During high season (particularly December and January), Koh Rong's accommodation fills up fast. If you're nervous about turning up on the island without a bed, it's worthwhile to book a place for the first night and, once here, check out the rest of the hostel scene. Travellers with no bed for the night during busy periods usually end up renting a hammock.

Where to Stay

If you want to hang out with fellow travellers, hit a late-night rave and crash out on the sand during the day, Koh Tuch Beach is the spot. Nearly all accommodation in Koh Tuch has 24-hour electricity, wi-fi, mosquito nets and fans. Air-con and hot water are rarities. The situation gets mellower as you walk north along Koh Tuch Beach, where a string of wonderful flashpacker resorts awaits.

Those looking for a more relaxed vibe would be wise to pick a bungalow-resort well away from Koh Tuch village. Options include Long Set Beach, which is directly north of Koh Tuch Beach, Long Beach on the west side of the island and the newest spot, Coconut Beach. Away from Koh Tuch electricity gets more sporadic.