A sand spit protected by a coral reef, the island is inaccessible by land at all times, thus maintaining its exclusivity to guests of Lazy Lagoon.
The coral reef surrounding the island offers a great opportunity for snorkelling off the beach. Being an island, Lazy Lagoon is quite unique with sea swimming possible at all tides.
The island has an interesting ecosystem, with many small mammals such as bush babies, (Galagoes) suni antelope and bush pig, plus birds and butterflies. Low tide washes up a plethora of exotically coloured star fish, sea urchins and crabs. All of these share their habitats with natural mangrove forest.
Accommodation is in 12 large airy natural makuti beach bandas only yards from the Indian Ocean. From the sundowner lounge above the bar, visitors can watch the sunrise over Zanzibar and set over the palm trees of Bagamoyo.
Guests can imerse themselves in Swahili atmosphere as they follow the flotilla of hundreds of local fishing boats tack around the island to get from their villages on the mainland to their fishing grounds.
There are 12 individual beach cottages with en suite bathrooms - shower, basin, toilet and solar heated hot water. Cottages have their own private veranda and balcony and mosquito nets are provided.
All the cottages are located right on the beach and have double, or twin beds with option of twin beds on upper loft deck suitable for children.
Snorkelling from the beach - equipment available to borrow
Fishing from the beach - equipment available to borrow
Excursions to Bagamoyo town
Guided historical tours,
Dhow excursions up the coast to the Wami village