M’Pai Bay fishing village is located in the north of the Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia, where there are many beautiful beaches around, as the main beach of Koh Rong Samloem Saracen with many tourists and fully booked on holidays, why not in M’Pai Bay? Living Nomads makes sure that you will find much more attractive things in Saracen bay.
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5 reasons why you should stay in M’Pai Bay
1. Many beautiful beaches near M’Pai Bay
2. The price is super cheap
3. Food cheap and super delicious
4. Enjoy the most beautiful sunset on the island of Koh Rong Samloem
5. The most beautiful snorkeling place
Things to do in M’Pai Bay
View the sunset
An excellent M’Pai Bay experience, the two most beautiful sunset views are at the Cliff hostel (from the bar down the stairs and rock formations on the left side of the Mango Lounge.
Diving and seeing coral
M’Pai Bay is home to the most beautiful coral reefs in Koh Rong Samloem. You can see cuttlefish, seahorses, and many fish and corals with all colors. You do not need to hire a boat or go for coral reef tours like at other beaches in Koh Rong Samloem and Koh Rong but you just go from the beach to the old pier alongside the main pier.
Trekking to visit different beaches
Closing to M’Pai, there are many beautiful beaches, quiet, pristine and beautiful than Saracen Bay so you can not miss to have the virtual photos. The two most beautiful beaches are Clear Water Bay (Driftwood) and Eco Sea Dive only 15-30 minutes walk. If you can not walk, then you rent a longtail boat to 5 dollars/person/route. Full day boat trip on the island about 35-50 dollars /boat can carry up to 20 people.
How to get to M’Pai Bay
The only way to get to M’Pai Bay is to take a speed ferry from Sihanoukville or you can go from Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem.
From Sihanoukville to M’Pai Bay: Two-way fare is 22 dollars and there are seven flights a day from Buva Sea and Speed Ferry.
- From Koh Rong Samloem (Orchid Pier) to M’Pai Bay: 7 dollars for one way and 5 dollars/day for Buva Sea.
- From Koh Rong (Koh Touch Pier) to M’Pai Bay: 7 dollars for one way and 5 dollars/day for Buva Sea.
The way to go around M’Pai Bay
You can go by walking, renting a motorbike taxi or the Long Tail Boat. However, Living Nomads advise that you should walk or rent the boat because the roads in islands are not good to move by motorbike taxi or rent a motorbike
The best hotels in M’Pai Bay
M’Pai Pay’s hotels have basic rooms, so the price is so cheap. But, M’Pai Bay is a worth place to stay and relax for your holiday
M’Pai Bay accommodation
The cheap hotels, hostels, motels
The Cliff Hostel: dorms are from 5 dollars, private rooms have the bathroom with the cost of 25 dollars, four people room with the cost of 35 dollars. The price is changed according to the low season or peak season. It is evaluated better than other hostels at booking.com because it is often in full room status, about 300m walk from the pier.
Bong’s guesthouse: has the price of 15 dollars for the private room with bathroom inside
Seapony bungalow: the price is range from 15 dollars for the double room, inside the bathroom and the restaurant serves the best foods.
Easy Tiger Bungalow: About 15 dollars with the private room and the bathroom inside, this is one of the first motels in M’Pai Bay, good evaluated and best location.
The average cost hotels
M’Pay Bay Bungalows: is the most beautiful bungalow in M’Pai Bay, near the pier, beautiful rooms, fan, bed, bungalow very large, very cheap price from only 25 dollars.
Beach House: is the only place with air-conditioner, beautiful and clean bungalow, the price from 50 dollars or more. Give 20 dollars of discount code when booking at Beach House on Airbnb.
Sunset Bungalows: Range from 28 dollars, beautiful rooms, beautiful sunset view location.
In addition, you can refer to one of the best Airbnb in M’Pai Bay: Beach House (Beach View) M’Pai Bay at $24/night or Beach House (Island View) M’Pai Bay at $20/night or Beach House (Star House), M’Pai Bay at $28/night.
–> Airbnb link discounts up to $35 for the first booking here: https://www.airbnb.com/c/anht5185
The best restaurants in M’Pai Bay
The food in M’Pay Bay is very tasty and cheap; the price is only from 2 dollars for one compared to Saracen Bay is half the price.
Have a buffet at Fish Hook restaurant (close to The Cliff Hostel) for only 8 dollars per person, many dishes, grilled seafood, dessert … vitamins here super big cup with the price is 2.5 dollars to drink for three people
Cliff Hostel’s food is priced from 3 dollars, chef from Phnom Penh’s 5-star hotel so the dishes are deliciously cooked.
The restaurant of the Seapony guesthouse should have breakfast here, visitors appreciate the restaurant very well.
Some other cheap restaurants close to the pier have beach chairs right away, the cost is from 2 dollars
Nightlife in M’Pai Bay
There are more exciting than Saracen Bay, there are many bars, cocktails are quite cheap, especially the bar at The Cliff hostel, although a bit far but the cheapest alcoholic drinks here, play music nice, crowded.
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