We flew from Ruaha after spending a week treking the wilds of the bush. Loved the jeep and little boat approach rather than driving up through the gate. Our banda, no. 8 was just perfect - a view of both lagoon and ocean, very shady as we had been walking out in the sun for days and craving some cool shade.....beautiful decor and lovely touches.
Main lounge area was delightful - comfy, great view and good conversations with staff; most of the other guests kept to themselves.
Beach was gorgeous; very clean and the color of the sea was incredible against the white sand
and nice shade was provided for those of us who don't want to stay in the sun all day. I'd always wanted to float in the Indian Ocean to add it to my list of beautiful seas I had visited and it was as nice as I had hoped. A few whales could be seen in the far distance!
The star of the show other than the view was the food....incredibly fresh seafood with spices true to the area. We were quite impressed. The staff was very friendly and when there were a few small issues, David, the manager took care of them rightaway.
The walk throught the jungle was a delightful way to walk off a few calories from the fabulous meals. There were kayaks, body boards, snorkeling; enough for a few days...or just chill.
A surprise dinner on the beach was very special, albeit a bit chilly with a breeze, so wraps were given me and with the lanterns scattered about, it was very memorable.
We would return before and after the next safari! Staff, food, location - Ras Katuni has it all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beach destination in Africa offers the visitor that increasingly rare commodity - long stretches of pristine deserted beaches, warm blue seas and an opportunity to experience the peace and tranquility long since swamped by overcrowding in more publicized tropical resorts. The setting ensures that feeling of being on one's own tropical island. The lodge is flanked by a fresh water lagoon abutting onto a coastal forest, which spills to the edge of the unspoilt and undeveloped beach. Accommodation is in nine spacious, charming cottages constructed of natural, local materials that harmonise perfectly with the wonderful surroundings. On top of the hill we have also four suites and a family house all with stunning views. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ras Kutani Hotel Kutani
- Ras Kutani Dar Es Salaam
- Ras Kutani Tanzania - Dar Es Salaam