The coast of Cambodia already had uninhabited islands, white
sandy beaches, clear blue waters, and a national park, but now
there are some excellent hotels too.
Kep, a chic colonial beach resort until its destruction at the
hands of the Khmer Rouge, is making something of a comeback while
the town of Sihanoukville is also emerging as one of Southeast
Asia's premier beach destinations. Situated in the centre of a
small peninsula on the Gulf of Thailand, Sihanoukville town is
surrounded by several palm tree-lined beaches. For the ultimate in
relaxation, enjoy a massage at one of the town's luxury spas and
bask in the sun at the private Sokha beach.
Nearby are several uninhabited but islands, accessible by
traditional wooden motorboats for day trips where you can snorkel
above beautiful marine life and pristine coral or relax on secluded
beaches. Several good dive sites are situated along the coast.