Talpe beach is close to the highway point arnd 10 mins from when you hit the main road. The location is fabulous as it’s a villa and no feeling that your stuff might get taken by random beach walkers!
The pool makes for a great relaxing alternative although there is a swimming beach we discovered just mins walk around the left corner. You can even snorkel there. You can see giant sea turtles bobbing in and out of the water right in front of the restaurant and If you walk more to the right of the beach you can see some colorful fish too.
For lunch we ordered the tuna tartare and the seafood soup. These were well made and great flavors– quite large in size too. Then we got the coral reef fish grilled and a club sandwich for mains. Both were fantastic – the fish cooked to perfection soft, flaky and moist. The accompanying sauce was unreal with a bite to it and the right levels of soy and lime. The sandwich was massive, more like a sub, and each bite refreshingly flavorful and juicy. They make the bread in-house so no wonder that bread was fabulous!
A few drinks kept the afternoon going when we opted for an early desert! Feeling slightly puckish we got the waffles and the brownie. These deserts were dangerously generous portions enough to share with massive waffles and a chunky nutty brownie – do ask for extra syrup for the waffles as you will need it. This decision turned out to have been a good one when it came to dinner time!
The generous portions are the norm at Talpe Beach! For dinner we had the aptly named ‘big’ pork chop, repeat of the coral reef fish and a lentil soup. The soup was nicely seasoned and filling. The mains come with two side choices and enough options to choose from! The pork chop was a highlight – it was a very high quality generous piece and the grilling was nicely done to a level so there was a slight burn on the fat but keeping the white meat not overdone. Each bite was heavenly needless to say. The pork is sourced farm direct, hence the quality.
The service at Talpe beach is nothing short of amazing and it all starts with the on-site management and their commitment. The German husband (chef) and wife couple are intimately involved in their business and make it a point to interact with guests and make sure they are well taken care of. The food is obviously fantastic because a professional chef is making all of your meals in a very clean kitchen – you are genuinely getting what you pay for here! The head waitstaff was trained in Dubai and knows service inside and out in how to please guests. The other servers are also very cordial and attentive – they could use a few more servers but I’m sure that will happen.
You can’t go wrong with Talpe beach for the beach, for a pool, great food and for excellent service. This spot is kid friendly from what we saw but please note the honor system – you can’t just use the pool have a coke and leave – as we saw some people do this! Its a food place so order and enjoy!
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