|Map - Islands of Sihanoukville,
The Islands of Sihanoukville
While Sihanoukville is still Cambodia's most popular beach spot, the islands off Sihanoukville's shore have become a destination in their own right. Located in the turquoise-blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the Cambodian islands have an undeveloped, laid-back charm not easily found elsewhere. While many of the islands are covered in jungle and almost completely uninhabited, others have lovely stretches of perfect beaches and have started to cater to tourists, offering bungalows, tree houses and camping opportunities. Most of the islands are slated for major development, so if you're looking to appreciate the rustic atmosphere, go sooner rather than later.