After spending 4 weeks doing volunteer work in Zambia, I traveled here on my own to chill out for a week and do some diving. I got an excellent deal when I booked the all inclusive dive package which included flights etc. This place is really a little bit of paradise and not at all commercialized which I liked. The welcome and hospitality of all the staff was second to none and the diving was fantastic. Lars and his crew are good fun to dive with & don't take it too seriously (although there was some slagging when I lost one of their fins!) Some beach lovers might be a bit disappointed as the coast line is very tidal, but there is always the lovely pool area. The food was always very fresh and tasty - not very 'fine dining' but good all the same. I would recommend this place not problem and is quite suitable for any solo travelers who don't want honeymooners in their face the whole time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kinasi Lodge is a boutique hotel on Mafia Island, approximately 100 km south of Dar es Salaam. A short ride across the island from the airport and the main town of Kilindoni, the lodge overlooks Chole Bay in Mafia Island Marine Park. This intimate and lovely resort, situated in an old cashew and coconut plantation, provides a luxury stay amidst stylish décor and magnificent natural surroundings of the protected marine park. The swimming pool is surrounded by verdant gardens with sunbeds and alfresco lunchtime seating on the pool terrace. To add refinement there is a wine cellar with a signature wine list and an outdoor pergola cocktail bar, a spa with expert Thai personnel providing aromatherapy, Thai massage and hydrotherapy and a host of leisure time options for those after-work periods. Everything about this elegant hotel - from design and furnishing to our food & beverage and staff service - is done with a passion for perfection. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kinasi Hotel Mafia Island