Oh, no. Koh Rong has a fantastic beach and crystal clear water, but the problem with that place is that there is no good nightlife, or more precisely: No good opportunities to meet girls. So what do most guys really like about Sihanoukville? Sure, if you go to a girly bar or massage salon then that will always involve paying for playing. Or just casual dating. This option to meet girls used to be popular mainly among expats in Sihanoukville who were looking for a partner, but with more and more tourists coming to the beach town and the increasing usage of smartphones by Khmer people, the dating sites are now really used by anyone who wants to arrange a date with someone nice.
Nice hotel but supports sex tourism - Review of @home, Sihanoukville, Cambodia - Tripadvisor
There is quite a bit of prostitution in Sihanoukville considering the size of the town. Usually referred to by locals as Kampong Som, Sihanoukville is a sleepy beach town located about four hours south of the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh. Even though the population is just over sixty thousand the place is pretty spread out. Of course there is an active commercial sex scene which is why the place is being covered here. Most foreigners get to the city by taking a bus or taxi from Phnom Penh.
The US agents tracking down sex tourists in Cambodia
As part of an initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas, special US agents operating in South East Asia have brought more than 80 alleged child sex tourists back to America to face justice. Sihanoukville looks like paradise, or at least a decent, low-rent version. Golden beaches, swaying palm trees, cheap alcohol and shimmering sea. Retired American pharmacist Ronald Adams had come here for the good life - setting up a beachside cafe.
The rooms are really good for 10dollars they have hot water, tv and nice fluffy towels and the owners were very nice and friendly. Then the first night we sat in the hotel courtyard and watched as prostitutes left a room upstairs then the sex tourist left and another prostitute in her towel came out And yelled after him, he then returned with another prostitute. I began to get worried about staying at this hotel as there were sometimes young Khmer girls around and the hotels policy is that it lets prostitutes and lady boys go into the hotel as long as they summit ID upon entry. I don't believe that any of the other hotels we stayed at in serendipity have this policy and if you are travellers or volunteers like us I recommend you stay somewhere else and leave this place for the sex tourists. If this hotel was to change it's policy I think it could be a really great budget place for travellers.