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5 Best Cambodia Islands for Your Next Holiday

If you are planning your next big vacation, then without any doubt, head out for the Cambodia islands. There you can satisfy all your senses by indulging in different activities according to your taste, for instance, underwater adventure, all-night party and much more. You can soak in the tranquility of these islands. Get ready to explore some breath-taking dive sites, picturesque beaches, and traditional indigenous fishing villages. If you want to spend your holidays in Cambodia islands, then take some time out to go through the list of top 5 Cambodia Islands.

Below mentioned are the top 5 Cambodia islands where you can enjoy your vacations to the fullest.

1. Koh Rong Sanloem

It's a tiny island with a heart-shaped inlet, pristine white sand beaches and calm turquoise surf, which surprisingly, has a lot to offer to the travelers. You will get the vibes of a lost paradise here. You will not feel a burning hole in your pocket as it is quite cheap staying and enjoying in this Cambodia Island.

It plays the role of a backpacker paradise. There are less expensive accommodations available here in the form of dorm rooms. You can choose among the luxurious villas as well as primary, simple wooden bungalows. You can enjoy an all night long party or can even opt for a full moon party. Party boats depart from Koh Rong for Sanloem daily at around 4:30 pm, and it comes back at about 8 am the next day. Do not forget to take a walk along the shoreline.

Additional Info: Sunset beach is famous for its breath-taking view as the setting sun has a color play on the sea waves. It will give you once-in-a-lifetime experience as you will be able to experience the lighting up of bioluminescent plankton by the touch of your feet.

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2. Koh Rong

If you are lucky enough, you will be able to book a bungalow at the sunrise beach. Here, you can wake up early in the morning, set out of your cottage and rest on a hammock while enjoying the panoramic view of the rising sun. It is the largest and one of the most popular Cambodia Islands. This Cambodia Island is perfect for sunburnt travelers who love sun basking on the beach in the daytime while raising the toast at night.

Additional Info: The island may soon lose its pristine beauty because of modernization. The government is planning to build luxury resorts, golf course, and an airport in Cambodia Island. If you want to experience the immaculate beauty of this Cambodia Island, then it is the high time that you plan a visit to this Cambodia Island.

3. Koh Ta Kiev

Quite close to Ream National Park, this Cambodian Island still maintains the castaway island feel. Do not forget to withdraw lots of cash before landing on this island, because there is no ATM here.

This Cambodia Island is famous for its panoramic and picturesque view and lush green forest. You can lodge in at bungalow operations in this Cambodia Island. But you have to pre-book well in advance, as there are few bungalow operations available here. Although there are fewer amenities, the natural charm makes up for it.

Additional Info: You can enjoy snorkeling, beachcombing, or jungle walks here. You can also hire a rent, to sleep under the starlit open sky.

4. Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island)

If you are someone who loves the tranquility of nature and gushing sounds of the ocean waves, then this Cambodia Island is a perfect option for you. In this Cambodia Island, you are in for a panoramic view of palm trees swaying in the cool breeze, lined by cute hammocks on the seashore. It is one of the best picture-perfect Cambodia Islands, suitable for photography lovers. No mad parties take place here.

Additional Info: For accommodation, you will get an option of quite a basic bungalow on stilts. Charges may vary from $5-$10 per night. This charge is for double accommodation. You will love the seafood here, especially the Kampot Pepper. You can also enjoy some hiking experiences here.

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5. Koh Russei / Bamboo Island

Koh Russei, or the bamboo island, is just one hour away from Sihanoukville. You can take a boat trip from Sihanoukville and visit three central Cambodia Islands, including this one. You can either go back to Sihanoukville by 4 pm or can choose to stay overnight in Cambodia Islands to gain an enjoyable experience. Also, you will fall for the boat trip. You can enjoy a brisk walk through the forest, and this will take you to the clean and neat bungalows.

Additional Info: Hammocks are there in front of every bungalow. You can enjoy a communal environment, eat, drink, chill, and have fun together.

The above-mentioned islands are for sure the best five Cambodia islands which you must visit. No matter whether you are on a solo trip or in the company of your friends or family, you will have the best time here in these islands. Bring up the party animal inside you or enjoy the serenity of nature, you can enjoy both the world in these Cambodia islands. However, with passing time, these islands are losing their natural beauty due to modernization and pollution. There is no looking back because once the trail of modernization begins, no one can stop it ever. So before it is too late, visit these epitomes of pristine beauty.

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