Im a bit late writing this review.
We returned for our 3rd visit to Turtle Bay at the end of August 2011. We were greeted like family coming home once again. The Staff were genuinely pleased to see us.
We were shown to our Room straight away. We were in an Ocean View Room with a beautiful view. We normally have a Lamu Room but were over the moon with this upgrade. The room was beach front with air conditioning and a ceiling fan. Double bed and single bed, lots of wardrobe space, tea and coffee facilities, separate bath and shower , hair dryer, shampoo and shower gel, mosquito net and safe all provided. The only thing that concerned us was that it was close to the children’s play area, but once our door was shut all we could hear was the sea not that the children were noisy…..Every morning there was a beautiful sunrise to see, well worth getting up at 6.30am and having a stroll along the beach.
We went out and about as usual around Watamu Village and visited a few of the local Schools. We took with us plenty of pens and pencils and about 14 school dresses. We did also visit a well-known Orphanage ( I wont name it ) but we didn’t offer any form of help or support due to the amount the children had there. It was very well run but our main concern was how will the children cope when they leave there at 18, they may have some money in their pockets but they won’t have the life they had at the Orphanage, play stations, laptops, pcs, flat screen TVs, nice bedrooms, food, water , lovely clothes etc… I could go on about this but I won’t.
We did another Safari with the main man Abdul of Tunda Tours. There had been a problem with our Safari the previous year and Abdul kept to his promise and looked after us very well. We did a 5 night Safari staying at different Lodges. Little Gouvenours, IL Moran, and Mara Intrepid’s. I shall write separate reviews for these Lodges. We had a fantastic time.
The food at the Hotel was up to its normal excellent standard, always something for everyone and very tasty to. We were celebrating our Wedding Anniversary and were given a fantastic meal at The Blue Turtle and treated as if we were the only couple in there and looked after very well by all the staff. We enjoyed it so much we booked another meal for our 2nd week and once again were treated very well.
Well there’s not much more I can say really as I have said it in my previous review's for Turtle Bay, but if you are thinking of going then do it you won’t regret it.
Only downside was that the Pole Pole Bar over the road was closed for refurbishment…!!!
See you next year Turtle Bay....Mick & Jackie
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