Sihanoukville, Cambodia 10th Feb - 16th Feb

Trip Start Dec 13, 2012
Trip End Apr 02, 2014

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Sunday, February 10, 2013


Sihanoukville is at the south coast of Cambodia and was a long 15 hour journey for us to get there from Siem Reap… four busses, a tuk-tuk!

In the blistering heat of Cambodia, the beach was very much appreciated. This area is dubbed to be the next big tourist area, for now it's mainly a backpacker hang out with cheap cheap drinks. Lots of infrastructure is being built to prepare for the future, although the electricity still went down on a daily basis,luckily most of the businesses had generators.


Otres Beach

We spent a couple of days on the quieter side of Sihanoukville & stayed in a wooden eco bungalow just metres from the beach. Eat, beach, eat, beach, eat, drink, sleep. It was nice to be secluded from the rest of the world, however two days was enough of eating breakfast, lunch and dinner in the same place – although the food was amazing.

Occheteal beach & Serendipity Beach

This area is much more built up. It's a long stretch of sand, lined with bars and restaurants. It’s actually one of the nicer beaches we have visited so far, all the businesses have their tables and chairs set up right on the beach so you can sit, relax & watch the world go by with the sand beneath your toes, watching the sun go down in the evenings being one of the highlights! There are many people walking up and down all day trying to sell books, bracelets, beauty treatments and even fireworks!

Boat Trip

We went on a boat trip to visit three islands close to the mainland. The day started by climbing over the water across five old wooden boats to reach our boat at the end. We went snorkelling at two of the islands & the reef was beautiful – you could see sea urchins everywhere about 40cm in diameter! We stopped at another island where we had a BBQ and then walked through the jungle to the other side where there was a beautiful beach. We had plenty of time to swim and sunbathe there. Great day out. :-)

Food & Drink

Favourite Local Dish: Khmer BBQ

New Tastes: Khmer Sour Soup

International McDonalds Meal: No McDonalds

Local Beer: Angkor & Cambodia Beer


Footprints – This was the eco bungalow. Brand new. We had a mosquito net over our bed in a fan room for $20 a night.

Occheteal Guesthouse – $20 a night also for an air con room a short walk from the beach.


                Meals: $2.50 - $3.50

                Water: $0.60

                Alcohol: $1.50-$3 Cocktail, $0.25-$0.75 Beer

                Massage: $7 per hour
                Boat Trip: $15 per person

Average Daily Spend per person: $27

Transport there for both of us: $34

Total Spend for both of us inc. Transport: $350

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G/Dad Gordon on

Looks realy great=Keep safe= XXX

Joan in Perth on

OK I caught up - I am sooooooo jealous of you guys..... Noah, not really but you sure are covering some magic places.... Loving your words, the history of the places and piccies. I am snagging some pics, hope thats ok.

Take care you two
Joan & Bill

colin on

Neil having a happy time massage,!

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