Sihanouk Ville (also known as Kompong Som) is located in the southwest corner of Cambodia, 232km from Phnom Penh, that can be reached by national road no. 4. as Which is Cambodia’s only international port.It’s gradually being Redeveloped as a
tourist attraction. This coastal city is beautiful by white sand beaches that include O’chheuteal, Sokha, Pram Pi chan (7 temple hotel), Deum Chrey. These beaches are Known for their quiet, cozy atmospheare and the large stretches of white sand and Clear waters and these make them popular spots for families on
vacation. These Seaside paradises with the refreshing coolness of the fresh water stream can be enjoyed at year around.
Sihanouk ville is not a small place, and the best way to get around is to hire a motobike. Sihanouk Ville itself is east of the main backpackers’ beach and close to the more mid-range O’chheuteal beach. Due south of town is tiny Kosh pos beach, which has a solitary mid-range hotel, and the larger independence beach, which has the crumbling independence hotel – slated for redevelopment.
Although tourism has increased over the past few years, the beaches of Sihanouk Ville are some of most unspoiled in all of southeast Asia. It’s a perfect tropical getaway, filled with lovely beaches and facilities for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving or just sunbathing. Actually, there are boat trips that also available
to many of the nearby islands. There are several hotels and local restaurants serving fresh, delicious seafood on the beach. On the weekend, there are many
visitors from Phnom Penh to relax, swimming and enjoy fresh seafood.
Desperately, I can’t help not to go there quite often, I love to see the sun sets over the sea as well as sitting on sandy beach, you can see the reflection of the sun glows on the water… and there more and more things that I love to go there, if you think that Phnom Penh is a noisy place then you can go to Sihanouk
Ville to find real silence with no air pollution.
Serendipity Beach, It’s the only beach in Sihanouk Ville to offer bungalows and guesthouse rooms right on the sand. This end of Ochheuteal was named (Serendipity Beach) two years ago. Over the past two years Serendipity’s population has grown exponentially, as have the number of bungalows, hotels and restaurants. To get to this beach follow Ekareach street straight through the Golden Lion traffic circle and up and over the hill.
Otres Beach, It’s the next beach south of Ochheuteal. It’s the twin sister of Ochheuteal, but is untouristed and often completely deserted save a few small houses at the near end. Otres villages and pagoda sit about 1km off the beach. A single road trace the beach’s 3km to a police post at the far end. To get there, either:
1) hike around the rocks at the far end of Ochheuteal. It’s the next beach south of Ochheuteal.
2) Take Omui st. Southeast about 4km to a fork and turn right. At the next opportunity take a left. It’s 2km to the beach.
3) Take 1 kanda st. almost to the end of Ochheuteal. Turn left and cross a crumbling wood bridge over the Chheuteal Creek. Go about 1km, turn right and continue another 2km to the beach. Sandy road.
Ream Beach, through not untouristed, the Ream Beach see far a fewer visitors than Sihanouk Ville beaches. Located in the Ream National park. Take route 4 to the Airport road 18km north of town. Turn right, go 9km to the ocean. The beach to the right is long and narrow and frequented more by fishermen than tourists. Behind beach to the right is mangrove swamp, which attracts a wide variety of tropical birds. The beaches to the left nearer the Naval Base now have a few vendors selling drinks and renting tubes. There is a small $5 per night guesthouse run by the National Park. Check at the park HQ opposite the entrance to the airport.
Ochheuteal beach, known as UNTAC beach in the early 1990s and it’s now the most popular in Sihanouk Ville, offering the full spectrum of beach venues from upscale hotels and dining to laid-back budget beach bars and bungalows. This beach is long, sandy and narrow, with ‘Serendipity beach’ at the northern end, a golf course development at the southern end, and a cluster of mid-range hotels and restaurants near the MP base in the middle. Grass umbrellas, rent able beach chairs and little drink huts line the beach from one end to the other. It offers several nice hotels including the seaside and crystal, the mid-range Holiday, as well as some of Sihanouk Ville’s better seafood restaurants, (Sea Dragon, Susadey, Sunshine and Les Feuilles), within walking distance of the hotels. Further south along the beach in front of the golf course development, a number of budget traveler/backpacker oriented bar/restaurant/beach hangouts have sprung up offering chairs, umbrellas, drinks and a chill-out atmosphere.
Independence beach gets its name from the deserted hulk of the 7-storey independence Hotel at the north end. Located call this beach ‘Otel Bram-Pi chann( hotel 7-stories). It’s labeled ‘7-chann beach’ on the in-town street sign. Independence is more than a kilometer long, but the sandy area is much narrower making the beach best when the tide is low. The beach is wider and more tourists toward the northwest end near a small fresh water lake (which is the source of the town’s fresh water and rumored to contain crocodile). At the other end is the beach’s only hotel, Sea breeze. Grass umbrellas and drink vendors only hotel, Sea breeze. Grass umbrellas and drink vendors now line the beach from end to end but it’s still much less frequented than other beaches. The road up to the old Independence Hotel is often frequented by small troop of Rhesus monkeys but is currently closed while the hotel in undergoing renovation.
Sokha beach, Big charges, Occupying all of Sokha beach, the new Sokha beach Resort, Sihanouk Ville’s first full resort complex has just opened offering upscale accommodation, restaurants, all sorts water sports, tennis and more. This beach is about 1kilometer long and comparatively wide so that there is plenty of sand left during high tide. The beach is bounded at either end by rocky points that snorkelers and divers find inviting.