Discover Otres Beach - Sihanoukville
Otres Beach isn't as developed as most beaches. There are no hotels, spas, or big-name restaurants. It's simplistic, with beach-shack bars, restaurants and a scattering of bungalows. And sometimes that's what a traveller needs--to get away from the humdrum of life and just take it easy, with a place that, in all its simplicity, makes it easy. Trip Guru can suggest nothing better than relaxing by Otres Beach.
It's divided into 3 portions: Otres 1 to the north has late-night bars, Otres 2 is in the southern end of the beach and has a more sleek, and elegant atmosphere. Both offer guesthouses to suit nearly every budget you can dream of. And finally, in the middle is the beautifully underdeveloped stretch of soft sand. Instead, it devoted itself to having about 30 independent resorts and beach bungalows, with only a handful of fancy hotels. It's the sort of place where you can relax, with your regular life worries a thousand miles away.
Otres Beach has a laid-back, friendly atmosphere that can put a smile on anyone's face, with gorgeous views from your bungalow of the beautiful blue waters and clear skies gently mixing with a blanket of white cloud. The restaurants here may serve seafood, but each one serves it in their own unique style, which will have you clamoring for more, barely bored with each gastronomic experience. It's highly recommended that you visit this place while it's still reasonably underdeveloped, to fully appreciate the clear views and to soak in a beautiful sunset without tall, commercial hotels and other buildings getting in the way. If you're feeling more adventurous, Otres offers windsurfing, kayaking and even kitesurfing, complete with gear and training.
To get to Otres Beach, you can get there either by car or tuk tuk from Ochheuteal: Follow Polaway Street (1 Kanda Street) up until the end of the pavement and then turn left, cross a bridge and keep going for about 500m until the next right turn. From there, turn and follow the road, about 2.3km all the way to the beach, though the road may be a little bumpy. Omui Street, from downtown has paved roads. Follow to the Otres turnoff, and then turn left.
What our experts tell about this experience.
It was a really nice place to visit, though there weren't any hotels or spas. It's a bit underdeveloped but that just added to the charm of the entire area. If you're into windsurfing (like I am) you'll get a kick out of the beach though, for sure. Delicious food, too.