Sihanoukville Vacations

Sihanoukville is a small but growing coastal city in southern Cambodia known for its beaches. The city grew up around a busy port, and the rest of its economy is centered on tourism. Visitors flock to the city’s nice beaches which are far more relaxed than neighboring Thailand’s. These developments are fairly recent, however, as the region was ... Read more
bombed heavily during the Vietnam War. The most popular activities in the area center on nature, with SCUBA diving and hiking ranking highly. Close-by Ream National Park provides beautiful Mangrove walks, and multiple offshore islands are ringed by some of the best diving in the world. Dining is almost all cheap and traditional, and when paired with very cheap lodgings makes Sihanoukville an attractive budget destination.
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Pittsford (town), New York

This is a town on the west coast of Cambodia which is considered to have the best beaches.It is also a major fishing port and is a popular for locals as well as tourists. We came here to do a town and village tour including a pepper plantation & farm, a market, a fishing village and a Buddhist monastery.

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New York City

This place is amazing. I traveled here in low season, and even then I had to stay an extra day bc I liked it here so much. For a small beach town, there's a ton to do here. We stayed a block off of serendipity beach (the lively beach), which is filled with awesome restaurants and bars all for so cheap. The past few nights we had seafood feasts for $3 and whiskey/red bull buckets for $2.50. I see how people come here and never want to leave.

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Stockholm, Sweden

No matter if you just want to relax on the beach or party all night long, or both, – this is the place for you. With a lot of budget choices (a dorm as cheap as 1 dollar at Utopia, but then you'll get bed bugs so be cautious) and places to eat you usually don't have to look far to find a place that suits you.

Serendipity Beach is filthy some times, but usually it gets cleaned pretty fast. This is also the place to go at night if you want to party: a short walk down Serendipity Beach Road at night will surely get you a bunch of fliers that gives you free drinks. Most bars (JJ's, Nap House and Dolphin Shack are good options) have beer pong tables and usually fire shows. Just walk along the bars and you probably will find a suitable place for you.

Some bars also arrange the so called "booze cruises", Dolphin Shack and JJ's are the two I know of. I've been on both, and can recommend the one arranged by Dolphin Shack. Free bucket and a good time. Note: I do not work for them.

Oches Beach is further away from the night life of Serendipity Beach, but if you just want the beach this is a good area to stay close to, not as filthy. Some bars do however offer "happy pizzas", but most bars and restaurants are just bars and restaurants.

I stayed here during the big fire, when The Dive Shop, Monkey Republic and Mick & Craig's were burnt down. All of these places were very popular, and it was a tragedy to see the owners and locals cry while they watched their neighborhood turn to ashes. With help from both locals and tourists however, the re-building will thankfully be finished soon.

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Munich, Germany

i love sihanoukville so much.....i spend my holidays every year there.....and i love the dolphin shack....its so great there

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Nizwa, Oman
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Sihanoukville is Cambodia's Margaritaville. While I didn't hear any Jimmy Buffet when I was there on Serendipity Beach, a gorgeous swathe of white sand on the Gulf of Thailand, there were lots of middle aged men who looked just like him walking arm in arm with cute local girls in high heels and mini-skirts. Daytriping to the surrounding islands will make ya feel like Gilligan on Gilligan's Island while nighlife-ing in town will make ya feel like you've still got it (even if you've never had it ;-)

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Watamu, Kenya

Fascinating, filthy and by all accounts, dangerous!

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Lovely holiday

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I'll be there on my Holliday <3

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Nice beach

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Bangkok, Thailand

Lovely beach

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