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About Koh Rong

An island paradise just off the Cambodian coast, Koh Rong is most easily accessed by boat from party-loving Sihanoukville. A steep rise in popularity in recent years has led to a burgeoning selection of hotels, bars and restaurants popping up along the island’s busier stretches of beach. There are, however, still pockets of tranquility in this tropical idyll — and it is here that our Gurus’ pick of the best places to stay on Koh Rong are located.

Boasting no fewer than 43 beaches, Koh Rong is Cambodia's top spot for kicking back on pristine sands. The tranquil ocean waters, overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, are home to a vast array of marine life and popular amongst divers and snorkellers. Swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing trips are also wonderful. Venture inland for guided nature hikes to refreshing waterfalls, birdwatching walks and scenic cycling adventures.

If you’re looking for buzzy nights out, the bars and eateries of town promise cold Cambodian beer, funky cocktails and dance-worthy beats. For more private, romantic evenings, look to the chic restaurants and private dining experiences offered by the best places to stay in Koh Rong.

The Best Places to Stay on Koh Rong

For a Boutique Bolthole

  • Tamu Koh Rong is an affordable little beach hotel with idyllic thatched and tented villas set on white sands. Pick this place for the intimate boutique feel and the tranquil atmosphere — perfect for a couples' escape or beach-focused honeymoon.
  • The Secret Garden Koh Rong is a family friendly spot with just 16 rooms overlooking a pristine beach. Expect white-on-white, Scandi-inspired interiors and flexible options for those travelling with little ones. The laid-back vibe and the proximity to everything from fishing to waterfall hikes add to the appeal.

For Luxury

  • Song Saa Private Island boasts 27 indulgent stilted villas with glass floors revealing the ocean waters below. Reputedly home to the best spa in Cambodia, this is a gorgeous private island escape with strong eco credentials. A hugely romantic hideaway.
  • Royal Sands offers superb all-villa accommodation set on a 400-metre stretch of pristine beach. Cool and contemporary multi-room villas have private plunge pools, ocean views and chic white-on-white interiors. Enjoy the spa, gym and delicious fresh cuisine. A very special stay for couples, friends or families.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Sihanoukville International Airport and catch a short ferry across to Koh Rong. Some hotels will be happy to arrange an airport pick up in advance. Alternatively, travel to Phnom Penh International Airport, and journey just under three hours by road to Sihanoukville.
  • It's brilliant to have the independence of your own transport if you're comfortable driving in Asia. Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Temperatures hover around 26-31°C for much of the year, with the heaviest rainfall expected between June and September. Travel between November and January for slightly cooler temperatures.



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Best Hotels in Koh Rong

  • The Secret Garden Koh Rong Pagoda Beach, Koh Rong 16 rooms from £84

    Families  -  Interconnecting rooms are ideal for families, who will appreciate the laid-back & friendly atmosphere
    Beach Life  -  A relaxing beach hideaway on Koh Rong island, perfect for lazy days of sun, sand & swimming
    Fishing  -  Guided sunset fishing excursions are wonderful for guests of all ages
    Great walks  -  Walk to Sok San or Prek Svay Waterfall, both beautiful natural spots
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    A tranquil escape on a secluded stretch of pristine beach on Koh Rong, this charming little hotel has just 16 rooms with white-on-white interiors & a minimalist, Scandi-inspired sense of style. Sink your toes into the sand and soak up the laid-back ambience of this corner of Cambodian paradise. See More

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

    Sights nearby  -  Explore the island's endless beaches and coastline as well as the interior; jungles, waterfalls and wonderful scenery await
    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
    Diving  -  Speak to the team about arranging magical dives with the Koh Rong Dive Center, 5km from the hotel
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    Charming beachfront property with a mix of rooms and sea-view tents located on Koh Rong island, easily accessible from Sihanoukville. A great-value option for romantic couples looking to while away days filled with sun, sea & sand. There is a pool and the restaurant serves Asian & 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
    Honeymoons  -  A romantic honeymoon hotel with big cosy beds topped with flower petals, private dining experiences & beach strolls galore
    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
    Kayaking  -  Glide across the tranquil waters with one of the hotel's kayaks of paddle boards
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    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

    Yoga  -  Speak to the team about arranging private yoga classes in the early morning or evening, complete with mesmerising ocean views
    Spa breaks  -  Possibly the best spa in Cambodia, this is an award-winning destination for rest and rejuvenation
    Hideaway  -  A private island escape with 27 gorgeous villas, pristine beachs & uninterrupted sea views
    Snorkelling  -  Pack your snorkel and transport yourself to a world of seahorses & rainbow-coloured fish
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    A private island with award-winning spa treatments & eco credentials. Rustic yet superlatively luxurious villas include uninterrupted ocean views and glass floor windows: watch the fish beneath your feet. Dining is as healthy or indulgent as you like in secluded, romantic settings across the island. See More

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