Partying in Sihanoukville

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia's most popular beach getaway. With several different stretches of white sand beaches, nearby tropical islands, cheap accommodation, regular flights from Siem Reap, beer for as little as $0.50 and a liberal view of certain drugs, this has become a backpacker party mecca. Occheuteal Beach is the primary party spot, lined with beach bars and music to enjoy the sunset and beyond. Here are just a few of the infamous bars: La Rhumerie - Flavoured rum bar with salsa music. What's more to be said! Utopia - High energy dance DJs from around 21:00 until the early morning and has cheap drink offers to keep the place busy. Email: utopia-cambodia@live.com Tel: +855 12490290 Website: www.utopia-cambodia.com/ Address: Utopia Plaza, 100m from the Golden Lions toward Serendipity Monkey Republic - A good bar to meet in as the music is reasonably chilled. Email: monkeyrepublicshv@gmail.com Website: monkeyrepublic.info Address: Monkey Republic, Serendipity Beach Road, Sihanoukville JJs Playground - A big party atmosphere playing more pop/party music with drinks promos. This place tends to really get going after midnight with shots and fire shows a plenty. Email: morokort2000@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.facebook.com/JjsPlayground If you would like a clear view of the sunset, head up to Victory beach which also has a selection of bars to enjoy a cold sundowner beverage. There's also a daily party boat from Sihanoukville which makes stops at Koh Thass and Koh Rong Sanloem for swimming, snorkelling and... well just partying of course. It leaves at 9:30am and back by 5:00pm. It includes a few free drinks, snorkelling, snacks and lunch. Don't forget your sunblock! You can get the $25 ticket from Sea Cambodia (Serendipity Pier).

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