Sihanoukville, The Islands

The pristine sands of the Kingdom’s most luxurious getaways offer a taste of paradise

Sihanoukville, The Islands

You might think you need to head to Thailand or Indonesia to experience those tropical beaches with white sand and crystal-clear waters, but Cambodia also has one of the best beaches in Southeast Asia. Barely one hour’s ferry ride from the ever-evolving coastal city of Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s tropical islands are an eminently accessible slice of paradise on earth. Settle into the lush life with our suggestions of luxury getaways on Cambodia's picturesque islands. Relax on the beach or find peace at one of the sacred Buddhist temples.
Where to stay and things to do?
  • Koh Rong archipelago and its surrounding islandsKoh Rong is a beautiful island in Cambodia, located in the Gulf of Thailand about 25 kilometers off the coast of Sihanoukville. It is the second largest island in Cambodia, and it is known for its pristine white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush jungle interior.​​​​ One of the most unique things about Koh Rong is its bioluminescent plankton. At night, the plankton glow in the water, creating a magical sight. Visitors can take boat tours to see the bioluminescent plankton, or they can simply swim or wade in the water at night. Koh Rong is a truly beautiful island with something to offer everyone. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an adventurous jungle getaway, Koh Rong is the perfect destination for you.
  • SONG SAA PRIVATE ISLANDThe twin ‘sweetheart’ islands of Song Saa are simply the last word in luxury island living, just 35 minutes from Sihanoukville port rests amongst an undeveloped and scenic terrain of rain forests rocks, boulders, and seascape. Dreamed up by a husband-and-wife team who spent years working to bring their vision of these idyllic islands to life, this five-star retreat is an exercise in understated style studded with over-water villas, winding pathways, private pools, top cuisine, and majestic ocean vistas.
  • SIX SENSES KOH KRABEY ISLANDAs you’d expect, this is the perfect place to feast your senses on the richness of island life. This private island takes only 15 minutes to reach by speedboat, but once you arrive, you might not want to leave. The 12-hectare private resort features 40 free-standing pool villas, an extensive Six Senses Spa, a sunset bar, two unique restaurants, an ice cream parlor, a horizon lap pool, an outdoor fitness circuit, an oceanfront boardwalk, a beachfront sundeck, open-air cinema and sky observatory.
  • ROYAL SANDS KOH RONGThis is a true island villa experience and, true to the name, you’ll feel like royalty here as you settle into your beachfront home away from home. The largest of Cambodia’s islands in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Rong isn’t a private island like the others on this list. That said, much of Koh Rong is minimally developed, home only to rustic fishing villages and coconut palm, meaning this.
  • VILLAS KOH RUSSEY VILLAS & RESORTAn ultra-contemporary island hideaway in “the Cambodian Riviera”, the Koh Russey Villas & Resort offers laid-back chic with a blend of wellness, epicureanism, relaxation, and adventure, on the longest private beach on the archipelago. It’s the perfect fusion of convenience, comfort, and indulgence in an idyllic tropical island environment. 20 minutes from the airport by car and 10 minutes by boat from the shore.

**Recommended time required: three to seven days to truly relax.
**How to get there: From Phnom Penh by car (230 Km, 2.5-hour drive); from Siem Reap by flight (40 minutes) and from Kampot by car (100 km, 2-hour drive).

Tours & Experiences in Sihanoukville

Ultimate Cambodian Adventure

23 Days 22 Nights
Phnom Penh, Mondulkiri, Kratie, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Battambang, Koh Kong, Kampot/Kep, Sihanoukville
Embark on an ultimate journey of discovering the Wonders of Cambodia through the heart of Cambodia, a land of ancient temples, vibrant culture, wonderful nature & wildlife, and resilient people.


The Essence of Cambodia

12 Days 11 Nights
Phnom Penh, Kep-Kampot,Sihanoukville, Siem Reap
Explore the bustling Cambodian capital and understand Cambodia’s tumultuous past.
Head south for a taste of the good life, the perfect riverside retreat to relax and recharge.
Uncover the the glory days of the Khmer empire while exploring the temples of Angkor.


Cambodia Discovery

14 Days 13 Nights
Siem Reap, Battambang, Phnom Penh, Kep-Kampot,Sihanoukville
Step back in time to the glory days of the Khmer empire while exploring the temples of Angkor.
Explore the charming French colonial town and understand Cambodia’s tumultuous past – the depredations of the Khmer Rouge.
Relax in the tranquility of the southern coast.