Rabbit Island or called Koh Tonsay is a natural resort locating at the Southeast of Kep town in a 4.5 kilometers distance from the town and has two beaches suitable for swimming because they have white sand and shallow water. At the bottom of the sea, there are varied fish, plants, and corals, which enable the research on ecology.
The name "Koh Ton Say" comes from the word "Rum Say" meaning "Spread out". Because when the King, Sa Kor Reach is hopeless for struggle due to his troop and parties break off, he leads the remaining troop across the sea to an island in front of Kep town, then his troop spread out there. So that we call the island "Koh Rum Say", after that we call "Koh Ton Say" until now.
How to go to Koh Tonsay?
Twenty to 40 minutes by local boat from Kep is Rabbit Island. A place of white sandy beaches and coconut palms, it is an idyllic day trip from either Kampot or Kep. Although the waters are clear there is no coral but don't let that put you off donning a mask and flippers. Rabbit Island is a place of psychedelic fish.
Rabbit Island is perfect for those who love quiet and basic accommodations (beachside, unreliable electricity, mosquito nets) are available for only around $7-8 per night.
Thing to do on Rabbit Island
Rabbit Island is perfect for those who love a quiet place to have a great vacation or relaxing, So how many days for staying at Rabbit Island?
Rabbit Island is undeveloped, and the only thing that one can do here is swimming, beachcombing, and walking around. The water is shallow and there are no corals, so diving is out. Snorkeling may be good though, for there are many-colored fish in the area. One of the best things to do here is to eat seafood, especially the crabs. Enjoy it fresh off the ocean every time you order. For those who love to get physical, the whole island is only around six kilometers around and can be walked in three hours and ran in less than one or two hours. The views include fishing communities and occasional wildlife and household animals. Highly recommence good to spend your trip two say one night on Rabbit Island or Koh Tonsay.
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