After some good nights of partying in Sihanoukville are you now looking for some rest and a nice place to chill out? Or maybe you never came to Sihanoukville because you thought it’s a busy place full of tourists and only bars as scenery? We have good news for you, the heaven on earth called Otres Beach is just around the corner, always quiet and with some sort of hippie feeling to give you plenty of peace and relaxed vibes!
Last year my Khmer New Year celebrations were pretty intense. I went to Sihanoukville and partied until all hours of the morning, caught up in the energy and happiness of the occasion. Khmer’s do really know how to throw a party. This year however, as I entered my second year in the Kingdom I wanted something a little bit more relaxing for my holiday in Cambodia and was desperate to find more secret tourist destinations in Cambodia.
I wanted beaches without people and bars, ruling out Sihanoukville. I toyed with the idea of Thailand but was held back by budget constraints. In the end Koh Ta Kiev was put to me and my girlfriend Evie by another couple we know.
Cambodia is such a diverse country that there is something for everyone to they enjoy their holiday. Unlike Thailand, its neighbour to the west, Cambodia is known more for its heritage temples (such as the spectacular Angkor Wat) than for its beaches.
However, with around 443km of coastline along the Gulf of Thailand and over 50 islands in its territorial waters, Cambodian beaches are some of the best you will find anywhere in the world. Here are the top five best beaches in Cambodia!