Things to do in sihanoukville
Located on the southwest peninsula facing the Gulf of Thailand, Sihanoukville was originally founded as a port town half a century ago. Today this provincial city is Cambodia's premier beach destination with miles of powdered white sand beaches, picturesque islands and warm tropical waters which can be visited year round. The nearby islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanlem teeming with coral and colorful range of tropical fish offer excellent opportunities for snorkeling and diving. If you are a seafood lover, you will especially enjoy the local specialties of fresh caught crab and shrimp. Besides the beach sihanoukville also has a range of fun activities to keep travelers occupied for at least a few days. These activities are carefully selected and they suit families, independent travelers but also group travelers. In case you have time to spare and want to discover a different part of Sihanoukville and surrounding, please consider one of our recommendations.
Ream National Park
Locate around 40 minutes by car from Sihanoukville, the coastal national park area covers the main land as well as a few islands and is home to a number of rarely seen endangered animals such as, macaques, sun bears, dolphins, mouse deer, pangolins and over a hundred species of birds. We can arrange a guided trip and boat to nearby islands for you to explore the tranquility and beauty of untouched beaches. Enjoy your time doing snorkeling, swimming while BBQ sea food is arranged. Find out related tours here. View our related tour
Bamboo Island and Koh Preus Island
It is one hour and a half boat trip from Sihanoukville, Bamboo Island is a tranquil island with picturesque beaches and yet there are not as many visitors as its neighboring Koh Rong in the gulf. This fact presents opportunity for travelers looking for private trip and fresh-air relaxation away from the crowd. One our private trip, you will enjoy snorkeling on the way at Koh Preus Island. Once arrive at Bamboo Island you will have between two and three hours to enjoy a barbecue lunch and relax among swaying palms, white sands and blue waters or playing beach volleyball. If you want to explore the island further, you can embark on an easy jungle trek around 1 hour more.
Koh Rong Island & Koh Rong Samloem Island on share boat trip
Koh Rong is the second largest island of Cambodia and it locates about 25 kilometers off the Sihanouk Ville's coast in the Gulf of Thailand, the island has an area of approximately 78 km2 and 43 km of undeveloped beaches and many of them are among the best beaches in Cambodia. On our share trip, tour start with pick-up from hotel before 09:00am. You will be transferred to Ochheutil Beach Dock and embark on a spacious party boat equipped with a restaurant, a bar and music. A simple breakfast will be served as the boat depart. First island call is Koh Thas Island where you will have time for swimming & snorkeling. Then continue trip to Koh Rong and we dock at Treehouse Pier and here you have time enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the tranquil water or you can head out to 4K beach or pay a visit to the local Koh Touch Village or you just relax. Buffet lunch will be served on board while we had to our last island call at Koh Rong Samloem. Return to Ochheutil Beach Dock at around 5pm.
Kbal Chhay Waterfall
Locate some 18km north of Sihanoukville town and is clean water resource for Sihanoukville. It is also a popular hangout place for the local and is surrounded extensive forest as well as by loads of food stalls, picnic spots, hammocks and local food. It is especially busy during the weekend so you might want to plan your visit well if you can do that. During the wet season an impressive amount of water flows from the mountain ranges surrounding Sihanoukville, where in the dry season the pools at the bottom are a great spot to swim. If you look for swimming, then dry season is best time for you otherwise you can just go for relaxation like the locals.
Psar Leu Market
At the centre of downtown is Psar Leu Market. The market is a great place to sample the area’s abundant tropical fruits, seafood as well as shopping for souvenir. It is a great place a few gift to keep your memory of Siahnoukville and also opportunity to observe local culture.