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5 days in Siem Reap and then 10 at the beach, need advice

Zagreb
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5 days in Siem Reap and then 10 at the beach, need advice

Hi, wish to travel with my husband to Cambodia next year, maybe in February.

Thinking of visiting Siem Reap for 4-5 days, make some excursions, and then we would like to relax at the beach for another 10 days. We like snorkeling off the beach and good food.

Some recommendations?

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1. Re: 5 days in Siem Reap and then 10 at the beach, need advice

I'd check out one of the islands: Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samleom, Koh Thmei or Koh ta Kiev.

Zagreb
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2. Re: 5 days in Siem Reap and then 10 at the beach, need advice

Ok thanks, I will :)

What about transportation to the islands? Are there flights from Siem Reap?

lewes uk
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3. Re: 5 days in Siem Reap and then 10 at the beach, need advice

Hi,

You can fly direct to Sihanoukville in an hour from Siem Reap, then both the Rung islands are about a 2 hour boat ride offshore from there, most boats leave am so as the flight arrives pm you will need to stay overnight in Sihanoukville which itself has beaches.

Cheers

Zagreb
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4. Re: 5 days in Siem Reap and then 10 at the beach, need advice

Great! What operators fly from SR to Sihanoukville?

lewes uk
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5. Re: 5 days in Siem Reap and then 10 at the beach, need advice

Hi,

Cambodia Angkor Air are the only operator flying this route. Decent service on ATR 72s.

Cheers

Zagreb
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6. Re: 5 days in Siem Reap and then 10 at the beach, need advice

How about beaches in Sihanoukville? Maybe to stay there for a few days...

lewes uk
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7. Re: 5 days in Siem Reap and then 10 at the beach, need advice

Hi,

They are ok, some busier than others. Sokha beach is fairly private and pleasant as it's annexed by the Sokha hotel, Otres is nice too, the other beaches are busier and sand/sea quality not the greatest but ok for a few days. The islands do have the best beaches.

Cheers

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8. Re: 5 days in Siem Reap and then 10 at the beach, need advice

Just left Sihanoukville and now in siam reap. Otres is in my opinion the best beach on Sihanoukville. We stayed two nites on koh rong salmolem. It was absolute paradise. Try sun island resort. Good value and excellent food.

Enjoy

Zagreb
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9. Re: 5 days in Siem Reap and then 10 at the beach, need advice

Great, thanks for the tip...

Enjoy!

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10. Re: 5 days in Siem Reap and then 10 at the beach, need advice

hello,

after visiting cambodia more or less two weeks next january we are still wondering which beach to choose (for about one week before going to bangkok and flying back home)

we have already been in koh chang, koh samet ... and visited most of the thai beaches ....

we love good quality beaches (sun, sand, sceneries , snorkeling, good food and bars but also if possible a few shops , but not too busy and noisy places

how difficult is it to go to the cambodian islands when in sihanoukville or kep or kampot , is it easy to find accomodation or best to book before going (january february peak period )

which beach or island would suit us ??

thank you for your the tips