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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Wasini Island, Coast Province

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Omaha, Nebraska
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed 18 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I had visited Wasini Island twice in the past, spending two nights with local villagers and eating with the families, plus staying one night at the lodge. The other time I only did the snorkeling tour and had the seafood lunch afterwards without spending the night.

However... this time I was pleased to discover Blue Monkey Cottages! Feisal and Amina run their business very professionally but also with a lot of warmth and friendliness. They definately are a cut above the other options!

The Banda Mlimani is a fabulously constructed structure, and also has a nice view of the channel. The meals were absolutely delicious, with Amina at the helm!

My family loved the fishing excursion. We all also thoroughly loved the dolphin and snorkeling cruise. We saw several dolphin just alongside our boat. Feisal was great teaching my grandchildren how to snorkel with confidence. They got to see sea turtles and star fish, in addition to all the beautiful fish.

We also enjoyed the boardwalk and coral garden, with Feisal as our guide. Additionally he told us about their admirable efforts in the community with the youth, Wasini's future generation of leaders.

I'm already dreaming of my next visit and am 110% sure I will book with them again!

Date of stay: July 2016
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Management Response
19 Jul 2016
It was a pleasure to host you and your family in Banda Mlimani at Blue Monkey Beach Cottages. We deeply hope to have the opportunity to welcome you once again! ...and warm greetings from Captain Ali of Blue Whale Boat Operators!
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Pierre P
Zagreb, Croatia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A small piece of paradise”
Reviewed 10 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Quiet, relaxing, simple and perfect place to escape from Nairobi or any big cities. Amina and Faisal welcomed us on Wasini and helped us to organise the trip from Mombasa to Shimoni and then to the island. Everything was smooth and they were extremely responsive by email about any topics. Prices were good money for value, very clear and no bad surprise.

We spent 2 nights split over 1 cottage and 1 big banda. The banda is spacious and spotless clean. A great terrace offers a view on the sea and the surrounding vegetation is lush. There's no powergrid on the island and no tap water but Amina and Faisal have arranged for solar lamps and large buckets of fresh water. We also enjoyed having fresh meals at their place and couldn't resist in succulent sea food plates, including crab and lobster!

The stay was very cosy and the only regret was that it was too short, we'd have enjoyed travelling over the island (clearly can take 1 good day just walking around through the tiny villages, coral garden and huge baobabs). We shall be back !

Date of stay: April 2016
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 May 2016
Thank you Pierre for your review - it was a pleasure hosting you and your group of friends. We are looking forward to your next visit - there is still so much more to explore at sea and on land! Well, the snorkeling equipment is ready for you! All the best in the meantime, Amina and Feisal
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