This is most of the beach hotels in Cambodia can be found in Sihanoukville, the country’s up-and-coming beach destination. Sihanoukville already drew Cambodia’s jetset to its golden beaches in the 60s but the party came to an abrupt end in 1970 when Cambodia descended into civil war. A few intrepid backpackers returned to Sihanoukville after the peace returned in 1993 and since then visitor numbers have risen steadily. After 30 years of housing only ghosts, the Independence Hotel is up and running again and more and more Khmers and expats have come to Sihanoukville to run bars and restaurants. This list presents the best beach resorts in Cambodia.
1, Sokha Beach Resort
The best of the Cambodia beach resorts, the Sokha Beach Resort in Sihanoukville is set amidst a beautiful beachfront garden. This resort is designed with 2 accommodation wings, offering spaciously defined rooms and suites with private balconies, either with a view of the garden or sea. The beach resort is designed uniquely in craftsman-style of wood and stones reflecting a warm rustic ambience. The Asean House serves buffet and ala carte menu throughout the day while the Fishermen Village offers fresh seafood.
2, Reef Resort
Reef Resort is Sihanoukville’s premier boutique hotel resort, with 9 superior double rooms, 4 family rooms and 1 apartment all set around the swimming pool. Room facilities include air con, fan, mini bar and free WIFI. The restaurant & bar has quality Mexican, Western and local food cooked by four experienced chefs.
Resort is perhaps a bit of an overstatement for this place, but Koh Thmei Resort is certainly a relaxing place to spend a few days. Opened in December 2010, the bungalows are brand new, with walls of wood and tin roofs covered by thatch for aesthetics. Koh Thmei is located in the Ream National Park.
4, Independence Hotel Resort & Spa
The Independence Hotel was built in 1962 and completed in 1963. Back then, it used to be Sihanouk Ville’s most luxurious and elitist accommodation. Today, its 88 rooms and suites contain all the modern amenities guests would expect from a 4 star hotel. Furthermore, the private white sand beach, outdoor swimming pool, and fitness center will keep those who choose to stay here entertained.
5, Beach Club Resort
Located a gentle five minute stroll to the seemingly endless sands of the beautiful Ochheuteal Beach, the Beach Club Resort is Sihanoukville’s premier boutique mid-range hotel. All rooms have a swimming pool view and are tastefully furnished and well equipped with modern amenities and services.
6, La Reserve Hotel Sihanoukville
The La Reserve Hotel is located close to the city center of Sihanoukville. The hotel was established in 2006 and offers 16 guestrooms. Each guestroom features amenities such as air conditioning, wireless internet access and tv. The amenities offered at this Sihanoukville accommodation include bar, restaurant, room service and outdoor pool.
7, Tranquility Guesthouse
The Tranquility Guesthouse boasts a convenient location in Sihanoukville and modern amenities in every guestroom. Room facilities include a balcony or terrace. Along with its convenient location in Sihanoukville, the hotel also offers a wide range of services and facilities to the guests such as restaurant and a bar.