Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s premier resort town and named after the country’s king to celebrate independence, this port town is a bustling tourist attraction with five contrasting beaches. The long Ochheuteal Beach is in the heart of the backpacking area, but the many beach bars and restaurants are a great place to spend an evening sampling some of the coastline's famous seafood. The southern end of the beach is slightly quieter – and a walk over the small headland takes you to Ostres Beach, a lovely stretch of sand that feels a million miles away from Ochheuteal.
For those looking to do more than relax on the white sand, boat trips can be arranged to one of the many islands just off this coastline, providing great snorkelling and an opportunity to experience a tropical beach paradise.
The level and quality of beach hotels in Cambodia were transformed by the arrival of Song Saa Resort, just off the coast. For those with a budget, it is an extraordinary hotel in a wonderful location. It must be noted though that Sihanoukville has become quite built up over recent years with tourists and infrastructure. Speak to our Cambodia experts and they can suggest ways of avoiding the tourist crowds for a relaxing beach stay.
Classic Cambodia Holiday Ideas:
Cambodia & Vietnam via Mekong
Watch the scenery change as you travel from Cambodia to Vietnam along the Mekong River. Magical.
Hidden Gems of Cambodia
The well-known sites combined with some lesser-explored parts of the countryside and time at the beach.
Temples, Nature and Islands
Veer off the beaten track in Cambodia and Thailand; Angkor to idyllic Koh Kood island via the Cardamom Mountains.
Second Time Cambodia
Explore Cambodia's countryside and southern coast. Ideal for returning visitors who have already been to Siem Reap & Angkor.