Koh Russei

Koh Russei (Bamboo Island) is a small island about 10 km off the coast of Sihanoukville.

Understand

Koh Russei (េកាះឫស្សី), also named Koh Russey or Bamboo Island is a green, gilt-edged crescent, floating on emerald-blue water.

Get in

Bamboo Island(េកាះឫស្សី) - can be reached by private boat for USD5. At the Sunset Cafe on Occidental Beach, ask the owner the night before you want to go. Or go from the beach near Ream National Park, about 20 km east of Sihanoukville.

Do

The beach at Bamboo Island is a great place for finding shells. The water stays shallow for a long way out in some areas of the beach. The sand is very coarse, so you may want to bring shoes to protect your feet.

Buy

There are no banks or ATMs so make sure you take enough money.

Sleep

On the island there are 2 sets of huts on either side of the island, both with bar/restaurant and offering 10 basic huts each for USD10-20 per night. Bookings though Koh Ru booking office or Coasters Guesthouse in Sihanoukville. This pure unspoilt tropical island experience is a wonderful place to relax. Prices on the island tend to be about 50% above the Sihanoukville average.

There are only four choices for temporary accommodations on Koh Russei. All four are very basic bungalows and do not provide water or electricity all day. Showers are DIY with buckets of water. Toilets are shared.

On the southwest side of the island there is only one place to stay:

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