Kompongsom Beach at
Sihanoukville is located on Cambodia's west Coast near to the
border with Eastern Thailand and very accessible both from
Siem Riep home to the Angkor Wat complex and the capital
city Phnom Pehn. This makes for a very interesting range of
combinations and touring programs throughout the region.
One of the most popular itineraries to consider begins in
Bangkok (Thailand), then flying to Siem Riep to visit the
Angkor Wat complex, travel from Siem Riep to Phnom Pehn
either by air, road or by boat along the river into the Capital
City and then finally by road to spend a relaxing few days at
the beach in Sihanoukville. For more adventurous travelers
options available include cycling through Cambodia and
combining with Eastern Thailand and crossing the border to
get to Sihanoukville.
The resort itself, began life as a port town, established back in
the 1950's. Since then the area developed and has started
creating a world class beach destination.
Today there is a variety of accommodation to choose from
including five star hotels on Sokha beach to mid range in
town and beach hotels, and budget guesthouses, particularly
on Weather Station Hill.
The main attractions in Sihanoukville are the beach and its
relaxed pace of life, the beaches are very beautiful indeed,
bright sands and clear waters waiting for you to sunbathe on
and swim in. Watersports including snorkeling and scuba
diving are widely availble with boat trips to nearby islands
and interesting activity to consider whilst here.
Like every beach resort, choices for dining are vast and
Sihanoukville offers a large variety of choice, with fresh
seafood, caught daily a particular specialty including crab,
prawns and ocean fish.
With the influx of foreign tourism, more westernised eateries
have arrived offering familiar cuisine including Australian,
German, British, Indian and Italian restaurants, making the
resort a good choice for anyone.
Sihanoukville at night, offers plenty to see and do, good
choice of restaurants and plenty of bars with many smaller
bars staying open until the early hours, especially in the
Weather Station Hill area, downtown Sihanoukville. Some of
the most popular are the beach bars on Ochheuteal,
'Serendipity' and Victory Beaches.
Sihanoukville has remained Cambodia's best kept secret, it is
still a very relaxing, traditional style beach destination, not
spoiled by over commercialisation, meaning that it retains its
unique Cambodian Charm and hospitality.