White sands, blue water and exotic views are the phrases used to describe Cambodia’s beaches. Offering spectacularly beautiful moments to be spent with family and friends, these beaches are perfect for anyone to enjoy a relaxing holiday.
Southwestern Beach, Koh Rong
Waves of beaches have the uncanny skill of invoking the child within anybody. This is why almost everybody loves the vast expanses of beaches with milky-white waves. One such beautiful beach is the South western beach of Koh Rong, a serene island in Cambodia.
Highlights: The shores of this island are nicely embedded within tropical forests, which makes it all the more beautiful. This island has its own calmness, as there are not much people out there in the villages of this island. Peace lovers would eternally stay there for the serenity which this place offers. It is the second largest island in the coast of Cambodia and is located in the Gulf of Thailand. It is also the biggest island in the coast of Sihanoukville.
Location: Koh Rong, Cambodia.
Special features: boat ride options of slow boats 20$/15$, fast boats – 30$.
Long Set Beach, Koh Rong
This beach borders Koh Rong with crystal clear water waves which hit the shores lightly almost like a feather. The waves are not very violent or aggressive here in this beach, thus making it safe for people of all age group. It is quite far away from the chaotic busy world that we live today and thus proves to be the perfect place to unwind during a vacation to Cambodia.
Location: Koh Rong Cambodia.
Special features: This beach is known for its pure white sand and crystal blue water, which make it look like Heaven on Earth. This place attracts a lot of tourists because of its scenic view and tranquil surroundings. This is situated in north of Koh Tuich on the sunset side of the island. One can watch the golden rays of sunset from this beach.
Lazy Beach, Koh Rong Saloem
Lazy beach, just like its name, makes everyone lazy by giving a perfect and cosy weather. It is considered as one of the best tropical hideaways. The picturesque view of this beach makes it very romantic and a hot honeymoon destination. There are beautiful resorts and tourist bungalows that face the beach. These are booked well in advance. This beach is also quite secluded making it more peaceful and serene for tourists who want to have a good time during their vacation.
Location: Phum Buon, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia.
Special features: The sands of the beach are a unique mixture of gold and silver with fine texture, thus making it one of the best attributes of the beach. The bungalows that provide scenic view of the beaches are quite costlier than their other counterparts; however it is worth every dime. Beach activities can be done from 9AM to 8.30PM on all days.
Koh Thmei beach, Ream National Park
The Koh Thmei beach is one of the most deserted and isolated beaches in Cambodia. Tourists who visit this beach have no other option but to stay in the Koh Thmei resort which is a part of Ream national park. If you are a nature lover then you have to sure have this place in your ‘ go to ‘ list.
Location: Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia.
Special feature: The highlight of this beach is that you have to travel a lot in order to reach this place. First you need to take a taxi from the nearby airport which will take about thirty to forty minutes. Later, you take a ferry owned by Koh Thmei resort to reach this beach. The journey might look tiresome but it is all worth the time, as you will be blown away by the beauty of this beach on first sight itself.
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