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“Words can not describe this experience”
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Nomads Land
Reviewed 12 March 2017

WOW, where do I begin......

Do not let the long transfers rule this place out. If you want to experience a true Cambodian island and not want to hear the beats of late night bars, see gap year students and the deforestation off the majority of other islands this is going to be for you. We planned to stay for just two nights, luckily or us they could accommodate us for a further 3.

We are not eco warriors and the eco ideals was not why we booked.......we read the reviews and saw the pictures. As you are doing now.....

Okay. Everything is as simple as I love. It takes you back to basics but on a luxury scale. The accommodation is very clean, very comfortable, steps away from the waves and in the most amazing setting. You get an amazing sand beach in front of your bungalow, deep rain Forrest behind, go for a trek or canoe ride to a coral beach.

You have coral reefs every where, you have great weather....

This is now where it gets even better........

So you're not just on a dream island they also supply the meals in the cost. Breakfast is perfectly formed home made yoghurt and fruits and eggs of your choice - I recommend the Kakaduka eggs.

Lunch is like a bento box of delights, a soup, a salad and other...

Dinner is a buffet serving international creations.

The staff are loverly, with both expats and a local family - I wish I could remember all the names but I can't so I wont mention any to avoid offending people....I even got Khemer cooking lessions -

Now to your host on the Island Nicole - Nicole is what I hope I will be. She looks after you like you are apart of her family, she can not do anything more to help you. She cooks the dinner at night, shes always there if you have a question but most off all Nicole is Nomads Island and this is her, Nomads Island is like her own creation and way of life - if you understand that then you and Nicole will get on.

She wont expect this but I will be sending her an email to volunteer!!

If you go you will understand my review - emotional now!!!

Room Tip: All rooms are unique
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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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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1  Thank shamrockontour
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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
1  Thank SerenBerry
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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
2  Thank Suzanne157
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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
Thank Chris S
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Address: Koh Totang | Koh Sadach Archipelago, Sihanoukville 18000, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Sihanoukville Province > Sihanoukville
Beach Beverage Selection Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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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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