The southeastern side of Koh Rong is the most popular part of the island, but until now didn’t have a high-end resort. Finally Long Set Resort has arrived, offering air-conditioned rooms with satellite flat-screen TVs and the typical hotel comforts not found in the rustic island bungalows nearby. Long Set Resort has 24-hour electricity and a good WiFi connection in the restaurant. Although the accommodation is high-end, the prices at their restaurant are very reasonable.
The best thing about the place is the location — it’s right on the white sands of Long Set Beach (named after the cashew farmer who tended the nearby orchards) and looking out onto Koh Rong’s placid turquoise waters. They’ve got ample seating on the sand, including tables and sun loungers with big white umbrellas to protect you from the mid-day sun.
Long Set Resort’s modular white bungalows are brand spanking new. In fact, we hesitate to call them bungalows, because these modern units having nothing in common with the wooden bungalows found next door. Each of the private deluxe standalone villas has either one or two double beds with air-conditioning, satellite TV, and sliding glass doors. The rooms are very spare and white, with almost no furniture, but a clean, modern look.