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“Simplicity and tranquillity at its best and great value”
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Fish Eagle Point
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Tanga
Certificate of Excellence
Gloucestershire
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146 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Simplicity and tranquillity at its best and great value”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Just over an hour’s drive from Tanga hidden away and totally secluded is the delightful Fish Eagle Point (FEP). Discovered, designed and built by the owners Steve and Cathy Attwell in a stunning location. FEP is set amongst a volcanic rocky coastline which is sandy inshore, but with exposed rock pools teeming with life at low tide going out over 200 metres in places. All the rooms (many sea facing) blend into the lush tropical surroundings and are simply but stylishly furnished. We enjoyed a two storey Bahari Suite with a large double bed and sitting area on the first floor (bathroom and further seating downstairs) waking up to views over the bay every day – bliss! The rooms have no windows and are open all sides to the surrounding forest (see photos) so you lie in bed feeling like you are part of nature, listening to the birds, bush babies and the ocean.
We spent many happy hours rock-pooling, snorkelling and kayaking through the mangrove with its almost total silence. This is a place to take off your watch and tune into the stunningly beautiful surroundings which change by the hour depending on the tide.
The food is good, fresh and plentiful with a meat or fish choice every evening and the bar and waiting staff always smiling and happy to help. The rooms are very spread out, so great for privacy, but the main buildings and pool are in the adjoining bay.
This is perfect for couples and families and at around $65 pppn for three meals and a great room this represents excellent value for money and Kilimanjaro beers are only £1.20 a go! Free Wi-Fi is available in the bar area.
It’s a kick your shoes off, chill out sort of place with enough to do for families as well as the more active, so don’t be put off by the remoteness of FEP you’re bound to have a good time.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

I went there is 2012 and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had! You will not be disappointed and I can't wait to go back. Whether u want to sunbathe, relaxin in your hammock, swim in the sea or get adventurous and do some water sports this is the place to be. I will remember my time hear for ever. Get booking now!!!!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

I have had the absolute pleasure to have been to Fish Eagle Point twice now and each time has been truly awesome.
The owners are the most genuine people you would care to meet and thier attention to detail and contribution to the local economy is excemplory and humbling.
The location is well off of the beaten track, but oh so worth it, The views are breathtaking. The Accomodation is glorious and the atmoshere is one that allows you to totally relax and be at one with your surroundings.
As other people have said in thier reviews, this is absolutely a heaven on earth.
Make sure that you include Fish Eagle Point in your plans. You will not be dissappointed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

I recently spent three nights at Fish Eagle Point as a weekend away from working in the city and had been recommended this by a friend.

This is true Robinson Crusoe territory here and made such a nice change from the usual beach accommodation that follows exactly the same format. This is not luxury in the normal sense of the word but if you are looking for somewhere to really get away from everything in the most incredible setting this is it.

The rooms are huge and you could throw a party in the bathrooms. There are no power sockets in the rooms which was a little alarming for someone who travels with hair straighteners but understood the concept and soon learnt that fluffy hair is not the end of the world. There is power in the mess area so you can charge cameras etc.

The whole area is rustic and you are left to just enjoy your time but there is always a member of staff not far away if you need anything.

The food is quite simple and did not excite me hugely. It is not fine dining at the coast but it is tasty and amble. The desserts were the best bit.

What makes this such a wonderful place is its location. The beach is secluded and idyllic and the local mangroves are just awesome for kayaking. Fishing and snorkeling is an option and we partook in all the activities available and we had two fantastic days on the ocean with a great crew. Humpback whales, turtles and amazing coral fish were all on show.

I wish we had had more time here as two full days was not enough and I certainly hope to return (will remember to leave hair straighteners at home next time).

Definitely recommended as the best place on the Tanzanian coastline.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

After cycling from Diani Beach(Kenya) to Fish Eagle Point, also the longest day of our journey, we found this incredible place called Fish Eagle Point. Not knowing what to expect, we were very surprised to find heaven on earth. Staff and personal took good care of us.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

We were looking for quiet and luxury get away after other adventures in Tanzania and Fish Eagle Point could not have been better. Cathy and Steve were brilliant in helping with our arrangements and transfers to and from the resort, which made things so easy. We really enjoyed the realaxing enviroment, and were able to kick-back without any distractions!
Perfect for a complete getaway.

Room Tip: we loved bahari beech cottages!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Mishawaka, Indiana
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Fish Eagle is a place like none other I have ever been to. With plenty of spots to sit alone and take in the beauty of Tanzania (the verandas on the front of every room, the beautiful beaches that look out to the Indian Ocean, or the many places to relax in the main eating/lodge area), the staff also makes you feel so welcome, like they are your family. Some of the things I enjoyed most were sitting and talking to the amazing staff of Fish Eagle, who are eager to greet you at every opportunity, help you improve your Swahili, or just serve you to ensure you are 100% comfortable and cared for. Steve and Kathy provide amazing opportunities, like snorkeling, boat rides on the dhal, and many others. The food is outstanding, fresh, and the chefs were more than willing to accommodate to specific needs (like vegetarians, for example.) The fresh water pool is refreshing and the rooms are wonderful. I always came back in the afternoon to a freshly made bed and tied mosquito net. Even though the rooms are not fully enclosed, I felt safe at every moment and was never worried about my safety. They even have Warriors who walk around Fish Eagle at night to ensure our safety. Wifi and electricity is an added perk that I didn't expect at such a remote location. I couldn't have dreamt a more beautiful place to stay in Tanzania. I cannot wait until the day when I can return again and see Steve, Kathy, Moses, Michael, Hussein, Adumani, Moody, and all of the wonderful people at Fish Eagle. Asante sana, Fish Eagle!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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bushbaby88, Public Relations Manager at Fish Eagle Point, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Hello there, I am writing on behalf of everybody here at Fish Eagle Point to say thank you so much for your kind words, it means so much! We are so happy that you had such a lovely time and thank you for sharing your experiences. Asante sana and karibu tena! From the Fish Eagle Point team
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Property: Fish Eagle Point
Address: P O Box 723, Tanga, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Tanga Region > Tanga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Tanga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All prices reflected are on FULL BOARD basis. A new eco-friendly coastal resort 40km north of Tanga. Unique, truly secluded and natural. Several beaches of varying sizes, mixed with coral rock formations and mangroves. Offering fishing (inshore and offshore in Pemba channel), snorkeling, dhow trips, visits to historical and cultural sites. The cliche 'bush to beach' applies, natural coastal forest and an abundant variety of animals and birds. Buildings are spaciously built using local materials, freestanding bungalows are individualistic incorporating natural features. ... more   less 
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