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Castaways Beach Bar & Bungalows
Ranked #103 of 236 Sihanoukville B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 December 2013

This was definitely one of the most memorable stays (6 nights) we ever had ! Stay with a very nice and helpful Khmer family of 6 (an extra one is on the way). Ox, the owner, is a super helpful bloke who is interested in you and the culture you live in at home but also very concerned/compassionate about your stay there. His wife and daughter must be the best cooks of Cambodia and the 3 other boys are a blessing on this tranquile location. A very warm family !
Nice and clean beach, high quality swimming opportunities and amazing sunsets at the beach. Located in Otres 2, far away from Ocheteaul Beach and, at this moment, still a quiet backpacker location, let's hope it stays that way.
Bungalows are very basic, wooden (self constructed) cabins, but nothing to worry about, mosquito nets are available, the rooms can be closed with a padlock and the Ox family is around all day and night, Bungalows are at a maximum range of 15 meters of the sea which gives you an awesome feeling.

Room Tip: You have different types of cabins, 7 cabins in total,some with ensuite shower and toilet on brownis...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Stefan V
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OukSreyka, Owner at Castaways Beach Bar & Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2014

Thank you for the wonderful review. We look forward to your next stay.

And please note we have 15 units now, including a new two-bed one with its own porch right on the beach. Otres is growing, there are new places going up, some old ones have come down (including next door) but it's still very laid-back and a mostly empty beach.

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Reviewed 28 November 2013

After staying just about everywhere in sihanoukville this place was everything I had been looking for. Perfect beach. Quiet clean bungalows. Good food and Mr. Ox will buy and have his wife and daughter cook whatever you like. Otres 2 (far O) is close enough to town but far enough away to be peaceful and quiet.
The beach is one of the nicest I've ever seen. At castaways I was literally living on the beach.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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1  Thank Heath44
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OukSreyka, Owner at Castaways Beach Bar & Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2014

thank you for your great review. Looking forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had the utmost pleasure of spending 9 nights here at castaways. Ouk and his family treated us like family and kept us well fed, imbibed and most especially relaxed. It is located off the hustle of Sihanoukville but close enough that you still get a nice fruit vender who comes by twice a day. This place was definitely one of the highlights of our trip through SE Asia.

Stayed: February 2013
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OukSreyka, Owner at Castaways Beach Bar & Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2014

thank you for your great review. Looking forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

It is best to contact directly by phone on the owner's number +855012998492

It is one of the only Cambodian-run and owned places. Such a lovely and accommodating family and their kids are so vibrant and beautiful. The room was nice, a very rustic, beachy bungalow feel. The beach is the backyard and the water is perfect. My wife and I are strict vegetarians and they were so great at making exceptional food with our dietary restrictions. We had a lovely talk with the owner regarding Cambodian hardships, history, and his personal experiences. We feel so blessed that we happened to read of this little place. They have dogs that are friendly but do bark at passing dogs and whatnot at night. Expect this at most places though along the beach. There are mosquitos as expected but they had nets over the bed so you are bite-free.

Great place that my wife and I highly recommend, especially if you actually wish to support a Cambodian family.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank Benson-and-sons
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OukSreyka, Owner at Castaways Beach Bar & Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2014

thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation. We're glad you appreciate that we are Cambodian-owned and were able to give you a glimpse into our history and daily life.

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Castaways is an amazing place. It is located directly on the beach, and at the most peaceful end. We were practically alone the entire time we were there, and we stayed about 8 days. The restaurant is delicious, all homemade by Mr. Ox's (the owner) wife. We ate there for almost every breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We felt like we were part of the family. Mr. Ox and his wife were always around to hang out and talk to, and their children as well. Puppies had been born under our bungalow the week before we got there so we had fun playing with them as well. There are other bungalows nearby which serve Western food in case you need something different. A 30 minute walk up the beach will take you to Otres 1 beach where there are more bars and people to hang out with. If you're looking for the party scene, stay in Serendipity or Otres 1 beach. If you want relaxation on a beautiful, clean beach with a spectacular family for a ridiculously cheap price, stay at Otres 2 with Mr. Ox at Castaways. Cheap beer as well!!

Castaways even have their own Tuk Tuk driver, who offered to take us to our next destination, the city of Takeo, which was 4 hours away. It was a beautiful drive through Cambodia.

Room Tip: There are a few bungalows with in-suite bathrooms, the other bungalows are cheaper but don't hav...
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank tara k
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OukSreyka, Owner at Castaways Beach Bar & Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2014

thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation. We're glad you appreciate that we are Cambodian-owned, unlike all other resorts in Otres 2, and were able to give you a glimpse into our history and daily life.

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

This is a great location to chill out and get to know the very nice Cambodian family who will look after you. They even sorted out transport for our onward journey. It offers the best value for money by far, at the quiet and tranquil end of the beach. Our stay there will remain one of the highlights of our SE Asia trip.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank John Lyn H
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OukSreyka, Owner at Castaways Beach Bar & Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2014

thank you for the great review. Come back again someday!

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Reviewed 11 June 2013

The Place and the lovely friendly family makes this place to best beach garden place in otres after we looked around Otres 1 & 2.
The food is a bit more expensive (normal because you are directly at the beach....) but the kitchen is really good and if you ask they make BBQ for you, you can plug your iPod in their sound system and rent their bike if you need one.
Even if the bungalows are really simple and in two ones it is raining inside a little bit, we felt really comfortable there. An as they just build up a new room(tree-house) they will improve their bungalows from time to time as well as their are cleaning their beautiful garden every day.
We wanted to stay just some days and then left after one week and we had two days at least we din't moved out of their place! Maybe we go their after some island hopping again! ;-)

Room Tip: The Mango-Shake was (for us) the best in South-East-Asia!!!
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Thore K
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OukSreyka, Owner at Castaways Beach Bar & Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2014

thank you for your great review. Hope you come again soon.

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Additional Information about Castaways Beach Bar & Bungalows

Address: Otres 2, Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Sihanoukville 18000, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Sihanoukville Province > Sihanoukville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #103 of 236 B&Bs / Inns in Sihanoukville
Price Range: £9 - £15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The original bungalows on the southern end of Otres Beach (Otres 2), we have only ten simple units (three are doubles) but offer friendly family atmosphere right on the beach; some bungalows have en suite bathrooms. Amenities are restaurant and bar, pool table, cabana couches and hammocks and beach chairs, with other restaurants and bars nearby. Tuktuk service arrangeable from downtown Sihanoukville, bus tickets, boat tours and visa extension services, and kayak rentals. Long-term rates available. Free WIFI in large common area, works in some rooms but not all. ... more   less 

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