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“Favourite Day of my Cambodia Adventure :)”
Review of Otres Beach

Otres Beach
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

By far one of my favourite days in Cambodia. To all the people who are complaining about the mess, bumpy roads, dirt etc.... you are in Cambodia!!! If you are looking for English luxury you are not going to find it here!! Stay in your own home!! Otres beach is fantastic... so beautiful and chilled out. The couple who own the bar on the beach were lovely, the overall peacefulness of the place is amazing. Charming little bungalows a few metres from the sea. Lots of nice chilled out hotels and bars along the way. Lovely locals who will sit down and chill out with you for hours. They don't pester like some do on Serendip. Can't fault Otres and definately will be staying there next time for longer then 1 night... I could have lived there forever :)

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Quiet beach. Great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city (and Serendipity beach). Have a little drink at night at one of the pubs/bars that are still open and enjoy the sound of the waves hitting against the sand.

Happy herb are available at some of the pubs/bars...

2  Thank myee30
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Otres2 Beach is very peacefull. Not much to do. I never book guesthouse at Otres2, book guesthouse at Victory Hill. I go to Otres2 many times, but only for relax and a swimm. After that I go back to town.

1  Thank Henrik59
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

This is still a tourist beach, but much nicer and quieter than Occheuteal or Serendipity beaches. The water is clear and there are some nice restaurants and bars on the beach. There's still kids and women trying to sell you a whole load of junk, but they're not as prevalent here. Definitely the place to come if you want to lay back on a deck chair with a drink in hand. Paid $3.50 from Serendipity beach to Otres via tuk tuk. Took around 50-60 mins to walk back to Serendipity along the beach.

Thank dchatts
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Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

took a day trip out here and had a really relaxing visit. we chose otres 2 over 1 because it's less crowded.

chilled out on the beach with some noodles, cold beers, warm sun and friendly khmer folk. played with their puppies and talked to their English speaking bird. my girlfriend chatted with some locals wandering the beach selling pedicures and waxing. gorgeous sunsets, beach BBQ and quiet nightlife on otres 2.

otres 1 was pretty calm and chill at night, also. no club vibes, just back packers, some locals and strong drinks.

some tips: do not buy any drugs from the tuk tuk drivers. if you're looking to party a little harder, find an ex pat bartender who will gladly guide you in the right direction if you curl up the bar, order a drink and be friendly. the tuk tuk drivers will sell you total crap and sometimes even worse. they're just trying to turn a buck on the naive tourist. politely decline with a smile and follow suite with the above advice.

avoid white sands annex bungalows in otres 2. unbelievably poor service, impolite and rude. cheap rooms and also bug free but the broken fan & barking dogs all night didn't really balance it out for us. I also became ill with an ear infection during a day trip of snorkeling... when we arrived back at 4pm and asked to check out so I could see a doctor in town.. they were blunt, rude and refusing. they stated "too bad, should have checked out at noon." they asked us to pay a full nights fare. my girlfriend who was defending my sickness tried to be polite but couldn't any longer. we ended up paying 3/4 of the money, grabbed a tuk tuk and left.

overall, great beaches and really relaxing. I suggest a day trip or definitely do your research before choosing your beach bungalow. also, there isn't really markets in otres and the closet ATM is otres 1. so, make sure you have all the little things you need before you visit if you're planning a long stay.

cheers.

Thank Christopher H
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