We left the town of Sihanoukville for the Otres 1 beach. Found a hotel called SeaBreeze, across from the beach. Absolutely great poolside room. including a cooked to order breakfast and a brand new, beautiful swimming pool (but the water temp was like bathwater). Only a few rooms occupied out of the 25 or so they had. This room would be $300/night in Miami, $200/night in Mexico but this is Cambodia, so it was $40/night (and was likely the highest priced place on this beach). We planned to stay for 2 days then fly to Bangkok, but instead we stayed for 4 days. These days were spend relaxing, eating, sleeping and sailing. There was a hobie cat operation down the beach.
Here are some picture and video from the 4 days on Otres 1 beach.
After 4 days, we decided to move to Otres Village (about 5 minutes ride away) for 2 nights. This is a mile inland and wasn’t even developed when we were here the first time (5 years ago) and was only just getting developed a year ago. It is a mixture of locals, hippies, backpackers who ran out of money and various other randoms. We stayed at Sok Sabai Resort, a great room with a rally nice pool and almost no one staying there (sound familiar?). We kayaked the river, went back to the beach for a bit more sailing with a new friend (Greg from Madison, WI) that we met on the plane, had a good burger at Woody’s and participated in quiz night there without having to answer stupid questions about our new President. It was a nice 2 days.
Here are some pictures for the 2 days in Otres Village.
More in the next post about the journey to Thailand.