Skybar at Koh Rong
As your boat shows up at Koh Toch wharf, high over the line of beachside bars, cafés and guesthouses, you’ll see “Skybar.” The term is regularly been utilized to depict city bars roosted on top of a tall building square, and it appeared to be far-fetched that the view from a sea shore bar that wasn’t overhauled by a lift could coordinate with the vertiginous statures of skybars I’d been to previously. In any case, subsequent to having put in the legwork to get up to the bar-eatery, the all encompassing perspective on ocean and sky defended the name.
Skybar Koh Rong
The view from Koh Rong’s ridge Skybar.
On the off chance that the ascension starts to put you off, the flight of stairs up is spotted with empowering signs — “Continue onward! Very little further!” — as you make the rising. We showed up around 5 p.m. to track down a party time from 6 p.m. offering two-for-one mixed drinks (typically valued somewhere in the range of $3 and $4.50). They additionally have ordinary day by day bargains, like Feast Wednesdays and Parched Thursdays. The flawless view alongside sensibly estimated spirits two or three decisions of wine make this apparently the best right on the money Koh Toch for some sundowner drinks — regardless of whether you will not get an immediate nightfall see (which you would should be on the opposite side of the island on Sok San sea shore for).
While Skybar is fine for lagers (jars of the universal island brew, Klang, or Angkor) and blended beverages, don’t expect a lot from the mixed drinks which we found were a hodgepodge. The lemongrass and orange martini we attempted was light and reviving however a baffling coffee martini tasted feebly of both espresso and alcohol, and served in a plastic tumbler that caused me to feel like I was a three-year-old, or, best case scenario, appreciating an excursion.
Koh Rong Skybar
Trust me, it merits the entirety of the steps.
Similarly, don’t expect a lot from the food, as the menu offers genuinely regular island grub slanted towards Western passage (burgers, flapjacks, omelets and pasta) with a couple of Asian dishes like singed rice and seared noodles. There was nothing to entice us to eat there, so we got some bar snacks — as they were out of our best option of messy balls, we agreed to some messy chips and chicken spring rolls. They were sufficient at absorbing the alcohol; the bit of spring rolls was liberal, albeit the chips got just a miserly sprinkling of cheddar.
The bar was monitored by Western staff each time we went in the Koh Rong custom of explorers in no race to leave the island, drawing out their days by working in the guesthouses and bars. Basic wooden style and loosened up beats add to the environment. Just as the bar-eatery, Skybar likewise offers private or dormitory convenience in lodges on one or the other side of that flight of stairs, which appear to be a decent alternative in the event that you need to remain nearby to Koh Toch dock without being directly on the loud sea shore.