I stayed for a week in a couple of places in M’Pay Bay. At one point I rented a boat and went around the island to explore other beaches and accommodation options, just in case I decide to come here again in the future.
Koh Rong Samloem is less developed than Koh Rong. Some beaches are totally empty or have just a few buildings that belong to Cambodian navy.
There are four beaches with some sort of accommodation: M’Pay Bay, Sunset Beach, Lazy Beach and Saracen Bay.
There are three places to stay here with the price range $20-50 per night. One can also find cheaper guesthouses and homestays in M’Pay Bay village ($3-10 per night).
M’Pay Bay Bungalows
Rustic wooden beachside bungalows, double bed, en-suite bathroom and private veranda. To the east from the village, British-owned, quiet, a few minutes walk to the Long Beach.
Price Range: $20, Tent $5
French-owned, nice bungalows along the seashore, rocks – no beach but maybe good for snorkeling. Drawbacks: noise from night parties at a cheap guesthouse in the village (techno music until 1 or 2 am); management is sometimes not very polite.
Price Range: $25-40
Koh Rong Samloem Villas (former EcoSea Dive Center)
Wooden bungalows with huge windows (which is very unusual in the island). Private beach, sunbeds. Lovely restaurant. PADI, etc.
Price Range: $40 ($25 for divers)
There are two places to stay here.
Huba-Huba Jungle Beach Bungalows
French owned. Double and family bungalows. Restaurant. Sunbeds.
Price Range: $20-50
The Dive Shop
I have no information about this place and I’m not sure if they provide accommodation.
Swiss-owned, small, quiet, shared bathroom.
Price Range: $20
There is only one establishment on this beach which is also called Lazy Beach. It consists of 19 bungalows and a restaurant.
Price range: $50.
016 214 211 or
017 456 536
Saracen Bay is the most popular and populated beach on Koh Rong Samloem with a dozen or so hotels and guesthouses.
- Koh Rong Samloem (travelfish.org)
- Sihanoukville: Excursions, Boats & Islands (canbypublications.com)