What They Said is a section where we have collected articles, videos and blog posts written by our guests, so you can easily find out what our guests thinks about Coconutbeach Bungalows.
“The gorgeous Koh Rong island offers many accomodations and Coconut Beach Bungalows, where we stayed, is with no doubt one of the best.
White sand, palm trees, crystal clear water, and hospitality cured to the smallest detail.
As any remote and isolated location, to get here you need a couple of stages: from Sihanoukville a ferry takes us to Koh Rong main port, on the west side of the island; but Coconut Beach lies on the opposite side, so we need a private taxi boat, set up by the manager, to reach our destination. The landing, straight in the water, is really spectacular, as you can see here, thanks to my doubtful director skills, even though in unstable conditions…
Robbie, the manager, is a nice and super kind Cambodian man who speaks a good English; with his sister Pia and other relatives and helpers, he will make our stay very special. He welcomes us open arms and with a big smile. The place offers charming bungalows at the top and much more wilder tents at the bottom.
We had a tent booked over the internet, a cheaper (15$ a night vs 40$) and also more adventurous option (in other words: we are poor). Being in an exclusive and set apart location, accomodation and bar/restaurant prices are “westernized” and so, comparing to the Cambodian average, quite high. But it is absolutely worth it, we will collect a lot of great memories.
Our tent is brand-new, fixed the morning we arrive, and could host up to 4 people. The two of us fit easily, on a king-size mattress, sea-view, waves sound on the background.
We enjoy meeting new people everyday, everybody welcomes us, gives us advice, makes us feel at home, and after the first day we will be doing the same with new guests.
Best advice we get is to have a bath at around 7 or 8 pm, to attend the astonishing phenomenon of the fluo plancton: with the deepest dark, and the moon still under the horizon, by diving into the sea and waving arms and legs, you can see the plancton emanating lights, like a kind of marine fireflies. It really leaves us speechless, hard to describe!”
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