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
Bokor National Park
The main attraction of the mountain and jungle-filled Bokor National Park is the old French hill station at 1,080 m, a collection of colonial buildings built by the French in the 1920s to be used as a luxury mountain retreat. Also worth a visit is the two-tiered Popokvil Waterfall.
Set against a backdrop of mountains, the charming riverside town of Kampot entrances visitors with its faded colonial shophouses and an air of time slowed down. Head to the riverside, where you can stroll along the promenade or take a river cruise to enjoy the most scenic views.
Phnom Chngouk Cave Temple
Just east of Kampot, journey through scenic rural countryside to this pre-Angkorian temple. Set within a network of limestone caves, the 7th century red brick Hindu temple rests under a massive rock formation resembling an eagle.
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!