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Activities in Koh Rong Samloem Island

  • You can take boat trips to nearby beaches like the Lazy beach and Sunset beach. There are also small villages on the island for boat trips - Saracen Bay, M'pai Bay Koh Koun and Phumi Kang Krau. These villages are different day trip options and have many hotels, restaurants, cafes and great places for beach activities. 
  • You can combine your visit to Koh Rong Samloem with its closely located sister-island Koh Rong too. 
  • Among all the popular tours is the plankton tour at night, which gives you a stunning view of the glowing plankton in the sea. This seasonal night tour can be booked directly on the island. 
  • Scuba diving is a popular watersport activity in Koh Rong Sanloem. There are plenty of shops to book the sessions directly on the island. Apart from diving, you can also go snorkelling, kayaking, Stand up paddleboarding, and swimming.
  • The gears for snorkelling, SUP boards and kayaks can be rented from the hotels or in shops along the shore. They cost between 5 to 8 USD per hour.  Boat trips cost about 10 USD per person for a group tour. There are exclusive diving and snorkelling group trips as well, where you will be taken to the western side of Samloem island. They cost 25 USD per person. 
  • You can also hike inland amidst the dense jungle. A well-marked trail starts from Saracen Bay to the Samloem lighthouse, which offers great views of the coast.

Koh Rong Samloem Tips

There are no banks or ATMs on Koh Rong Sanloem, and you have to take a 10-minute speed boat to go to the neighbouring island Koh Rong for cash. Also, cards are not accepted in any booking or restaurants. So it's better to carry enough cash.

If you are planning for a day trip from Sihanoukville city, it's better to start early as there are plenty of things to do and return boat trips close around sunset every day.

How To Reach Koh Rong Samloem

Koh Rong Samloem is located about 25km from the city centre and you can take a ferry to reach there from Serendipity Pier or Ochheuteal Pier. There are 5 ferry services available per day to Koh Rong Samloem from Sihanoukville. You can get down at Koh Touch on Koh Rong or Saracen Bay on Koh Rong Samloem. These ferries take about 40 minutes to reach. The cost is 25 USD per person. There are much cheaper slow boat services as well to Koh Rong Samloem departing from the piers at Serendipity beach, Victory beach and the local port of Sihanoukville. These slow boats take about 2 hours to reach depending on the weather and sea conditions.

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