Sihanoukville Review, Cambodia
I’m not really a “beach bum” type of traveler, but I guess every once in a while I think it is a good idea. A day or two later I remember why I don’t enjoy that much – mostly because of the copious amounts of sand, inflated prices, and masses of tourists.
We booked five nights in a beach front bungalow but left after two. Maybe if our accommodation was nicer we would have stayed longer.
After a 12 hour bus ride we arrived from Siem Reap we arrived in Sihanoukville at about 7:30am and got a ride straight to our accommodation on Otis Beach 1. The first guy tried to charge us $12 but we managed to get it for $6, and I think even that was on the expensive side.
We never actually looked around Sihanoukville town itself but I can’t imagine there being much of interest there, although a girl I talked to on the bus to Kep said there was a good car museum there.
There’s minimal to do at Otis Beach also, but that is the general idea. You just go there to chill at the beach.
Of course there is no shortage of places to eat and drink. It more expensive than the rest of Cambodia, but stlll pretty cheap.
You can walk a couple of km to the market or to other beaches.
And there are plenty of people selling fruit, massages, and handmade souvenirs.
Apparently the “thing to do” is go to the island where you can snorkel and do other stuff. We didn’t go.
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Getting to Sihanoukville
From Siem Reap we caught a sleeper bus. It took about 12 hours and was actually quite comfortable. $15 per person.
Once in Sihanoukville you can catch a tuk-tuk or moto to your accommodation. Prepare to haggle.
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