Golden Sand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Sihanoukville
Once again we were off. And once again on a bus ride and hour longer than planned. (Always dramatic when a toddler is in tow) Eventually got in to our hotel, splashing out with $30 a night as it came with a pool and buffet breakfast. Pool being a big highlight with Ella, especially now that her foot is in heaps better shape. Quite touristy, being …
... stuff and head up to the large flat roof. The view is spectacular! Floating houses with Cambodian families going about their daily routines, framed by the backdrop of lush jungle warped in vines and trees growing out of the water. The small and colorful homes seemed cushioned in a bed of drifting pink lotus flowers with their large bottle green leaves. Water hyacinth, fat and swollen, dispersing a luminous green as they blanket the sides of the homes, ...
... so at about 7am I said goodbye to the others and once again we all promised that we'd see each other sometime in the future (stay tuned...), before I got onto the minibus that took me to the harbour.
Slightly annoyingly, despite the fact that Phu Quoc island is closer to Cambodia than Vietnam (which is something of a sore point between the two countries) it's not possible to go straight to Cambodia from the island. Instead, the boat took me back to Ha Tien on ...
... next island, we swam and sat on the beach with sunbeds. The boat guys cooked us a BBQ on the beach, I had barracuda yum yum...we explored and sun baked. Headed in, I pottered about for a few hours...had a khamer massage and looked around the stalls. I went for tea alone as was starved and couldn't wait for the others. I sat and wrote my travel an turned in ...
... us through the skills we would be performing underwater. The first dive was basically just to get used to the experience and would only be 6 to 7 metres deep. Lauren was worried she wouldn't be able to equalise her ears due to the congestion and Toni looked concerned about it as well. The plan was to give it a go and abort if Lauren felt like she couldn't do it. After getting our gear organised and sorting out another O-ring failure we reclined about the boat and took in ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service