The most exciting things to do in Koh Rong Samloem


Known as a remote paradise to get away, Koh Rong Samloem attracts visitors for its tranquility and pure, natural beauty. If you have oppotunity to visit Koh Rong Samloem, don’t miss these interesting activities.

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Hire a kayak from The Beach Resort, a fun and not too physically strenuous way to explore. If a more action-packed kayaking experience is desired head out on an organized tour which takes in a number of areas including rocky island, a fishing village and the cave waterfall.

Kayaking on Koh Rong Samloem (via


Boasting crystal clear waters, Koh Rong Samloem is an ideal location for snorkeling. With visibility very high around the island, the waters here are wonderful and snorkeling is a great way to see a good range of sea life. Either hire a mask and explore independently or take an organized boat trip which stops at several points along Saracen Bay and Koh Koun just off Samloem’s coast.


If snorkeling doesn’t offer enough of a view of the sea life inhabiting the Gulf of Thailand, opt for a scuba diving trip. With a few dive companies based in Sihanoukville on Koh Rong Samloem it’s possible to arrange a dive while staying on the island. Whether you’re want to take your PADI certification or just a light try dive, this is a great place to experience the depths near Sanloem for some stunning coral and fish.

Diving (via Happy Viaggi)

Mountain Biking

Although Koh Rong Samloem is a relatively small island, there is still a fair amount of distance to cover. What better way to do this than to cycle? With stunning jungle foliage and paths leading across the island to opposite beaches, mountain biking is a great way to view Koh Rong Samloem’s nature and discover alternative areas to the main strip of beach huts on Saracen Bay.

Visit the lighthouse

The old lighthouse on Koh Rong Samloem is an unexpected, hidden feature and it is well worth visiting. A lovely point to walk to and situated on the southwestern corner of the island, visiting the lighthouse makes for a nice day trip.

Full Moon Party

Full Moon Party (via Eat. Travel. Photography – blogger)

With a low-key reputation in comparison to the infamous Full Moon Parties that take place on Thailand’s Koh Pha Ngan, the Koh Rong Full Moon Party is up and coming and a hundred times more enjoyable. Take a boat to Koh Rong Samloem which sits a stone’s throw from Samloem and party on the beach until the sun; the party happens once a month in peak season at full moon.

Jungle Trekking

Trekking through the light jungle is an essential activity when staying on Koh Rong Samloem, to enjoy the bounty of nature, from the trees and plants to largely undisturbed animals who outnumber human inhabitants here.

Visit the waterfall

Discover the beauty of the waterfall, one of Koh Rong Samloem’s most stunning features. Perfect for a refreshing organic shower after walking there in the humid heat, the waterfall is a reminder of the island’s wonderful natural environment.

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