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Ras Kutani

“The main emphasis at Ras Kutani is pure relaxation”

Budget level: Mid-Range
Country
Tanzania
When to Go
Jun to Mar
Property Type
Lodge
Location
Zanzibar & Mafia Island
Kids Min Age
6

A mere 25km south of the bustling metropolis of Dar es Salaam lies a slice of paradise.  Ras Kutani rests between the deserted shores of the Indian Ocean and the quiet inlets of a freshwater lagoon, creating an idyllic barefoot hideaway.

The soul of Ras Kutani emanates from the never-ending stretches of creamy white sand, broken only by footprints and the lapping of the cool blue waves. Complementing the sound of the surf is the oasis of calm surrounding the lagoon, providing an ideal environment for stunning water birds.  Enhancing this watery setting is a lush backdrop of virgin coastal forest.

Nine beach cottages are scattered on either side of the main building, all with ocean views and gentle breezes.  Under the thatch, a spacious veranda unfurls with comfortable kikoi seating and dream-inducing hammocks.

The hardwood shutters lead through to the beautifully decorated interiors: the majestic double bed surrounded by a billowing mosquito net, and on to the generous ensuite bathroom.

Perched on the hillside and offering definitive privacy, are four secluded suites.  The cascading panoramic view down to the ocean is the quintessential tropical backdrop to the private plunge pool and array of outside seating.  The interiors are lusciously spacious and, when you wake in the vast Sultan double bed, let your eyes drift across the fluttering white curtains towards the azure seas and bruised sunrise sky.

In the heart of the retreat lies the welcoming bar and open-air lounge, generously scattered with cushions creating the perfect ambience for evening cocktails. The expansive restaurant terrace offers a ceiling of African stars.

The menu at Ras Kutani takes its inspiration from the coast itself; serving fresh, locally-caught, seafood with delicately spiced flavours accompanied by an appetising variety of fresh salads and scrumptious desserts.

The main emphasis at Ras Kutani is pure relaxation; after an adventurous safari circuit, kick back and ease into the barefoot luxury of the beach retreat, but various activities are offered to complement the unique location.

Use the complimentary snorkelling equipment to explore the shipwreck of The Chyko, a cargo vessel built in the 1900s, which lies just off shore. Kayaks and boogie boards are available for guests seeking more physical exercise.

Seasonally each year green turtles return to the sheltered beaches of Ras Kutani to nest, which offers guests the opportunity to behold in wonder as baby turtles hatch and make their first journey towards the ocean.

Why we like it

  • Perfect place to escape the crowds.
  • Combines well with sister lodges in Southern Tanzania.
  • Ultimate relaxation is ensured.

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