Being the biggest island off the coast of Sihanoukville in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Rong has more than 23 beaches with scenic panorama. Koh Rong attracts millions of tourists and often appears in many Vietnam and Cambodia itineraries. It is considered one of the most attractive islands in the world. Let’s take a look and prepare to enjoy your wonderful beach holiday in Cambodia.
Best time to travel Koh Rong
Koh Rong has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons. The dry season lasts from the middle of November to early May. The remain months are the rainy season. It is warm and dry from the middle of November to May. From June to early of November, it is hot and wet.
Best time to go traveling Koh Rong is from December to February, overlapped with the best time to visit Vietnam and Cambodia destinations. At that time, the weather is at its best for your trip. It is sunny and there is the least rainfall. You should not go to Koh Rong from March to May because it is the hottest time of year in Koh Rong.
Attractions on Koh Rong
Just like its brother Koh Rong Samloem island, Koh Rong has many breathtaking attractions for you to discover. Here are some famous destinations that you cannot ignore.
Glowing Plankton is one of the most famous features on Koh Rong island. It can only be seen at nights in clear waters. The waters sparkle like a blue starry sky. You should book a boat tour to see the plankton clearly and fully. A boat tour last about 15 minutes and costs about USD 5.
Sok San Beach
Sok San Beach is beautiful with natural environment. You can walk to the beach from Koh Touch Village. Like its name, the beach is long, peaceful and quiet. Sand is white and soft. Water is clear and blue. This walk will surely be very fantastic and exciting.
However, you should be careful with the strong tidal waves. The south of Long Set Beach (near Royal Sands) is not suitable to swim. Rainy days are not good to travel to the beach.
Long Set Beach
Long Set Beach is where you can walk and in peace and enjoy a nice view. The atmosphere is quiet despite accommodation in the area. Long Set Beach is an outstanding beach that you must see when discovering Koh Rong. Swimming in clean water or playing ball games on white sand are surely fantastic. If you want a relaxing trip then come to Long Set Beach.
Jungle zoo is considered as a little wonderland. It has many wild animals and plants. You will see colorful butterflies, sweet-smell flowers, etc. This is one of the best places for you to discover Koh Rong. The owner of the zoo will guide you through the little wonderland. You will see many beauties of wildlife.
Because Koh Rong island is very big, you should take an island tour to see amazing locations as much as possible. There are wild beaches with blue waters, private islands and fishing villages. A long boat costs from USD 100 and can take up to 10 people. You should set off early before it becomes dark.
What to do when traveling to Koh Rong
There are many activities on Koh Rong. Snorkeling and scuba diving will help you discover exquisite marine life. A colorful picture of the sea world comes alive right before your eyes. You can see wonderful sights of mini eco-systems, seahorses, coral, etc. If you go to travel Koh Rong island, you should try the local Khmer fishing techniques. You will use only a plastic bottle and fishing wire to get fishes.
Jet skiing is common in KM Watersports and Golden Bungalows. The cost is around USD 150 for 1 hour rented.
Windsurfing is suitable for people who want to go far away from swimming areas and enjoy the wind. It will make you feel free with the embrace of sea breeze.
Kayaking is a little adventure for all tourists. You can go kayaking to a small island and enjoy a slow relaxing ride.
How to get to Koh Rong
The trip to Koh Rong will start from Sihanoukville. You can choose ferry with five options: Speed Ferry Cambodia, Buva Sea, GTVC, Island Speed Boat Cambodia and Angkor Speed Ferry. Schedule of ferry is posted on the website. You can check the booking as soon as possible. The round ticket costs about USD 25. It will take from 40 to 45 minutes if it’s the 1st stop. Ferries are equipped with modern facilities. More than that, they hold up many entertaining activities. Comfortability and fun satisfy all tourists.
In high season ferry services are very busy. Vietnam Cambodia tour strongly recommend you book tickets in advance.
Travel guide to Koh Rong about accommodation
There are many luxury hotels and resorts on the island. Famous beaches like Sok San Beach or Long Set Beach has unique architectural style resorts. They will give you best views of picturesque tropical surroundings. There are many famous resorts like the Royal Sands, Long Set Resort, Sok San Beach Resort, etc. The price is around USD 100/person/night.
If you want an exciting atmosphere, you should choose hotels in Party Areas. There are many bungalows, bars and nightclub in this part of Koh Rong. Vibrant nights with dance music give you unforgettable memories.
If you take a visit to Koh Rong for relaxing environment, Quiet Beach Areas is the best for you. In this part, you can enjoy peace from magnificent views and beautiful ocean waters.
Notes for your trip to Koh Rong
You cannot forget necessities for your trip. You should bring mosquito spray and suntan lotion. There are mini-mart shops on the island but the cost is pretty high. It is also necessary to exchange the money before the trip. Smaller denominations are better. The charge for cash on Koh Touch is 10%. Therefore, you should take enough cash with you.
Koh Rong is a special island with breathtaking attractions and amazing activities. You will surely have an unforgettable trip on this stunning island. Above is some information about Koh Rong. Hope that it will be useful for your wonderful trip!
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