I had the pleasure of staying at sok San bungalows over febuary and march this year. If you are looking for simplicity in tranquil and beautiful surrounding this is the place. The bay in which it resides is previously untouched. Behind the bungalows is a small village that backs onto the lagoon behind so if wanted a strol through a real Cambodian village it's right there. I went there looking to recover from a sprained ankle and the island healed more than that. Your no less than 20 meters from the sea and at night I could hear the waves crashing as sheet lightning and thunder rolled over my head. It was beautiful. With the bad ankle I didn't get a chance to see the whole island but I managed to get into the jungle mountains with Bruce on my last day and the views were spectacular!
The staff male you feel at home and the curry was superb. I recommend that you go there not expecting a 5* resort as this is the sort of place where less certainly is more. At nights someone would get a guitar out and we would have a sing and by day, if you manage to actually pull yourself from the White sand they gave me a fishing rod and I sat at the end of the pier and fished. I would recommend it to anyone. It's a small resort and Bruce and the rest of the team served me with a smile and nothing was too much trouble. If you like sand that's so soft it squeaks and sea turquoise and transparent you will be in heaven. As for the bungalows, u get a bed, that's cleaned daily and they pump running water from the waterfall into your ensuite so you can have a shower. Find yourself a hammock, enjoy one of the planets most precious views and don't forget the curry!!
Also: when i was there, there was some of that algae in the water that lights up when it's disturbed. Go swimming at night and the sea will illuminate around you. Nothings perfect but this place was pretty close.
- Also Known As:
- Sok San Beach Bungalows Hotel Sihanoukville
- Sok San Beach Bungalows Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 14 Rustic bungalows right on the beach front on a white sand beach.We also have 5 rustic rooms close to the lake behind the bungalows.By far the best and longest white sand beach anywhere in Cambodia.Come enjoy our stunning views and beautiful 6 km long white sand beach.We are located on the nearby Island of Koh Rong 33 Klm off the Cambodian coastal town of Sihanoukville.Explore the jungle and waterfalls and the river.Come enjoy our restaurant and bar where we have heaps of food and drinks. Nearby we have snorkelling at one of the best resently found reefs in all the island only 6 meters deep.Diving on the reef can also be arranged Go fishing with our staff or villagers bring home your own barramundi for dinner.A stunning peace of paradise in Asia.Come and visits us before its all gone and gets developed like every other paradise in the world.Please don't get talked into the cheaper boats that go to Koh Rong they only go to the closer side of the island and not to Sok San and it will take you 3-4 hours to walk it or $25 one way on the long tail boatThere is only one boat going to Sok San so please only ask for this boat ... more less