The peaceful seaside resort of Kep, is slowly increasing in popularity. It’s a fantastic place to unwind after exploring Cambodia.
Head for the crab market. Kep crab is a local delicacy typically served in a spicy red sauce with peppercorns. Yum! While we’re on the subject of pepper, the pepper grown at the Phnom Voar Plantation used to be the most popular in the world, so a day trip here (and a free tour) is well worth doing.
You can also visit Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island) from here. Hop on a long-tail boat for the 20-minute journey, drop your belongings off in a beach hut, grab a beer and spend the day lazing in a hammock.
If you’re looking for some great holiday photo opportunities, the abandoned art deco Khmer mansions from the 1960s are an ideal place to start. You’ll find these buildings hidden amongst the trees and more modern houses, and they’re pretty spectacular!
One of our favourite things to do in Kep is to go swimming off Rabbit Island. The waters here are crystal clear, calm and warm throughout the year, and a refreshing dip is perfect after your boat ride to the island. Those in the know come night swimming here once the sun goes down. The algae that grows in the waters off the island’s coast is bioluminescent (meaning it glows in the dark!) which makes for a magical experience.
We love Kep for its peaceful vibe and chilled out charm – it’s one of our preferred spots in Cambodiato head to for a little R&R.
If you’re looking for beautiful natural surroundings and time to unwind after visiting some of Cambodia‘s busier cities, Kep is a great choice.
Plan your trip to Kep today.