A stark contrast from its island neighbours, Sihanoukville was a little bit of a letdown. The beaches were crowded and dirty and there were endless building sites for hotels and casinos, it seems Sihanoukville will soon become the gambling capital of south east Asia.
Though to get to any of Cambodias perfect islands, Sihanoukville is a necessary evil, none of the islands have airports, so unless you charter a helicopter to get you there, then the ferry port in Sihanoukville is your only option.
If you miss the last ferry to any of the islands or if you have an early morning flight home, 1 night in Sihanoukville is enough.
Where To Stay:
The Smile guest house cost $30 for a triple room, you can’t book online so get there early before they sell out for the night. Rooms were basic but clean and have A/C. The food there is amazing too!
Where To Eat:
Mick and Craig’s have a Sunday roast every week for $8 (expensive compared to local dishes but worth every penny). We miss my Mam’s Sunday dinners the most and Mick and Craig’s did a pretty good job, was our first roast in 7 months, yum yum!
Sihanoukville has an international airport, its about 30 minutes outside the city and taxis are fixed price at $20 per trip.
Sorry for the downer post, next up is Koh Rong which is much more cheerful!
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