The Kingdom of Cambodia is a country with a very difficult destiny that has experienced multiple ups and downs in history. But wisely overcoming all the obstacles, it today attracts many fans of exoticism. Cambodia is really exotic country, literally drowning in the untouched jungle.
There are also white beaches with palm groves, but most tourists do not come here for them. Cambodia is interesting for its ancient temples, analogues of which are not found in any other Asian country.
It is worth noting that although Cambodia has a great tourist potential, beach vacation in it is significantly inferior to the comfort and development of neighboring Thai resorts. This may be due to the fact that the country is still not a very safe situation after the civil war, which took place in the 70s of the 20th century.
Because of this, there is little hotel base and no developed tourist infrastructure. But still, if you look closely, you can find a couple or three places of interesting resorts with good conditions for a good rest. Cambodia should be visited in the dry months, that is, from November to April.
Kep province is a crab abode
In the middle of the 20th century Cap was considered the main beach resort of exotic Cambodia. The French and Cambodian intellectuals, spoilt for comfort, rested here. But after the authorities came the Khmer Rouge and justified the resort of Sihanoukville. Cap could not stand a powerful competitor and fell into decay. Today, the former popularity of this place is reminiscent only of abandoned French villas and a beautiful sandy beach.
Recently, there has been a high interest from tourists to the beach resort Cap. Here is a beautiful beach, sand which has volcanic origin, and clean sea. As such, there is no tourist infrastructure at the resort, so Cap is mostly quiet and quiet. It is necessary to come here to those people who are very tired of the bustle of the city and want not a short time to get away from everything.
The province of Cap is famous for its giant crabs, which are even more abundant here. In the city there is even a monument dedicated to this creation. The highlight of the resort is the delicious cuisine. The main local dish is a freshly crab, seasoned with cap pepper, and then cooked for steam or grill.
In addition to lazy beach holidays, Kea resort offers excursions to the island of Rabbit Island, which is only an hour away. There are beautiful white beaches with pristine nature.
No entertainment on the island tourists will not find – only the pleasure of contemplating the beauty of the pristine nature of Cambodia and breathing in clean sea air. If desired, you can stay in a bungalow worth 10 USD per day. Renting a boat to both ends of the tourist will cost only 20 USD.
From Capa you can also go to the neighboring town of Kampot, which attracts with its caves, rice fields and waterfalls. Bokor National Park is also located here.
Sihanoukville is a pearl of beach holidays in Cambodia
This small but popular resort town is located 230 km from the capital Phnom Penh, on the southern coast. The resort, although young, is already the most developed tourist center of Cambodia. Long sandy beaches, hotels for all tastes, restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, water sports – all this is available to every tourist.
The resort can boast of several beaches, but not all of them are abundant in cleanliness. The most popular beaches are Ochheuteal Beach and Serenddipity Beach. These two beaches are crowded and not sparkling with cleanliness.
Victory Beach, which is very popular with backpackers, is the best beach in terms of quality, but since it is located close to the port, it is also not an advantageous option for comfort. By the way, the attraction of the beach is the “Airport” club built by the Russian community. It is made in the form of a hangar, and inside there is a real AN-24.
Four kilometers of clean sand can be found on the beach of Ores. There are no hotels and restaurants on the beach yet, so you can enjoy the tranquility and cleanliness of the beach. On the beach you can rent a kayak, catamaran or windsurf and get to the nearby small islands.
The best beaches at the resort are Sokha Beach and Indepenence Beach, which have umbrellas, sun loungers and cafes offering refreshments.
These beaches are very clean and well-groomed, but the fact that they are a feature of the Sokha Beach Resort and Independence Hotels, which only allow their own private guests to sunbathe here, spoils the charm. All other guests are not allowed to enter the hotel freely or are provided at an additional cost.
Just north of Victoria Beach is Hawaiian Beach, named after its soft and velvety sand. It has sun loungers, umbrellas and cafes.
Rest in the islands of Cambodia
It’s worth a few words about the islands. If you go to Cambodia for diving, the best choice will be Ko Tang Island, located right in the heart of the Gulf of Thailand. The island boasts a very beautiful seabed and rich flora. It is an amazing fact for Cambodia, but there are no snakes here.
The romantic nature will be of interest to Koh Rong resort, the largest island in Cambodia. It is often called a paradise place. Here is a stunning nature and the purest beaches, washed by azure waters. The only disadvantage of the island is the presence of snakes and insects.
And finally, for an unforgettable beach holiday in Cambodia is worth visiting the deserted island of Sun Neil, which will give a real relaxation and privacy on its snow-white soft beaches.