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Fundu Lagoon

Reviews of Fundu Lagoon

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6 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Fundu Lagoon and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

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Mr S.
Abergavenny

"Fundu Lagoon review"

4 nights Arrived 13 Feb 2019
"A wonderfully relaxing stay in paradise. With the exception of the porter who transported our luggage on arrival, the staff were friendly and attentive and enhanced our experience.

The food was good but would have appreciated an option to sample the wonderful seafood in a simple form...ie grilled prawns with salad and fried or grilled fish with potatoes or fries...there is no need to stack, drizzle and add sauces when the local ingredients are fresh and of the best quality. Keep it simple." See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
DS family
E Sussex

"A very special place"

4 nights Arrived 17 Jul 2018
"Arriving by speedboat at Fundu Lagoon set the scene for the remainder of the stay. We felt like Robinson Crusoe, but with mod cons and fabulous food.

The beach suite was the perfect location and it was nice to have the extra seating space and plunge pool to 'hang out'. Parts of the tent were looking a little 'tired', but this did not distract from the overall beauty of Fundu Lagoon.

The pool area was beautiful, the dive centre helpful, service and food all fantastic.

Highlights of our stay were fabulous cocktails (we will be trying to re-create Fundu Punch at home) on the jetty to watch the sunset and the guided walk into the village. It was good to see the welfare project that Fundu Lagoon are running to help the village, visiting the school that has been paid for by donations to the welfare project and meeting the well behaved children of the village." See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr M & Miss N
UK

"Fundu Lagoon review"

7 nights Arrived 15 Sep 2016
"lovely location although quite a long trip to get there and back if the flights don't match up well.

Standard tents are not amazing, slightly smelly drains and avoid room 13 as everyone using the beach path can see straight in so not much privacy. We were moved on request. If you can stretch to it go for the suites.

A majority of the staff are great, but a few were a bit grumpy at times and didn't smile much. One of the reception guys was also a little lacking in manners at times. Definitely warmed to the place after a few days." See all these reviews: 13n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr F & Ms L
London

"Fundu Lagoon review"

5 nights Arrived 21 Jun 2010
"Excellent overall - in terms of:
The suite - by far the most magical room of the trip - imagine Robinson Crusoe meets a feng shui designer - really something special!
Everything is built using local materials and chic barefoot luxury pervades the entire resort
Loved the sandy walkways between the main area and all the rooms - it really does feel like the ultimate island getaway
The jetty bar - watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean - so good we did it as often as possible - cocktail in one hand camera in the other
The shop with full internet access - made a change from the previous places we stayed
Snorkelling and relaxing on Misali island - amazing !

But certain areas need improvement
The service - definitely the most average/poor from our trip - English was limited, service often came across as sullen rather than upbeat and everyone we met raised the same comments so it wasnt hard to detect. When we checked in there was no mention of how one was supposed to order things for the room (eg different drinks to those stocked in the bar) and for the whole stay we often felt a bit in the dark in this regard (people we met told us they had "found" the number to call for drinks on our penultimate day - nothing like this was made clear and it should have been upon check in).

The food - portions FAR too small - for all meals. At breakfast for example, if you wanted an egg with more than one piece of toast there was no way of requesting this except to learn (from other disgruntled guests) you had to say"two toast" or "three toast" - there was no mode of actually getting a portion of toast delivered to your table. We met a few guests who found the lunch portions so small that they would eat lunch at the main restaurant and then go up to the pool side bar to have a second one! We all took this tip on board by the end

Honeymoon package - badly handled from start to finish. We met some friends at the resort who had got the honeymoon package which included a dinner on the beach. It had initially frustrated us that despite the hotel being ALL INCLUSIVE if you wanted dinner on the beach you had to pay a further $80 per couple. So we asked the manager - who then informed us two days before we were due to leave that actually he had checked the booking and we WERE entitled to the honeymoon package - but had to rush to do the beach dinner that night, and he then remembered we also had a massage included - so again we had to rush to book this on the last day. None of it relaxing or easy. He gave us some champagne as a thank you but really the whole situation should have been handled in a more slick fashion (and the hotel should realise on a separate note that charging $80 for a beach dinner regardless in an all inclusive resort does not engender goodwill from guests).

Feedback form - from the above you can see that certain things irked us but we despite checking with the manager (when the above honeymoon issue arose) and being assured a feedback form was given nothing was actually offered to us on check out. We checked on the boat and nobody else was given the form - so no wonder there are the above issues as nobody can submit their feedback!" See all these reviews: 13n in Tanzania; 1n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs L of
Oxford

"Fundu Lagoon review"

8 nights Arrived 29 Jan 2009
"We stared well with an up-grade to a superior beach room but wondered how we could possibly do justice to the space !

The room was extremely comfortable even if it did get very hot during the night when the electricity cut out and the fans gave up. It was lovely being able to walk straigjht onto the beach and into the sea although the walk into the sea did get longer and longer as the Spring tides turned to Neaps.

The food was excellent and served with great charm, and the coktails were, well, something else!

Snorkelling from Misali Island was terrific and Simba who acted as a snorkelling guide a couple of times only made the experience more enjoyable.

Dinner on the beach (three times during our 8 night stay) was lovely. We took ourselves into the neighbouring village where we were ably shown round by two boys who climb trees to fetch fresh coconut and introduced us to their school. It was a great place to crash out -- and get active when it was not too hot." See all these reviews: 16n in Tanzania; 2n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr P
Horsmonden

"Fundu"

4 nights Arrived 23 Aug 2007
"Needs major investment and a complete rethink - looks tired, feels tired.

New management now in place for a few months and have evidently been doing bits and pieces but din't appear to be thinking radically enough, Food depressing - no serious attemt to make use of all the fresh produce and fresh fish around.

Coffee really awful - any restaurant which gives you fake cafetieres at breakfast by pouring coffee from a thermos into a cafetiere really has no business surviving.

A big wake-up call to owners and managers alike if Fundu is to compete, which it ought to be able to given natural advantages of location, diving etc. Contrast with the recently re-done accommodation at Sand Rivers, which we had just come from, really brings home how far behind Fundu has fallen." See all these reviews: 14n in Tanzania; 1n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Rooms:
Poor
Activities:
Poor
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