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Cambodian Islands

Mercifully, Cambodia’s exotic coastline remains relatively under-the-radar in comparison to the built-up coastal regions in Thailand and Vietnam, so makes for the ideal tropical escape for discerning travellers.

Off the coast of the mainland, a handful of lush tropical islands are dotted around, surrounded by nothing but the glittering Gulf of Thailand (also known as the Gulf of Siam). Here, you're bound to feel a million miles away from anywhere, meaning a night or two (or many more!) staying on one of the remote resorts makes for the perfect respite after the dusty temples of Angkor and the bustling traffic-filled streets of Phnom Penh; or even a fantastic start or end to a tailor-made itinerary.

The Koh Rong archipelago is arguably the most well-known of the Combodian coastal areas, for it is home to the beautiful Alila Villas Koh Russey, as well as the renowned Song Saa Resort, which claims its own exclusive island. Further south, the hotly-anticipated Six Senses Krabey Island also can be found on a previously untouched, incredibly eco-friendly island.

We adore the beaches here, where aquamarine sea meets either chalk-white sand, craggy rock or emerald green jungle. Formed mostly of huge old palm trees, mangroves and verdant jungle, the lush vegetation covering the islands gives way to secluded patches of beach; ideal for private picnics or early morning yoga, not to mention setting off into the warm water to go snorkelling, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. In our opinion, each of the islands are akin to outdoor playgrounds; perfect for those with an adventurous spirit, as well as those who want to simply recline and relax on the shore under the cool shade of fluttering palm tree leaves – here, there are no rules!

For those really wanting to get away from it all, this is the part of Cambodia to get to. Most of these tropical islands are located just 30-minutes by private car and speedboat from Sihanoukville airport so are easily accessible. 

We very much hope that this region will manage to avoid mass tourism for many years to come and remain a lesser-visited beach destination in Asia.

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