Well after traveling for a couple of months we were finally able to chill at the beach! Splashing out for a $28 AUD a night room for a week and a half we soaked up the sun at the beach and the hotel pool!
The beach was nice enough except that the locals pollute it all with their rubbish. There is also a bit of hawking but they are mainly friendly kids. We tried to avoid the crazy locals for the Khmer new year during the day and then went to a new year beach party at night. It was meant to be a 24 hour party but the westerner who organized it had been in living in Sihanoukville too long and had lost all organisation skills - probably in no small part due to the local pot and whiskey!