Tree House Bungalows, Koh Rong Review

Treehouse Bungalows Koh Rong.

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Located on a beautiful white sandy beach on the idyllic Cambodian Island of Koh Rong, I can genuinely say that the view from the Tree House Bungalows in Koh Rong has been the best I’ve ever had. It was fantastic to have the privilege of chilling on the balcony, watching both the ocean and the world go by.

It felt even more surreal to be able to walk down the steps, onto the beach and then wade into the warm crystal clear waters.

It had been a couple of long days with countless journeys and a few travel mishaps that had eventually led me to book this safe haven located in the Gulf of Thailand. I would soon realise that this accommodation in Koh Rong was exactly what I needed.

Read on for my review of Tree House Bungalows, Koh Rong.

The private, white sandy beach front at Tree House Bungalows.

What is Koh Rong like?

Koh Rong is an island paradise, known for its white sandy beaches and coral reefs. It also boasts a dense jungle terrain, coconut palms and waterfalls.

With plenty of restaurants and bars, it has a bustling nightlife with plenty of options whether you’d prefer to chill and watch the sunset, go for an evening swim or party on the lively Police Beach. There are also plenty of activities to do on the island including diving, watersports, and horse riding.

How to reach Koh Rong

Boats moored up in the blue waters of the Cambodian island of Koh Rong.

To get to Koh Rong, you need to get the ferry from Sihanoukville, a city on the Cambodian coast that is just over a three hour bus ride from the capital Phnom Penh. There are quite a few ferry operators which gives you plenty of different options throughout the day.

It takes about 30-45 minutes to get to the island depending on which option you pick. They also go onto Koh Rong’s neighbour, Koh Rong Sanloem, making island hopping a must!

An open return gives you an option to visit either and costs $25. One thing to note is that they have started construction of an International Airport on the island which should make connections easier in the future.

A tip for when visiting Koh Rong is to bring plenty of cash as paying by card is very limited here and there are no cash machines. You do have the option to withdraw cash from some shops but many don’t have the cash or charge a hefty 8% fee for doing so.

A beach on Koh Rong with large rocks on it.

Location of the Tree House Bungalows

Well you can’t get any better than the location of the Tree House Bungalows. The bungalow that I was staying in was on stilts, directly on the hotel’s private, white sandy beach front.

The balcony offered a beautiful panoramic sea view with just a walk down the steps to get to the sun loungers and umbrellas. The complex is about 10 minutes’ walk from Kaoh Touch which is the main “town” area with plenty of bars and restaurants.

It’s also close to one of the jetties with boat connections. There are four main modes of transportation to get around the island – on foot, boat, tuk tuks and scooters, which are available to hire.

The beach at the Tree House Bungalows at night.

Facilities at the Tree House Bungalows

Beyond the beautiful beach and sun loungers the hotel has a restaurant and bar offering a wide variety of options including breakfast. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel so you can catch up on emails or post your adventures on your social media channels.

You can get a massage if you are in need of a bit of relaxation and you can take a boat ride too.

Rooms at the Tree House Bungalows

A double bed in a room at the Tree House Bungalows in Koh Rong.

I stayed in one of the front treehouses with a sea view and the room was very spacious. It has quite a rustic feel with everything created from solid wood which is what the vast majority of properties are made from here.

The full bay windows led onto a beautiful laid out balcony, with a view to die for. You could sit at the table out here, sip a drink and listen to the magical sound of the waves crashing against the beach.

The room had a double bed with mosquito net, wardrobe and coffee table with coffee making facilities. More importantly, there’s also a fan and air conditioning.

The bathroom is pretty basic, which can be quite standard out here, but has the vitals: shower, sink, toilet, mirror, and toilet hose. Towels are provided and there are slippers too.

The bathroom at the Tree House Bungalows in Koh Rong.

Spend your evenings connecting with nature

If the busy bars and restaurants don’t take your fancy, then this resort is definitely for you. It’s far enough away to get away from the noise and its own bar and restaurant is pretty quiet and chill.

Also being close enough to restaurants and bars to walk out for an evening meal is nice too, then returning to the tranquility of this little gem. Koh Rong is also becoming increasingly popular for its glowing plankton and is fast becoming a hub for ecotourism.

The front is really beautiful at night and the water is still super warm if you want a nice relaxing paddle and look up at the stars.

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Tim standing on the balcony of his room at the Tree House Bungalows, overlooking the sea.

This is a guest post from Tim Jones from Wildness and Wellbeing, a podcast and blog with a focus on how the outdoors can help your mental health. Tim is currently travelling around Southeast Asia.

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