”Unspoilt and unpretentious…they have successfully protected a small area of spray-bevelled coral rag forest, into which the few bandas have been lovingly secreted” African Naturalists

The Hermit Suite

Open rooms, immersed in nature 

We are a laid back, eco friendly resort on a remote, tropical coast – 50 KM from Tanga, Tanzania and 150 KM from Mombasa, Kenya.

Although we make our guests very comfortable, we aren’t a luxury hotel. We provide roomy comforts, warm service, tasty wholesome meals, cold drinks and good value.

The rooms have been designed to blend in with the unique and beautiful environment around us. They have high, palm thatched roofs, are open at the sides to allow for cool air flow and have been built using local building practises and materials. They give the feeling of being immersed in the coastal forest. Most rooms right on the beach.

There are USB points, lights and fans in the rooms, all run on solar power. Shower water is heated by lighting a small fire underneath the hot water drum. 

We value the environment and communities around us

We believe that protecting the environment and creating awareness of conservation will benefit the communities around us.

We have worked with the charity Sea Sense to relocate turtle nests and roll out educational projects. We work together with the government to facilitate patrols for bad fishing practices and mangrove protection. Besides the land the lodge is on, we rent as much land as we can around the lodge to protect the forest. We strongly encourage marine biologists to visit this largely unexplored area and support them in their work. 

“All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.” John F. Kennedy