Sea Sunset Photos from a Magical Week on Rabbit Island, Cambodia

Sunset with boys on a Boat Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) Cambodia

Boys mooring a boat before the sun sets off Rabbit Island, Cambodia – Photo © Chris P King

What makes a magical travel experience for you? Spending a week on Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) in Cambodia, watching beautiful, mesmerising, spectacularly colourful sunsets over the sea was certainly one for me.

To accompany this collection of sea sunsets from Rabbit Island, I’ve found some sunset quotes. Hope you enjoy the pics as much as I enjoyed being there and taking them.

“An intense copper calm, like a universal yellow lotus, was more and more unfolding its noiseless measureless leaves upon the sea.”
― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

Red and Orange Copper Sunset Over the Sea with Phu Quoc in the Background from Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) Cambodia

Copper coloured sunset from Rabbit Island with Phu Quoc on the distant horizon – Photo © Chris P King

“Sunset is so marvellous that even the sun itself watches it every day in the reflections of the infinite oceans!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

Pink Sunset on Blue Sea and Sky from Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) Cambodia

Calm blue Gulf of Thailand sea and sky with post sunset pink from Rabbit Island, Cambodia – Photo © Chris P King

“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Purple Sea and Sunset at Phu Quoc Island from Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) Cambodia

Purple sea and sunset at Phu Quoc Island from Rabbit Island, Cambodia – Photo © Chris P King

“This unlikely story begins on a sea that was a blue dream, as colorful as blue-silk stockings, and beneath a sky as blue as the irises of children’s eyes. From the western half of the sky the sun was shying little golden disks at the sea–if you gazed intently enough you could see them skip from wave tip to wave tip until they joined a broad collar of golden coin that was collecting half a mile out and would eventually be a dazzling sunset.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, Flappers and Philosophers

Sunset on Calm Sea with Boats Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) Cambodia

Golden sunset on a calm sea with boats off Rabbit Island, Cambodia – © Chris P King

“The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.” – Pamela Hansford Johnson

Pastel Coloured Sea and Sunset at Phu Quoc from Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) Cambodia

Orange pastel coloured sea and sunset at Phu Quoc island from Rabbit Island, Cambodia – Photo © Chris P King

“Keep looking up! I learn from the past, dream about the future and look up. There’s nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day.” – Rachel Boston

Boys on Boat off Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) Cambodia with Sunset

Boys mooring boat at sunset with pink and blue sea off Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay), Cambodia – Photo @ Chris P King

“When the sun is setting, leave whatever you are doing and watch it.” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

Sunset Across the Sea at Phu Quoc Island from Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) Cambodia

Sunset across the sea at Phu Quoc island from Rabbit Island, Cambodia – © Chris P King

“A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.” ― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

Sunset with View of Beach, Headland, Boats and Sea at Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) Cambodia

Sunset across the sea and land from Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay), Cambodia – Photo © Chris P King

“The most beautiful sunset is when you have it with your beloved one and the most beautiful sunrise is quite the same.” ― Galina Nelson

Purple Sunset and Sea from Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) Cambodia

Purple sea and sunset with Phu Quoc island in the distant horizon from Rabbit Island, Cambodia – Photo © Chris P King

“If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.” ― G.K. Chesterton

Golden Yellow Sunset and Boat from Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) Cambodia

Golden yellow sea and sunset with boy on boat from Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay), Cambodia – Photo © Chris P King

“There’s never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same.”- Carlos Santana

Sunset at Phu Quoc on a Copper Sea from Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) Cambodia

Sunset at Phu Quoc island with copper coloured sea from Rabbit Island, Cambodia – © Chris P King

“The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.” ― Chris Evans

Pink and Blue Sunset and Sea from Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) Cambodia

Pink and blue sea and sunset from Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay), Cambodia – © Chris P King

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore

Sunset and Calm Sea with Phu Quoc in the Background Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) Cambodia

Orange sunset at Phu Quoc island with calm sea from Rabbit Island, Cambodia – © Chris P King

“Get outside. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny? Because there’s something good about feeling both.” – Amy Grant

Sea Sunset Photos from Rabbit Island and Sunset Quotes

If you enjoyed these sunset photos across the sea from Rabbit Island and want to relax in a way conveyed by the sunset quotes, I highly recommend visiting the island. You can find out more with our Rabbit Island, Cambodia travel guide.

It’s a wonderful place and I highly recommend it for kicking back for some time, one thing is for sure, you will not be disappointed with the sunsets.

Cambodia’s south coast is a perfect place for sharing sunsets with your loved one. Combined with a visit to Angkor Wat, it’s a romantic alternative for newlyweds. Discover why Cambodia is an ideal honeymoon destination at 101 Honeymoons.

About Chris P King

Chris King is a travel writer, publisher and digital business consultant spending his time as a digital nomad in Asia and London, UK. You can hook up with Chris on Google+ and Twitter.