we flew over from dar with our 13-month old daughter in the standard 13-seater aircraft. Francesco and Marco are complementary hosts, each with their own specialities. Marco handles the diving and snorkeling (at very reasonable prices) and it was one of the best dives of my life. the coral is fantastic, and the dhow takes you to the best places off the coast. Francesco prepares the menu, which are highly creative and original, using local ingredients. literally every dish is a treat. And every meal has several courses. The staff is very attentive without being obsequious, and the tip policy is indicative of Francesco and Marco's philosophy: you are encouraged to leave a group tip, while extra tips for specific staff members are noted in a book that everyone can read. There's a nearby village that one can walk to very easily. the pool has no chlorine, but is cleaned with a type of salt solution so we were able to allow our daughter to put her head underwater for the first time. the sky is very beautiful at night, and the whole experience is very familial, but not in a cloying sense.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The relaxing lodge has 6 bungalows facing the sea all surrounded by trees and garden. Swimming pool, private jogging park, dive school, restaurant with conference room, wine cellar, terrace top. All rooms are in different style following Swahili tradition and history. Ideal for sea lovers, honeymooners, bird watchers. ... more less