The Mondulkiri Nature Lodge, set amongst miles of wilderness, is unique in Cambodia, let alone this remote eastern province. The brain-child of local lad Sokhat and his Israeli girlfriend, each inspired by similar projects during their travels in Thailand, the Nature Lodge speaks to visitors wishing to get close to nature and experience it without the artificial polish you might find in more built-up resorts. And Mondulkiri - currently one of Cambodia's least travelled corners - is perfect for this.
The resort's 29 bungalows are well spaced out across huge lawns that are quietly trimmed by resident livestock. Large windows ensure spectacular sunset views across the valley, and the quirky décor and layout – whilst certainly not for everyone; think outdoor bathrooms and suspended beds – keep you comfortable without feeling too wrapped in cotton wool. All are certainly rustic, and perhaps more open to the elements than some people are accustomed to, but visitors usually find something to suit their tastes amongst the 3 or 4 different styles of bungalow.
You'll get plenty of time to enjoy excellent nature trails and various local activities, including cycling and elephant treks, and relax in the delightful restaurant, which serves excellent dishes from across SE Asia, along with a few European favourites. It’s a laid back spot with a social atmosphere, a pool table, and a tree-house dining area.
Chomka Tai Village, Sen Monorom
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- Bungalows: 29
- private bathroom
- basic room facilities
- Asian & European restaurant
- Nature trails