Rabbit Island: the Best Beaches Only in Kep
From the beautiful Rabbit Island to the Bokor Mountain is the gift of Mother Nature for Cambodia- a place should visit before you die.
I and my friends celebrate the New Year eve’s in Kep. Kep is a relaxing southwestern seacoast province of Cambodia 168 km away from Phnom Penh. We stop by Kompong Trach Mountain, known for its picture hyacinth covered lake. Here I go to the nearby limestone caves and find at the heart of the mountain, a small well-like hole, where some people go to pray in front of the Buddha statue. It is wonderful to see such founding a new world.
After that, we ride a boat to visit the nearby Rabbit Island perhaps 30 minutes.
Rabbit island gets it name from its rabbit shape. Upon arriving, it is such a great to see the coconut trees are swaying on peaceful beach. A relaxed paradise where you can enjoy the beauty of nature and feel the fresh clean clear crystal water, great for snorkeling and swimming. We can have sunbath, laze around the bamboo cottage and enjoy white beaches.
We have lunch on the beach with a fresh air, quiet and sunshine and non-smoking where the greatest place to relax on this holiday is and lay on the sandy beach to read a book, swim and snorkel. On the island, treks up the mountain for the best panoramic view of the sea and the nearby town. When night falls, we can explore and enjoy the culinary diversity of restaurants that are scatter along the beach.
Overnight stay on this island, the bungalow run by local ranges from 5$ to 10$ but double price in peak season like Christmas and new year eve. Accommodation is very simple that it has bamboo huts, mattresses and mosquito nets with an outsides toilets.
Trip or a cruise around the island is possible to arrange with local fisherman. The island’s interior consists of forest and jungle.
The way to islands
Easy to get in there from Phnom Penh, there is regular trip usually around 5 $ and take around 3 hours . For going to island, a boat to Rabbit island will cost 15$ for round trip ticket and it takes 20 to 30 minutes. Make sure to protect your yourself from Sun as most of boats does not have shelter.
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