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  1. Picnic Pods, Bel Ombre


    From its source in the UNESCO biosphere reserve of Bel Ombre in Mauritius, the Jacotier river flows down, through bamboo groves and ebony forests, to the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

    The Heritage Nature Reserve recruited Nomadic Resorts to create a novel dining experience on the edge of the river so that guests could spend their afternoons lounging by the stream or enjoy a glass of wine without being disturbed by mosquitoes. Two of Nomadic Resorts’ Seedpods were installed using stainless steel cables attached to the existing trees – at Frederica we installed the pod near the foot of the waterfall, and at L’Abbatit we found a site next to a natural pool where a huge tree has created a natural bridge across the stream.

    The team at the Nature Reserve have developed a unique menu celebrating traditional Mauritian cuisine and the local guides can explain the intrinsic value of the reforestation program in the area.

  2. Wilpattu, Sri Lanka

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    Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka and is renowned for its leopard population, pangolins, as well as elephants, sloth bears and spotted deer. Birdlife too is abundant with Spoonbills, Garganey, Pintails and Ibis, very common around the Willus (natural lakes).

    Our aim is to strike a fine balance between the needs of the biotic community, and the comfort of the Lodges guests by developing a high end luxury camp concept that combines sophisticated tensile membrane roofs for the accommodation units with vernacular materials as bamboo and adobe that have been used for millennia in Sri Lanka.

    The common facilities are built from traditional materials as adobe and bamboo but in a more organic and contemporary way, creating structures that mimic the endangered Pangolin animal.

  3. Soneva Kiri, Thailand

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    Soneva Kiri was a complex mixed use development involving a large number of designers and specialist contractors on a remote island in the East of Thailand. Our Creative Director Olav Bruin was working for 24H-architecture and was responsible for the architectural design and construction management of the Kids Den , Treetop Dining pod and Cooking Cave. Our CEO Louis Thompson was responsible for landscape design for the project as well as being the project manager responsible for ‘special projects’ such as the Eco Villa and Treetop Dining pod. Olav and Louis worked closely together on the treetop dining project and Cooking cave. The idea for Nomadic Resorts was born shortly after the completion of the project.