29 Tuesday Jan 2013

Where to stay in Sihanoukville

Chinese New Year is just around the corner.  People living in the cities are planning trips to the beach.  In Cambodia, there are four coastal provinces — Sihanoukville (or Kompong Som), Kampot, Kep and Koh Kong; though Sihanoukville is the most popular destination of the four.  Located only 250 km or 3 1/2 hours drive from Phnom Penh city, Sihanoukville is an easy day trip to do.

Having the longest coastal beach in Cambodia, most popular beaches in Sihanoukville are Sokha beach, Ochheuteal beach, Independence beach, Victory beach, Otres beach, and Ream National Park beach.

Accommodation in Sihanoukville varies from high-end beach resort to bungalow style.  Here are our top choices of accommodation for 2013.

Resort and Hotel:
1. Sokha Beach and Resort
2. Independence Hotel and Resort
3. Holiday Palace and Resort

Boutique Hotel:
1. OC Boutique Hotel
2. Pagoda Rock (on a hill)

Guesthouses and Bungalow:
+ Beach Bungalow (Otres beach)

Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville

02 Tuesday Oct 2012

Rabbit Island

Rabbit Island or Koh Tonsay is a small island about 30 minutes off the shore of Kep.  If you are visiting Kep, it is a nice day excursion to take. (I would not recommend staying any longer than a day.) The island is quite small and not very developed but that’s the charm of going to islands like this.  There is a small store/restaurant where you can buy drinks or eat lunch.  To get to this small island, you must charter a small boat.  The ride takes about 30 minutes. (Tip: remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses because there’s no covering over the boat.) The ride itself is very enjoyable and you get a chance to get up close and personal with the deep blue sea.  If  you get a sunny day, the clear blue skies will just leave you feeling carefree.

When you arrive on Rabbit Island, you will notice how little people are here.  It’s almost like having your own private island!  The way I spent my time was by bringing books to read and iPhone to play games on.  And of course I went for a few swims in the ocean.  Who could pass up the beautiful Cambodian waters?!?  We also had lunch on the island.  It was a seafood lunch, and it was so fresh and delicious.  All in all, if you are looking for a great beach experience in Kep, look no further than Rabbit Island!

The boats that take you to Rabbit Island from Kep.

Rabbit Island

 

07 Monday May 2012

Happy King’s Birthday and a visit to Koh Rong

This 2012 year, the King’s Birthday falls under May 13th weekend.  For many Cambodians, this is the month for a family trip to the beach or to the country side.

IRG Go brings you more than a regular family vacation by offering you a trip to Koh Rong island.  This untouched territory reveals the most exclusive beach in Cambodia.   This island is not well known to many tourists, hence it is still known to just local people.   An overnight stay on the island will detox you from all that city stress and rejuvenate your energy for years to come.

Please contact us at 023 99 57 25 or email us at [email protected] to learn more about this excursion.

Image was taken in April 2012 during our visit to Koh Rong island.