Rabbit Island is a small patch of land in the sea off the coast of southern Cambodia.

Rabbit Island, Kampot, Cambodia Rabbit Island, Kampot, Cambodia

Rabbit Island in Kampot, Cambodia.

Rabbit Island, Kampot, Cambodia Rabbit Island, Kampot, Cambodia

Rabbit Island said to have the nicest beaches of any Kep-area island (except Vietnam’s Phu Quoc).

Rabbit Island, Kampot, Cambodia Rabbit Island, Kampot, Cambodia

Rabbit Island is so named because locals say it resembles a rabbit.

Rabbit Island, Kampot, Cambodia Rabbit Island, Kampot, Cambodia

Rabbit Island (in the Khmer language "Koh Tonsay") .

Rabbit Island, Kampor, Cambodia Rabbit Island, Kampor, Cambodia

Rabbit Island is a small, 2 square kilometer island about 5km from the coast of Kep, Cambodia.

Rabbit Island, Kampot, Cambodia Rabbit Island, Kampot, Cambodia

Rabbit Island (or Koh Tonsay) is the most pristine and largest island in Kep – the famous coastal city of Cambodia in 1960s. Along some other well-known tourist spots, this island is contributing to bring Kep back to its initial position on Cambodia tourism map. Let’s see what this island has to attract tourists both domestically and internationally!

“Koh Tonsay” in Khmer language means “rabbit island”. This island is located 4.6km south of Kep City, in the sea off the coast of southern Cambodia. It is possible for tourists to set foot on it from Kep Port by boat. Rabbit Island with many tourism potentials used to be exploited by French as an ideal destination for the elite.

With the total area of about 2km2, the shape of the island is similar to that of a rabbit. Because of its quiet, Rabbit Island is compared with a pearl of Cambodia. There are some houses, bungalows, hostels and restaurants scattering on the island.

After sitting on boat for half an hour, tourists can see Rabbit Island which is green with trees and coconut groves along the beach or nice bungalows… All create a peaceful landscape. The island has many white sandy beaches with blue seawater and no waves because it is shielded by surrounding islands. The sea is quite shallow and not too steep, so it is especially suitable for swimming. Although there is no coral, you can still admire schools of colorful fish by diving. 

Especially, a thing making this island attractive is seafood. The seafood is fresh and abundant. Crabs, fish and shrimp are cooked in a delicious way, so they are extremely eye-catching and tasty. It is no exaggeration to say that enjoying seafood is a must-try experience when you visit Rabbit Island.

On the island, facilities might not satisfy you since all of them are very simple. Accommodations are made of palm leaves and have no air conditioner, fan or even electricity in the daytime. All you have are twin beds, blanket, toilet and hammock. Everything seems to blend with the natural scenery outside. The whole landscape is poetic and tranquil. No heavy traffic, no shop, no noise… you will have a chance to rest literally. In a way, this place is where you can escape from working stress or anxiety of the modern life.

At night, when generators stop working, visitors can lie on the hammock, stretch the body, listen to the sound of sea waves, admire the moon and stars and enjoy the fresh air of the secluded island.

In the morning, it is a good idea to enjoy the freshness of the dawn on the island and discover the life of fishermen here. Imagine that you can catch fish and hear the birds singing at the same time… That’s wonderful! With available potentials, Rabbit Island will strongly develop tourism services in the near future. Therefore, if you love nature and want to experience the rustic life, visit this island as soon as possible (before its peace belongs to the past).

There is also no need to worry about your budget since the service prices are very low (5-7 USD/bungalow). This is the reason why numerous travelers from Europe, the USA, Australia… choose Rabbit Island to be a paradise for their vacation.

Rabbit Island said to have the nicest beaches of any Kep-area island (except Vietnam’s Phu Quoc). Beautiful nature, wonderful seafood and good tourism services are reasons why I recommend you to come to Rabbit Island to enjoy your summer. Don’t miss this interesting destination if you have the opportunity to reach Kep and Kampot City!

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