Sihanoukville islands

The Sihanouk Archipelago is made by many islands and islets around the Sihanouk Peninsula. Most of the islands are inhabited, with some fisher villages. They comprise white sand beaches, small hills, protected natural areas and corals, a setting that is attracting the development of a tourist industry. On July 2011, the Koh Puos Investment Group inaugurated the Morakot Bridge to the Snake Island, one of the most representative ones of the archipelago. The island will be developed as an exclusive residential area and resort. Some of the islands are included in the Ream National Park.

There are many agencies and hotels doing excursions to the islands, many of them including a night in some of them. We are elaborating the list of the most recommended excursion proposals (check soon.)

Koh Dek Koul

This small private island is 7 kilometres (4 mi) off from Victory Beach. The luxurious Russian owned Mirax Resort is located on this island.

Koh Pos

Also known as Morakot Island or Snake Island. This island is 800 meters (2,625 ft) off of Victory Beach. It is under development by Russian investors to become a luxury holiday destination. It was linked to the mainland with a bridge in July 2011. The bridge is not currently open for traffic.

Koh Thonsay

(Khmer: កោះទន្សាយ) is a Sihanoukville island located off the south western coast of Cambodia. “Koh Thonsáy” means Rabbit Island, and it is located close to the mainland of kep City. Koh Tonsay is located 4.6 km south of kep and can be reached by boat from Kep port.

Koh Russei

(Bamboo Island) is a small island about 10km off the coast of Sihanoukville. is a green, gilt-edged crescent, resting on emerald or blue water. This is the island one always longed for, the archetype from your wildest dreams.

Soon Nail Island

It is also known as Magic Island because its mushroom-shape. There is a current accommodation development in this place.

Koh Rong

West coast of Sihanoukville. It offers the fantastic strand of beach on its southwest, stretching about 5 kilometres (3 mi). It has fresh water resources on the island and a bustling fishing community on the southeast with basic supplies including fresh water, fish and crab.

Koh Rong Samlon

South coast. Beautiful beaches are on the east coast, where a large heart-shaped bay with some shellfish cultivation is located, and on the north shoreline facing Koh Rong. The marine life around Koh Rong Samloem is very diverse and offers some amazing diving.

Koh Tang

Far from the Sihanoukville coast. Going there requires trippers to stay overnight on board. It offers interesting diving spots most of which are not frequently explored. The island is home to a military outpost and travelers should expect to be boarded by military personnel when out at the island.


About Albeiro Rodas

Albeiro Rodas (in Cambodia Sky Ly Samnang), is a MA in Digital Communication, independent journalist and a Salesian of Don Bosco from Amalfi, Colombia, based in Cambodia since 1999. He is the creator of the Don Bosco schools of journalism in Sihanoukville and Kep with young people from poor communities and the founder of the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund. Medal for Social Commitment UPB (2010); among the 100 more upstanding Colombians abroad (Marca Colombia, 2012, and among the 12 Colombians that are making this a better world 2013 (

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