A few days relaxing on a Cambodian Island

After a 14 hour bus journey from Vietnam I finally arrived at my first stop in Cambodia – Sihanoukville, a popular beach resort on the South coast. I stayed one night and then immediately hopped onto a boat bound for Koh Ta Kiev – a smaller island and lesser known than it’s neighbour, Koh Rong.

On the boat to Koh Ta Kiev

And so I spent the next few days relaxing at The Last Point – a new resort boasting it’s own beach. Waking up to the sunrise and fabulous views over the ocean was the perfect way to start the day. The dorm room is open so you can wake up, sit up in bed and look out over the sea – what bliss!

Sunrise

As well as the western staff that run Last Point, a Khmer family also look after the land and help with cleaning and cooking. This little girl was a sweetheart and daughter to one of the ladies in the family – I couldn’t resist taking a photo whilst playing with her.

Little girl

I met some really great people on the island. We hung out on the beach, chilled out at the bar, and walked across empty beaches and the jungle to the other side where we enjoyed lunch (with the below view) and a cold absinthe that was made on the island – who’d have thought Koh Ta Kiev would have an absinthe distillery!

Lunch with a view

Evenings were spent around the fire – enjoying the sound of the sea, a cold beer and some good company. I really didn’t want to leave. It was a fabulous place to unwind after a busy time travelling through Vietnam, and to prepare for a few weeks of exploring Cambodia by myself, having said goodbye to Maddy in Ho Chi Min City.

Koh Ta Kiev is a must visit for those who want to get away for a few days, but don’t want to experience the busy party-life of Koh Rong. It’s beautiful, relaxing and a great place to do absolutely nothing and not feel guilty. Stay at The Last Point – you won’t regret it.

Koh Ta Kiev Island

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