I recently stayed on Banda Island with four friends for their Blood Brothers and the Kokonuts party, and although the weather delayed the music playing until Sunday morning the weekend cannot be described as anything short of perfection. Right from the initial phone inquiry about staying on the Island the party organiser Petra made us feel extremely welcome and it was her excitement and enthusiasm that tipped the decision to go. From then on it was a breeze, although having to organise transport, accommodation and food for over 100 people Petra and Andrew were constantly smiling, they always knew what was going on and made you instantly feel part of the Banda Island family. As for the Island itself, all that can be said is paradise. Although not the white sandy beached beauty many would expect from a desert island we all felt that Banda held its own to perfection, with a gorgeous beach for those relaxing moments; a jungle like wilderness towards the back of the island to be explored by the more adventurous; and an 'island' that everyone must at one time attempt to swim to, I would say that one thing you should not find on Banda Island is boredom. I can honestly say it was one of the best weekends I have had, and I cannot recommend staying here highly enough.. you will not be dissapointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Banda Island, the hidden gem of the Ssese Islands archipelago, is a beautiful place with the most amazing sunsets. Peace and tranquility are at the top of the list, with amazing staff and management making sure nothing detracts. For the adventurous at heart, there is water skiing, wake boarding and a small Laser yacht. We also offer fishing, boat trips, nature walks and have a beach volleyball net waiting for you. In the evening we light a bonfire on the beach so you can watch the lights of the fisherman on the lake. Above all, you can be assured that the people you meet there are friendly and like minded travelers, there to simply enjoy a piece of paradise. And .... Our food is great! ... more less