|Moucha Island beach near the mangrove forest|
Next up on the Joy of Djibouti highlights list: Moucha Island
Moucha is a small sparsely populated (i.e. vacation homes for the wealthy) island about a 20 minute boat ride from Djibouti city. It is great for snorkeling and scuba. If you are one of the lucky ones with access to a private boat, then just hop on over, find a nice patch of sand and enjoy.
|Beach at Lagoon Bleu, Moucha Island|
For the rest of us, I'd suggest going to Lagoon Bleu via Djibouti Divers. They offer half-day, all-day and multi-day (overnight) options with delicious meals and beach chairs and shade umbrellas included. The place has a small playground and rents water equipment (like kayaks and such). Snorkeling can be done right off the beach or you can rent a boat/driver to take you to the best nearby spots and/or a tour around the island to see the mangrove forest. Prices are extremely reasonable making it an ideal daytrip or romantic weekend getaway.
|The bungalows for overnight getaways|
Some friends from work had their wedding there, and a gorgeous event it was! The staff there did a wonderful job with setting up the seating and catering.
|Beautiful spot for weddings|