For several years, the talented windsurfing instructor Chris has been conducting regular classes for everyone who wants to learn how to manage a sail fixed on a board in a quiet and very beautiful place called The Boarding House at the Blue Lagoon Beach.
Just 20 minutes from the center of Sihanoukville on the road behind the Cargo Port, and you will find yourself in a very nice, quiet and secluded place with a large private beach, full of nature and with a great opportunity to swim. Experts say that is the best place to learn windsurfing in Cambodia you can find ever and it really is.
Beginners often can not hold on and fall into the water, falling under the gusts of wind into the sail, or simply because of the loss of coordination, in which case it is extremely important that the sea is not deep, and the wind is strong enough and only then it can be effectively trained, safe Sail and not be afraid of temporary failures during a training of the skills.
History of Blue Lagoon
In February 2016, Chris and his wife – a young couple from the UK – decided to build a new place for themselves on the coast of the Gulf of Siam, trying to get away from the city noise, exhaust fumes and tense atmosphere of megacities. This opportunity appeared almost immediately, and a year later – in February 2017 – the main objects of the seaside resort were completed: a bar-restaurant with a chic bungalow on the second floor and a large open terrace of wood, a kitchen with a shower room made of bamboo, and a well-equipped coastal zone with authentic handmade benches. A beautiful dog has also come with the guys, who has been taught to swim 10 times a day since childhood (without exaggeration) and now for several hours sits round his neck in the water, watching the fish, which introduces his unique charm in the vicinity of Blue Lagoon.
How to get there?
The Blue Lagoon is, perhaps, one of the best places for outdoor recreation. In the area there are only a few houses of local Cambodian residents who enjoy a simple way of life and preserve the traditions of their ancestors. Going from the Port, take the road leading to the far beaches and take the alternative route leading to National Road 6 towards Phnom Penh. After some time on the left side there will be a small pointer with the inscription of Blue Lagoon on it – turn left and move a few more kilometers along the sandy country road leading to the beach. Turn according to the signs on the trees, and very soon you will find yourself in the next beach paradise with a lot of opportunities for outdoor activities.
Windsurfing school and hotel with camping
The place was conceived as a school for windsurfing training in Cambodia, and now all conditions for effective training are created there, but in the Blue Lagoon there is also a camping (tent camp) at a price of $ 10 per tent/day, as well as one suite in a good bungalow with Sea view for $ 45 per day – a good start, given that the guys are planning to expand and refine the territory to create a real coziness and include all amenities for guests and friends.
In total, on the beach area next to each other there are 5 resorts, each of which is built in its own, unique style. Other 4 places are preparing for the opening of restaurants and guest bungalows with a very original design. The complete end of construction in neighboring areas is expected by the end of 2017. Currently, Blue Lagoon is able to accommodate up to 18 people at a time.
Chris is not only a professional windsurfing instructor, but also a professional chef. He manages to prepare in the most delicious way, for example, fried fish battered with ruddy potatoes deep fried – the famous British fish and chips (on Fridays), but not only. The Blue Lagoon restaurant serves original English breakfasts, good tea and coffee, desserts and refreshing drinks. In the evening time comes traditional Western cuisine, and on Sundays there are traditional Sunday Roast dinners with an average number of invited guests up to 10 people. Therefore, it is not surprising that, even at such a distance from Sihanoukville, Blue Lagoon remains a rather popular place among connoisseurs of tropical exotics. Many tourists, friends and students regularly come here to eat, relax and go windsurfing, which, if desired, can simply be rented. Throughout the week, Chris excellently prepares dishes of Italian, Indian and Mexican cuisine.
In the relatively near future, Blue Lagoon will implement “sunsen tours” – sea walks on a private boat to the islands at sunset, as well as fishing, snorkelling and much more. It is said that near the resort there will be built a stop for the train from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, therefore it will be possible to get there by rail.