You only need to look over the last few reviews to wonder what happened between March and July because they seem to have everything just right now. I can't add a lot to the previous 2 comments - speed boat, food, lodges, atmosphere, relaxation and a general feeling of happiness pervades. However, the staff I don't think can be praised enough because it is without them that our stay would not have been half so special. Brian & Ernesto - thank you so much, but try not to look so crest fallen if we brought something to your attention - you reacted so quickly to any hiccups! Domingues, Alfonso, Arthur, Acacio, Delphine (and others whose names I did not, unfortunately, learn) and of course Melissa for your wonderful massage. All of you - your singing and dancing is a joy to behold!! It should be noted that, in such a remote setting there will be occasions when things do not go according to plan - and maybe can not be corrected within the day, but with such willing and helpful staff and the idyllic location - life can wait! Just for info, the free hobbycat is wonderful - we encountered several dolphins close up. My husband went kayaking across the channel to the sand bank to go crapping with the staff - they were much more succesful than he was - but we still had crab for dinner. We also took the dhow picnic cruise to Bangue island - about an hour's journey, snorkelling then lunch with tables, chairs, wine and waiters on the deserted island. Back in time for sunset.
I do want to thank everybody involved in the extra special meal that was set up on the beach for our anniversary - along with more singing and dancing :) you all made our celebrations so special. Ngiyabonga kakhulu, hambani kahle (and I apologise for any misspellings of names or Zulu!!!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on 30 000 hectares of pristine Marine and Wildlife territory, it provides a unique Beach & Wilderness Experience in a hidden corner of sub-tropical Africa. This diverse eco-system of wilderness and wetland, with its powder white beaches and crystal clear water is host to a magnificent array of fish, dolphin and most importantly, the nearly extinct "Atlantic Dugong" (which resembles a sea lion). Shallow and deep water reefs reveal beautiful creatures such as the great leatherback turtles, sailfish and manta ray. Deep-sea fishing of marlin and barracuda is truly spectacular and the large flocks of flamingos and pelicans are a sight to behold. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dugong Beach Hotel Vilanculos