“A little bit of paradise….”

Wow, what a wonderful hotel!

Within minutes of arriving at Breezes the stress of traveling to get there just slipped away. It was so peaceful and relaxing right from the start.

The room was lovely. Large and nicely decorated with traditional features (the beds are absolutely huge!), and with a wonderful sea view from the terrace.

The pool is gorgeous, and the beach seems as though it goes on forever. We did arrive in low season, which may be the reason we had no trouble getting sunbeds at the pool/beach, in fact one day we were the only people by the pool, but I would imagine it to be quite annoying if you were arriving in high season and could not get a sunbed as some of the other reviews have said.

The food was great in the most part, but I would certainly recommend getting in early for barbecue night as the food was a little dry on one occasion when we got in a little later. I was expecting a buffet dinner every night as it seemed everyone was on half/full board so was very pleasantly surprised that this was only the case around 3 times a week, with the other days being table service. Swahili night is great, probably the best food we had there.

We ate at the Tides which was also great, but how anyone gets through all the food i will never know! It’s in a lovely location right on the beach and is extremely private. I was a little worried that the waiter would be hovering around all night but this wasn’t the case, we were left completely alone whilst eating and between each course. The lobster was rather on the large side and when I requested steak rather than lobster I didn’t expect to get 2 huge ones! I guess they just want to give you your moneys worth (it’s $85 per person) but we felt awful for wasting so much food!

We also had complimentary Sun-downers in our room a few days before going home, and were given a free lunch at the Breakers grill, which were really nice touches.

The entertainment was very low key and only lasted maybe an hour each night, and on our first night we were the last people at the bar…..at 10:30! But again this probably had a lot to do with the fact it was very low season.

The staff were brilliant, I absolutely cannot fault them. Nothing was too much trouble, even when we asked for food which wasn’t on the menu/changed between the main menu and veggie menu and back again in the same meal , etc. etc.

It is a little more expensive than similar hotels I have been to in Africa, but this is a very minor problem in my opinion, everything else more than makes up for it.

I just cannot rate this hotel enough, it really is beautiful, and as someone who has never been back to the same place twice, I would certainly consider going back next year.

Oh, and the cocktails are pretty good too!!

Guest nationality: English

Reviewed May 7, 2006