Explore These Unpeopled Beaches in Asia
There are still unexplored places in Asia.
by Meryl Medel | July 18, 2019
via Visit Koh Rong
Hidden in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Rong is hard to get to. And maybe even hard to adjust to, because while the world embraced fast-paced modernity, Koh Rong is still trying to catch up. The island boasts of 23 beaches, and while it faced more developments in the last five years with bars and restaurants cropping up and the night life starting to boom, there still remains some serene beaches where you can enjoy the beauty of nature. If you’d want to go even more quiet, you can visit its sister island Koh Rong Samloem, which is just a short 20-minute ferry trip away.
Around the island, you can go snorkeling or scuba diving to see the wonders underwater. If the waters are calm, go kayaking to the adjacent islands, or just paddleboard across the beach. If you’re up for some adrenaline rush, try your luck with the obstacle course up in the trees then fly through the zipline at High Point Zip Line and Rope Park. If you want even more adrenaline, go to the Tree House Bungalows and try the Blob Jump, where you’ll jump from a height of more than four meters onto a blown-up blob, and then someone will bring you back flying in the air and straight into the water. At night, walk down the beaches and marvel at the Koh Rong’s bioluminescent planktons.