Sihanoukville a Thailand Beach Destination

July 23, 2013 by

Sihanoukville Beach

Sihanoukville beach

Ready to experience Thai culture, ideal tropical weather and enjoy the feel of warmed sand beneath your feet? Sihanoukville offers all that in an unforgettable island experience.

Surrounded on three sides by the Bay of Thailand; the setting creates a picture postcard backdrop with grass hut restaurants and bars, and sandy stretches of beach.

Sihanoukville market

Sihanoukville market

Things to Do in Sihanoukville

The center of activity in Sihanoukville is the beaches. Whether you want to soak up some rays, swim, fish or snorkel the beach offers it all. Scuba diving is also a popular option as Sihanoukville is the only deep sea port in the country.

When you’re ready to get out of the sun for a while, head into town and check out themed restaurants and bars owned and operated by people from around the world.

Visit the central market downtown or stop by one of the bakeries for fresh treats. Downtown Sihanoukville can be walked in about an hour, or if you’re tired of walking, there are plenty of taxis and motorized rickshaws pulled by a motorcycle called Tuk Tuks.

Enjoy time in the shade with a hike in the forest or climb aboard a dirt bike and enjoy the freedom to see what you want at your own pace.

Popular Attractions

Along with watersports and hiking, visitors have an opportunity to visit majestic waterfalls, volcanic lakes, the Angkorian ruins, Buddhist Temples and more. Many tours can be arranged that start and end in Sihanoukville.

Day trips to the fishing village of Stung Hauv, the Kbal Chay Waterfalls, the Ream National Park, and visits to the nearby islands are all popular choices you won’t want to miss.

Cove Beach Resort

Cove Beach Resort

Sihanoukville Night Life

When the sun goes down, there’s still plenty to do. Bars and casinos are open 24/7 and many of the restaurants start hopping at sunset. Sample authentic Thai cuisine as well as Indian, Italian, French and Japanese fare and one of the many eateries.

A visit to Sihanoukville offers an opportunity to enjoy authentic Thai culture. Accommodations range from luxury resorts to places that cost $2.00 a night.

A typical room costs between $5 – $50, but remember, you’ll get what you pay for.┬áMake reservations at the Cove Beach Resort or one of the other quality hotels to ensure you enjoy your vacation stay.

Photo credits: ND Strupler, spotter_nl, Amber de Bruin

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