Koh Russey or Bamboo Island is one of the best destinations for visitors interested in island resorts. It has clean egg-colored sandy beaches and lush green jungle interspersed with the fruit trees and a coconut farm. Before 2000, the island was home to the Cambodian Navy who protected security to the seas around Sihanoukville. Today, visitor are able to see some artillery guns which remain on the peaks of Koh Russey. The island has been transformed from a military zone to become an eco-tourism destination. There are a few restaurants and many Banga-lo or Kios rooms which visitors can rent from around $10-$15 per day. Access is via boat from O'Chheuteal or Ha-wai beaches, the round trip price costing approximately $25.
With a reputation for its natural beauty and white sandy beach, Koh Ta-keav is a popular island destination with locals and foreigner visitors. The island has a long beach and a green jungle suitable for trekking tours. Just a few hundreds meters into the jungle, there are a few small fresh water ponds hidden amongst the vegetation. To find them, it is best to employ the services of a local guide. Travel to the island is by boat from either O'Chheuteal or Ha-wai beach, the round trip boat costing around $30.
Teuk Chhou waterfall
Located about 14 km. from Kampot town, Teuk Chhou waterfall is one of the most popular waterfalls in the country, having clear flowing water all year round. The upper level provides a steady stream in which people are able to take a refreshing swim and relax. Few visitors, locals and foreigners alike, miss taking time out to visit the Teuk Chhou waterfall and swim in the river.
On the way to the waterfall, there is a farm where Duran, longan, jack fruit, pineapples and a variety of vegetable are available: This organic farm produce has a reputation for its good quality and delicious taste.
Ream National Park
Ream National Park is every kind of landscape here including evergreen and mangrove forests, sandy beaches, coral reefs, two offshore islands ... and a rich diversity of flora and fauna. It is a great place to explore some of Cambodia's unique and unspoilt areas ... It is one of Sihanoukville's most important eco-tourism sites.
One of seven Cambodian national parks, Ream National Park is 18km east of Sihanoukville on National Route 4 and is one place in the country that everyone ought to visit. Ream has beautiful scenery and is one of the more accessible national parks in Cambodia.
The National Park also boasts rhesus monkeys, mouse deer, king cobras, pythons and pangolins. And, from December to February the white fresh water dolphins pay the visitors.
The Park was opened in 1993 and registered in 1995. Only 200 inhabitants are permitted the right to reside there, which Teng Huy says keeps Ream in a pristine state and its eco-systems safe; 35 rangers patrol the park. The Cambodian navy has their base at Ream.
Bokor National Park
Near the southern coastline is Bokor National Park. During the French colonial period and the Sangkum Reastr Neyum era (1960-1970) Bokor was a popular holiday town which even had its own large casino. Today, after the ravages of the weather, war and vandalism, only the shells of the former magnificent buildings remain. The town retains its natural beauty, surrounded by lush forest and abundant wildlife. Because of this, the Royal Government of Cambodia has registered this mountain town to be the national park. The mountain location of the Bokor National Park, which rises to 1,200m above sea level, offers visitors cool air all year round.
Teuk Chhou Zoo
45 minutes outside Kep you will find Teuk Chhou Private Zoo. Here you will see lions and tigers, often with cubs, elephants, a diverse range of monkeys, reptiles and snakes, deer, bears (including sun bears), an otter and many more. Entry is $5 for foreigners, with an additional small charge if you want to drive your car through the zoo. The tickets includes access to the national park and you can enjoy a relaxing swim in the cool clean waters of the Teuk Chhou River .