It was time to travel around Cambodia again to see a bit more of this beautiful country. And I was happy to spent my first holidays together with my boyfriend 🙂
We hadn’t that much time off but we were able to travel for 6days…first stop was Kiriom nationalparc. We went there by bus, there’s no direct connection to the nationalparc but it’s on the way to Sihanoukville. Soyou can take every bus towards Sihanoukville…just tell at the Ticket Counter and to the driver as well that you wanna go to Kirirom and they’ll drop you at the junction to the nationalparc. The busride takes about two hours.
From there it’s another 15 to 20mins by Moto-Taxi or Mini-Van, there are always drivers waiting at the junction…bargain for the price as usual and for 3 to 5$/Person you’ll make your way to the nationalparc and Kirirom Resort.
We stayed at the Resort for two days and hat a great and relaxed time there…included to the room fare are a lot of activities like kayaking, horse riding, bike rental, rope sliding…but we enjoyed the most of our time our just hanging around the pool 🙂
The Resort is in the middle of the nationalparc, nice little bungalows with a good standard, the staff is nice and the service good. It is possible to have a nice walk around the resort area and bike around as well…there’s a waterfall about 10km away from the park but as it’s end of dry season we didn’t go there.
If you need a little break away from the city and also from the main tourist route Kirirom is definitely a great option!
After the two days at the Resort friends picked us up to go further to Sihanoukville which made our travellings way easier. But it’s also possible to go back to the main road by taxi and stop a bus or minivan which is passing by to go further south.
Sihanoukville is the complete difference of Kirirom…full of Tourists, Hotels, Hostels and Guesthouses…but if you wanna enjoy the white sandy beach definitely the place to be in Cambodia 🙂 There are many beaches in and around town. We spent the whole time at Ocheteaul Beach which is east of town. We biked around that area and enjoyed the most time hanging around the beach, had yummy food – perfect if you love fish and seafood! had a nice swim even though the water could be a little bit colder it’s not really refreshing but nice anyways.
Nightlife is also great…a lot of restaurants, bars and clubs…we went to Utopia, a nice location with swimming pool, pool table and great music. A really nice atmosphere and a recommendable place to go in the evening.
As we just spent two days in Sihanoukville we hadn’t enough time to take a boat to the islands or check out some other beaches in that area…but I’m sure it wasn’t my last trip to the south 🙂