About the Destination
For many years, Koh Russey served as an outpost of the Cambodian Navy and today still remains under its administration. “Russei” means bamboo in Khmer, a reflection of the large amounts of bamboo covering the island. Guests will find immense pleasure in walks through the jungle or along our private 1.2 km stretch of copper-sand beach, shaded by native coconut and iron wood trees. The crystal clear waters off the beach provide a safe and private spot for great snorkelling and water sports.
For those keen to explore more of this southern coastal region of Cambodia, hailed as the new Cambodian Riviera, trips to the mainland offer stunning countryside, peaceful towns and fascinating glimpses of local life all within two hours of the resort.
Our Leisure Concierge Top Picks
Kep Crab Market
The quiet coastal town of Kep is famous for its crabs. Check out the buzz at the Kep Crab Market, where you can buy freshly caught crabs as they come out of the water, and get them grilled, steamed or stir-fried to your liking at one the market’s many stalls!
Enjoy a spiritual encounter with a visit to the Ream Pagoda, which overlooks spectacular views of the coastal scenery. The Pagoda's monks await you with a special Buddhist blessing....You can never have too much luck.
The region of Kampot is famed for its pepper and with good reason. The mineral-rich soil and high-evaluation areas near kampot and Kep are perfect for its production. Tour one of the area's most famous plantation,La Plantation, and enjoy a pepper-infused lunch overlooking the farm and Bokor Mountain Range in the Background.
Steal away with your beloved to the far end of the beach, a secluded spot for an intimate picnic lunch, just you and nature. Imagine... a blanket draped on the sand under the shade close to the wave, with comfy cushions to lounge on, and small table laden with three-course gourmet picnic tailored specially for you. An unforgettable romantic experience.