We were told that the rainy season is at its worst in August. From our experience that is a true statement. Arriving on Koh Rong Samloem, for a second time we had beautiful sunny days. Then the 1st of August arrived. Since then persistently high winds and heavy rain have battered the island.
The ferries and supply boat from the mainland have been cancelled for the past three days. Subsequently, people trying to return to the mainland have been stuck here. Some accepting their plight gracefully, others not so. One particular western family demanding the resort supply them with a helicopter to get them back to the mainland.