Monkey Maya Ream
Right on the coastline of Ream National Park and backed by lush green jungle is Monkey Maya. If you'd prefer to hear the lapping of the ocean against the shore, bird and animal calls of the jungle rather than thumping baselines, this is the place for you. It's a great place to just relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings. All their buildings are wood and thatch with a superb restaurant/lounge/bar area giving panoramic views of the beach, ocean and jungle. You may even spot dolphins passing if you are looking at the sea of course. You can also easily find a nice bit of clean, quiet beach to enjoy. The restaurant has an excellent menu serving up a diverse mix of Western and Asian meals, as well as Khmer specialities. The bar offers various drinks and cocktails at a reasonable price, and if you get carried away, they even have a Full English Breakfast on the menu to work off a hangover. They have a 16-bed dorm and 5 bungalows; all are beautifully constructed to an excellent standard for the price. Rates: Dorm beds with fan are $5, bungalows $30. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +855 78760853 Address: Monkey Maya, Ream Beach, Ream National Park Website: http://monkeymayaream.com/ Booking & Getting here: Email to arrange transport to and from Monkey Maya - Transfer is via boat from Sea Garden on Otres 1 ($6 each way, when available) departure is 12:30pm. - Airport bus from Monkey Republic ($6) Airport pickup via tuk-tuk ($7) or, tuk-tuk from Sihanoukville ($20) from Otres ($15). If you are coming from Kampot or Phnom Penh, ask to be dropped off at the Ream Bus Stop (all buses except Giant Ibis will stop). From there catch a tuk-tuk to Monkey Maya, find your own or we can organise one for you ($7). If you're making your own way here: - Head out of town on Highway 4, either via Otres Beach or the main road out of town (Ekareach Street). - Follow Highway 4 for 10km to Sihanoukville International Airport, TURN RIGHT towards Ream town. - Follow the road past the airport, passing Ream bay - TURN LEFT at the monument outside the Naval base, heading up the hill towards Ream Pagoda. - Follow the road as it sweeps right through Ream village, passing the hospital, the main entrance to the Naval Base and the PTT gas terminal - The road becomes a dirt track at this point, just keep following the road, you'll cross a bridge at the very start of Ream Beach - follow the track to the end of the beach and finally cross one last bridge to arrive at Monkey Maya and the edge of Ream National Park.