A tropical paradise as yet unspoiled by development, Koh Kong Island features beaches lined with coconut palms and other vegetation. Its pellucid waters and pale, powdery sands form seven perfect beaches, although Beach Three, backed by a lovely lagoon, is the one to head for. This is a blissfully peaceful environment, an idyllic virgin beach where only the wind, the waves, and bird song interrupt the silence. Several species of sea turtle nest here, but visitors are unlikely to encounter them as they usually arrive at night. Snorkeling is good, with excel- lent visibility and clear views of schools of mirror fish.
There is no regular transport to Koh Kong Island and visitors will need to organize a boat trip from Koh Kong, and register at the island’s police checkpoint before hitting the beaches. The traveling time to Beach Three by speedboat is 75 minutes. Long-tail boats, on the other hand, take around 2 hours and 45 minutes. It is advisable to carry insect repellant because sandflies can be a nuisance here.