Koh Sdach

Koh Sdech Koh Kong is located in Kirisakor district, about 81 kilometers south of Koh Kong provincial town. It attracts visitors from Sihanoukville and Sre Ambil district. Koh Sdech features a long beach, and the sea is filled with a variety of fish. The site is excellent for snorkeling or scuba diving, as the water is clear, and an array of coral can be seen growing at the bottom of the sea. According to legend, there once was a king who commanded an army on the island. Because there was no fresh water, the king searched everywhere to find some.

At last he found a rock near the sea. Thinking the rock might contain water, the king drew his sword and split open the rock, releasing an endless flow of water that local people still use today.

This small fishing village island sits at the half way mark between Ko Kong and Sihanoukville. Accommodation is available on the island, and for those interested in experiencing a totally unadulterated stay in a Cambodian fishing village, then this isn’t a bad choice.

Located just a twenty minute boat-ride off the Cambodian coast, Ko Sdach is dominated by a sizeable fishing village that stretches along the side of the island that faces the mainland. While fishing is the mainstay of the local economy, the village also has a large ice-making plant, where you can watch it being made and ferried off by boat to the surrounding islands.

On the far side of the island lies the island’s main beach, a somewhat rocky affair that sits beside the island’s premiere karaoke bar. You can swim here if you wish and the water is crystal clear — as an added bonus, while you’re underwater you can’t hear the karaoke.

Ko Sdach is surrounded by a bunch of other islands and the mainland, many of which have spectacular and totally deserted beaches — all of which can be visited on daytrips by longtail from Ko Sdach.