Koh Rong or Koh Rong Samloem?

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 (though there are a couple of party places on Koh Rong Samloem now also). However, even on Koh Touch itself there are several peaceful, relaxing holiday locations. Take a look at some of these videos to give you a better idea about the islands:


Most people try to visit both Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem 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)

Criteria Koh Rong Samloem
Main Tourist Area Koh Touch: Busier & Easy to Get to Saracen Bay: Quieter & Easy to Get to
Party Holiday Yes – Koh Touch Yes – In Select Areas
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
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We’ve started to put together an interactive video map of all the areas on Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem. Choose a marker below, and then click on the photo to watch a video about the area.


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