A short boat ride from Kep is the island of Koh Tonsay, also known as Rabbit Island. If you’re passing and looking for a super chilled rustic beach getaway, Rabbit Island could be for you. It’s 300m narrow stretch of palm lined beach, is a great place to just relax in a hammock and enjoy some delicious seafood.
Although the beach is nice, a pristine white sand beach it is not. There may be farm animals roaming around and debris on the shoreline. Accomodation options here are super basic! The place does get busier at weekends and national holidays, which can spoil the serene atmosphere and thus the point of coming here. Rabbit Island is by no means ever a party island, generators and power are off by 10:00pm, so bring a torch.
It has nice clear water where you can snorkel, hire rubber rings, kayaks and also get a massage on the beach. You can enjoy snorkelling off the main beach with various tropical fish and also enjoy a nice hike around the island (3 hours), with three other small beaches along the way.
This is a place to just relax and can make a pleasant day trip or overnight stay.
In case you were wondering, it’s called Rabbit Island as the locals think it looks like a Rabbit - I think it requires some great imagination!