Off to sihanoukville with the GF in late Feb. Staying at the Coolabah. Just wondering if anyone out there could share some tips on the hidden secrets of sihanoukville which would make the trip unforgettable for all the right reasons?
Not sure what hidden secrets are there, but there are some great restaurants. Don't miss Happa on the road to Independence Beach. Some of the best food I've had anywhere. Also, you can get an excellent massage for next to nothing (~$7 an hour). If you want a bit of a splurge, happy hour at Sokha Beach Resort is nice, with good live music most nights - two women with great voices! about 10 years ago
Drake--not in Sihanoukville but not too far away inear n Kep are some spectacular caves: Phnom Ta-aun & Phnom Sia Caves. They require about a half-day. There is some fairly decent snorkeling and SCUBA diving available in the area, too--taking the half day boat tours of the outer islands are nice and they will be developed soon, so see them while you can before they are covered in hotels. (Remember your sun screen, and ear plugs help, too--those engines are LOUD). Work has already begun on building one resort area. You might also consider visiting Ream National Park, and Wat Ream is worth a quick visit. Besides natural beauty, nothing cultural/historic in the area is really springing to mind. Most of the temples are located in Western Cambodia . . . about 10 years ago