As of 2017, Saracen Bay has established itself as the main tourist area on Koh Rong Sanloem, with more than a dozen bungalow and villa resorts. Accommodation and prices range from cheap dorm beds to modern villas with air-conditioning, wide-screen TV’s, comfortable beds, and en-suite bathrooms with a hot shower and a western toilet. Other notable tourist destinations include ‘Lazy Beach’ and ‘Sunset Beach located on the western side of the island. The other significant tourist destination is the quaint little village of M'pai Bai located on the northern side of the island. It considerably cheaper than Saracen Bay. The village has lots to offer with a good selection of family run guest houses and hostels. It's very laid back and a great place to recharge your batteries. You'll find the village caters for all budgets. With its own beach and two stunning beaches with in walking distance from the village. Not to mention a small water fall at the top of the hill and another one hidden away.

There are 5 main ferry services between Sihanoukville and Koh Rong Sanloem, each taking approximately 45 minutes to get to the island. All services leave from the Ochheuteal at AKA Serendipity pier in Sihanoukville. There are also a couple of Slow Boat services that take 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours. These services depart from the local port of Sihanoukville and the piers at Serendipity beach and Victory beach. Currently there are no banks or ATMs on Koh Rong Sanloem, though its neighboring island Koh Rong now has an ATM. Therefore, travellers to the island are advised to bring cash in order to pay for food, drinks, accommodation and any activities. Businesses that are operating on the island appreciate small denominations as it can be difficult to give change for large bills.