|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|
Their bungalows are simple but clean and feature comforts such as
air-conditioning and private full bathrooms. Reservations should be
done in advance via their office at the Kempenski Hotel since spots on
the boat do fill up. Boat to the island leaves from the hotel and keeps a strict timetable.
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|
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