South Coast attractions

Top Choice Beach in Sihanoukville

Otres Beach

Past the southern end of Ochheuteal Beach, beyond the Phnom Som Nak Sdach (Hill of the King’s Palace) headland, lies stunning Otres Beach, a seemingly infinite strip of casuarinas that gives southern Thailand a run …
Top Choice Farm in Kampot

La Plantation

This sprawling, lovely organic pepper farm offers guided walks in French, English and Khmer, explaining how several varieties of pepper are grown, harvested and processed. The farm also grows fruits, chillis, herbs …
Top Choice National Park in Kep

Kep National Park

The interior of Kep peninsula is occupied by Kep National Park, where an 8km circuit, navigable by foot and mountain bike, winds through thick forest passing by wats and viewpoints. Quirky yellow signs point the way…
Island in The Southern Islands

Koh Thmei

The large island of Koh Thmei is part of Ream National Park. It was once slated for a major development, including a bridge to the mainland, but as projects elsewhere have taken priority, this bird-laden island has …
Temple in Takeo

Phnom Da

The twin hills of Phnom Da are spectacularly isolated Mont-St-Michel-style by annual floods, which require guests to arrive via Takeo, on a 45-minute open-air boat ride. One hill is topped by a temple whose foundati…
Beach in Koh Rong

Long Beach

On the back (west) side of the island is Koh Rong's finest beach, a 7km stretch of drop-dead-gorgeous white sand, dubbed Long Beach (also called Sok San Beach after the fishing village at its northern end). Longtail…
Beach in Koh Rong

Long Set Beach

Past the Koh Tuch Beach headland (near Treehouse Bungalows) is Long Set Beach, where you can walk at least another hour along the sand and encounter little more than hermit crabs. A clutch of small bungalow resorts …
Beach in Sihanoukville

Otres 1 Beach

Otres 1 is the first and busiest stretch of sand along Otres Beach. Because this land will soon be part of a mega-development already under way, all of the businesses along the shoreline will eventually be forced to…
Beach in Koh Rong Sanloem

Saracen Bay

Koh Rong Sanloem's most popular destination is Saracen Bay – a crescent-shaped 2.5km-long sweep of white sand on the island's east coast, lined by two dozen or so resorts backed by lush jungle. If you're not staying…
Beach in Koh Rong Sanloem

Lazy Beach

Koh Rong Sanloem's best strip of sand is Lazy Beach, home to the Lazy Beach Resort. Non-guests will need to buy a drink or meal at the resort restaurant to stay and admire the sand. It's an easy 25-minute stroll (fl…