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About Koh Rong

Koh Rong is a wonderful example of what happens to a pristine island paradise once everyone starts to hear about it. It’s by no means spoiled, it’s still extremely beautiful and peaceful, in parts, but where once there were a few beach-hut style resorts around the tiny village of Koh Tuich, there’s now rows of backpacker hostels, beach bars, lively restaurants and plenty of opportunities to have fun. In such flux it’s difficult to make recommendations for the best places to stay in Koh Rong. However one resort makes it very easy. By far the top of our Guru’s list of the best places to stay in Koh Rong is the Song Saa Private Island with its award winning spa and wonderful over-sea villas.

But even if you can’t quite afford the Song Saa, you can still find your own patch of paradise on Koh Rong. Just walk out from the town and you’ll start to hear the sounds of the island taking over from the bass of the bars. There’s plenty of beach to go around - 43 to be precise, plus the phosphorescence of the ocean and the peace of the lush, untouched jungle interior all comes as part of the island’s package.

As the island becomes more popular there are also other resorts springing up close to other hamlets, but there are no roads on the island, so expect to do most of your travelling on foot or by boat. This is also a great spot for snorkelling and diving.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Koh Rong is very popular and not somewhere you can just book on the spur of the moment. You'll need to be organised and plan well ahead!

The Best Places to Stay in Koh Rong

  • The Song Sea Private Island has just 27 villas, the kind on stilts over the waters with glass floors, plus the best spa in Cambodia and one of the best in the world. They offer private dining which is as indulgent or as healthy as you want it to be and in addition to being beautiful and luxurious, it’s also won awards for its environmental responsibility.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay on Koh Rong for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay on Koh Rong, expand your search to include all our Cambodia recommendations, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

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Best Hotels in Koh Rong

  • Ariya Resort Koh Rong Island 20 rooms from £42

    Back to Nature  -  This resort will suit those looking to get away from it all in a quiet, remote and low-key jungle setting
    Sights nearby  -  Coconut Beach is 450 metres away and there are three other beaches nearby
    Kayaking  -  Kayaking is included in the rate
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.

    Peaceful resort located within a jungle forest on the island of Koh Rong. Choose between rooms or bungalows nestled amongst the trees. The property will suit those looking to rest and relax rather than do too much, but snorkeling and kayaking at the nearby beach (450m away) can be arranged. See More

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  • Tamu Koh Rong Koh Rong Island 15 rooms from £94

    Beach Life  -  Direct access to private beach and endless beach activities; swimming, snorkelling, fishing, diving, boating and kayaking
    Honeymoons  -  The property's quiet and relaxed vibe suit those not looking to venture much further than their room or the beach
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the island's endless beaches and coastline as well as the interior; jungles, waterfalls and wonderful scenery await
    Diving  -  Diving can be done at Koh Rong Dive Center, 5km from the hotel

    Charming beach-front property with a mix of rooms and sea-view tents located on Koh Rong island, easily accessible from Sihanoukville. A great-value option for those looking to while away days filled with sun, sea and sand. There is a pool and the restaurant serves Asian and European cuisine. See More

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  • The Royal Sands Koh Rong Island 67 rooms from £414

    Beach Life  -  Beach lovers will adore this famous stretch of beach with stunning views over the crystal clear water of the Gulf of Thailand
    Sights nearby  -  Day excursions to explore Koh Rong’s exotic jungle habitat by foot or via mountain bike are led by the hotel's guides
    Sailing  -  Take an island hopping day trip to discover stunning beaches both on Koh Rong and further afield
    Kayaking  -  Kayaking and paddleboarding can be done by both adults and children

    All-villa resort set on 400 metres of private white-sand beach on Koh Rong island. The best villas come with private pools and many have sea views. Enjoy the beach, pool, spa and gym, dine at the Ocean Restaurant or venture out to explore the island and its surroundings by boat, on foot or by bike. See More

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  • Song Saa Private Island Kaoh Rung, Koh Rong 27 rooms from £865

    Spa breaks  -  Best spa in Cambodia, one of the best in the world. Repeatedly winning awards it is part of the destination.
    Eco break  -  Song Saa has won several awards for its enviromental efforts.
    Hideaway  -  A veritable hideaway: your own private island.
    Sailing  -  Head out for an evening cruise and swim amongst the water's bioluminescence. Ethereal stuff.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    A private island with award winning spa treatments and eco credentials. Rustic yet superlatively luxurious villas include uninterrupted ocean views, including glass floor viewing windows: watch the fish beneath your feet. Dining is as healthy or indulgent as you'd like with plenty of private dining. See More

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