Staying on Koh Rong – Tips and Advice

Food & Drink: In general, most resorts / restaurants serve a variety of Khmer and Western dishes. Food prices average around $3-$5 / main meal, but are more expensive on the private resorts. If you’re staying on Koh Touch, read: Best Restaurants and Bars on Koh Touch.

Shops: There are several mini-mart style shops on the island, but prices are inflated, so it’s a good idea to stock up on any essentials before you go (don’t forget to bring plenty of mosquito spray and suntan lotion).

ATMs: Koh Touch is the only place on Koh Rong (and Koh Rong Samloem) with an ATM (10% fee) – Head right for 5 minutes from the main pier. It is now also possible to do a WING transfer, carried out over a mobile phone.

Money: Changing large notes can sometimes be problematic on the islands, so please try to bring smaller denominations.

Night Life: Apart from the main tourist area on Koh Touch, there are no other party areas on Koh Rong (except events on the adjoining Police Beach).

Prices: On average, Koh Touch is the cheapest place to stay on Koh Rong / Koh Rong Samloem. There is a wide range of options on both islands however.  On Koh Rong, the most basic accommodation starts at $10 / night, and goes up to $170 / night (for a spacious villa with air-con, Wi-Fi, modern bathrooms, etc.).