The city of Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s only deep-water port and also a popular tourist destination with both local and foreign visitors. The area’s white-sand beaches are especially attractive to backpackers looking for an inexpensive place to chill out and enjoy fresh seafood. Not surprisingly, activities on the water are very popular with visitors, especially jet skiing and “booze cruises.” And if you’re looking for a stunning tropical setting, you’ll want to check out at least one of the islands around Sihanoukville which offer beautiful, clear waters for snorkeling or scuba diving.
If water activities are not your thing, you can always rent a motor bike and check out the jungles surrounding Sihanoukville. And if you have the time, take a ride to pretty and pristine Ream National Park, which is an easy day trip from Sihanoukville and home to more than 200 different bird species.