Hi all, I'm planning a trip again and a side trip to the beach might be in the itinerary. It will be a short multi-city/country backpacking trip again, because that's the way I roll. I may be travelling with friend(s) and we'd like to try a beach in Cambodia. The itinerary is not yet final, since we don't have flights yet (and waiting for the airline promo), so I/we are open to suggestions.
What are other beach towns, aside from Sihanoukville? Any suggestion(s)? How to get there from Phnom Penh or Siem Reap? (by public transport)
Re: Sihanoukville - which beach? Independence, Otres, Occheuteal? Which is best for a chill, laid back atmosphere? We'll be at the beach for 2-3 nights only, since we'll be going to other places too. We don't do drugs but a beer (or three) may be in the scene. Any hotel/resort recos - cheap ones, preferably less than 60 usd? (we're poor backpackers, lol) I've had a brief look at Agoda and there are hotels/resorts <60 usd, but if there are recos from here, then I'll consider them.
I've glanced at wikitravel, travelfish & wikivoyage, but would like to hear some personal accounts.
Many thanks! Maraming salamat!