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ABOUT KOH RONG:


Koh Rong island is the second largest island in Cambodia, located 25kms from the mainland of Cambodia, in the Gulf of Thailand. The island has an area of approximately 78 km2, 43 km of it's of 61 km coastline are beaches. and a wide range of fauna and flora, making Koh Rong a beautiful place to be.

The local island population is around 2500 and growing, with the arrival of more Cambodians from other provinces seeking work, and expatriates who chose to make Koh Rong their home. Construction is largely unregulated and development is happening rapidly. The village of Koh Tuich is the most touristic village on the island. While most of the other villages on the island remain small fishing communities, Koh Tuich has changed rapidly in the past few years, with both locally and foreign-owned businesses.

Like many areas in Cambodia, land rights is an issue here, with ownership of land often unclear and legally ambiguous. Much of the island has been granted to The Royal Group conglomerate on a 99 year lease, who have outlined plans for development including an airport, a golf course, and a range of resorts and residential developments.

Most tourists who arrive on the island are backpackers, traveling South East Asia on the cheap. Increasingly, as word of the beauty of Koh Rong gets out, people from all over the world are arriving to experience the Cambodian islands.


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WHAT TO EXPECT & UNDERSTAND:

Underdeveloped, lack of facilities, pollution and rubbish, education and development, limited and some places no english, no atm, very few aircon,
Koh Rong & Koh Rong Sanloem are beautiful islands with amazing people, landscapes, wildlife, but it pays to remind yourself that the tourism on the islands has only really developed in the last 5 years. As a result, there is much work being done to develop and improve the facilities on and around the islands and some areas of the villages and islands suffer from the constant curse of litter and pollution. There are projects and organisations working in and with the communities to help educate local people about the problems, organising cleaning operations around the beaches and villages, dive site cleans, improvements in litter processing, improvements in sewage processing and septic systems and much more.

On our tours, we often travel and visit places where there are none or very limited facilities such as toilets and showers. At times of the year, some of the places we camp have no fresh water sources for showering or bathing (e.g. dry waterfalls)