White sand beaches, undeveloped tropical islands and a laid-back traveller vibe make Sihanoukville Cambodia’s most happening beach destination. Named after the king at the time, Sihanoukville was hacked from the jungle in the 1950s to create the country’s first and only deep water port though the beaches are definitely the main attraction. Occheuteal Beach is a 4km long strip of sand with ramshackle restaurants where you can enjoy a beer and a grilled meal watching the sun set whilst the waves lap at the shoreline. Serendipity Beach is a rocky outstrip with atmospheric bar-restaurants whilst Victory Beach is perfect for families. Excursions to the nearby islands are popular day trips with opportunities for snorkelling, diving and kayaking whilst Koh Rung Samloem, with its amazing wildlife, is an ideal trekking location.