Community focused, beachfront guest house welcomes yoga / gardening on Koh Rong Sanloem island, Cambodia

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    We have been established +10 years & love our special beach front on Koh Rong Sanloem Island, living alongside 300 or so - wonderful, Cambodian locals in the island’s only village, right on the beach. We are a guest house/resort with well-being and nature + Health

    Koh Rong Sanloem is a last remaining paradise (that will change soon, no doubt). It has 8 stunning beaches, no main roads , is 98% virgin jungle. So you can enjoy the nature from sunrise (front) to sunsets (back), and the stars at night (look up!). We have hosted 100s of Volunteers from WorkAway

    Different guest accommodations from small houses for 4-5 guests, fan bungalows to air-con en-suite rooms, our open all day bar/cafe, our beach and jungle garden to care for.

    We employ 6 local staff from our village, who are brilliant at keeping all running (maybe you can teach a little English), as well as helping looking after their young children whilst they work.
    Our local team are:

    2 cooks who prepare food and fruit drinks,
    2 cleaning employees who clean rooms (we may ask you to check rooms are guest ready, before check ins)
    2 building staff - who keep all working, and do anything involving any kind of risk.

    all are amazing and we are pleased our business supports 6 families. The local staff team prepare all food and fruit drinks.

    We have hosted 100s of Workawayers since covid (see feedback)

    We use Telegram channel to communicate, and have a Guest Info channel we invite you to contribute to.
    We also like to get involved with beach, reef and village clean ups.
    We do not sell plastic and try best to be a plastic free resort.

    We invite volunteers to join our core crew of like minded, kind, creative, beach loving people, especially those who are mindful, practice/teach yoga, meditation and vibes of well-being.

    We enjoy the bioluminescent plankton, Cambodia's best coral reefs for scuba/snorkelling 5 minute swim or a boat ride away, beach and jungle treks, rock pools, daytime to sunset boat trips with guests, SUP/Kayaks are available to use (when guests aren't).

    Remote island life is wonderful, by the ocean with swimming, coconut shade, waves lapping. Enjoying the life and doing your bit to contribute so things run well, enjoy being supported by and supporting each other - like a beach family do ;-)

    We ask for a minimum of 3 weeks, plan a mutual review/check in after 1 week, and are always open to discussing volunteers staying longer.

    Let us know what appeals to you, your possible dates and what let us know what you could bring - relevant experience etc.. - and we'll get back to you with full details, have a call and confirm from there with you ;-)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Trabajo de caridad
    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    M'Pai Bay is Koh Rong Sanloem Island's village. Originally a traditional Khmer fishing village, it makes for a wonderful tourist and living experience; where visitors can blend into local life, with markets & children heading to school. We have classic issues such as plastic and education of local kids (and tourists!) Our surroundings are amazing sunrises, sunsets and beautiful tropical nature.

  • Help


    Overall - helping guests 'arrive' - check in, settle in, plan their days and join excursions, keeping them company as they explore Cambodia's most beautiful island and you have the time of your lives is the idea!

    You'll be given info and overview on activities and we run excursions like boat day trips and night plankton swimming trips. Helping guest depart and plan their departure and check out, checking rooms after they do check out.

    Our cafe / bar and guest area is from 8am till 10pm daily.
    Workawayers will not be asked to help in the bar or cafe.
    All food is prepared and served by our paid local staff, and won't be asked of Workawayers.

    Every evening volunteers and guests enjoy family dinners (optional), we like to host guests - ask about their travels, what have they loved etc.. - tell them about our island to help them make the most of their time with our activities.

    A weekly rota will be prepared and agreed with you across activities that could include:

    1, YOGA TEACHING - we offer free daily 7.30am yoga, 1 hour yoga sessions to guests.
    A qualified teacher will lead a morning sessions (typically to a mixed class of all levels).

    As well as 100m of beach front to love, we have a stunning 150m jungle garden - 150yr old cashew tree, 4 jackfruits, mango, papaya, coconuts, pineapples and our veg and spices patch - all in need of care. We love flowers to draw the amazing butterflies from jungle, so green fingers - are welcome to help us make our garden more beautiful.

    3. ART
    Our many buildings, walls, guest rooms - all love art, painting and projects to beautify them ;-)

    We offer guests day boat trips and night plankton tours -needing help leading those excursions.

    In high/busy season we lead a morning kids club for the local school kids, hosted at our Health Post project - Breakfast club, where up to 70 local kids come to our Health Post for a session we host, to show hand washing, give nutritious meals, and teeth cleaning - then dancing and games!

    In 2016 a campaign to fundraise and build a Health Post for the Cambodian locals began. After $40,000 the now built and equipped Health Post is available to all living on Koh Rong Sanloem and run in collaboration with Cambodia's Ministry of Health. We continue our support - welcoming and hosting the Cambodian nurse team (Mid-wife Srey Ka and Community Nurse Dara) overnight at times. In April '23 we completed fundraising adding an Ultrasound machine to equipment to give this community what it deserves.

    Our space is also used by visiting Vets teams - for our four legged friends.

    Our nurses visit twice weekly - we can help prepare the space so they can focus on delivering health care. Which is easy ongoing. This project / building / space / garden- always welcome love, focus and is easy to help make a difference with as we help our nurses feel welcome and looked after.

    7. WEB / ONLINE EXPERT - We are looking for a volunteer/s to help us update our website / integrate booking platforms.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers will be given a private, loft or tree house rooms with double bed & shared bathroom.
    Daily Breakfast + family dinner on worked days, unlimited water included.
    We have a kitchen space you can use to make lunch or there are many great other nearby food options.
    Participation in well-being classes is free and encouraged!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You get to the island with a 45min speed boat from Sihanoukville to M'Pai Bay Village, Koh Rong Sanloem.
    Ferries depart 9am, 12 and 3pm. The best company is GVTC

    Our local mini-mart and shops sell almost all you need too ;-)

    We'll share more info with you before getting here and welcome a call to meet and chat.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Wifi is via our dedicated and mostly solid - satellite. Video calls are possible and it's reliable enough to work. Typical speed is 20-30mb/s - but being totally honest it can drop out for a few seconds occasionally, around 1-2 times/day .

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 358854487921

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