Sihanoukville is a town that knows how to party and there is absolutely no shortage of bars and nightspots
You heard right, in this town by the beach you can get sex for as little as 5$.
The area in question is called chicken farm (red light street) that offer more than 1000 Cambodian and Vietnamese girls.
You will find it very difficult to find any Cambodian in Sihanoukville who can speak English
The Chicken Farm here is very long road with many brothels and a must visit during your holiday. The red dirt road is sort of an upside-down shaped U.
The brothels are about one hundred feet apart from one another. If you rent a motorbike for $3.00 a day, you can cruise through it fairly easily making your holiday exciting.
Most of the girls can usually be seen at night when the red neon lights are lit to cover their ugliness, or should I say noticeable impurities.
There can be anywhere between 500 to 1000 girls available on this long road. The first parts of the road are mostly Cambodia girls which then lead on to the Vietnam girls.
I found most of these girls to be unattractive, overweight and very much used.
I sat at a table drinking a beer for a few hours and watched the traffic go up and down the road and I only seen Cambodia men and boys cruising the road. Never did I ever see any white men at the Chicken Farm while I was there.
I managed to find one young [19 yr old] pretty Vietnam girl and decided to take her back to my hotel for $15.00 for the entire evening. She swore that she gave good Yum Yum when asked, but she refused to do it at my guesthouse which was very far away.
I had to drive her all the way back for a refund, but the Mamasan refused to give me back my money.
The Mamasan asked me to pick another girl instead without charge, but the other girls were very unappealing to me.
Finally, the Mamasan offered to give me only $7.50 back, which I accepted. So try to avoid paying up front for services or maybe only put two thirds down which I eventually did at another place.
The Town Itself Doesn’t Offer Much To See But Beaches Are Beautiful
Another reason to visit Sihanoukville is the beaches. They are not as crowded as many of those in Thailand but can be cramped on weekends and holidays.
- Victory Beach, (south of the commercial port). Plenty of budget accommodation nearby on Weather Station Hill. This beach is close to the seaport.
- Independence Beach. Also known as ‘7-chann beach’ after the seven-storey Independence Hotel.
- Sokha Beach. owned by Sokha Beach Resort, it is private but you can access it by paying a couple dollars.
You won’t have many people begging or trying to sell you something here.
- Ochheuteal Beach is a long and narrow strip of white sand beach located in Sangkat No3.The northern section has now become known as Serendipity Beach, a popular beach with western tourists, noted for small guesthouse rooms right on the beach.
There are around 30 beach huts serving good value meals and a wide selection of drinks,. a golf-course development at the southern end, and a cluster of mid-range hotels and restaurants near the MP base in the middle.
Grass umbrellas, rentable beach chairs and little drink huts line the beach from one end to the other. Les Feuilles), within walking distance of the hotels.
Further south along the beach in front of the golf course development, a number of budget traveler/backpacker oriented bar/restaurant/beach hangouts have sprung up offering chairs, umbrellas, drinks and a chill-out atmosphere.
Expect noise and exhaust fumes though from the numerous 2stroke jet skis in the area. Swimming can be dangerous and several tourists have been killed by jet skis.
- Serendipity Beach. Guesthouses and bar/restaurants right on the beach, open until the early hours. This beach seems to be the most popular and typically has the greatest number of people on the beach. Serendipity Beach is connected to Ochheuteal beach.
Pleasant, breezy, poolside bar and restaurant located at the Beach Club Resort a block off of Ochheuteal Beach. Full bar, cold beer, wine and cocktails. Big western menu offering all of the favorites – steaks, burgers, spaghetti, all day western breakfasts and even a good selection of Indian dishes. Pool table. Comfortable terrace, indoor and poolside seating. Hotel rooms available.
Ochheuteal Beach, 23 Tola Rd.
6:00AM – 10:00PM
Hotel restaurant and bar on the road to Serendipity Beach near the Golden Lions Traffic Circle. Bar/restaurant downstairs with pool table and live sports TV. Al fresco restaurant/bar upstairs on a comfortably airy terrace overlooking the Serendipity Beach road area. Serving a wide variety of both western and Khmer favorites. Full bar – beer, wine selection, cocktails, pool table and live sports TV.
Between Golden Lions and Serendipity Beach
7:00AM till late
The Big Easy
Spacious, comfortable, breezy bar and restaurant on the road to Serendipity Beach. Extensive menu of western and Southeast Asian favorites. Big bar, cocktails, cold beer, wine. Very reasonable prices on all. Bungalows, rooms, dorm beds available. Wifi.
Serendipity Beach Road
7:00AM – Late
Chez Claude is a Sihanoukville original, operating since 1992 and serving up some of the finest food in town. Unique boat-bar. Fully stocked. Wines, cocktails and cold beer. Specializing in seafood dishes, Asian and French cuisine. Spectacular view of the ocean and islands. Boating trips and scuba excursions. Recommended.
2 Thnou Beach Road, hill behind Sokha
7:00AM – 11:30PM
The Corner Bar & Restaurant
Popular, unique street front bar and restaurant on the corner hilltop at Victory Hill, specializing in pizza and pub food. Fast, reliable pizza delivery. Full bar, reasonable prices. Four satellite TVs, including a big screen, showing all major sporting events. Friendly place, welcoming to all.
Weather Station Hill
Noon – Late
Eco-friendly, open source guesthouse in front of Otres Beach 0 meters from the ocean’s edge. Extensive cocktail menu in an ambient lounge atmosphere. European kitchen. Clean, well kept, affordable loft rooms and unique rooftop accessible bungalows. Table tennis, fuzz ball. Beach volleyball court and weight gym.
Open 24 Hours
**Happy Hour all the time
Fisherman’s Den Sports Bar
The only a/c sports bar in town. Cold beer and full bar. Pub grub and good western favorites at very reasonable prices. Pool table. Darts. Friendly hostesses. Super Sport TV – all live sports big screen TV, 3 satellite channels – cricket, rugby World Cup, all sports on request. Music at conversation volume. Contact Brian about fishing and snorkeling trips in a western-style fishing boat.
Downtown, on Ekareach St.
Open very late
Popular, 24-hour bar and restaurant on the main road in the middle of town offering cold beer, a full bar and a good food all at very reasonable prices. Huge collection of music. Pool table. Indoor and outdoor seating. Great place to satisfy those middle of the night munchies. Very reliably open 24 hours a day, serving drinks and food.
Full-service casino offering blackjack, roulette, baccarat, Asian and Pacific poker, slots and VIP rooms. Favorable reviews from patrons. A/c international restaurant. Full bar. Coffee shop.
24 Hours /15 Hours
Popular, oft-recommended restaurant/café in a traditional Khmer house surrounded by tropical greenery. Set off the main road in the center of town. Pleasant balcony seating overlooking the garden. Serving very nice western fare including sandwiches on fresh baked bread, homemade soups, salads, jacket potatoes and several vegan and vegetarian choices. Good service. Great value. Chill-out bar upstairs open till late. Recommended.
Downtown area, on Ekareach St.
8:00AM – 10:00PM
I Don’t Know
Beach bar and restaurant on the sand of Otres Beach. Beach chairs and umbrellas on the sand and covered seating in the seafood shack.
Full bar. Reasonably priced beer, cocktails. Serving Cambodian, Asian and western food with the emphasis on seafood. Basic fan guesthouse rooms above the restaurant overlooking the ocean.
7:00AM – 12:00AM
Pleasant al fresco restaurant and bar on a quiet street on Weather Station Hill. Serving a concise selection of European and Khmer dishes. Loft balcony seating with a view of the seaside and a nice ocean breeze. Guesthouse rooms available.
7:00AM – 10:00PM
Pleasant Victory Hill restaurant and bar, a step up from the average hilltop place. Complete menu offering a good selection of Western and Khmer dishes and some Swiss specialties. Full bar, cold beers, draught, cocktails. Pool table. Live music on Tuesdays. WiFi.
Victory Hill (Weather Station Hill)
10:00AM – Late
** Happy Hour: 10AM-7PM
Homey little Russian restaurant/cafe on the road to Serendipity Beach. Several Russian specialties. Bar with draft beer, spirits, a few cocktails. Occasional live music.
Road to Serendipity Beach.
8:00AM – Late
The Mexican at Reef Resort
Mexican restaurant/bar at the Reef Resort. Wide selection of Mexican dishes as well as a choice of consistently well-prepared Western mains, burgers, sandwiches and snacks.
Full bar, draft beer, nice selection of spirits including Mexican beers and several top-shelf tequilas. Big screen plasma TV showing sports, news, movies, music and more. Very good service. Lots of good reviews. Wifi Online Hotspot. ATM on site.
Between Golden Lions and Serendipity Beach
7:00AM – Late
** Happy Hour: 3PM-7PM
Mick & Craig’s
One of Sihanoukville’s better eateries. Outdoor BBQ and pizza from Sanctuary a wood-fired oven. Good home-cooked meals. Daily specials. Professional chef. Full bar Big screen TV. Pool table. Guesthouse rooms available. Casablanca bookshop. Internet. Travel and tour information.
Downtown, Sopheakmongkol and Ekareach.
7:00AM – Late
**Happy Hour: 4PM-7PM
Mien Mien Otres
Beach Bar and Restaurant: Khmer/International
Long popular beach bar and restaurant on the sand of Otres Beach just a few meters from the ocean’s edge.
Offering a big menu of Khmer and western dishes, especially seafood dishes and BBQs, all at very reasonable prices. Free pool. Boat trips. Yoga classes. Bungalows right on the beach as well as brand new bungalows on the other side of the road.
6:00AM – 10:00PM
** Happy Hour: 5PM-7PM
Very popular bar, restaurant and bungalows. Lots of great music. Big selection of reasonably priced cocktails, shooters and the like. Big portions of reasonably priced food including gourmet rolls, kebabs, chips and superb toasties. Marmite and vegemite. Movie rooms, Playstation, pool table and hammock loft.
Between Golden Lions and ‘Serendipity Beach’
8:30AM – 10:00PM
Muslie’s Bar & Restaurant
Happening beach bar on Ochheuteal. Umbrellas, chairs and tables on the sand. Covered bar with pool table and music. Full bar well tended by western bartender/mixologist.
Top-notch cocktails (including house originals) from $2, spirits and beers at reasonable prices. Good food, western and Cambodian, BBQ standard with different marinades. Of note, they take the trouble to separate the BBQ meats.
7:00AM – Late
Very nicely prepared Cambodian and Chinese dishes, with a large selection of seafood. Beer garden atmosphere. Live music. Full bar. Private a/c KTV rooms. Catering and functions.
Karaoke Street, near the Golden Lions
10:00AM – Late
Uniquely situated hovering over the ocean on the Serendipity beach pier. Full bar – cocktails, cold beer, wine. Khmer and western bar food, very reasonably priced. Burgers, hot dogs, noodles, only $1. Nice ocean breeze. View of serendipity beach and the sunset over the ocean.
On the Pier at Serendipity Beach.
10:00AM – 4:00AM
**Happy Hour: 10AM-10PM
Sakal Bungalows Restaurant
Popular restaurant and 24-hour bar run by a professional western barman. Full bar, cocktails, very reasonable prices. Daily drink specials. Restaurant offering a wide selection of western and Asian choices. Open air and poolside seating. Pool table. Darts. Big screen TV. Full international menu. Quiz night every Wed. Internet. Travel service. Guesthouse.
Weather Station Hill (Victory Hill).
Open 24 Hour
Tranquility at Serendipity
Restaurant/Bar: Khmer, Asian and Western
Water’s edge restaurant and bar serving a varied menu of Western, Khmer and Asian dishes in a romantic setting. All meals are freshly prepared with western hygienic preparation.
Relaxed bar surroundings and atmosphere. Full bar including cocktails, wines and champagne. Reasonable prices with very good value and service.
7:00AM – Late
Lounge/Restaurant: French/Japanese/Cambodian First floor balcony lounge with a relaxed, jazzy atmosphere, some very nicely done tapas, snack and meals on the menu, and a full bar serving draft, cocktails and wine. Playing an eclectic mix of well-chosen music, free snooker, movies on the TV. Free wifi. Interesting crowd. Recommended
Center of downtown area, behind Total Station.
10:00AM – 02:00PM / 06:00PM – 1:00AM
**Happy Hour 6PM-7PM