Sihanoukville is the best known for amazing beaches it has to offer. This city is one of the most beautiful cities in the Cambodia, but it had a rough past. It was involved in a civil war that destroyed almost the entire infrastructure. It is in peace since 1993, so now it is becoming a popular tourist’s destination. In addition, there are a lot of restaurants and hotels, so this is a great place for tourists. On the other side, there are no a lot of people who decide to visit this city.
Get in and get around the city
Getting into Sihanoukville can be done via the airport which is located near the city. In addition, it is possible to come with a helicopter, but this may be a bit expensive, due to the fact a ticket costs $1500. This way of getting into the city is usually reserved for VIP personnel. See also: How to Get From Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville
There are a lot of busses that some to the city, so this is probably the best and the most affordable way to arrive into the city. The tickets cost about $5, but the busses are usually small and they are not very comfortable. In addition, they make stops by the road, so the trip usually lasts longer than specified.
Hiring a taxi is a much better choice, due to the fact it is quicker, but most taxi drivers try to drive as many people as possible in their cars, so some drivers drive up to 8 people in a taxi. It is possible to share a taxi, but in any case, it is recommended that tourists buy a ticket for two seats. A taxi costs about $20, but the prices go up if the fuel gets more expensive.
Distances in the city and between beaches are too long to walk, but if you are an addict for walking, this may be perfect for you. On the other side, moving across the city is more than easy thanks to tuk-tuks and motorcycle taxis. They charge $1 per a trip and they are more than reliable. However, there are some agencies that offer a lower quality of service.
What should be seen
Victory Beach-This is the best beach in the city and it is close to a seaport. In addition, there are a lot of modern and luxury hotels.
Sokha Beach- This is a private beach, but it is possible to get in if you bribe the employees. The best part of this beach is the fact that there are no a lot of people who are trying to sell something.
Ream National Park- One of the best mangrove parks on the planet. It is located 30 minutes from the city, but it is possible to get there by taxi or by a boat. In any case, this costs between $5 and $20.
Buddy Land Water Park- This is the first water park in the city and it is treated as one of the best parks of this type visitors can see.