My husband and I are trying to decide between these two beaches for a weeklong stay during his upcoming sabbatical. We will be traveling during January and February and also going to Sydney, Myanmar, Bangkok, Thai islands (probably Ko Tao?), and probably Cambodia (Siem Reap, Phnom Penh). We like snorkeling, good street food, and hanging out at beach bars having drinks on the beach (bonus points for hammocks, live music, and wifi). Flashpacker budget of around $30 per night for a bungalow.
Koh Rong obviously provides a logistical advantage if we are already in Cambodia, but I just discovered El Nido and am amazed! Has anyone been to both places and can offer some advice?