Koh Rong Islands, Cambodia
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When to go
For sunny, dry yet cooler days, time your visit for November to March. Things heat up from then until May, and become seriously hot and steamy from June to August. September and October are wet and cool, which can play havoc with sunbaking plans.
PlanesFly into Phnom Penh International Airport, in the Cambodian capital, from regional gateways including Siem Reap, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. From here, it's three and a half hours south to the coastal hub of Sihanoukville. If you’re staying at Song Saa Private Island, the hotel can arrange road transfers, starting at US$200.
AutomobilesVisitors aren't allowed to self-drive in Cambodia, which may be a blessing in disguise – road rules are thrown out the window here. For short trips on the mainland, one of the local remorks (three-wheelers) will do the trick. Ask your hotel to arrange a car and a driver for longer jaunts.
TaxisThe only 'taxi' you're likely to need is the speedboat that whisks you to Song Saa from Sihanoukville, or one of the hotel's longtail boats for island jaunts.