Islands await only a boat ride away.
THERE are dozens of islands in the waters off Cambodia and more are becoming both accessible and popular with tourists.
Some you can only visit and some have accommodation and many are easy and quite quick to get to from coastal resorts such as Sihanoukville.
These are some of the most popular.
Koh Ta Kieu: A jungle-covered island with nice beaches. Bungalow accommodation is available.
Koh Tang: Some of the best dive sites in Cambodia are located in the vicinity of this distant island quite far off the coast. The island is remote, has nice beaches and clear waters. It can be reached in a two-day liveaboard diving trip.
Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island): A pretty island just off the shore of Kep, Koh Tonsay has nice beaches and lots of trees as well as basic accommodation.
Koh Thmei: Located in the protected zone of Ream National Park, Koh Thmei is surrounded with mangroves. Offshore coral reefs hold lots of marine life and are good for snorkeling.
Koh Rung: One of Cambodia's largest islands, Koh Rung has great beaches, mountains and jungle as well as a few small fishing villages.
Koh Rung Somloen: A large island with a pleasant fishing town and nice beaches, Koh Rung Somloen is one of Cambodia's nicest islands. Beach bungalows are available.
Koh Pos (Snake Island): A small island close to Victory Beach in Sihanoukville, it can be reached easily by sea kayak.
Koh Prins: An island with clear waters, nearby reefs and shipwrecks four hours from Sihanoukville.
Koh Kong: A large island located near Koh Kong town in the Western part of the country.