Located on a beautiful stretch of beach, popular Coconutbeach Bungalows offers a wonderful Koh Rong experience.
Coconut Beach lives up to its name thanks to a plantation of coconut trees back from the beach. Along with plentiful coconuts, the beach boasts beautiful white sand and clear turquoise water. The first accommodation on this small bay, Coconutbeach Bungalows opened in early 2015. The bungalows and restaurant are set on the hillside, so that you can enjoy the amazing views and appreciate the pristine cerulean water.
This Cambodian-owned and -run guesthouse sets the bar in terms of service, starting with a warm welcome from the owner, Robbie, and his family that makes every guest’s stay special. That holds true all the way to good-bye: we saw Robbie bidding farewell to a couple of guests, arms stretched out and waving right up until their boat disappeared from sight, as he declared “One guest, one memory.”
You can rent either a bungalow or a tent. Bungalows have two double beds with mosquito nets and the tents come with a futon mattress that can sleep two. The bungalows are new and nicely furnished, with some of the only wardrobes we’ve seen on Koh Rong. Bungalows are fan-cooled and have private bathrooms, and each bed has a mosquito net. Bungalows also have a private balcony, decked out with comfy chairs from which you can enjoy the seascape views that make Coconut Beach so stunning.
At the current time Coconutbeach Bungalows does not offer WiFi, but they do allow pets to stay, so at least you’ll have something to focus on if you have to go without Facebook.
Coconutbeach Bungalows were fully booked for most of their first year of operation. Now they have expanded, with several new bungalows and tent accommodations as well. Be aware that although the tents are beach-side, they don’t have quite the amazing views offered by the bungalows, which are worth splashing out for. The restaurant food is good, which is handy, as there are currently limited dining options on Coconut Beach. There are a few, however. Bungalows are being built next door, as well as the newly finished Nice Beach Bungalows at the far end of the beach, and there’s also the newly opened Koh Rong Resort, and all have their own restaurants. For Khmer food, Daem Thkov Village (also called Lor Teuk Trei) is just a 10-minute walk away.
Koh Toch Village can be reached via a 30-minute boat ride, for which a taxi boat will normally charge around $20. Or take one of the paths that go all the way to Koh Toch, a trek that most can manage in under two hours. (More on Koh Rong’s beaches and geography.)
We were quoted the following prices at Coconutbeach Bungalows:
- Fan bungalow: $50 in high season, $40 in low season
- Tent: $15
The rates for walk-ins, direct bookings, and online are similar, but are a couple of dollars cheaper on Agoda and sometimes on Booking.com, so check there as well. Once you make a reservation, the staff can organize a boat from Koh Toch for you (after you take the ferry from Sihanoukville).
Coconut Beach, Koh Rong
T: 077 766 333
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