Your flight in to Vilanculous have a choice of 3 airline operators from OR. Tambo,1. 5hours airport exit takes 30 minutes with a shuttle waiting for you, 25 minutes drive and you are on the beach where a boat is moored ready to take you to the resort, Your suitcases gets taken from the vehicle onto the boat. The boat trip is 40 minutes with drinks on board to the resort, on resort arrival staff are clapping their hands and partying on the extended Jetty welcoming guests, they even wash your feet upon entry. All staff are totally friendly and all speak English and nothing is effort for them. Then there is the Food.... Oh My..The Food is awesome! The portions are really big and the seating is totally on request. We have had our table set just where we wanted it. The Shef was left to prepare what he wanted and this yielded really cool results. O.k the Food was just faultless, not fine dining, but really wholesome and enjoyable. The Room, If you can get the Room with the Private splash Pool, That is the best result. The Pool water temperature is really warm and swimming 10p.m is a must do. The Sea temperature is also really warm, also there are almost no waves and the sea is really clear, we had a yellow canoe and this became our daily commute with 2 km from the resort. The fish jumps out of the water right over the canoe in schools of a 1000+ and makes for an awesome experience. Also get a pair of Goggles, The sea clarity and the fish visible whilst snorkeling is really good, there is a mini reef under the Jetty but it is best viewed as the high tide peaks so currents are almost still then. Also we participated in catching the most colour full crabs 1.6 kilometers in the sea at low tide, water was knee height, not keen on holding the crabs myself but a cool experience, also get a really strong torch for night times. Using the torch in the sea reveals other fish not seen during the day. Keep in mind that the place does run on a generator so if you have energy left past 10 p.m then the torch will be handy for that as well. Safety wise we didn't feel unsafe at all during the whole trip from Airport to Airport again. Drinks was cheap where the Coldrinks worked out less than we thought, Tips was dealt with in group tip at the end of the holiday where the manager used his discretion on the distribution thereof. The essence of this holiday is to appreciate a quiet paradise setting and Dugong didn't disappoint. We have rated this as the best holiday resort we have been to and would like to return to Dugong hopefully in 2017 again. We were there in October 2015 and the Humidity wasn't an issue and mozzies not a problem. I would recommend in taking your own dive goggles and own torch with and even if you are not a diver of sorts just lying in the shallows at night with an underwater torch is really entertaining. Cellphones are pointless there but seasonal Wifi when working does allow whatsapp but then the point is not to use your phone. Also cannot recall if there was any TV's although we didn't watch TV at all there. Simply put if you are a tourist this place gives you the essential island feel without the crowd's and the beggars. Again thanks to all the staff, your humble yet effective service was top drawer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on 30 000 hectares of pristine Marine and Wildlife territory, it provides a unique Beach & Wilderness Experience in a hidden corner of sub-tropical Africa. This diverse eco-system of wilderness and wetland, with its powder white beaches and crystal clear water is host to a magnificent array of fish, dolphin and most importantly, the nearly extinct "Atlantic Dugong" (which resembles a sea lion). Shallow and deep water reefs reveal beautiful creatures such as the great leatherback turtles, sailfish and manta ray. Deep-sea fishing of marlin and barracuda is truly spectacular and the large flocks of flamingos and pelicans are a sight to behold. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dugong Beach Hotel Vilanculos