Jun 14, 2012

Taking a Retreat in Sihanouk Ville

If you are heading to Cambodia and looking for a budget trip, you should opt to visit Sihanouk Ville – Cambodia’s main beachside town.

Sihanouk Ville town sits in the center of a small peninsula surrounded on 3 sides that juts into the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Here provides the wonderful bird-eye view of the surrounding hills and many other small islands. Many of the beaches are filled with grass hut restaurants and bars, some of the beaches are rocky, couples are big resorts, and some are pure sandy beach. Several beaches of fine pearl-white sand line the shore around the peninsula, all easily accessible from the town, each separated from the other as much by character as the rocky headlands between. The main beaches are lined with thatch roofed seafood shacks offering cold drinks, umbrellas and chairs, BBQ, evening parties and water sports.

Cambodia Tours, Cambodia Travel -sihanouk ville panorama
sihanouk ville panorama
 From Threeland Travel Indochina's Blog - June 2012

Ochheuteal and Serendipity Beaches are the most popular and the busiest beach in Sihanouk Ville with plenty of nearby hotels, guest houses, bars and restaurants. Ochheuteal is long, sandy and narrow, with ‘Serendipity Beach’ at the arcing northern end, a development project at the southern half, and a cluster of hotels, guesthouses and restaurants stretching along the mid-section. On the beach, shack-style seafood restaurants and bars line more than a kilometer of the sand’s edge from ‘Serendipity Beach’ to the development project.

On the other side of town, Independence and Victory beaches are also popular, both offering smaller crowds and a somewhat more tranquil atmosphere. The Victory Beaches are two long beaches divided by a rocky point and a small hill, so named for the Victory Monument that sits in the boulevard park near the midpoint. The southern section is known as ‘Hawaii Beach.’ The northern section near Victory Monument is called as ‘Victory Beach’ and is the most popular area with travelers. 

Cambodia Tours, Cambodia Travel - sihanouk ville
sihanouk ville
 From Threeland Travel Indochina's Blog - June 2012

Otres Beach is similar to Ochheuteal – a three kilometer crescent of white sand facing the southwest – but far less developed and has a much more relaxed feel. It offers a more leisurely, relaxed atmosphere. Otres caught the eye of Forbes in 2010, listed amongst the year’s Top 22 Beaches in Asia. Though much of central portion of the beach was recently closed for a development project, long stretches remain open at the near and far ends and retain that same laid back Otres feel.

By carefully planning for an unwinding trip to Sihanouk Ville, there's no reason that you can't take full advantage of some of the best attractions in Cambodia without wasting your precious time. Visit Threeland Travel Indochina and contact us to prepare properly for a perfect tour. 


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