Koh Rong Sanloem — sometimes spelled Koh Rong Samloem — is paradise for all types, from backpackers to luxury travelers, and each part of the island has its own own unique island style.
The most luxurious digs on the island are on Saracen Bay, cherished for its white sand beaches and calm aquamarine waters and home to both high-end, air-conditioned villas and inexpensive beachfront wooden bungalows. Here are our favorite Saracen Bay hotels and resorts:
Find your little slice of heaven on Koh Rong Sanloem at Paradise Villas. With a range of inexpensive-to-more-luxurious bungalows, the place makes for the perfect quiet retreat. Villas between $25 and $80.
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With its perfect balance of luxury and price, Sweet Dreams is one of our Koh Rong Sanloem favorites, offering modern seaview villas and rooms facing the sea, with price from $35 to $120.
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With just five quirky bungalows on a beautiful stretch of Saracen Bay’s white sands, Cita Resort is a relaxed place (with an excellent Italian restaurant) for those looking to disconnect. Between $45 and $90.
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Kun Family Bungalows
Kun Family Bungalows offers a more local experience. The accommodation is about as basic as you can get, but it’s right on the beach. Bungalows between $30 and $35, rooms are $20 to $25.
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The One Resort
A true island luxury offering, The One Resort boasts beautiful, air-conditioned seafront villas and a pool — the only one on Koh Rong Sanloem — with sea views. Villas range in price from $70 to $120.
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Sol Beach Resort
If you’re looking for island luxury, Sol Beach Resort is one of the best offerings on Koh Rong Sanloem, with air-conditioned villas that can sleep up to six. Villas are priced between $100 and $180.
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Natural Island Bungalows
Location, location, location! Natural Island’s basic seafront bungalows are excellently situated. Calling it a resort is a stretch, but it offers the chance to unwind and enjoy the sea for between $30 and $60.
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Leng Meng Beach Bungalows
With a beautiful beachfront location, Leng Meng’s 14 wooden bungalows are well appointed and nicer than most, with sea views and one or two double beds. Priced between $40 and $60.
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This peaceful resort has just four adorable but pricey beachside bungalows that sleep up to four, plus a dorm. Bungalows are priced between $35 and $100 and dorm beds are $10 or $12.
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One of the larger resorts on Koh Rong Sanloem, Orchid offers good value, with 15 beach-front bungalows (including family-sized options) and 6 rooms. Rooms are $25 to $35, bungalows are $40 to $90.
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The seafront air-conditioned, dome-like villas at Moonlight Resort are one of the few truly high-end offerings on Koh Rong Sanloem. Villas are priced between $120 and $150, depending on the season.
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The Beach Island Resort
The Beach offers a range of bungalows and an open-air, seafront dorm with double beds, but staff seem unclear on the hospitality concept. Dorm beds (for two) go for $13 to $20, bungalows are $18 to $60.
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Sunset Beach and Lazy Beach
On the western side of the island, Sunset Beach is known for its long stretch of golden beach and stunning pink and purple sunsets. The vibe is laid-back and there’s more than enough beach for the small number of visitors who make their way there. Further south is Lazy Beach and its private beach. Here are our favorite hotels and bungalows on Sunset Beach:
This jungle paradise has an extensive array of accommodation, from hammocks and dorm beds to tents and bungalows. Dorm beds are $5, tents start at $10, and bungalows are between $20 and $45.
Read our full review of Huba Huba →
With private wooden bungalows and high-end tents for “glamping,” this jungle resort facing the beach offers relaxation and gorgeous sunsets. Tents are $20 and up, while bungalows are priced between $20 and $90.
Read our full review of Robinsons Bungalows →
This eco-resort on Koh Rong Sanloem’s Sunset Beach offers the chance to unplug and soak up some rays, with unique tents as well as bungalows. Tents start at $15 and bungalows are priced from $25 to $49.
Read our full review of Sleeping Trees →
This expat favorite with a private beach is one of the most popular places on Koh Rong Sanloem. It’s got 20 bungalows with two double beds each that go for between $45 and $65, depending on the season.
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M’phey Bei (also spelled M’pay Bay), a fishing village with a beautiful beach just a short walk away, offers the most budget-friendly accommodation on the island, with dorm beds going for as little as $5 in low season and rooms and bungalows for less than $20 a night. Here are our favorite places to stay in M’Phey Bei:
This low-key island hangout offers cheap beds, cheap drinks, and lots of reasons to stay for a while. Great value and atmosphere. Dorm beds go for $5 to $7.50; double room goes from $10 to $25.
Read our full review of Chill Inn →
With dorms, bungalows, and a totally relaxed atmosphere, Easy Tiger is the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy life in M’phey Bei Village. Bungalows for four go for $20 to $35 and dorm beds are $5 to $7.
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This small beachside backpacker house is a friendly spot for those on a budget, with 10 dorm beds and one private room that are almost always booked. Dorm beds are $6 or $7 and the private is $10 to $14.
Read our full review of The Drift →
This laid-back backpacker pad is known for the sunset views at its water’s-edge communal area, which is probably why its dorm is often fully booked. Dorm beds are $5 to $7 and a double room is $12 to $20.
Read our full review of Dragonfly Guesthouse →
Sunset Beach Bungalows
If you’re looking for peace and quiet away from the village, Sunset Beach Bungalows offers blissful solitude and beautiful views overlooking the rocky shore of M’phey Bei. Twin and triple bungalows are $20 to $45.
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This quirky beachside wooden house only has three rooms, offering a truly personalized experience and rooms that are slightly nicer than average. Rooms are priced between $40 and $60.
Read our full review of Beach House →
Looking for more? View the full Koh Rong Sanloem guide for tips on where to stay, how to get there, and things to see and do.