Koh Russei (Bamboo Island) is a small island about 10km off the coast of Sihanoukville.
Originally touted as an "eco-resort" in the making it has apparently been turned into just one more money making development by the people at Coasters restaurant on the mainland. Sadly, there is plastic everywhere and refuse thrown out the back doors of the Eastern development.
Only a few years ago it was a pristine island with old growth trees. These trees are now being cut down by the military that still have a large presence on the island. Fishing nets and explosives used for fishing have destroyed the reef.
It still offers a days rest of limited quiet for those coming from the mainland but is in no way an "eco" development. Hopefully one day the owners may consider reversing this trend of slash and burn tourism.