I went to Peponi for 2 nights in July 2012 with some friends. It was a weekend and so there were a few other travellers around to chat with.
It was my first chance to have a hot shower after 2 months in a rural village, and my it was good! The hot water comes on between 5-7pm each day and the water pressure is good too.
The food is quite western, with some Tanzanian choices also.They request it to be ordered a couple hours in advance, and you can tell when you eat it that this is because it is all freshly prepared. The fish and seafood is lovely, I had Thai style fish and prawn skewers and a chilli crab pasta dish. Both were great, especially washed down with a cold beer and a chocolate brownie.
My friends and I all ate salads and sandwiches and no-one got ill or anything so I think food hygeine is good here.
The bandas are really spacious and clean, and you get your bath and beach towels provided. they have quite a polynesian, bohemian feel which I really love, but might not be to everyone's taste, but the double beds are huge and come with good quality mosquito nets.
The place has a great relaxed feel and a friendly atmosphere. The pool is small but clean. There are comfy hammocks strung from the trees where you can lie in the sea breeze reading a book. The staff were extremely friendly and willing to help although sometimes there was not always someone manning the bar.
In brief, the other facilities include - laundry service, volley ball court, dart board, safe deposit, internet room, dhow boat/snorkelling trips to the reef and sand island (paradise!!), beach side bar.
Would definately recommend this place, it's very reasonably priced and I left relaxed and refreshed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Peponi, we feel that the space and its energy will speak for itself, offering a dazzling experience without much need to look beyond what Nature has generously provided. Accommodation options include eight en-suite bandas ranging in size to accommodate individuals, couples, families and larger groups as well as permanent safari tents and camping. Tents can also be hired at Peponi. Also available and accommodating up to three people is the age-old caravan, which has been updated since serving as the first form of housing at Peponi in the 80's! The kitchen serves up delicious and mouth-watering dishes. Seafood caught by local fishermen at Kigombe, meat and vegetarian dishes for all tastes as well as pizzas and snacks at the beach bar. Grab a seat at the beach bar or stay up top; sit, relax and take in the staggering sites! The dhow-in-residence, 'Pepi' which is captained by Mwashonde, visits the Sand Island daily, an exquisite site emerging only during low tide! Jump off the dhow for some snorkeling within the Marine Park just before reaching the island and enjoying a picnic lunch! Kayaks are available for rent from the camp for those keen to explore the surrounding area. It is also possible to organize fishing trips around the famous fishing area within the Pemba Channel. Snorkeling equipment is also available to hire to visit the coral gardens near shore. Local trips may include visits around the local salt farm, Coelacanth Research Centre, Amboni Caves, Tongoni Ruins, the nearby mangroves as well as Tanga and Pangani. It is also possible to arrange a boat trip down Pangani River. Amani Nature Reserve is a great day trip from the camp. Local boats travel daily to Zanzibar for those keen to make the journey by sea! For an independent adventure, it is also possible to rent bicycles or piki-piki's and design your own route around the area! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Peponi Beach Hotel Tanga