Ras Kutani was the first stop on our honeymoon in Tanzania booked through Imagine Africa. We needed some relaxation before our safari and so stayed for 3 nights. The place is absolutely fantastic. It's off the beaten track, which is just what we wanted. We were lucky that during our stay in early December, the place was very quiet with only a few other couples there at the same time. Our bungalow was beautiful, spacious and very private facing the small lagoon adjacent to the beach. The sounds of the bullfrogs in the lagoon in the evening helped us drift gently off to sleep. The food is simply outstanding. My wife is vegetarian with a couple of other specific dietary requirements, which were all catered for without any fuss, and the variety was amazing. The resort staff were incredibly attentive, and always made the effort to speak to us, teaching us our first few words and phrases in Swahili. The beach is beautiful, quiet and very long. We spent our days moving between the poolside, beach and room, reading books from the library and just generally unwinding. The only breaks we took in between were for breakfast, lunch and dinner! The bar area and restaurant overlook the beach and the decor really reinforces the fact that you are in Africa. The whole place felt very exotic. The bar snacks and cocktails are wonderful, especially the banana crisps & guacamole! Mark, the manager whilst we stayed at the resort, made the effort to come and get to know us, and even hosted dinner for us and 2 other couples one night which was such a nice touch. The resort also put in some really nice personal touches, such as a candlelit dinner on the beach for our first night, and little notes in the room. We fell in love with the place and would love to go back some day. Especially loved the morning coffees and biscuits supplied in monkey-proof boxes! A perfect relaxing start to our trip in Tanzania.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beach destination in Africa offers the visitor that increasingly rare commodity - long stretches of pristine deserted beaches, warm blue seas and an opportunity to experience the peace and tranquility long since swamped by overcrowding in more publicized tropical resorts. The setting ensures that feeling of being on one's own tropical island. The lodge is flanked by a fresh water lagoon abutting onto a coastal forest, which spills to the edge of the unspoilt and undeveloped beach. Accommodation is in nine spacious, charming cottages constructed of natural, local materials that harmonise perfectly with the wonderful surroundings. On top of the hill we have also four suites and a family house all with stunning views. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ras Kutani Hotel Kutani
- Ras Kutani Dar Es Salaam
- Ras Kutani Tanzania - Dar Es Salaam