Every-time we go to visit Cambodia, my birthplace, we always spend our time staying at the beach in Kep and Sihanoukville more than in the city. Especially we always go to the island near by Sihanoukville.
1. Kep beach
You can go by bus, Giant Ibis, costs US$9.00 / person for one way – when you arrive their office in Kep, you need to go by tuk tuk or motor taxi or taxi more to get around the beach. Since Kep beach, not many tourists as Sihanoukville so the frequency of transportation is lower. From Phnom Penh to Kep city will take around 2 – 3 hours. For us, we rent a bus for going to Kep because we want to stop to see Bokor Mountail, just a long the way to Kep. There is the place for fresh seafood.
The beaches at Sihanoukville are clean and more tourists – normally I go to Serendipity beach because there are many more restaurants and we can spend our time for dinner along the beach until late night while other beaches there are less tourists so we prefer to go somewhere which have more people during night time.. We go there by bus, Mekong Express – VIP van, costs US$12.00 / person for one way (they have free pick-up and drop off service). It’s around 3 – 4 hours to get Sihanouville.
Koh Rong Samloem Island
We spend only one night on Koh Rong Samloem – quite and beautiful island. We go with Party Boat – round trip ticket is US$15 / person including breakfast and buffet lunch.
Koh Rong Island
It’s one hour and half more from Koh Rong Samloem, there is a pub place. Many bars, pubs and more tourists. The boat ticket for this island is US$20. They have many kinds of boat ticket price. I go with this one because I like a big boat. But after I went there, I have just found that they have now also have a mixed boat ticket for one day tour like that which costs around the same US$15 -20 including buffet lunch.