Koh Rong must be the new inspiration for movies like The Beach – It is beautiful, secluded, and completely stole my heart.
The only other place where I’ve had the pleasure of walking on such white sand with deeply greenish-blue water was in Hamilton Island, Australia. I have to say, that was a slightly more costly place to get to and stay than Koh Rong happens to be.
Take a look for yourself. This island is truly magical:
Then there’s the even less-visited Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay), just a 20-minute boat ride away from Kep, Cambodia.
Famous for crab and peppercorns, this area is somewhat less touristy but packs just as much beauty:
Have you ever been to either island? What did you think?