I am torn in my review as certain aspects of our stay were very good, others not so. This is a small & friendly resort however, there is no denying the lack of beach is dissappointing. The gardens are well kept & the food was very good save the odd dish, but that really is down to personal taste, the staff worked hard, however i do agree there was a slight language barrier with some staff, however, perhaps the answer is to learn more swahili before tyravelling.
So whilst inside the resort there wasn't a great deal to be unhappy with, although I do think the bar prices were very high and i feel would explain the lack of guests using the hotel bar, we were often the only guests there during our stay, there wasn't much of an atmosphere during the evening.
Also we were all quite suprise by our bills upon departure, not least the bar bills, but also the excursion costs, we had not been advised of the additional taxi fees which at $140 dollors a day really adds up on top of the cost of excursions. (we also had to pay additional entry at the turtle sanctury ) - although it was well worth it I think guest should be advised of additional costs. (also as a side, i dont think the locals at the village fish market are appreciative of guests visiting and were actually quite hostile)
To summarise, for a short break (some guests only stayed 1 or 2 nights) as long as you didn't want to swim in the ocean, this is a great resort, quiet, small & intimate with great food. However if you are staying longer, I think the lack of beach ( of which there are far better at other locations) & not being able to swim in the ocean,eventually will dissapoint, coupled with the additional excursion costs & high bar prices, I think I would check other resorts before deciding to go back.
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