Why you simply must visit the islands on the Koh Rong ferry
There is no time like the present to visit the islands on the Koh Rong ferry. The Koh Rong ferry to Koh Rong and Koh Samloem is the fastest and safest way to travel to the islands. Whether it is for a day trip or for a longer stay you can either book your Koh Rong ferry tickets at the Serendipity Pier, online via the popular Speed Ferry, or the new Buva Sea Ferry speedboat. The islands are gradually becoming a popular tourist destination in Cambodia and now are the time to visit while the islands are still mostly undeveloped. If you want a break and to see a different side of Cambodia and escape the hustle and bustle of backpacking around Asia these islands are the ideal location for you.
Here are some of the reasons why you must book your Koh Rong ferry tickets today and visit these unspoiled and undeveloped paradise islands now…
- Koh Rong
The island has a limited power supply and is generator and solar powered, meaning there is only electricity between 5:30pm until midnight in most places. So pack away your smartphone and laptop and enjoy the peace and quiet of this paradise island. When you step off the Koh Rong ferry you will arrive in Koh Touch village where you can find somewhere to stay. At the moment there are only few accommodation options with bungalows or rooms to choose from so book up early. If you want paradise white sand beaches, relaxing bungalows, great places for snorkeling, jungle hillside for trekking, crystal clear waters for snorkeling or deep blue sea waters for diving Koh Rong has it all. If you fancy some action you can swing through the treetops at High Point Adventure or if you simply want to sunbath on the beach then head to Long Beach, a 7km stretch of white sand ideal for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. And if you want some nightlife there is the Koh Touch Village area next to where you get the Koh Rong ferry where all the action happens. If you want to dance into the night with live music and DJ’s playing then this is the place to be on the island.
- Koh Rong Sanloem
The Koh Rong ferry also takes you to the other Koh Rong Island called Roh Rong Sanloem. The names can be confusing so when booking your Koh Rong ferry tickets please make sure to book the correct destination. Koh Rong Sanloem is the perfect beach location with many small-scale bungalow resorts along the shoreline to choose from. The beach scene on Roh Rong Sanloem is little pricier than the other islands but if you feel like a true beach break this is the island for you.
- Koh Ta Kiev
If you want to go back to basics then put Koh Ta Kiev on your radar. There are only a handful of budget resorts to choose from along the west and southwest shorelines.
- Koh Thmei
If you are a nature lover this island is almost uninhabited with almost no choice! This is a true escape from everyday life. Covered by mangrove forests this island sits off Ream National Park. This island is the perfect option for nature fiends – the beach is littered with exotic shells, there is a coral reef for snorkeling just offshore, and the jungle interior is home to more than a hundred species of birds.
- Koh Totang
Do you fancy living off the grid? Koh Totang is Castaway Island with serious eco credentials. The island’s solo resort, Nomads Land sits in isolation upon the shore. There are five quirky colourful bungalows with hammocks and plentiful cozy areas for chilling out. Solar power provides the electricity, drinking water comes from stored rainwater, and bathrooms have composting toilets and bucket showers.
Make it happen
Book your Koh Rong ferry return ticket today and make it happen. The Koh Rong ferry departs for both Koh Rong’s Koh Touch Village and Koh Rong Sanloem’s Saracen Bay and M’Pai Bay at least three times daily from Sihanoukville. The journey time is around one hour depending on how many stops the ferry makes. For everywhere else you will need to take private boats provided by the resorts.
Please be aware that during July to October you may have to wait a day or two to go to and from the islands depending on weather conditions during rainy season as high winds and waves may disrupt services.
The islands off the coast of Sihanoukville, Cambodia make the perfect holiday destination for all kinds of travelers. Book your Koh Rong ferry ticket today and be on your way to charming bungalows, white sandy beaches, dense green jungles, beautiful waterfalls, peaceful bays, and crystal clear waters.Posted on