Koh Rong Cambodia is beautiful and is getting trashed all at the same time. We were there in late April and the weather is perfect that time of year – hot and the sky is bright blue. The trash comes from all the tourists who either don’t pick up after themselves or from the overdevelopment of the island. Most likely, both.
When we got off the dock we were a bit nervous – really, this is paradise? Some people were staying in crappy rooms with no view, or in large rooms with bunkbeds – not my style. We were lucky in that our place (the first place we stayed) was a bit down the beach.
The water is warm and the sun hot, so be sure to stay hydrated.
On our first night we stayed at Monkey Island – I wouldn’t stay here again. It was nice, don’t get me wrong, yet not the nicest. The best place is further down the beach – I’ll fill you in on part two.
This place had a nice patio and a bathroom inside (well, a squaty-potty) and a shower.
This is our little cat friend. He was looking for food which he didn’t find at all.
Minos? Ah, I think not.
This is us – so hot! How many times have I said that already? The best deals for food are at your own place, however, don’t be afraid to venture down the beach and eat at other resorts. I wish we’d done this sooner. The food at Monkey Island is okay – or average. There is better on the island for sure. You can get snacks at the little stores right by the dock – just be sure you’ve got cash.
The View, Again
I’m not much of a beach person at all since I’d rather go-go-go. So funny, when I got back from our trip one of the girls at worked asked how many beach days we had and I said 3. She looked at me like I was nuts – that’s it??! Yes, and that’s a lot. Another girl backed me up. You could be on a beach anywhere, why not see more, eat more, do more. I vote more.
Anyway, I will say this view was one of the best I’ve witnessed. Pure beauty. If you get a chance to visit Koh Rong before it’s totally developed then consider yourself lucky. We spent 3 wonderfully relaxing days here in the middle of our trip and left ready with a sense of calm.
Thanks so much for stopping by – I’ll share part two next. Bye for now!