6 Best Beach Hotels in Sihanoukville

The best beach to stay and best value hotels

Beaches and islands forgather up for Sihanoukville's unique beach vacation flair. From long-stretch sandy beach of Otres to Sokha Beach that is a private property of Sokha Hotels, options vary. Learn about different areas and the 6 best hotels at your choice.

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Beaches & Islands of Sihanoukville ...

  • The most popular beach among backpackers and party-goers is Ochheuteal Beach and Serendipity Beach, known for a narrow strip of beach paneled by beachfront huts and guesthouses.
  • Less-developed and more virginal, Otres Beach preens on white sandy beach and a small array of mid-range and boutique hotels and resorts. Another option is Ream Beach that is known for mountainous surroundings and lush mangrove, but limited hotel choices.
  • Sokha Beach Resort owns Sokha Beach privately and the wide and clean beach is only accessible for in-hotel guests. The same case with Victory Beach Hotel owning the small Victory Beach.
  • Named after the dated Independence Hotel, Independence Beach has a good soft sand beach and mid-range hotels.
  • Only a handful of the numerous islands around Sihanoukville are discovered and exploited for overnight stays, mostly low-cost huts without A/C; day trips of island hopping can be arranged.

2 Major Beaches to Stay & 6 Best Hotels

You are choosing Sihanoukville as your beach destination for a good reason: less-crowded and expensive than Thailand's beaches and a relaxing ending to your adventure in Cambodia. Accommodations in Sihanoukville might be shy of luxury options but are certainly sufficient for a good-value stay.
Otres Beach is a good choice for most travelers; one can expect decent hotels or resorts in front of a white sandy beach. If you are a big fan of parties or water sports, go to Ochheuteal Beach and Serendipity Beach (they are close by each other), where you can find a wider range of budget-friendly yet not to shabby hotels and most travel agencies huckstering for day trips.
Check out our potpourri of the best hotels and resorts for different needs.

1.All-Time: Ren Resort - Easy Chic, Beachfront & Nice Rooms

No matter whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned vacationer, Ren Resort's great services and nature-based philosophy create a delightful beach vacation. Its beachfront location right on Otres Beach II is ideal for relaxing and dining while stylishly-ornamented and spacious rooms are cozy and quiet, offering views of the ocean or the pool. Guests would enjoy various activities and the lovely Otres Village and interesting Otres Market (every saturday in high season) are within walking distance.
Gatsby's Room of Choice: Club Room
Special-Featuring Services: Awesome sunset view on the beach while dining; rooms with separate outdoor shower with great privacy
Address: Marina Road, Otres Beach II, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

2.Best Value: Mary - Private Beach, Big Rooms & Good Dining

The largest portion of the Otres Beach II is owned by Mary Beach Hotel & Resort, exclusively accesible to the guests. Recently open in 2015, its rooms are modernly-equipped and brightly-decorated. Room size is bigger than most hotels and a private balcony opens up to the ocean and a lush garden. The restaurant, serving Japanese, Khmer and European cuisine, offers amazing sunset view.
Gatsby's Room of Choice: Deluxe Room with Private Balcony
Special-Featuring Services: Shuttle service at a low price; Private boat trips to the islands
Address: Marina Road, Otres Beach II, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

3. Deluxe: Alila - Private Island, Heavenly Escape in Luxury

Although Sihanoukville is selling itself for SE Asia's up-and-coming luxury destination, we wouldn't recommend you to stay at those so-called luxury resorts that are now more like a casino retreat (namely Sokha). For upmarket travelers who yearn for an escape to nowhere while luxury living is granted, there's no better choice than Alila. Located in Koh Russey, a private property of Alila Group, this all-villa resort sees the ocean amid the Koh Rong archipelago, connected with the city and airport by its private shuttle boat. World-class cuisine and spa services add up the refined living, along with sweeping views of the ocean from your private balcony. Activities can be arranged both on-site and off-site, including snorkeling, diving, fishing, cycling, and beachfront BBQ party.
Gatsby's Room of Choice: Ocean Pavilion
Special-Featuring Services: Private dinner on the beach, French cuisine is top-notch; beachfront spa center offering mind-easing experiences, along with a nice yoga journey.
Address: Koh Russey Prey Nup District Ream Commune 18108, Koh Russey, Cambodia

4. Budget: Grand - Experienced Staff, Nightlife & Good Price

Grand Sihanouk Ville has served for western travelers for almost 10 years and they sure know how to take good care of the guests: various choices for breakfast, informative front desk, poolside bar and restaurant, Ochheuteal Beach is within 5 minutes of walking, and so it is to the bustling streets of Golden Lion Traffic Circle for nightlife. Rooms come with full facilities, soft beds, and a private balcony. For families, one child under 10 years old is free to use an existing bed. Rate starts from USD30 per night. Many major bus stations and Serendipity Beach Pier are close-by.
Gatsby's Room of Choice: Deluxe Room with Private Balcony
Special-Featuring Services: Private on-site cooking class (additional charge); free walking tours and bike use; hotel staff speak English, Norwegian, and Swedish
Address: 23 Tola Street, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

5. Couples: Tamu Otres - Romantic, Quiet, & Beachfront

Although Tamu Otres is situated in the upstar Otres Beach II, its delicate layout and design promises couples with enough intimacy in a verdant garden setting. Rooms with a small garden and a patio, eco-friendly facilities and amenities, well-trained staff speaking English, Estonian, and French, ocean-facing restaurant serving the finest European food in town, and easy access to Otres Market and the pier. Water sport activities including snorkelling, kayaking and kite surfing can be arranged for guests.
Gatsby's Room of Choice:
Special-Featuring Services: Pets are allowed free of charge; yoga classes can be arranged during the high season and yoga mats are provided; entertainment facilities include in-room DVD player, books, music, and horseback riding is also available; they also have private boat trips and private tours to Kep and Kampot.
Address: Otres Beach II, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

6. Family: Otres Resort - Room for 4, Good Beach & Location

When you are wrapping up a family adventure in Cambodia, don't miss out Otres Beach that can be both entertaining for kids and relaxing for the adults. Based on such a concept, Otres Resort brings out the best value for family vacation with its 4-guest room of less than USD120 per night, which allows up to two children under 12 years to use existing beds at a surcharge of USD15 each. Superb location by the beach and easy to walk around to many restaurants and markets nearby; kid's pool, children's TV channels and books, kids meals, and babysitting service are all available.
Gatsby's Room of Choice: Deluxe Double Room
Special-Featuring Services: Hotel staff speak English, Estonian, Finnish, Russian and Turkish; balcony offers river or pool views, sunset view is awesome; airport transfer and laundry are at a low price.
Address: Marina Road, Otres Beach II, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

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