About Koh Sdach
Koh Sdach Island, also known as Kings Island, is located in the Gulf of Thailand, around 1.5 km off the coast of the Botum Sakor national park. Koh Sdach is the only island, in a small archipelago of 12, to have its own village with a population of about 3000 people.
The little fishing village of Koh Sdach stretches along the east side of the island with many of the houses built on stilts in the sea. Koh Sdach’s coast is mainly rocky, with only a few beaches, but Coconut Beach, Australia beach and the beach at Belinda’s Resort will give you the full tropical experience, whilst totally avoiding crowds of tourists. Koh Sdach is a fishing community with roughly 70% of workers being fishermen and the rest working on farms or running small businesses. A lot of the fish caught at Koh Sdach are exported to Thailand.
Why is the island called Kings Island?
According to legend, there once was a king who commanded an army on the island. Because there was no fresh water, the king searched everywhere to find some. Eventually he found a rock near the sea. Thinking the rock might contain water; the king drew his sword and split open the rock, releasing an endless flow of water that local people still use today at the village well.
Where are we?
Koh Sdach is in the Koh Kong province of Cambodia. Please see information on ‘How To Get Here’