General: One of the most amazing places I have been at where you feel so much to the earth and back to basic. Makes you think about the state of our planet and appreciate that you can so privileged to have the opportunity to enjoy this at its best. You sleep in different huts/bungalows that are constructed by the previous owners (he is an architect). We had the Dive Inn. My view is that the Dive Inn and Villa Boulon are the best located as they are close to the main building and has a beach in front (even though I would recommend to swim from the pier). When you walk to the huts the path was a bit "uncozy" to the others. You have dinner with the other guests and it was a pleasure to meet so many different people with fantastic stories from their life and journeys. You sleep in the huts that is totally open so you fall asleep with the sea breeze, crickets and sound of the waves as your lullaby. The food was fantastic and fish from the sea served everyday. The toilets are your own fresh dry toilets and the "shower" is rainwater collected and you use a bucket. The drinks (that were fantastic) were served to your hut/bungalow.
What do you do here? Go to bed early and wake up to the fantastic sunrise. Take the kayaks and kayak round the island. Bring the snorkel gear and stop for some great snorkeling. Swim in the sea. Read a book. Drink a drink. Think about love and life. Listen to others life stories. Scuba dive with Octupuses Garden (see other review), walk through the jungle to the other beach. Cherish life!
Don't go here if you If you can't be without your digital life, if you need an AC and a fan instead of a seabreeze, if you require a long hot shower and a flushing toilet, if you need a golf course or a speedboat running around with you after. Go here if you love life, the planet earth and want to be in a paradise.
+ Place, food, people, huts, and the drinks where all fantastic
(-) The path towards the other huts was not in the same balanced cozy style as the rest of the place....but then I had to think hard.
- 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