With the shore beckoning each day only steps from the front door, there is plenty of sunbathing, beachcombing, and picnicking on the beach. A manager or guide can assist with booking various other activities such as snorkeling trips, reef walks, and village visits. For an extra charge, guests can enjoy a scuba-diving adventure, dhow boat trip, visit to nearby Stone Town, or a spice tour. A cultural tour on a working spice plantation illustrates how nutmeg, vanilla, and cardamom produced. There is also kayaking, kite-surfing, and deep-sea fishing available. A 30-minute boat ride away is Mnemba Island and the world-renowned coral reef that provides a high chance of spotting turtles and wild dolphins.
The open-air restaurant sits just above the ocean, with magnificent views of the palm-fringed beach and gently rocking dhows. Meals at the lodge consist of a lot of fresh crab, lobster, and fish from the fishermen who net seafood offshore during high tide. Tuesdays and Fridays are barbecue night with a range of seafood and meats and Sunday is a Swahili buffet. Guests can enjoy a refreshing dip in the multi-level swimming pool while sipping a cocktail at the poolside bar. The lodge’s Sea and Spice Spa has a wide menu of relaxing treatments available in either the spa or the chalet.