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2km From The Mainland On A Private Island, Bagamoyo Tanzania
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12 bungalow suites overlook the infinite hues of blue of the Indian Ocean, on the full sandy bottom of an island, in front of the untouched Swahili Coast. Lazy Lagoon is an exclusive resort, renowned for its great cuisine, unpretentious and laid-back atmosphere, warm but discrete hospitality. Balancing luxury and respect for local culture and environment it is the perfect place to relax after a safari, with a touch of style. Fine coral, white sand and clear turquoise-blue water are the main features of our virgin beach.
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Jiten V wrote a review Jun 2022
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania154 contributions14 helpful votes
A nice spot not very far from Dar es Salaam city where you can spend some time away from the chaotic city life. Very close compared to Zanzibar, if you are limited on time this place is highly recommended. Amazing rooms with a beach view, good food and service! Friendly staff.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 25 Jun 2022
Dear Jiten, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge. We work hard to ensure all who stay with us have a relaxing and enjoyable time, so we are so grateful for your kind words. On behalf of the entire team at Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge, Asante Sana and Karibu Tena!
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arzina j wrote a review May 2022
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Had the most amazing experience in this serene place with beautiful views from the room & the main dining area. Isaac the captain navigated the small boat on the ocean giving us the opportunity to take some amazing pictures. The staff (Frank & Winnie) went well above their call of duty to make our stay comfortable. Sarah the manager is a delightful young woman ready to assist for anything & everything. The food is delicious & their servings are very generous. I highly recommend this property for anyone looking to wind down away from the hustle & bustle of the city!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bruce Fox, Owner at Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge
Responded 06 Jun 2022
Dear arzinaj2022, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. On behalf of the entire team at Lazy Lagoon, Asante Sana and Karibu Sana!
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Philippa wrote a review Mar 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa367 contributions197 helpful votes
If you are looking for peace & quiet with the sea right at your bungalow this is the place to go. The bungalow was private, spacious and comfortable right on the stunning white beach. Big comfortable bed with full mozzie net, the bathroom was basic but adequate. We were self driving and arrived at the pick-up point early & caught a lift out with the water supply boat which was a different way to arrive - we were met on the beach by Sarah & Staff who made us feel instantly welcome. The food was good. Thanks you to Sarah, Isiah & Sandeli as well as all the rest of the staff who made our stay so memorable.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Bruce Fox, Owner at Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge
Responded 23 Mar 2022
Dear Philippa, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We do hope to see you again sometime. On behalf of the entire team at Lazy Lagoon, Asante Sana and Karibu Tena
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Beautylover wrote a review Sep 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
It has been such a lovely experience, the place is amazing and comfortable. The only thing disturbing was mosquitoes. But anything else no complain . The food , service very nice . And staff are all friendly and helpful. And the manager Sara is such a lovely person , thank you all for our lovely experience.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bruce Fox, Owner at Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge
Responded 21 Sep 2021
Dear Lati95, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge. Making sure our guests of the island are happy and relaxed is what we are all about, and so we are always glad to hear this is the case. We are so pleased to hear your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. On behalf of the whole team at Lazy Lagoon, Asante Sana and Karibu Tena!
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Soham Seth wrote a review Apr 2021
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Check in was done after 4 hrs of waiting. We were not alone rather more than 5 families were made to wait like this. Overbooked but have no service. No amenities like kettle in rooms. Even electricity comes for fixed hours. So in humid weather, no AC is there. So if you wanna go with kids, plan some good hotel. No proper Internet. Recharge your data bundles as hotel gives only excuses. Worst part is the spread of lunch, dinner & even breakfast. Only 2-3 items served that too were out of stock within 15-20 mins. Then you keep on requesting & the staff will keep on refusing that it’s over. Breakfast starts at 9am as per the hotel though anywhere in world it starts max by 7am. No cereals or corn flakes even served in breakfast. Overall they are charging more than a 5 star property but when comes to service; it’s Zero. For everything their reason is less staff due to Corona. Although I’m a Tanzanian resident & telling you that there is nothing like this in Tanzania. Blatant lies & useless follow up to be done for basic things. Drinks are overpriced like a beer costing $4 & wines minimum $30. Worst Beach experience ever.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bruce Fox, Owner at Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge
Responded 06 Apr 2021
Thank you for your review. We are sorry that your experience at Lazy Lagoon Island did not live up to expectation and we will be holding a full review of the situation to assess what went wrong to ensure that this situation does not reoccur. We were not overbooked, but there was an issue in room preparation being done in a timely manner, for which we whole heartedly apologise. Regarding electricity and amenities, we are a natural island lodge and do not claim to offer the same amenities as a city style hotel. All services, including all water used on the island have to be brought across by boat.
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RoseGosy wrote a review Nov 2020
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania1 contribution
Our stay was an all-round amazing experience. We spent a week end in a spacious hut surrounded by nature and beach. We really liked the design of our bungalow and layout of Lazy Lagoon. The restaurant offered delicious food and great selection of cocktails and wine. Last but not least we need to highlight the staff. They made us feel like at home by going above and beyond to ensure we were having a good time. Special shout-out to Sandel who made our stay even more memorable. Thanks!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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G. Olvera wrote a review Nov 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We've been coming to Lazy Lagoon at least once a year for the past 5 years... and watching its state and service decline with every visit. The bands and the common sitting areas desperately need a spruce-up. The pool is in a sad state and was only 2/3 full all weekend when we were there. The lunch buffet was served 1.5 hours late, which was an issue since there were so many kids with us. The food was mediocre - it seems there is no real chef there. No real coffee either, only cheap instant stuff (which for any place that charges more than $100 a room I find totally unacceptable). Mosquito nets do not reach the floor or close properly. This seems to be a bigger issue with the FOXES LODGES all over Tanzania. Looks like the owners are unwilling to invest in the maintenance of their properties. Sad to see such a once beautiful property in such a stunning location deteriorate like this.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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NorthBay1972 wrote a review Nov 2020
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania7 contributions3 helpful votes
Lazy Lagoon used to be great compared to others. Unfortunately other hotels have raised their game while Lazy Lagoon hasn't. Like many other hotels and resorts in Tanzania, it looks run down and in need of repair. The pool was only 3/4 full, many chairs and railings were broken or in need of repair. The stairs from the pool to the beach had a step half hanging off which was not repaired after bringing it to the staff's attention. The food OK. The sides were good but all meats were overcooked. We suspected they were cooked too far in advance and then heated up later. Coffee - Just the cheap, instant Africafe which is disappointing at these prices. The banda/room is very nice and situated on the beach with enough space from others to provide privacy.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Ms Harie wrote a review Oct 2020
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I don’t know where to begin for sure cause trust me there alot to tell but here is the one place you wouldn’t wanna just hear it from anyone rather than a personal visit.Everything about lazy lagoon is perfect from the views the food OMG the staffs and i love a clean place and lazy lagoon is more than i ever imagined.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from alberto trovero, General Manager at Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge
Responded 26 Oct 2020
Dear Hariethaa, we are focused on providing the best service and enabling a great experience for our guests. Thank you very much for your nice review. Regards, Alberto
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IreneMtuwa wrote a review Sep 2020
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I and my fiance visited this amazing place and it was so beautiful: white beach and amazing bungalows. The dinners at the beach made it more romantic ....nice food and amazing people ... we recommend them again and again😍😍😍
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from alberto trovero, General Manager at Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge
Responded 26 Oct 2020
Dear Irene, I’m glad you have enjoyed your stay with us. It’s always a pleasure receiving feedback like yours. Karibuni tena. Regards, Alberto
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Old Boma (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Poa Poa Restaurant, Nashe's Cafe', and The Funky Squids beach bar & grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lazy Lagoon Island Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.