Top things to do in The Southern Islands

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…
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 …
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 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…
International in Koh Rong Sanloem

Fishing Hook

Some of the finest food on Koh Rong Sanloem is being served up at a food stall near M'Pai Bay pier. The menu waltzes from Khmer-influenced curries to chilli onion rings to more global offerings. Keep an eye out for …
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…
Beach in Koh Rong Sanloem

Sunset Beach

This idyllic swath of sand is home to just a few resorts that are all quite lovely. It's a 45-minute hike (sneakers necessary) here from Saracen Bay, or in high season a boat brings guests over from Sihanoukville.
Beach in Koh Rong

Coconut Beach

At the easternmost point of the island, this jungle-clad, white-sand cove saw its first guesthouse and tent camp (Coconutbeach Bungalows) open in 2015, and a few other accommodations and a pier popped up shortly aft…
Bar in Koh Rong

Sky Bar

Koh Rong's first cocktail bar is perched way up on the hill overlooking the pier. The views and drink specials make this a great happy-hour option, with the action usually continuing until well into the evening. Als…