Koh Rong Sanloem is a remote island located in Cambodia. Not many people know about about Koh Rong Sanloem, properly not many know that Cambodia has islands.
- The Fun Things To Do
- Go Snorkeling
- Go Diving
- Kayaking Paddle Boarding
- Visit Lazy Beach
- Go Jungle Trekking
- Try Biking in The Mountain
- Take The Island Boat Tour
- Visit The Waterfall
- Visit The Lighthouse
- Go To The Full Moon Party
- Where to Stay in Koh Rong Sanloem
- Wrapping Up
Koh Rong Sanloem has amazing beaches with white sand and clear blue ocean sea water. It is a perfect place to simply relax on the beach while getting a tan.
The Fun Things To Do
Here are some fun things to do on the Koh Rong Sanloem for an amazing time on the island.
As we have mentioned before, Koh Rong Sanloem has beautiful blue sea with crystal clear water. That makes it a great place to go snorkeling.
And you will be able to see the marine life.
The guesthouses on the island have snorkeling equipment for you to rent. Besides exploring the sea independently, you can also book a daily boat trip for snorkelling.
They will take you to several great spots for the activity along Koh Koun and Saracen Bay.
If snorkeling is not enough for you, you can scuba diving. There are a few diving companies you can hire in Sihanoukville or on Koh Rong Sanloem.
You even can choose whether you want to do a fun dive or do your PADI certification.
All in all, this island is a good place to dive, especially around Sunset Beach. You will see a great view of corals and varieties of fishes.
Kayaking Paddle Boarding
Kayaking is a perfect activity for those who want to do a simple exploration around the island. It is fun and does not require much stamina. Besides paddling, you can also do paddle boarding.
Whichever you choose, you can rent the equipment from the guesthouses or dive shops.
If this is the first time for you to do either of them, you can explore on the Saracen Bay side of the island. The water is calmer around that area.
Visit Lazy Beach
There are several beaches you can visit on Koh Rong Sanloem. Among all of them, we highly recommend Lazy Beach.
It takes 40 minutes to get there from walking through the jungle trail.
Recently, it has been voted by the National Geography as “Top 21 Beaches in the World”. Hence, you can expect how mesmerising this place is.
Just like its name, it is a great place to lounge and simply enjoy the view.
There is also restaurants for you to have lunch or dinner or a drink.
You might want to spend a night at the resort here too since you will be able to see the breathtaking sunset.
Go Jungle Trekking
Beside biking, there is another alternative you can select to explore the jungle. That is trekking. In fact, this is one activity you should try while staying on the island.
While trekking through the jungle, you will be able to enjoy the green scenery. There are plenty of trees and plants along your journey.
And, if you are lucky, you might encounter some undisturbed animals too.
Try Biking in The Mountain
From the beach and sea, now we move to the mountain. Just like the ocean, the mountain on Koh Rong Sanloem has amazing scenery.
And, there is nothing better way to explore than cycling.
There is a path you can use to across the island to head to opposite beaches. While cycling through the jungle, you will discover more stunning views.
Take The Island Boat Tour
Recently, a boat tour is now available in Koh Rong Sanloem. Although this service is quite new, it has grown in popularity. The boat will take you around the island.
It allows you to see more beaches, resorts and other attractions.
The best part about this tour is you can stop at any points you like. When the boat stopped, you can go snorkeling or fishing.
Some boat tours already include a night-time trip. During this time, the captain of the boat will take you to see bioluminescent plankton.
It is a species of plankton which is able to glow in dark. That surely will be one spectacular view of the night.
Visit The Waterfall
When you stay in Koh Rong Sanloem, do not forget to checkout the waterfall. It is one of the most stunning features in the island.
Its located on the far side of Saracen Bay. There is a pool at the bottom where you can swim around. Getting hungry?
No need to go far as there is a bar and restaurant nearby. You can go back to the waterfall with a fresh cold drink.
Please keep in mind that there is a possibility when you can not enjoy the waterfall. In the middle of peak season, it tends to dry up.
Visit The Lighthouse
The lighthouse we are referring here is situated near Dolphin Bay Resort and Paradise Villas.
When you get to the area, you will see the entrance to a long walk.
By going through that path, you will meet the lighthouse. It will be a nice trip to visit this hidden feature.
Go To The Full Moon Party
When you visit Koh Rong Sanloem, you will think it is a quiet and relaxed island at first. It may feel like it most of the time. But, there is one special time when the island will turn into a party island.
That event is known as Full Moon Party. It usually occurs once a month during high season at a full moon.
The party starts at 9PM and will go on until the sun arise.
Where to Stay in Koh Rong Sanloem
Koh Rong Sanloem has a limited number of guest houses, hostels, and hotels. Here are a few places to check out if you are planning to visit Koh Rong Sanloem Cambodia.
Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
The One Resort
Rating 8.5, Prices start from $101 for a one Bedroom Bungalow
The One Resort is located on Koh Rong Sanloem and offers an outdoor pool and a private beach area. The resort has a children’s playground and views of the sea and bungalows with free WiFi.
Rating 8.1, Prices start from $31 for a standard Bungalow
Wooden bungalows have straw-thatched roofs and a private terrace equipped with hammocks or outdoor furniture that open up to views of the sea. Rooms are fitted with a mosquito net and the en suite bathroom.
Beach Park Hostel
Rating 7.1, Prices start from $49 for a Bamboo Double with Balcony and Seaview
Beach Park Hostel has a sun terrace and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.
Fan-cooled rooms feature bamboo furnishings and decor. Units have a private balcony that open to either a sea view or a beach view. The en suite bathrooms include shower facilities.
Finally, those are most of the things to do on Koh Rong Sanloem Cambodia. Since it is an island to relax and enjoy the beach, over time we can expect that this island will be more and more popular.
And that’s it for now!I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in Koh Rong Sanloem Cambodia has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if what yo think of Koh Rong Sanloem.