Luxury, the jewel of the Dar es Salaam coast line, Ras Kutani is just stunning. It was some seven or eight years ago that we found Ras and enjoyed a week in suite one. That unit sits high on the hill but passing years and less able bodies gave us reason this time to select a standard room. It maybe an almost immeasurable bit smaller than the suites but it is still totally luxurious. The standard units all face either the sea or the lagoon, there is little that could be added to the rooms, hammocks, an eight foot bed, spacious bathroom, yes all is pure luxury. The decor is most attractive, bright colours adorn walls and furnishings. That is all inside then there is the pair of hammocks that allow a view of the ocean and lagoon from an arena of swinging relaxation. The swimming pool is like all here just perfect, warm clean waters, lots of shade, an adjacent library, changing areas and a wifi station. There is no wifi in the rooms or public areas, it is so refreshing to witness conversations taking place in the open air dining room rather than computer games etc. Ras is not only about relaxation and luxury there is the food, it is amazing. There can be few locations in the world that offer the food quality that is presented each day by Juma the chef, try the fish chowder, in fact try it all, it is an irresistible delight. Not only is the fare on offer special but so is the delightful eating locations that the wonderful staff make available. Dinner on the beach, on the boating pontoon, yes you never know where next your table will be placed, it adds so much to the eating experience. The staff are like everything else, special people intent only in ensuring that you enjoy this piece of heaven, the splendid and efficient Emiel was managing things during our stay ably assisted by the ever smiling Johns and a host of other guys who add so much to a holiday. The beach is an un-spoilt bay of glistening white sand washed in clean warm water. Attractive individual and private areas of shade under locally woven raffia screens and a convenient beach bar formed from an upturned boat is typical of the levels of attention that have been applied to the needs of the guests. One last but important matter, there are no hawkers on the beach at all. One or two local fishermen will offer a friendly wave as they walk by with their catch but no one will do a Zanzibar on you here. Maybe there are no hawkers in heaven for this is heaven on earth.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beach destination in Africa offers the visitor that increasingly rare commodity - long stretches of pristine deserted beaches, warm blue seas and an opportunity to experience the peace and tranquility long since swamped by overcrowding in more publicized tropical resorts. The setting ensures that feeling of being on one's own tropical island. The lodge is flanked by a fresh water lagoon abutting onto a coastal forest, which spills to the edge of the unspoilt and undeveloped beach. Accommodation is in nine spacious, charming cottages constructed of natural, local materials that harmonise perfectly with the wonderful surroundings. On top of the hill we have also four suites and a family house all with stunning views. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ras Kutani Hotel Kutani
- Ras Kutani Dar Es Salaam