Koh Rong was one of the greatest surprises we have had so far in over 12 months of travelling. Arriving by boat from Sihanoukville, we weren’t sure whether Koh Rong would be an unspoilt paradise or an unbearable mess of drunken backpackers. Lucky for us, it was the first – an unspoilt paradise of white sand beaches, turquoise waters and jungle interior just waiting to be explored!
Koh Rong is roughly 25km off the south coast of Cambodia and is a 45 minute boat trip from the popular holiday town of Sihanoukville.
Set on it’s own private beach just around a small headland from the main Touch Beach, Treehouse Bungalows offers complete privacy from all the action of the main beach, while still being within a 10 minute walk from the centre of town. The sign for Tree House Bungalows is on the far northern end of Touch Beach and it doesn’t take long once you follow the damp and tree covered path, to suddenly emerge in front of a beautiful wooden bungalow within metres of the cool blue ocean!
We fell in love with this place before we had even reached the restaurant, which also doubles as reception. While the bungalows are more expensive than our usual accommodation budget, we decided that staying at Treehouse Bungalows would really make our time on Koh Rong so much more relaxing and seeing it offered everything we wanted in one place, we decided to splurge!
The onsite restaurant serves up a variety of Kmher and Western dishes and prides itself on having a real pizza oven. (Having said that, we ordered pizza during our stay and it was quite a let down, however the other food was fantastic!). Meals range from $3 - $10, making it one of the more expensive dining choices on the island, however it’s a nice alternative to the hustle and bustle of town if you want a quiet, relaxing night on your private beach!
Treehouse Bungalows is currently undergoing a lot of construction in the hope of being complete in time for the high season. This construction will see the number of beachfront bungalows double, as well as four new treehouses set 6 metres above the ground and all with uninterrupted ocean views all the way to Sihanoukville on a clear day!
Treehouse Bungalows was gorgeous during our stay, but I am confident that it will only improve in the next few months, making it a top competitor for the best accommodation within a short walk of town!
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