Lazy Lagoon

Tanzania

  • A private island retreat
  • Go swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and sailing
  • Watch sunsets from the upstairs lounge
  • Take strolls along the beach and in the forest
  • Enjoy the relaxed pace of island life 

Open: Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge is open all year. June and July tend to be the coolest months, and the main rains occur in November.

Location: Lazy Lagoon is on an island 70kms north of Dar es Salaam and just south of the town of Bagamoyo. It can be reached from Mbegani Fisheries Institute, from where the lodge’s motor boat crosses to the island, taking about 15 minutes.

Rooms: There are 12 thatched roof bandas with either 1 double or 2 twin beds in the downstairs en-suite bedroom and an upper level with 2 additional twin beds. All beds have mosquito nets. The bathroom has twin hand basins, a shower and flush toilet. Toiletries are provided. All bandas have storage space, a sofa, coffee table, bedside tables and safe. Each banda has a veranda with 2 chairs and a hammock, and a balcony facing the beach. They are spaced well apart for privacy.

Activities: Go swimming (in the sea or pool), snorkelling, kayaking (there are single and double kayaks) and sailing (Laser I and Laser II dinghies) in the lagoon, with staff offering tuition if needed. You can go for walks along the 9kms of beach, into the mangrove forests, and go bird watching. Staff can organise excursions to Bagamoyo on the mainland where you can visit the old town, see the fish market and slave quarters.

Facilities: The central area comprises the lounge, bar and dining area. They are open-sided for sea breezes and views. There’s an additional lounge on the upper storey. The lodge has an outdoor swimming pool. There is a free laundry service. Electricity is provided by a generator and is available for about 12 hours a day.

Dining: Meals are served in the dining area at separate tables. Beach dining can be arranged. At breakfast you can choose between fresh fruit and a cooked meal. There is a choice of dishes for lunch and dinner including fish and seafood.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Each banda can sleep 2 adults and 2 children. Children’s meals can be arranged.

Health: This is a malaria area.

Communication: There is internet access.

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Client Rating for Tanzania 5/5 from 217 reviews

Aah, at first glance our banda though clean looked a little tired, but to wake up with a full view of the ocean, with canoes and dhows drifting past, this site was truly glorious. There was very pleasant company from the managers and the lovely dogs, the service and food was excellent, and the location was beautiful - just wandering along the path accompanied by butterflies, strolling on the beach and lazing on the day bed or hammock was about as much activity as we felt was necessary, though we did enjoy an outing to Bagamoyo and learned a lot about colonial history there.

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