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a very beautiful and relaxing day

lunch was okay, they ask what you want when you arrive and call you when it is lunch time. It is a... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
MijntjeLeeuw
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Woerden, The Netherlands
Beautiful island getaway for the day

If you want to get away from busy Dar for the day and relax on a beautiful beach this is a great... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
RangerMark
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Highly recommended... Amazing white sand... Calm ocean, it's a great escape from our overloaded life! People there are friendly!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank olaghzawi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very nice place to spend the day. You can just go there by boat, spend the day, have a nice meal in the restaurant, a really nice beach and you'll be happy with the day!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jmscarvalho
Reviewed 6 November 2018

lunch was okay, they ask what you want when you arrive and call you when it is lunch time. It is a bit expensive so bring snacks when you are on a budget. There is a beautiful walk around the island so bring sandals or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MijntjeLeeuw
Reviewed 11 October 2018

What a beautiful and relaxing day! My friends and I took a ferry over and found wonderful huts waiting for us to provide some shade and seating space. Upon settling in, a server stopped by and showed us what we could order for lunch later...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

No life jackets on small boats! They don’t warn you of the weather there. Our small boat capsized because it was overpacked! Worst experience ever!

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Katek8_evans
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

If you want to get away from busy Dar for the day and relax on a beautiful beach this is a great option. The boat trip to the island cost USD 23 per peso , including park fees. There are about 3 trips in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RangerMark
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Want to relax enjoy the sun away from mainland? Take off safely from slipway to Bongoyo. A few tens of TSh and a boat trip will bring you there. You can have lunch and covered huts for a few more tens of TSh. Bathing and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 953nadineb
Reviewed 17 September 2018

great day always, book a banda early as you will NEED shade, also sun cream / beach shoes essential. walk across the other side well recommended, there you will find a lagoon and if lucky reef sharks. Enjoy! ps- snorkeling is great, avail to hire...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank kurstii
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This is a great way to spend an afternoon. The boat ride over was fun, and the beach is pristine. There are thatched roof umbrellas and lounge chairs available to rent and a food kiosk where you can order beer and grilled fish if you're...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dana H
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I went in the afternoon for a hike on the island and a swim. The hike was challenging but got to see several secluded beaches

Date of experience: March 2018
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ahlamayun
2 July 2018|
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Response from Valerie S | Reviewed this property |
The charges are per person, not sure if they have special rates for children or if one can hire the boat. Also, the cost is a bit higher for foreigners (again, sorry but not sure how much exactly) , the Tshs 23000 is for... More
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Carolyn K
25 May 2018|
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Response from Paul M | Reviewed this property |
Best do it on mainland before travelling out. There is a small diving/snorkeling shack on the island but I couldn't vouch for their range or standard of equipment.
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LiezlW74
22 August 2017|
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Response from Christabel I | Reviewed this property |
The earliest boat is 9.30am and the last boat depending on the number of people on the island usually between 4.30pm and 5pm
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