Koh Rong – a little piece of paradise

We took a mini bus from Kampot to Sihanoukville, where we transferred to a two hour boat trip which took us to the stunning island paradise of Koh Rong.  Koh Rong is pretty basic – restaurants and guest houses run on generators,  there are no cars or roads and there isn’t much to do but swim and sunbathe, which was awesome.  We stayed in a grass hut here and spent four days enjoying the dazzling blue water, consistent hot weather and sun, and great food (even an Italian restaurant!)  One of our highlights was on our last evening when we went for a swim at night and experienced phosphorescence – glowing particles in the water that we could see when we moved – these were incredible!  Koh Rong was so lovely – very much a backpacker’s hangout, but for those who don’t need particularly fancy accommodation definitely a good option.

 

Reubs and our grass hut
Reubs and our grass hut

 

Cocktails on the deck
Cocktails on the deck

 

Swimming in the gorgeous warm water
Swimming in the gorgeous warm water

 

Reubs floating
Reubs floating

 

 

Something to avoid in the water!
Something to avoid in the water!

 

Happiness
Happiness

 

 

Next time we want to stay in these tree houses
Next time we want to stay in these tree houses

 

 

Exploring a different bay
Exploring a different bay

 

So peaceful
So peaceful

 

Karen and Reubs
Karen and Reubs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Leslie says:

    I want to go there.

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  2. Aunty Moira says:

    Looks a beautiful place !

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  3. Kate says:

    Swimming with phosphorescence sounds amazing! /jealous 😉

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  4. Mum Bunn says:

    Looks idyllic! The water, the views, the grass hut…
    I bet this makes your top ten beaches list 🙂

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