Monday, November 18, 2013

Tour scam warning

a waring for anyone booking tours in koh kong,oasis uses ritthy- koh kong eco adventure tours ,which used to be koh kong eco tours until a notorious hotel in kho kong stole his name!!and now copies his signs.The  bad tour office is run from the koh kong guesthouse on the river front(next door to Ritthy) or also know as mr.42,do your research before booking with them as a female traveler who recently went on a jungle trek with them had her phone and camera stolen by one of there guides and the manger(mr.42) just made excuses,they are a badly run operation who intentions are on ripping tourist off and tarnishing the areas reputation,please be aware as some hotel will take there commission and pass you onto them.
oasis resort uses Ritthy for the tours as the ya are the best run tours in town but Neptune and blue moon also run good quality torus.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The end of a era

Koh kong island one of the last true castaway experience in this region is now entering a new period but sadly leaving behind another.Recently Bungalows have been built ion beach 4 and opened in December 2012,the same people who own the Apex have now are expanding to beach 3(beach 6 in the lonely planet) so people will now be bale to stay out on the island in bungalows,hopefully it will be run ok and people can stay on the island to experience its beauty.This joint Apex hotel/military soldiers on the island venture opens new time for the island but also closes another which i stared 8 yrs ago which is the days tours to the island as they are not allowing trips to the beach 3 while they construct and only after if they eat at there restaurant,so the freedom of beach BBQ and adventure has now gone,but trips will still be run to beach 2 which is nice but not of the beach 3 standard.reports this season from guest are of the island suffering from its worst year of sand flies with some people being badly bitten by the little terrors,this is possibly due tot he increase in rubbish from fishing boats and other tour operators leaving there litter and lunch remains there,so possibly the adventure and uniqueness of the island has now passed.