h30. Deep forest, climbing, boat tour, zip lining or seeing blankton are also available on Koh Rong.
Koh Rong is much larger than Koh Rong Samloem, so hiking in Koh Rong Samloem is also safer and easier than Koh Rong. Koh Rong Samloem also has quieter beaches, suitable for kayaking.
The bars in Koh Rong are much better than Koh Rong Samloem. However, during weekends in Koh Rong Samloem, there are more night activities such as partying in the forest, it’s quite interesting, when you go on the island, ask the receptionist to know the schedule festivals.
If you are lucky enough to go to Koh Rong Samloem on the full moon, you will participate in a party called Full Moon Party with many special activities such as singing, dancing, eating, campfire.
Koh Rong Samloem is suitable for travelers who love peace and quiet.
However, if you want to save money, Koh Rong is the right choice because the price in Koh Rong is much cheaper than Koh Rong Samloem.
How to get to the island?
To get to one of these islands, you have to take the boat from Sihanoukville. Two islands located about 20 km from Sihanoukville: the fare from Sihanoukville to Koh Rong or Koh Rong Samloem to $ 20 / one way / person.
At Koh Rong Samloem, you can go to the jungle at Robinson Beach. If east is Saceren Bay with The Beach Resort, the west is Robinson Beach, to cross the beach on the other side, you have to cross the forest of the island about 40 to 45 minutes.
The beach called Robinson after crossing the forest is totally different from The Beach. If The Beach is peaceful, Robinson Beach is fierce, the waves are very strong, you have to be careful when you swim, not go too far from the shore, no matter how good your swim. The most interesting thing to come to Robinson is a beautiful bungallow called Huba Huba.