Reviews of Amani Beach
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Amani Beach review
The management of this hotel are really trying to improve it. The hotel consists of around 10 seaview villas of dreadful interior design but very comfortable. There is an excellent swimming pool and lots of beach to explore. We were lucky enough to see baby turtles hatching one our first day.
The transfer from Dar was in a very comfortable vehicle and ran to time. The management are very helpuful. We wanted to visit a friend nearby and they provided a vehicle and driver (for free we learned on check out).
The food is very good but there is no choice - although they do prepare for individual dietary requirements if you let them know. There is a plan to introduce a menu with choices (perhaps 2-3) in the near future and a snack menu. Tea, coffee, and biscuits are available mid morning and mid afternoon.
Power comes from a generator and is off most of the day. Internet access is possible but only from the office which is tedious. There is no charge.
They will arrange visits to other sites on request but we did not make use of this. We used our time just to walk, swim, and do some writing and reading. Familes with children might find the facilities a little limiting but this is a priority area they are looking at.
Amani Beach review
This was a great way to start the holiday after a long flight. The lodge is a short drive from the airport through some interesting villages. The children loved the pool and the abundance of monkeys in the gardens! The host, Gail, was extemely friendly and helpful. We had a very interesting walk to a local village with the guide. This gave us an insight into the lives of the people and certainly made our children think about how privileged they were. The horse riding was also fun.
The room was lovely and the food delicious, though there was maybe too much of it at lunchtime. It's a shame to waste food in such a poor country.
It's a pity that the bar doesn't stock cocktails! A minor point but the setting certainly lends itself to them!