It's been two years since we visited Nomads Land the first time, so we're a little late in writing our review, but we have never forgotten this little slice of paradise. We stayed on the island for 8 days and were lucky enough to virtually have the place to ourselves. We came in August 2012 and had a week of great weather with very little rain, there was just one other couple staying, so the place really did provide us with the rest and relaxation that we were looking for.
Hammock, beach, swim was our daily mantra with delicious food and great company thrown in for good measure. Ariane and Karim were the perfect hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and the food that we were served up was exceptional. Far beyond what we were expecting from an off-the-grid eco resort. Ariane's warm bread in the morning was hard to resist, Karim's lunchtime sashimi platter was incredible and island-style Mexican night was a hoot!!
Accommodation-wise we opted to stay in the Dive Inn, which at the time was the closest bungalow to the restaurant, but we believe this has now changed. The bungalow was perfect for lapping up the waves in the evening and jumping straight out of in the morning for a pre-breakfast dip. The bungalow was cosy and had it's own private bathroom. Even though the shower is Khmer style and the toilet is compost, neither of these things dampen the exoticness of the Nomads experience.
In between napping we managed to squeeze in a kayak down to "secret beach" and make the 30 minute walk over to the other side of the island. My husband also spent everyday snorkelling just off the jetty and was rewarded with some beautiful underwater scenery.
Nomads Land really is like no other place. A hidden gem. A once-in-a-lifetime must visit. We would have no hesitation in returning and will always have great memories of our stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unplug from the noisy world and escape to a deserted island. Recharge your mind, body and soul in the serene, untouched archipelago and natural reserve of Koh Totang, Cambodia. ... more less