This is the place for doing nothing and just relaxing. Great for living the simple life. Bungalow (villa Boulon) was good for three. Lovely to sleep with open side and watch sunrise from your bed. Journey to island was on a choppy day and we got soaked. Journey back was calmer but soaked again. It is a small open boat so may not suit everyone. Arriving wet, to basic accommodation with ants everywhere meant that we hated it in the first few hours. We were bitten by mosquitos and when we raised the side of our bedroom space there were millions of ants. Toilet is dry so you scatter sawdust on your poop. Shower is not a bucket shower but a tub of water and you scoop with a small plastic pot. Beach area has lots of insects, and pier is a little dilapidated. I would have loved a lounger but hammocks are ok. You quickly get used to it and soon you will love the peace and ignore what seemed inconvenience. Bedding was clean, mosquito nets were also clean and sweet smelling. Daily cleaning could be a little better but your loo bucket will be emptied.
Nicole is a great lady very patient training her volunteers and very helpful. Volunteers vary in skills.
Lunch was good, breakfast is a little light, dinner has excellent range of dishes but is served a little late for us and sometimes later than the advertised time. If you need to snack bring your own because we were hungry between meals. Time when you eat breakfast and lunch so you can last the day.
There is solar for each bungalow so you will have light but no charge points. There is a charge point in main room between sunlight hours but it is in demand. I missed wifi especially as others were online through their phones (3G).
We walked across island but got bitten on way and beach other side is not pretty and is littered. If you want to swim and snorkel then this place is good but you have to go from pier. They do clean snorkels but some of them are not great. Dogs on the island (not the owners) are a nuisance.
All in all a peaceful break and great chance to read books.
- 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