Tranquil waves and warm white sand burying your toes by day, glittering blue bioluminescent planktons illuminating by night, Otres Beach, offers a special experience for beach lovers!
Otres Beach, also known as Otres 1, is tantamount to fun and relaxation. Lined by lush casuarinas, amazing scenery, and a seemingly endless stretch of fine white sand, Otres Beach offers you the perfect beach vacation.
Otres 1 is about a 20-minute drive from Serendipity Beach and 15 minutes away from Sihanoukville town.
Opening Days and Hours
Otres 1 is open 24 hours daily.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Otres 1 has no entrance fee.
How to Get There
The beach is accessible by taxi or tuk-tuk. You can also rent a bike or scooter to go around.
Otres 1 is perfect for relaxation and visitors who prefer a relatively quiet beach in Sihanoukville. It suits visitors consisting of families with kids, small groups of friends, young couples, and backpackers.
Time to Spend
Visitors typically spend about 2 to 3 hours at this beach.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Otres 1 is gaining popularity among visitors to Sihanoukville. The peak season is during the cool and dry season from November to February. You will need to avoid visiting during monsoon season.
There are plenty to be done at the Otres Beach. You can opt to go for boat and snorkel trips to enjoy the spectacular coral reefs. Or simply relax in a hammock by the sea with a sandwich in one hand and a book in another. At night, head down to the beach for a stroll to enjoy the blue bioluminescent planktons’ illumination.
A number of restaurants offer Khmer and Western cuisine. The pizza at Pappa Pippo is really worth mentioning! 50 cent beers are available in most bars from 09:00 until midnight. Several hawkers also sell food, perfect for the budget conscious.
You may want to scoot along the scenic journey to Kbal Chhay Waterfall, about a 30-minute drive away from Otres Beach. On Saturdays, a night market can be found at Otres Village, about a 25-minute walk away.
You get to pick from staying in stylish villas by the beach to a number of guesthouses. A unique accommodation opportunity is to stay in a beach hut!
Good to Know
Since Otres Beach is divided into sections, the advantage of visiting Otres 1 is that it has plenty of food and accommodation options. The disadvantage is that you might be disappointed with the rubbish found along the lovely beach.