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Nomads Land
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This place is a gem. My bungalow was very cozy, I had a hammock on my terrace, and I fell asleep every night listening to the sounds of the jungle, the chickens and the ocean - and woke up to the most beautiful sunrise every morning which I could enjoy from my bed. The food is great, the staff are super-lovely and the atmosphere is very relaxing. I will definitely come back!

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Beautiful island where you can relax, away from emails and Internet and get back to nature. The huts are beautiful, right on the seafront and fitted with everything you need. You can watch the sunrise from your bed! You can snorkel, kayak, explore the sunset side of the island, swim and relax. The food was wonderful and fresh, with many choices and incredibly cold wine and beers! The staff were great, I felt very looked after by Nicole and the volunteers. Thank you for a wonderful week

Stayed: January 2017
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

My friend and I were literally the first guests to step off the boat and open the season in November 2016. Nomad's Land was exactly what we'd hoped for - a completely quiet and unspoiled location to have some beach/swim/snorkel time and just soak up the ocean views for hours on end. We loved all the eco initiatives and focus on conservation, very important. The open air beach huts with private deck and hammocks are absolutely charming. You quickly adjust to life unfolding at a different rhythm here, a welcome break for those who are so inclined. It's a fairly intimate place as the overall area is small and meals are a communal affair as is the adjacent lounge area - there's a nice balance between opportunities for socializing as well as solitude.

This type of guesthouse is not for everyone - thankfully, or it would be overrun - but the small inconveniences or limitations that come with such a place (food choices are more limited, pier and water sport gear can be a bit rough, etc) are reasonable for an isolated beach guesthouse and something you quickly get used to. The one thing that surprised us was the proliferation of sea urchins just off shore, which means you can't swim directly off the beach but have to use the pier and ladders instead.

The owner Nicole is a wonderful host and a really lovely human being. We were impressed by the local couple who assist her, Ot and Chantal - they're quiet and not easy to get to know but very genuine. Volunteer staff Vanessa and Clem were great, really pleasant approach to their work and very involved. Nicole could not have been more warm and wonderful during our stay, and was also extremely helpful in setting up assorted transfer arrangements. Plus she stocks a delicious Sauvignon Blanc which is perfect for long hours of ocean gazing!

A very special place - and a rare find.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

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.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just loved this place. Such a well thought out style of accommodation that gives you the solitude and tranquility you are looking for without compromising on comfort - each bungalow has a water tap and solar powered light so while you can enjoy getting closer to nature, you're not exactly roughing it, which we appreciated! The scenery was sublime, the food is fantastic and we loved the homely atmosphere of the common area. The staff are great hosts too. Would love to go back.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: Koh Totang | Koh Sadach Archipelago, Sihanoukville 18000, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Sihanoukville Province > Sihanoukville
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 147 Speciality Lodging in Sihanoukville
Number of rooms: 5
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 

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