With 10 others we boarded a rusty boat
to escape to Bamboo Island Cambodia for the day. A little misleading perhaps because at best it was a couple of hours, but it gave us a taste of what island life had on offer.
Calm, Clear, Warm Water,
Shade, Cool Breezes, Cold Cheap Beer (no island rip-off prices here $1 like Sihanoukville on the mainland), a chance to dig our toes into the sand and relax.
No hawkers offering to massage me,
paint my nails or remove hairs from my legs! If I could have dragged myself from my 50 cent deck chair (or the free sand), I could have taken a thirty minute return walk to the other side of the island.
If we had brought our backpacks we could have stayed in basic huts on the island.
Just a bed, mosquito net, cold shower and hammock and all just metres from the gentle lapping. If you decide to do this just let the boat staff know and they will collect you on one of their daily Island jaunts.
So that’s life on Bamboo Island – take a look at the photos!
Day trips that offer swimming and snorkelling at two other islands and a BBQ lunch on Bamboo Island, leave Serendipity Pier in Sihanoukville daily and cost $15 p.p. Beach Huts cost$10 per night.