Sihanoukville used to be known as one the premier beach destinations in Cambodia. The area was known for its quite beaches and as a convient stopping point before heading to the Cambodian islands. Unfortunately, the area has been taken over by Chinese land developers and the area has quickly degraded. Many accomdation options also closed after the area became bad. Now the city is quite dirty and I would not spending any time here unless you are in transit to the next destination. The charm that area used to have it gone but due to the rapid change in situation many online resources are not up to date.