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Sihanoukville, Cambodia Bay

In celebrating the election of Cambodia Bay (Sihanoukville, Koh Kong, Kep and Kampot) into the "Most Beautiful Bays in the World" Club on 11 July 2011, the World Ecotourism Conference (WEC) 2011 hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Cambodia and supported by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has shifted the conference venue to this magnificent coastal resort town of Sihanoukville about 143 miles (230km) from the city of Phnom Penh.


The Ministry of Tourism will arrange complimentary coach transfers from Phnom Penh for all delegates on 2nd October 2011 and return transfers from Sihanoukville on 6th October 2011. All speakers, delegates and volunteers are required to arrive in Phnom Penh latest by 2pm on 2nd October 2011. Coach departures will commence from 8.00am from Phnom Penh.


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Official Hotels in Sihanoukville


Sokha Beach Resort, Sihanoukville (5 star)


Sokha Beach Resort is set amidst 23.5 hectares of beautifully landscaped beachfront and garden with its own 1.5 kilometer pristine white sandy beach.

The guest rooms comprise of Ocean View superior and deluxe rooms, Lakeside deluxe rooms as well as luxurious Villas, Suites and Water Chalets.

The resort boasts of 4 Restaurants and 6 Bars , Sokha Kids Club 2 Swimming Pools , Gymnasium , Children's Playground Jasmine Spa (50 Massages Rooms) , Beauty Salon Sauna, Steam Bath and Jacuzzi , Fitness Center Conference Facilities, Business Center , Water Sports Tennis Courts  and Bicycle Rentals

Voted amongst the Best New Hotels in the World in Condé Nast Traveler Magazine's Ninth Annual Hot List 2005, this resort is certainly a top choice when vacationing in Sihanoukville.

Fortuna Hotel, Sihanoukville

(3 star)

Fortuna Casino & Hotel - the landmark around Golden Lions Circle, is one of Sihanoukville's newest hotel. With a complete renovation, this 5-storey 110 room hotel offers international standard rooms and is ideally located just 10 minutes walk to the popular Serendipity Beach and a mere 2 minutes walk to a wide range of local restaurants and souvenir shops.

Boasting great views from the rooms and the rooftop restaurant, Fortuna also has the biggest casino in town.

Coolabah Hotel, Sihanoukville

(3 star)


This is a great little hotel in Sihanoukville, with immaculate rooms, a small pool complete with swimming jet, full bar and restaurant with delicious food (Outback Restaurant), small day spa, & indoor jacuzzi. The hotel is run by an Australian couple and together with their extremely friendly staff, they are always striving to please. The location is perfect; set amidst rows of restaurants and shops  and less than 2 minutes walk to Serendipity Beach. Ocheuteal Beach is just a mere 5 minutes walk away. They serve a hearty breakfast too! 

Official Conference Venue




The official venue of the 3rd World Ecotourism Conference (WEC2011) is at the 4-star Independence Hotel, Sihanoukville, Cambodia Bay, Cambodia.


The Independence Hotel is a 4 star (5-star designate) beach front 77 room luxury resort in Sihanoukville with a staff force of 110. The hotel was built in 1963 which used to be Sihanoukville's most luxurious and elitist grand hotel. It is now fully restored to its former beauty and glory! Breathtaking views with nearly all rooms overlooking the sparkling pristine waters of the ocean. Independence Hotel is a proud member of the Sterling Hotels/ Preferred Hotel Group.


The resort currently has the biggest ballroom in Sihanoukville (Hisbiscus Ballroom) which will be the Plenary Hall for WEC2011. Another smaller ballroom (Camelia Ballroom) will be used for welcome dinner and side meetings.

Note: Coach transfers will be provided between the Conference Venue and official hotels


WEC2011 Partner Hotels in Phnom Penh


Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh


Intercontinental Hotel Phnom Penh


NagaWorld Hotel & Entertainment Complex


Lux Riverside Hotel & Apartments


International Ecotourism, Nature and Adventure Mart (ENAM)


ENAM will be staged in Independence Hotel from 3rd to 5th October 2011. It is an excellent opportunity for ecotourism buyers, seller and exhibitors to network, source new products and find new business channels.


ENAM will offer 3 business activities:

1) Exhibition where suppliers can exhibit their products and services by booking booths at   ENAM.

2) One-to-one appointments between buyers/sellers or interested parties to meet and network

3) Poster displays where suppliers/sellers can put up their promotional posters in and around the conference hall.


Registration for buyers and sellers will be open soon.

Delegate Support

Airport Transfers and Hotel Transfers

The Ministry of Tourism will provide coach transfers for registered delegates.

1) From Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville and return.

2) From official hotels to conference venue and return

3) Airport transfers

The transfers time table will be released in due course.

Delegates staying in official hotels

1) Official hotels are specially selected for the benefit of delegates taking into consideration of service levels, suitability of rooms, location and fair room rates.

2) Buses will pick up delegates from official hotels to conference venue at designated times and will also provide return transfers in the evenings.

3) Delegates who have paid in full will receive a registration docket and other collateral information from the front desk receptionist upon check-in at their hotel.