6) Scuba Diving
There are several dive centers located in Sihanoukville and the nearby islands. Diving enthusiasts will relish in the chance to explore underwater wildlife, while newbies will be delighted to learn certification courses are relatively inexpensive. Guided day and overnight trips are also great ways to get the most out of your diving experience.
7) Eat at Food Stalls
Skip the expensive western-themed restaurants—you can eat pizza and pasta at home. Instead, venture into one of the many local food stalls. Meals range from 1 to 3 USD and are surprisingly tasty. Lok Lak and Amok are delicious staples of Khmer cuisine. Their ingredients and taste can vary widely from one restaurant to another; so don’t be afraid to try them more than once.
8) Otres Beach
More tranquil and pristine than the party-centric Serendipity, Otres beach is mostly defined by a small string of guesthouses and restaurants. Like Koh Rong, it’s conducive to relaxation. Spend time swimming or lounging by the water.
9) Koh Rong Sanloem
For a true back-to-nature experience book a day trip to Koh Rong Sanloem. Koh Rong’s sparsely populated sister island is home to some gorgeous scenery and is perfect for visitors looking to escape civilization.
10) Be Lazy
While housing wonderful opportunities for adventure, the beaches of southern Cambodia are also great for simply relaxing. Days on Otres beach and Koh Rong are best spent laying in the sand and enjoying a massage or a freshly made smoothie—both of which are routinely offered by local merchants. Don’t worry—no one will judge you for lounging around! your things.
Submitted by: Lauryn White. Lauryn is a freelance writer and travel blogger currently residing in Seattle, WA