Koh Rong
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  • Proppie D
    3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    other islands are better.
    The beaches are beautiful. But the nest beach club is partying daily to about 4 to 5 am in the middle of other bungalow parks. It is run by Engels. You need earplugs. Randomly the locals burn their stuff in little fire places in the near forrest and the smoke spreads out over the entire beach leaving carbon particles in the air you breath. The prices are too high for what you get.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 November 2023
  • Julek Bielecki
    Vik, Iceland28 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bring a Wallet and enjoy
    Generally the island is nice, so as the surroundings. However everything is so overpriced there. I felt trapped in a tourist trap. The prices are more or less 50-60% more than the mainland, especially transport it’s 2,5$/ pax! one way almost where ever you go but for example I had to pay this to get to Cocconut beach so just 6km with at any city would be 1,25$ per tuktuk. Motobike is 15$ per day when usually yo can get it for 6$ elsewhere. Bottle of water -1$- duble the price. So just be ready to spent a lot and you can enjoy your holiday at beautiful place with Koh Rong certainly is. It’s good for diving as I heard, I paid to much for everything else, so I couldn’t try the price for 3 dives is pretty much fair 90$.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 January 2024
  • LynnBrookes
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom194 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A shame
    It’s more than average but not great. It’s a lovely island, spoilt by US. Rubbish on beach, in sea, dirty toilets. It could be so much more. The people are lovely, the kids lovely. The beach furniture is years old and decrepit. I know it’s Cambodia…. But if they want to attract nice people then they need to up their game. It’s a teen paradise, they can’t see a future and if they keep going the way they are… there don’t be one
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 February 2024
  • Michael O
    Miami, Florida20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dream island
    Koh Rong is a dream island escape! Pristine beaches with crystal-clear water were perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The relaxed atmosphere was just what I needed to unwind. From beachside bungalows to delicious local eats, the island offered something for everyone. Whether you're looking for adventure or pure relaxation, Koh Rong delivers. Highly recommend!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2024
  • Marianne E
    37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    WITHDRAW MONEY
    Our travel documents from our travel organization stated that you must take sufficient money with you to the island, because you can't pay by card here. That information is outdated. There are several places on the island where you can get money at an Eftpos. We were on Longset Beach, where there is a small supermarket where you can withdraw money. There are a few more places listed on Google.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 March 2024
  • AnonymousIrish
    Ireland63 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nothing Amazing
    I stayed in Koh Rong to relax and to go to Nestival. I stayed in Koh Touch for 2 nights and Longset Beach for the other. Koh Rong was a "must visit" destination from other people I had met travelling however I thought it was over hyped. Longset beach is beautiful, but there is also rubbish everywhere, roads are bad and accommodation standards aren't great. I went to Nestival also and thought that it was very over hyped, I was really disappointed. I've been to a lot of Thai islands which I've immensely enjoyed. Overall, it wasn't my cup of tea but could be for other people!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 April 2024
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Rachael Fritz
Red Deer, Canada8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Stayed at the Tree House Bungalows for a wedding anniversary. 10/10 would recommend based on price for value and beach front views.

Worth renting a scooter for a day or two to explore the island. The roads are 50% developed so you will be on a rough, muddy, dirt road at times. But 100% worth it to visit the beaches.

Would highly recommend the Italian restaurant on the island, as well as the food at Nest. Food at Tree house was tasty but a bit more $$.

Would recommend the night swim for the bioluminescent algae. About 200 feet from shore on the south side we swam off the boat and while you can hardly capture it with your phone it felt like you were swimming in a sea of fireflies. They lit up more the more you agitated your hands and feet.

Plumbing services and garbage on the island are rudimentary. Due to lack of infrastructure sewage is straight to the ocean, and garbage is burned as there is not pick up.

Would recommend for a visit and we recommend you bring a pharmacy of medications with you to Cambodia! While the food was tasty, our digestive systems certainly got a workout!
Written 24 November 2022
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Julek Bielecki
Vik, Iceland28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Generally the island is nice, so as the surroundings. However everything is so overpriced there. I felt trapped in a tourist trap. The prices are more or less 50-60% more than the mainland, especially transport it’s 2,5$/ pax! one way almost where ever you go but for example I had to pay this to get to Cocconut beach so just 6km with at any city would be 1,25$ per tuktuk. Motobike is 15$ per day when usually yo can get it for 6$ elsewhere. Bottle of water -1$- duble the price. So just be ready to spent a lot and you can enjoy your holiday at beautiful place with Koh Rong certainly is. It’s good for diving as I heard, I paid to much for everything else, so I couldn’t try the price for 3 dives is pretty much fair 90$.
Written 31 January 2024
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Marianne E
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Our travel documents from our travel organization stated that you must take sufficient money with you to the island, because you can't pay by card here. That information is outdated. There are several places on the island where you can get money at an Eftpos. We were on Longset Beach, where there is a small supermarket where you can withdraw money. There are a few more places listed on Google.
Written 30 March 2024
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Curious01811977105
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Taxi boat from Koh Rong To Koh Rong Salolem.
Watch out the lady selling tickets on the main pier by the diving centre. She is not on Google maps nor has a website or business name!

She sold us a 10 dollars each one was taxi boat to one of the main piers

We travelled with Koh Rong 3 Brothers. They left us 15 metres off the beach with 20kg luggage to carry (they didn't help). When we questioned why they would dock at the pier they said they would have to pay!!! WE PAID!
I have no problem walking in the water carrying my backpack... Just don't charge me 10 DOLLARS!!
Written 21 May 2024
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Jay
Phnom Penh, Cambodia3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
The first thing that strikes me is the beaches are teeming with biting ants. Many beaches do not have ants and if they do they are perhaps located far inland. However it is teeming here and you cannot afford to not wear candles to be on the sand.

The developments make the island too unnatural already.
Written 1 May 2020
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Michael O
Miami, FL20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Koh Rong is a dream island escape! Pristine beaches with crystal-clear water were perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The relaxed atmosphere was just what I needed to unwind. From beachside bungalows to delicious local eats, the island offered something for everyone. Whether you're looking for adventure or pure relaxation, Koh Rong delivers. Highly recommend!
Written 24 March 2024
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Proppie D
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The beaches are beautiful. But the nest beach club is partying daily to about 4 to 5 am in the middle of other bungalow parks. It is run by Engels. You need earplugs. Randomly the locals burn their stuff in little fire places in the near forrest and the smoke spreads out over the entire beach leaving carbon particles in the air you breath. The prices are too high for what you get.
Written 25 November 2023
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AnonymousIrish
Ireland63 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I stayed in Koh Rong to relax and to go to Nestival. I stayed in Koh Touch for 2 nights and Longset Beach for the other.
Koh Rong was a "must visit" destination from other people I had met travelling however I thought it was over hyped. Longset beach is beautiful, but there is also rubbish everywhere, roads are bad and accommodation standards aren't great. I went to Nestival also and thought that it was very over hyped, I was really disappointed.
I've been to a lot of Thai islands which I've immensely enjoyed. Overall, it wasn't my cup of tea but could be for other people!
Written 1 April 2024
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Bodhi Pujari
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico65 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We stayed at coconut beach which has its own dock . The beach is nice and quiet if you are looking for a getaway or a quiet time . Be careful on the beach of the insect bites . The options to eat well on the beach are not plenty . We stayed at Sunrise resort and the location , and attention was nice . The rooms were spacious , and had air conditioning.
We didn’t find Koh Rong amazing as it looks on the pictures so I would skip this area if I could ( my advise ) . We found Myanmar beach much nicer and the restaurants much better and cheaper
Written 21 January 2020
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Lené B
12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
I will not recommend anyone to visit Koh Rong island, but definitely Koh Rong Sanloem. I am sure there are more beautiful areas on Koh Rong, but the village and beaches closer to the village are extremely polluted with trash. But I guess this island is perfect for backpackers after all.
Written 31 January 2020
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