Tijara Beach Resort

Tijara is exclusive retreat set on a seaside bluff in 5 acres of colorful gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean. At the foot of the cliffs on which the resort perches is its own private beach. This is a petite romantic haven of peace that hosts a maximum of 8 people.

 From Tijara you will only hear the roaring of the ocean as the breakers roll on to the reef, and the ever present bird song from any number of the hundreds of species that frequent our grounds. There also are wildlife on the grounds which includes dikdik, bush-buck, wild-pigs, genet cats, bushbabies and an abundance of exotic species of butterflies...

Tijara's commitment to conservation includes a community project to involve the local villagers in planting trees for further use as building or carving materials. This is an ongoing project with trees planting taking place before each rainy season. Tijara is also closely involved with the local Chief in talking to the local schools about the importance of the reef and its inhabitants and the necessity to protect them.

Accommodation

Tijara Beach is an exclusive private home that offers 4 exceptional luxury cottages spread a good distance apart to ensure your privacy. Each cottage is beautifully sited on its own cliff head with large open decks commanding beautiful Indian Ocean seascapes and complemented by our very attractive swimming pool. Tijara has only four spacious luxury cottages each sited on its own cliff head with large open decks that give breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean.

Insect-proof king size beds with exclusively handcrafted Swahili furniture reflect the warmth and character of the local architecture. A magnificent fresh water pool and 'al fresco' dining area complete this enchanting resort. All the cottages are spacious with large decked verandas you can step on to from both the room and the bathroom. All cottages are en-suite with double wash basins, double showers and uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean from wherever you are! Our honeymoon cottage has a king size bath tub to add romance to your occasion.

Activities

At Tijara you will find the most spectacular, breathtaking views, gentle waves will caress your feet and the full moon will rise from the ocean and the stars will shine as you have never seen them! We are sure that you will fall in love with Tijara Beach upon your first visit. If you feel lazy you can simply lie on the beach close your eyes and enjoy the sight and sounds of the ocean or find a cool coral rock pool to immerse yourself in to take the heat out of your day.

The Tijara beach is private and shared only with the fishermen who bring their fresh catch to us lodge daily. Fine white sand, refreshing waters of the Indian Ocean, a beautiful reef with a great variety of live shells, different star fish, corals - these are only a few things to enjoy while you are with us. We are often visited by dolphins swimming by the reef; turtles close to our beach can be seen even without taking a deep sea dive

A large variety of tropical fish will share the waters with you while you snorkel. For those feeling energetic we recommend a short walk to the most magnificent cave which apart from being amazing has a historical value.

The legend says that it is a famous Black Jack's Cave which was used during the time of slave trading. The cave has many chambers with shafts of light illuminating it within; the high tide comes in twice a day and creates intricate patterns on the floor - what a pleasure to spend your afternoon exploring!