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Why this is the best time of year to take the Koh Rong Samloem Ferry

Have you been thinking about taking a trip on the Koh Rong Samloem ferry to Cambodia’s island paradise?

Now might just be the perfect time to go!

  • Why visit Koh Rong Samloem?

Koh Rong Samloem situated in the Gulf of Thailand is a 9 km long island that’s home to untouched beaches and a quiet coastline.

The island has a far more peaceful vibe than the mainland beaches of Sihanoukville and it’s neighboring island of Koh Rong.

Koh Rong Samloem is the perfect spot to enjoy a couple of cocktails on the beach whilst watching postcard-ready sunsets over the Gulf of Thailand.

The picturesque island is fast becoming a favourite holiday destination of locals, expats and tourists. Make sure you don’t miss out on visiting this paradise island!  Book your Koh Rong Samloem ferry online through today.

If you’re looking for a South East Asian island that feels off the beaten path, Koh Rong Samloem is the destination for you.

We think now is the perfect time to visit the blissful island of Koh Rong Samloem, here are a few reason why.


  • The Tropical Weather in Koh Rong Samloem

Being so close to the equator the island boasts year round sunshine and high temperatures throughout the year.

The mercury regularly reaches mid to high 30s degrees Celsius in April and May and the humidity can get as high as eighty percent in the afternoon during this time of year.

April and May are characterized by soaring temperatures, high humidity, and frequent storms in the late afternoon, not the best time to visit a tropical paradise for your average tourist.

But before the temperatures reach those dizzying heights,December to March bring superb weather to the island perfect for a trip to escape reality.

These months bring beautifully dry days with very little or even no cloud, almost no rainfall, and a lower humidity than the rest of the year.

If you’re into clear skies and sunshine every day March is the best month to book the Koh Rong Samloem ferry and take a trip out to the island.

Don’t miss your chance to visit the island from December to March

The rest of the year is a mixed bag with April and May sending thermometers soaring. June to September brings stronger winds and heavy rain, which usually falls later in the day as the humidity grows. Then in October and November the humidity and rains finally starts to tail off just in time for the sunnier months of December to March.

  • Koh Rong Samloem is quickly developing

Once known for being the most secluded destination in Cambodia and somewhat of a hidden gem.

Over the last few years Koh Rong Samloem has become one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the Kingdom of Wonder.  Every day the Koh Rong Samloem ferry drops holidaymakers off at the island paradise.

And why wouldn’t it become so popular? Koh Rong Samloem boasts some of the most idyllic beaches in Cambodia.

The island is the ultimate tropical beach getaway and is often compared to the islands of Thailand a mere decade ago.

Every wet season there seems to be a bunch of new developments that begin construction and current guesthouses expand the number of beach bungalows they have on offer for guests.

Now is a great time to visit the island whilst there is still the opportunity to enjoy the secluded beaches Koh Rong Samloem is currently known for.

No doubt as the number of businesses multiplies the number of tourists hopping on the Koh Rong Samloem ferry will grow year on year.

  • Fewer tourists in the run up to Quiet season

April is the start of the quiet  season in Cambodia yet the islands off Sihanoukville start to see a drop in tourists as early as February when visitors flock back to the mainland on the Koh Rong Samloem ferryin anticipation of rains to come.

But April to May is one of the most beautiful times of year to see the island
with clear skies, days filled with sunshine and bearable humidity.

You can be sure if you chose to book your Koh Rong Samloem ferry tickets in March you’ll be sure that you’ll be one of only a handful of tourists visiting the island giving you the illusion of having the whole beach to yourself!

  • Book your trip on the Koh Rong Samloem ferry

What else is there to consider? If you visit Koh Rong Samloem now you’ll have time to snorkel or sunbathe. Go fishing or trekking. Race mountain bikes or drink cocktails.

Now is the best time to go if you want to visit the island during the most ideal weather conditions. If you want to experience the island before it becomes over developed like its comparable islands in Thailand.

There are a few boats that leave Sihanoukville every day to head out to the island but we’d suggest booking your tickets in advance.

Whether you’re booking one Koh Rong Samloem ferry ticket or ten the easiest, fastest and most convenient way to buy tickets is online.



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