Best time to visit Cambodia

Beach Season in Cambodia

Watch deep pink sunsets and swim in crystal clear water on one of the Cambodian beaches

Best time: October–May

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Warm welcoming water and powdery sand on a truly idyllic island—that is what Cambodian tropical paradise means. Coming from October to May you will avoid rains and enjoy sun-drenched days by the sea. Even though this period is considered as a peak-tourist season, there are plenty of peaceful islands, where you can be the only person on a beach. Go snorkelling or read your favourite book and make sure your hand holds a cocktail—this is the only thing you should worry about.

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When is the best time to visit the Cambodian beaches?

The ideal time to visit Cambodian beaches is from October through May. This period provides visitors with sunny days and avoids the rainfall of the rainy season. The busiest tourist season is between November and January. However, visitors wanting a quieter experience should consider visiting during the quieter seasons, such as October or May. Show more

Which months should be avoided due to rain in Cambodia?

Cambodia has two distinct seasons, with heavy rainfall between May and October. During this time, there are frequent floods, so it's advisable to avoid beach holidays. November through April is the best time to visit the beaches of Cambodia with stable weather and gentle winds. It's a great time to engage in water sports, relax on the beach, and soak up the sun's warmth. Show more

Where can I find peaceful beaches in Cambodia during peak tourist season?

Visiting Cambodia's smaller and remote islands provide the perfect escape from the crowded beaches. Koh Ta Kiev, Koh Tonsay, and Koh Rong Samloem are such islands that remain peaceful due to their small size and limited facilities available. These beaches offer seclusion and are an ideal destination for beach enthusiasts who prefer to unwind where it's peaceful and quiet. Show more

What activities can I enjoy at the beaches in Cambodia?

Cambodian beaches provide visitors with an exciting range of thrilling water sports, kayaking, and swimming in the warm crystalline waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Alternatively, guests can relax on the soft white sand beaches, catch breathtaking ocean views, explore local nearby temples, waterfalls, and take a traditional cooking class. There are many options for holidaymakers to delve into while enjoying their vacation on a Cambodian beach. Show more

Are there any unique cocktails or local drinks to try at the Cambodian beaches?

Cambodia has a uniqueness of local drinks and a thriving food culture, especially at beach bars and restaurants. Cambodians consume beer commonly, and Cambodia Beer or Angkor is the local way to go. Coconut water is also popular amongst locals, and it's refreshing to enjoy while relaxing on the beach. Among the most popular Cambodian cocktails offered in beach bars are the Gin Sling, Khmer lemonade or Tonle Sap Breezer, curated with local ingredients to give a unique Cambodian flavor. Show more

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