Koh Rong Sanloem is an island off the shore of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, 4 km (2 mi) south of Koh Rong island. It is around 9 km (6 mi) long (north to south), 4 km (2 mi) wide (east to west) and 1 km (1 mi) wide at its tightest point. Its separation from the neighborhood port of Sihanoukville is 25 km (16 mi) (direct route) and 23 km (14 mi) (straight shot) from the Serendipity/Ochheuteal shoreline wharf. "Sanloem" means: 1. Laziness and to: 2. far out and difficult to observe, in a more extensive sense. Irregularities on the most proficient method to spell the island's name in its Latinized variant go back to the nineteenth century. The primary disputable spelling variations were issued by guide creators amid French run the show. Choices have since turned out to be across the board and are in like manner utilization. Regularly disarray follows as Google Maps offers the phonetically most reliable variation, while Google Search sidetracks to an option.
Koh Rong Sanloem exists in Sihanoukville territory's Mittakpheap region in Commune 5 (Sangkat Koh Rong). Close by its sister-island Koh Rong it has formed into a prominent occasion goal for individual explorers. Concerning the island's extremely little populace, the tourism part is by 2014 the center economy.
In 1975 the group of SS Mayaguez was delivered to Koh Rong Sanloem, kept and examined by Khmer Rouge fighters amid the Mayaguez episode. The island takes after its northern sister, Koh Rong from numerous points of view, in spite of the fact that it has discernibly less landmass in connection to its coastline. The landscape is prevalently uneven with a couple of piles of direct size (e.g. La Chameau - The camel) and a greatest rise of 210 m (689 ft) in the North-West. The inside is totally shrouded in thick wilderness. The coastline is portrayed by a progression of sandstone shake developments and delightful shorelines. There are three yellow sand shorelines at the island's long western drift. Its eastern side, confronting towards the territory and less presented to the climate and the storm, is portrayed by narrows and headlands. An extremely alluring component is the bow molded Saracen Beach sound with an internal breadth of around 3 kilometers. Saracen sound got its name from a British study brig, HMS Saracen, that graphed the region in the late nineteenth century. North of the island lies the uninhabited Koh Koun island, trailed by Koh Rong.