Cambodia’s coastal waters are peppered with tens of tropical offshore islands, many of them an easy trip from Sihanoukville and a couple of which lie within Ream. Peaceful and idyllic – for now (see Trouble in paradise) – lapped by clear seas and graced with white-sand beaches, they’re great places to hole up in for a few days, and offer a smattering of rustic accommodation. Snorkelling, sunbathing, gentle walks and lounging are positively encouraged; all of these improve the further you travel offshore (particularly the snorkelling). They are also superb destinations for diving.

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Should Sihanoukville be your next beach escape?

Should Sihanoukville be your next beach escape?

Sihanoukville, in southwest Cambodia, is an oft-misunderstood town. Seen as sleepy by day and seedy by night, this coastal bolthole has earned itself an undeser…

02 May 2017 • Meera Dattani insert_drive_file Article
26 awe-inspiring architectural wonders

26 awe-inspiring architectural wonders

From ancient temples to hyper-modern skyscrapers, these are just a few of the world's most incredible architectural wonders. Whether you're looking to wander l…

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The truth about elephant tourism in Asia

The truth about elephant tourism in Asia

Elephants are born free, but are everywhere in chains – and it’s tourism which is increasingly to blame. Riding an elephant used to be on every visitor’s …

25 Nov 2016 • Gavin Thomas insert_drive_file Article
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