Sky Beach Resort


My wife and I were recently invited lớn stay at Sol Beach – A wonderful resort on the main tourist beach of Koh Rong Samloem (i.e. the beautiful Saracen Bay – A peaceful relaxing holiday destination). Sol Beach offers a more luxurious accommodation at a premium price of $150 / night. There are now a couple of resort on Samloem pricing themselves in the premium category (see: The One & Moonlight), so we were intrigued khổng lồ see how Sol Beach would compare, và how it aims to lớn stand out in the long term.

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Fish Amok at Sol Beach Resort

Movie Night at Sol Beach Resort

As we were about khổng lồ mix off baông xã lớn our room, we bumped into lớn Steve, the owner – A friendly American man who always seems to be happy & smiling. He invited us khổng lồ stay for the regular film night hosted at Sol Beach. Ironically, that night’s movie was ‘Castaway’ – Very fitting given Koh Rong Samloem ‘s more ‘desert island’ feel.

After the movie, we went back lớn the villa & got a very good night’s sleep – There was no noise whatsoever. Unlike the main tourist beach on Koh Rong (Koh Touch), all activities tover lớn finish at around 11pm on Saracen Bay, ensuring that no noise keeps you up throughout the night.

The morning after we had the ‘all you can eat’ complementary Búp Phê breakfast – A very satisfying thing to wake up to. Again, the food and coffee were of a good standard, as you would expect.

To conclude, Sol Beach is an excellent place to stay on Koh Rong Samloem if you want khổng lồ see the magnificent views in a more luxurious accommodation. If you’re thinking of going to lớn Samloem và would lượt thích khổng lồ try this resort for yourself, you can book here at best price:

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Q: When is the best time lớn visit Saracen Bay?

A: The best time to lớn visit Saracen Bay is between the middle of November và the start of May. During these months you’ll have sầu beautiful hot days with very little cloud và low humidity. To give you a rough idea of the average temperatures over this past year:Middle of November / December / January / February: Warm and dry. 25°C daytime.March / April / May: Hot and dry. 35°C daytime.June / July / August: Hot & wet. 35°C daytime.September / October / Early November: Warm and wet. 25°C daytime.Please see our Weather Guide for more information.

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Q: How vì I get to lớn Saracen Bay?

A: There are now 5 modern ferry services from Sihanoukville khổng lồ Saracen Bay – Speed Ferry Cambodia, Island Speed Boat Cambodia, Buva Sea, Angkor Speed Ferry, and GTVC. (There are also a couple of $5-$10 ‘Slow Boat’ services that take 1.5 – 2.5 hours – These services are not professionally run và are not recommended).It will take about 40 minutes khổng lồ get to Saracen Bay if it’s the first stop. If the boat first stops elsewhere, it may take 1 hour or so.All 5 services will charge roughly $25 return, though prices can vary depending on time of year, special offers, etc. All services leave sầu from the Ochheuteal (AKA ‘Serendipity’) pier in Sihanoukville.The 5 services offer modern tốc độ boats with comfortable chairs, life jackets, & the option lớn buy food and drink on board. Not all of the ferries have air-conditioning, but once the boats phối off there is a svào cool breeze throughout the sitting areas which more than makes up for it.All ferry services tover to be very busy – we strongly recommend you buy your tickets in advance. You can buy your tickets online now here: Book Ferry Tickets Online Now

Q: What activities are there?

A: Snorkeling và Scutía DivingThe Koh Rong islands are known for their stunning underwater panorama. Whether it’s snorkeling or scucha diving that you’re after, there are plenty of superb locations on Koh Rong Samloem.Kayaking & Paddle BoardingEnjoy the crystal clear ocean waters by Kayaking or paddle boarding your way around – An ideal activity for couples and families alượt thích.Jungle TrekkingExplore the exotic jungle habitat by foot. If you’re staying on Saracen Bay, we would definitely recommend for you to lớn see Lazy Beach – A 40 minute walk through the jungle trail.

Bioluminescent PlanktonSparkling lượt thích a starry sky all around you, the bioluminescent plankton are a wonderful sight to lớn behold at night times. Please speak to your hotel about booking a plankton tour.

Q: Where can I see the glowing plankton?

A: Sparkling lượt thích a starry sky all around you, the bioluminescent plankton are a wonderful sight to behold at night times. Although this phenomenon is abundant on the islands, the glowing plankton can only be seen in places with very little light pollution.If you’re staying on Saracen Bay, the easiest way for you lớn see the plankton is by booking a boat tour.For more information, please read: Glowing Plankton on Koh Rong

Q: What should I bring with me?

A: We recommend that you bring plenty of cash, mosquilớn spray, sun tung lotion, and any other necessities. Saracen Bay và M’Pai Bay have sầu small shops where you can buy most of what you might need, but prices can be inflated so it’s a good idea to lớn stoông chồng up on the essentials before you go.

Q: Is it easy to lớn get a Cambodian Visa?

A: Yes – it is generally very easy khổng lồ get a Cambodian Visa. Although there are tighter restrictions for Business Visas (which now require a Cambodian work permit), the Tourist Visa (1 month stay) is very straight forward and can be obtained at the airport / border crossing as you arrive sầu. If you’d lượt thích to lớn skip the ques, you can buy your visa online now here: Buy a Visa Online Now.

Q: Is there an ATM on Saracen Bay?

A: There is currently no ATM on Saracen Bay. However, many resorts now take thẻ (e.g. VISA, MasterCard, etc) & you can take money out using an Eftpos terminal (10% fee). It is also possible to lớn bởi a WING transfer if you are desperate for cash. Please ask someone when you are there for details.You can get cash out at any of the three Eftpos terminals on Koh cảm ứng (the main tourist area on Koh Rong Island). There is an Eftpos terminal at Green Ocean Guesthouse, White Rose Guesthouse, & Koh Lanta.

Q: Is there a medical facility?

A: There is currently no medical facility on Saracen Bay. However, Koh Rong has a medical facility on Koh cảm biến (the main tourist area). Please ask someone when you are there for directions.

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Q: Is it a family-friendly place?

A: Yes, there are many quiet, family-friendly places on Saracen Bay. Please see our Hotel Guide and Beach Guide lớn learn more.

Q: When is the rainy season?

A: The rainy season on Saracen Bay is from the middle of May to early November. During these months there will be short bursts of heavy rain during the day. One thing to note is that, although it is wonderfully hot throughout the peak season, there are several advantages of visiting the isl& during the rainy season.For example, those that visit during the rainy season get khổng lồ enjoy half-priced accommodation and beautiful rainy scenes, and because it never gets too cold in Cambodia, swimming in the ocean is still a very pleasurable experience (the water rarely drops beneath 25°C). Take a look at this article for more information: 5 Reasons to lớn Visit Saracen Bay in Rainy Season