We had three very happy days at Lazy Lagoon, rounding off an enjoyable week at safari lodges in Selous and Ruaha. Sleeping in a "banda" right at the water's edge and waking up to the sight of the Indian Ocean with little sailing dhows (ngalawas) passing by was magical. It was fun paddling along the lagoon side of the island in a kayak and exploring the mangroves. Watch out for strong currents when swimming at certain states of the tide.The food was good, with lots of local fish, but a non-fish option available. Judy and the guys were great, doing everything to make sure we felt "at home" and welcomed.
I was very glad I wasn't influenced by the critical comments of some other reviewers. I guess they were looking for a different type of holiday. It is true that the meals are at fixed times and that there is only electrical power for two periods in the day. It is rather like a game lodge in that respect. However, for us it was an enjoyable part of the experience, and of getting away from it all. There are many hotels with constant electrical power, internet access, meeting rooms, business centres and 24 hour room service, and when I'm travelling with work I'm very pleased to have all these things. But Lazy Lagoon is for holidays. Personally, when I next stay in a hotel and I don't have to take my shoes and socks off and paddle across golden sand through tropical seas into a boat waiting to take me across to the hotel's private island, I will long for that very special arrival at Lazy Lagoon.
- Also Known As:
- Lazy Lagoon Bagamoyo