Explore M’Pai Bay — The fullest guide to discover the beautiful bay in Koh Rong Samloem
M’Pai Bay fishing village is located in the north of Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia, where there are many beautiful beaches nearby, such as the main beach of Koh Rong Samloem Saracen, which is always busy during the holidays. Saracen bay has a lot more interesting things to offer, thanks to Focus Asia Travel.
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
The most magnificent coral reefs on Koh Rong Samloem may be found at M’Pai Bay. Cuttlefish, seahorses, and a variety of fish and corals of various hues may be seen. You don’t need to hire a boat or go on coral reef excursions as you would at other beaches on Koh Rong Samloem and Koh Rong; instead, walk from the beach to the old pier alongside the main pier.
Trekking to visit different beaches
Close to M’Pai, there are many gorgeous beaches that are peaceful, pure, and more stunning than Saracen Bay, so don’t skip out on taking virtual photographs. The two most stunning beaches are Clear Water Bay (Driftwood) and Eco Sea Dive, both of which are approximately a 15-30 minute walk away. If you are unable to walk, you can rent a longtail boat for $5 per person/route. A full day boat excursion on the island costs around $35-50 per person and may transport up to 20 passengers.
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 may walk, take a motorcycle cab, or take the Long Tail Boat. However, Focus Asia Travel recommends walking or renting a boat because the roads on the islands are not suitable for moving about by motorbike taxi or renting 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 has dormitories starting at $5, private rooms with bathrooms starting at $25, and four-person rooms starting at $35. The price varies depending on whether it is low or high season. It is rated higher than other hostels on Booking.com since it is frequently full, and it is roughly a 300-meter 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.
The best restaurants in M’Pai Bay
M’Pay Bay’s cuisine is very good and inexpensive; the price ranges from $2 to $4 per person, which is half the price of Saracen Bay.
Buffet at Fish Hook restaurant (near The Cliff Hostel) for about $8 per person, including various courses, grilled fish, dessert… The price for a super-sized cup of vitamins here is $2.50 for three individuals.
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.