Rarely have we been anywhere that exceeds our expectations in the way Lonely Beach did. The boat journey is around 3 and a half hours and fairly uncomfortable, but from the moment you pass the headland and see the bay and beach, all that is forgotten. Photographs cannot do it justice. Beautiful white sand, raked daily to eliminate sand fly problems, ring the bay with the Lonely Beach traditional wooden buildings partly hidden by coconut palms and other trees and shrubs.
The accommodation is basic but comfortable and clean.
Before we arrived, my wife and I (who are getting on a bit), were worried that we wouldn't be able tfo cope with the closeness to nature and distance from civilisation, but we absolutely loved it and our 5 night stay came to an end all too quickly.
The food is simple but very good, with a good choice considering the small number of guests. The highlight being the BBQ mackerel caught that day by the joint owner Yogi. There is nowhere else you can go for food and drink but the prices are very reasonable, only slightly higher than mainland restaurant prices,and the quality good.
Without hesitation we would go back. Hopefully development will not spoil this stunning location, but I think it will. Go now before it is too late. No litter, no empty plastic bottles, no hawkers; just beautiful white sand and the sounds of the gently lapping sea and nature. Idyllic!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lonely Beach is your unique opportunity to experience true beach life. We're situated in a remote bay in the North of Koh Rong, miles away from the party beach in the South. It is so remote, that you can reach us only by the Lonely Beach boat. ... more less
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