When planning my travel to Cambodia, I wasn’t sure about including the coastal town of Kep. But my FOMO got the better of me and I decided to spend two nights there. I’m so glad I did.
Aside from enjoying some unique local sights, I discovered exotic, beautiful accommodation. A place where doing nothing was an absolute delight and leaving, was a really hard thing to do.
The fishing village of Kep is about a three-hour drive by private transfer from Phnom Penh or two hours from Sihanoukville (cheaper, but possibly slower, by bus, usually via Kampot). If you are looking for a peaceful and quiet place on the Cambodian coastline, away from the chaos of the big cities of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, and the party vibe of Sihanoukville, this could be the place for you. Kep doesn’t have the best beaches in Cambodia but the bay is certainly pleasant.
As I discovered Kep is Cambodia’s best kept coastal secret. To read more about Kep, please see my article Cambodia’s Best Kept Coastal Secret written for Cover More Travel Insurance on their Cambodia blog