Kep, a province on Cambodia’s southern coast, is a former resort town known throughout Cambodia for its relaxed, sun-dappled beaches and mouth-wateringly fresh crabs. In recent years, the province has undergone a revival, with many foreign and domestic visitors making the trip to indulge in its luxurious beachside resorts, tropical islands, and toothsome seafood.
Kep beach located in the central area of Kep is single and beach swimming destination. It is regularly filled up with powder-white sand. In addition to the trees lining the beach, there are also dining areas, seafood vendors and guesthouses. At the end of the shaded promenade along the beach is the Sela Cham P’dey, the statue that depicts a nude fisherman’s wife waiting for the return of her husband.
Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay)
Koh Tonsay, an island about 30 minutes from Kep, offers a remote place for swimming and snorkeling with its shallow waters and white sand. You can also enjoy fresh seafood, fresh fruit juices and other beverages from the bars and restaurants along the coast. You can go for a day trip on a private boat or a tour group from the pier. Call the reception to arrange a trip to Koh Tonsay.
Get in touch with nature by hiking in the Kep National Park where you will see exotic plants and animals. Be guided by the maps and information on the trails as you walk up the mountain. Start early to catch wildlife including birds, snakes, squirrels, monkeys, butterflies and many more. In approximately 1.5 hours, you will reach the summit, where you will get breathtaking panoramic views of the steep valley, plantations, pagodas, nearby towns, Bokor mountain and nearby islands.
Caves – Kampong Trach
Approximately 25 kilometers from Kep are limestone caves and tubes that attract tourists. At the base of the mountain is the Wat Kirisan, then an underground passage to the center, where there are other caves that go through the mountains.