When it comes to choosing your perfect holiday destination, the stunning Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem islands offer very similar vacations – Breathtaking scenery, crystal clear ocean waters, white sandy beaches, and a tropical climate environment.
The main difference is that, if you are looking for a more lively party atmosphere, then the main tourist beach on Koh Rong (Koh Touch) is right for you. However, even on Koh Touch itself there are several peaceful, relaxing holiday locations.
Most people try to visit both islands during their stay, as the two are a short ferry trip away from each other. To help you decide which island is right for you, we’ve summarised the key differences below.
(For an in depth review of the islands, please see: Koh Rong Beach Guide 2018)
|Main Tourist Area||Koh Touch: Busier & Easy to Get to||Saracen Bay: Quieter & Easy to Get to|
|Party Holiday||Yes – Koh Touch||No – Events are Rare|
|Quiet Beach Holiday||Yes – Quieter Areas on Koh Touch / Other Areas||Yes – Saracen Bay|
|Luxury Resort Holiday||Yes – Bigger Luxury Resorts||Yes – Smaller Luxury Resorts (Saracen Bay Only)|
|Desert Island Holiday||Yes – Easier to Get to||Yes – Harder to Get to|
|Culture Holiday||Yes – Daem Thkov Village||Yes – M’Pay Bay|
|Budget Holiday||Yes – Koh Touch / Daem Thkov Village||Yes – M’Pay Bay|
|Activities||Yes – Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Fishing, Windsurfing, High Point Zip Line,
Rope Park, Water Park, Bicycle Rental, Paddle Boarding, Jet Ski Rental, Blob Jump
|Yes – Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Fishing, Paddle Boarding|
|Western Shops||Yes – Koh Touch||Yes – Saracen Bay|
|Wi-Fi||Yes – Koh Touch / Luxury Resorts (Good Quality)||Rare – Saracen Bay / M’Pay Bay (Poorer Quality)|
|24-Hour Electricity||Yes – Koh Touch / Luxury Resorts||Rare – Saracen Bay Only|
|Air-Conditioning||Rare – Mainly Luxury Resorts||Rare – Mainly Luxury Resorts|
|ATM||Yes – Koh Touch (10% Fee)||No – Only Transfers by WING|
|Plan & Book Now||> Plan & Book Your Trip to Koh Rong||> Plan & Book Your Trip to Samloem|