Saturday, October 13, 2012

Winter 2012 in Sunny SihanoukVille, Cambodia.

Winter starts in November in SihanoukVille, and it's a happy time of year.  The rainy season has ended, temperatures are cool for the next several month, (25+ degrees Celsius) and the party begins once again.

boat trip to sihanoukville's islands.  koh rong, koh rong samloem

A few new places opened up here the last few months, including:

Victory Beach

and by the time this blog uploads, they'll be about 3 more new places at The New Night Market by the Golden Lions Circle.

Several new Island bungalow places have opened since this time last year on Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem, and Koh Ta Kiev Islands.  These book out fast, so try to make reservations (which isn't always possible on the island).

We have a new Facebook page SihanoukVille-Cambodia, with a couple hundred photo albums from the many beaches, islands, hotels and restaurants here.  Or you can look at the 300 videos of SihanoukVille on YouTube.

There is also a mobile version of the SihanoukVille website, but the main SihanoukVille site is getting over 1,000 visits a day.

Start planning a few days or a few weeks in Sunny SihanoukVille, Cambodia now, before it's too late.

See You Soon!

King Norodom Sihanouk passes away October 15th 2012

Also, hat's off for King Father Norodom Sihanouk, namesake of SihanoukVille, on his passing away this week at the age of 89.  We'll miss you!

Summer 2012 in SihanoukVille, Cambodia.

Summer 2012 in SihanoukVille has been a hot one.  Great beach days with ocassional light rains.  Khmer New Year in April was a blast, with the town filling up for 2 weeks of beachside fun.

A couple ships came to visit us here.  The USS Blue Ridge stopped by for a few days of R&R

SihanoukVille's neighbor, Bokor Mountain national park has opened it's first hotel at the peak.  The road to the top is finished (and free to go up), and several new world class hotels are under construction (as well as golf course and casino).

As usual, you can see videos of most places on the SihanoukVille Channel on YouTube.

Waiting for your visit!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Rainy Season? in SihanoukVille, Cambodia. 2012

We love the rain here in SihanoukVille.  Especially when it's sunny and warm everyday (and no rain).
The last 2 weeks here have seen perfect days, everyday.  It was a great time to have the Pacific Partnership 2012 and USNS Mercy to arrive in town for 2 weeks.

The town has been fairly busy all July and August with the great weather.  SihanoukVille's Islands, especially Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem were filled to capacity most days.

A few new businesses opened up in the last few months, including....

 Also, check out the new mobile website as the main website was getting over 5,000 visitors a month from mobile devices.

And approaching 500,000 views, is the SihanoukVille page on YouTube

And with over 50,000,000 photo views, including the ones on the SihanoukVille website, you can check out the SihanoukVille photo albums on Google.

We're having a great time here, swimming, eating, drinking, diving, island hopping, and more.  Hope to see you here soon!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

SihanoukVille, Cambodia Spring 2012!

Nothing new in SihanoukVille, Cambodia.....  Really!

We just finished the First Angkor Beer SihanoukVille International Half Marathon, and it was a great success.  Over 1,000 contestants from more than 20 countries.  See you back next year!

Filming finished on Koh Rong Island for a survivor series, and Discovery Channel is in town filming a project.

The Annual SihanoukVille Parade great fun as always. 

Weather's been great, between hot and not too hot, with an occasional rain.

A few new places opened:

Next, we're waiting for Khmer New Years celebration in the middle of April, a visit from the USNS MERCY hospital ship, and possibly a long weekend for President Obama when he comes to Cambodia for the ASEAN meeting.

The Cambodian Islands are mostly booked up for this season, and are filling up fast for 2012 / 2013 season.

And that's it!  Nothing much really new, the party just continues.

See You Soon!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy 2012 from Sunny SihanoukVille, Cambodia!

2012 started out with a BANG.  The first Cambodia Sea Festival was held at Ocheteaul Beach, and an extra 30,000 people came for the celebration.  The government set up tents with mats on the floor, to handle the extra crowd.

Jet Ski races, boxing, horse racing, international food festival, concerts and dancing, and lots of free beer!  The weather was great, the beach was packed.

Dozens of new tourist places opened up in town in time for the festivities, including:
* Adventure Charters Cambodia - Boat tours around Koh Ta Kiev Island
* Banana Beach Bungalows - and Khmer Restaurant on Otres Beach.
* Blame Canada - But don't blame me.  Beach Bar on Otres Beach.
* Blue Orchid Guesthouse - On the river between Otres and Ocheteaul Beaches.
* Cambodia Travel Agency - on Serendipity Beach Road.
* Chill-axn - Chillin' and Relaxin' at this new guesthouse and restaurant on Victory Hill.
*Frogman Diving (again) -inside Hibiscus Guesthouse,  Serendipity Beach Road.
* Lovely Beach Bungalows - on Otres Beach
* Oocha Beach Bar - on Otres Beach
* Papa Pippo Bungalows - and Italian Restaurant on Otres Beach
* Space Cat - Bar on Victory Hill
* Wonderland - Rooms and Restaurant on Otres Beach
* Zen Lounge - Restaurant and Rooms on Otres Beach
* Dam It All Beach Bar - and Tacos on Otres Beach
* Moonlight Rock Guesthouse - You guessed it!  Otres Beach.
and you can see some new island places on the Koh Rong Samloem website

In other news, Otres Beach has grown quite a lot, for the better.  It's a bit more crowded, but still quite quiet (especially in the 1 kilometer garden area).

Lots of these places can be viewed on YouTube on the SihanokVille page.

Stop by SihanoukVille for a visit you won't forget.
See You Soon!