Welcome to Pineapple Bay. A retreat island where you take off your shoes, wrap yourself up in a nice soft kikoy and heed the wise words of the Jungle Book’s King Louie: ‘Unwind yourself’. All this at Bulago Island, in Lake Victoria.
At Pineapple Bay, you can lounge on a Lamu bed, looking out to the sparkling waters of Lake Victoria, charter a fishing-boat and head off with rod and tackle to fish for the legendary Nile Perch. Where you can arm yourself with binoculars and roam for kilometers over this unspoiled Bulago island paradise in search of hundreds of birds who make this their home.
And then come back and plunge into the dark blue pool or go with the chef to the organic gardens and choose your own pineapple, your own avocado, your own greens to have for lunch.
You can take your shoes off and keep them off until you get back to the mainland. Where you can climb to a breezy hilltop and enjoy an ice-cold sundowner with a 360 degree view, or lie in your bed with your morning tea and in your view is nothing but Lake Victoria and all her glory. Pineapple Bay. Where you can sidle on up to the boat bar and devise your own cocktail.
Come and let go. Come and unwind. Come and stay awhile.