Honestly its been more then 10 years ago since i visited Sihanoukeville but already i liked the relaxed atmosphere back then.
Good beaches, night life, beach clubs, umbrellas, sun beds, foods.
people were able speak ok English but all together the place was really behind with Pattaya.
Now 10 years later lots has changed with Sihanoukeville plenty of foreign investments , improved infrastructure, many new condominiums coming up, shopping malls, lots of casinos etc.
Visa procedures i assume less complicated as presented in Thailand.
Here some things i found on google about Sihanoukeville :
Can foreigners buy condos in Sihanoukville?
Foreigners can buy units from condominiums via strata titles. It’s a type of ownership designed for multi-level apartment blocks with shared areas. A foreigner can buy up to 70% of the units, provided that the units aren’t located on the ground floor. This provision on not owning property on the ground floor might change soon though as there have been talks of giving Sihanoukville a special status that would allow foreigners to buy land. Whether this only applies to land or includes grounded units or properties remains to be seen.
Have a look at this link its all about new Condominiums coming up in Sihanoukeville.
Has anyone recently moved to Sihanoukeville? What is the experience?
How is that town nowadays?
I understand that it has a controversial image but so has Pattaya. All input welcome.