Discover Koh Ta Kiev & Bamboo Island - Sihanoukville
Sometimes, travelers could not sit still spend their days lounging on one beach. There is a certain need to fulfill their sense of adventure and oftentimes, remedy that hunger by exploring other nearby attractions. However, there are a number of people who could not satisfy their appetite by that alone, and need to hop on a boat and land elsewhere. Luckily, people, who are bitten by the travel bug, will be happy to know that within the shores of the city of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, they can scour the country’s waters and hop off on to two islands namely: Koh Ta Kiev and Bamboo Island. Though both Koh Ta Kiev and Bamboo Island share the tropical atmosphere Cambodia is known for, the experience they offer differs.
Koh Ta Kiev is the perfect place for travelers to unwind and sloth the day away. Despite being leased to French and Chinese companies, it still boasts its white sands and cool waters that are layered in different hues of blue. Some of the most popular activities include the usual swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing, but during the evening, visitors can light the night away with an awesome bonfire and commence a battle of luminosity between the stars. Bamboo Island (a.k.a. Koh Russei) on the other hand, is quainter island located at off the coast of the city. Though swimming comes as a secondary activity, collecting shells and other miniscule treasures is quite popular – especially when the island hits low tides.
Trip Guru would like to remind travelers that although these islands may seem like your typical tropical hideaway, there is no harm in being prepared. Most of these places do not have any ATMs, so do your best to bring enough cash when you are planning to hop from island to island. Also, the sand in Bamboo Island is coarse – it is best that you bring shoes to protect your feet.
The Cursoe Ferry in Otres beach and a private boat at the Sunset Café on Occidental Beach are the jump-off points for Koh Ta Kiev and Bamboo Island respectively. It will cost around $13 to get to Koh Ta Kieve, while $5 to the Bamboo Island.