Blue Monkey Beach Cottages
Several handmade cottages are dispersed in a wild garden along Wasini's coast line. Special care has been taken to leave the environment as untouched as possible and the bush stretches right into the rocky compound situated beyond the outskirts of the main village.
The owners' love for nature clearly shows in the eco-conscious construction of the cottages. Mainly local material from the island has been used; rough stones and shells make up the walls and the mangrove roof constructions are covered with palm shingles.A solar installation caters for all energy needs. Since there is no ground water on the island and its inhabitants have to entirely rely on rainwater collected in communal cisterns, the cottages are equipped with water saving bucket showers. Waste water is used for plants and solid waste material is composted.
You should not be surprised to encounter Blue monkeys, monitor lizards, chameleons, duikers, cats, birds, and a donkey named Habib.
Each cottage has sea view, a 2 x 2 m (6' x 6') double bed, an additional single bed (incl. mosquito nets), a sitting/writing area, a shower/toilet, and a large roofed terrace including cooking area for self-caterers (fireplace & charcoal cooker).
Egrets and storks feeding in the intertidal zone can be watched from the comfort of chairs set in the shade of a baobab tree, and with a bit of good luck a school of resident Humpback dolphins can be spotted playing around with their befriended bottlenose dolphins.
Cancellation policy: 48h advance notice
Late cancellation or no show – one night charge
Payment upon arrival by cash only
Check in from 13.00
Check out before 11.00
Breakfast not included
There is no ferry connecting the mainland with Wasini. Therefore, it is essential that you inform us in advance of your estimated time of arrival and re-confirm your arrival time once you are actually on the road. This way, a boat captain will welcome you in Shimoni to bring you directly to your cottage (10 min ride, KSH 250 pp during day time).
Due to the remoteness of the location, main dishes have to be ordered by 10 am. Please place your order for the day of your arrival in advance. We will send you the menu to your email address once we received your booking. In case you have no access to your email account, please contact us by phone. Water and soft drinks are available but no alcoholic drinks are served our available in any island shop.
Wasini is not connected to the national power grid. Blue Monkey Beach Cottages are equipped with a small solar installation. Besides lighting, it provides energy 24/7 for your small electronic devices such as phones and cameras. However, high energy consuming equipment such as laptops or e-cooler boxes exceeds its capacity.
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Installations & Politiques Bed and breakfast
- Sécurité 24h/24
- Les transferts depuis ou vers l'aéroport
- Petit déjeuner non inclus
- Les cartes de crédit ne sont pas acceptées
- Terrasse extérieure
- Serviettes incluses
Politique d'annulationCette propriété a une politique d'annulation de 2 jours. Si vous n'annulez pas dans cet intervalle de temps, vous devrez payer des frais d'annulation du montant de la première nuit de votre séjour.
ItinéraireVoir le planCacher la carte
The coastal highway (A 14) connecting Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanga, Ukunda, and Mombasa passes close by.
By car: coming from south approx. 10 km after the border crossing, or coming from north shortly after the town of Ramisi, take the D543 to Shimoni. After 15 km you will reach the small town of Shimoni at the end of the Shimoni Peninsula. Turn right at the T-junction and you will find the jetty including a guarded car park at your left hand side. There, your host will welcome you and you will cross over to Wasini Island (10 min).
By bus: any overland bus traveling the highway A 14 in either direction will drop you at the Shimoni junction on request. From there, Matatus or Pikipikis (small motorbike taxis) are regularly going back and forth on the D543 to Shimoni, a small settlement at the end of the Shimoni Peninsula (approx. 15 km). There, your host will pick you up by boat to cross over to Wasini Island (10 min).
By Matatu from Mombasa: cross Mombasa's Likoni Ferry on foot to reach the Likoni Matatu station. There, just ask for the Matatu to Shimoni. It will only cost approx. KSH 250, but traveling time is approx. 3 hours. From Diani Beach or Ukunda, catch the Shimoni Matatu at the Matatu stop near Ukunda Post Office (approx. KSH 200 and 2 h traveling time). In Shimoni, you will be picked up by your host to cross to Wasini Island.
Distance to nearby cities (in km): Mombasa (74), Ukunda / Diani Beach (43), Shimoni (2), Lunga Lunga - Border Tanzania (10), Tanga - Tanzania (55)
Please inform us of your estimated time of arrival in Shimoni so that we can arrange a boat for you in advance. A phone contact the day of your arrival would be highly appreciated to facilitate this 10-min boat ride.