Sometimes, as travellers, all we want to do is enjoy the peace and quiet during our vacation. Avoid the bustling crowds of tourists which are a common sight in many places of interest. We have compiled 6 Serene Cambodia Islands which are less developed and tend to have lesser visitors.
Cambodia Islands (Sihanoukville)
Koh Ta Kiev
Koh Ta Kiev is just 1km away from mainland Sihanoukville. Being open to tourists only recently, Koh Ta Kiev has yet to achieve its famous status as compared to its counterparts such as Koh Rong Samloem. With lesser tourist arrivals, Koh Ta Kiev has a more serene environment for travellers to relax in. Electricity only runs several hours a day and there is little to no internet connection on the island. Koh Ta Kiev is more laid back as travellers get to enjoy the idyllic beaches or go for some trekking through its forest area.
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Koh Rong Samloem
Koh Rong Samloem, known to many tourists yet will still be a hidden secret of its neighbouring island – Koh Rong. It is another serene island but with a more bustling environment than Koh Ta Kiev.
Walk to the beaches further along the coastline. The further you venture in, the lesser people there is as it would be a distance away from the pier. But by doing so, you would usually be rewarded with a more peaceful surrounding to stay in. You may want to avoid going to the island during the nights of the full moon party. It is going to be hectic with party goers and the event is going to be running throughout the night. If you stay close to the party spot, be prepared to feel the thumping of the music vibrating through the walls of your accommodation.
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The moment your boat reaches the island, the first thing you will see is the clear bluish water and the second will be the wooden planks leading up to the island. It may seem scary for most, to use the “broken” bridge but this should indicate to you immediately that the island has yet to be developed. It is still a “local’s land”.
At Koh Totang, sit back, relax and enjoy. Time seems to pass by slower without the usual crowds of people. Get to snorkel and discover the marine life at its most natural state, soak in the clear water or just sit by the beach and wait for the sunset. Watch as the sky get painted a different shade of colour for each day.
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Unlike the other islands, Song Saa is a luxurious private island started by an Australian couple. With only 40 villas available on the island, travellers don’t have to worry about getting their peace disturbed. Spend your uninterrupted time on this exclusive island, removed from the outside world and just relax.
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Cambodia Islands (Kep)
The all-rounded island which caters to all kinds of travellers doesn’t have white sandy beaches, but the water is clear and clean. Activities on the island include wildlife watching, snorkelling, exploring the island by foot, bike or a minivan. These outdoor activities can usually be done by the travellers themselves but if you are travelling in a big group or would like to venture deeper into the island, you may want to consider booking a tour.
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Koh Tonsay, known as Rabbit Island, is another tranquil island which has yet to fully develop. No white sandy beaches nor clear blue water, People who found their way to Koh Tonsay often just relax during their time on the island, the outside world forgotten.
Play some sports on the beach or interact with other locals at the bar. Lay on a beach hammock, feel the sea breeze and maybe have a book on hand and just relax. Do whatever you want, Koh Tonsay is the ultimate relaxation isle.
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