Sihanoukville [a.k.a. Kompong Saom] in Cambodia, is a new upcoming coastal destination. While the city itself and its "urban beaches" suffers from a bad reputation, the southerner coast, known as Otres (pronounce "OTRESS"), enjoys a revitalizing aura.
Otres Beach is about a 10-minute drive from the over-populated Ochheuteal beach. The ambiance and quietness of this area is simply breath taking and in full contradiction with the city itself. This district is home of many hotel and guesthouses, from a very low budget accommodation to the luxurious 5-star Mary Beach Hotel & Resort.
This is the first of its kind in the vicinity, a full-scale luxury hotel featuring different types of rooms, from your standard room to the executive suite, overlooking the Gulf of Thailand and its amazing sunsets. This U-shaped establishment is facing the sea, and all the rooms are overlooking the swimming pool. The restaurant rests on the beach itself and offers a wide range of delicatessen, western or Asian.
The Mary Spa is located on the left-hand side of the property and is open from 7am until late at night.
One option for the mid-range accommodation is the Mary Bungalows. Located on the second part of the 3km long white sand beach. Freshly renovated, these small charming cottages in a wild garden, are a great way to enjoy your stay in these parts. Each unit features:
- a large comfortable double bed,
- in-suite bathroom with hot shower
- a small private garden
- air conditioning and/or fan
- TV with 80-channel cable