Top things to do

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 Market in Kep

Crab Market

Eating at the crab market – a row of wooden waterfront restaurants by a wet fish market – is a quintessential Kep experience. Fresh crabs fried with Kampot pepper are a taste sensation. Crabs are kept alive in pens …
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…
Top Choice International in Kampot

Twenty Three Bistro

Hot damn, there's now a twice-baked cheddar soufflé in Kampot, and this is the place that loses money making it for you. We're not sure how the owners manage it, but this seems to be haute cuisine on clearance, from…
Top Choice Cambodian in Koh Kong City

Happy Beach

Northeast of town, this place offers a unique slice of Cambodian life with seaside, covered decks on stilts where families and friends laze about with their shoes off, taking down heaping portions of Khmer food serv…
Top Choice Cambodian in Sihanoukville

Sandan

Loosely modelled on the beloved Phnom Penh institution Romdeng, this superb restaurant is an extension of the vocational-training programmes for at-risk Cambodians run by local NGO M’lop Tapang. The menu features cr…
Top Choice Cambodian in Takeo

Stung Takeo

Perched over the seasonal lake, this is easily Takeo's best restaurant for both food and ambience. The seafood-heavy menu is full of traditional local flavour, such as squid and Kampot pepper. This is also the place…
Top Choice Thai in Kampot

Thai Fire

Guests here are in the capable hands of Nalee, a culinary genius from Laos who taught herself to cook in Thailand and opened this restaurant with her husband Rhett, who handles non-cooking details. Don't miss the ex…
Top Choice Cambodian in Koh Sdach Archipelago

May's Kitchen

A great local restaurant uphill from town, on the left just before the pier. May shops at the market each morning and bases her Khmer and Thai dishes on what's available, often including pepper-and-garlic pork and c…