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Pineapple Bay Resort Overview & Where Is It Located?

From Entebbe you can take a 45-minute boat trip over the shimmering waters of beautiful Lake Victoria. Or perhaps an 8-minute helicopter ride over the waters, enjoying an aerial view of some of the 86 islands dotting the lake before you land on the private Bulago Island in southeastern Uganda’s Ssese archipelago. Upon your arrival on the 500-acre island, you’ll be greeted by pristine sandy tan-colored shores and the sight of Pineapple Bay Resort’s terra cotta colored buildings.

A deluxe accommodation, the resort features attractive Swahili coast architecture with all the romance of Arabian Nights. Spend languorous hours in the warm sunshine in Lamu beds or loungers beside the swimming pool, shaded by palm trees. Take a dip while enjoying spectacular views of the lake and the crescent-shaped bay spread out in front of you, teeming with gorgeous shorebirds.

Key Takeaways

  • Fascinating architecture that combines elements of Swahili elements
  • Swimming pool surrounded by loungers for sunbathing and napping
  • Bulago Island reached by a 45-minute boat ride or 8-minute helicopter ride from Entebbe
  • Tan colored sandy shores fringed by lush tropical greenery and turquoise waters of the lake
  • Pier leading out into the lake for panoramic vistas or even fishing
Pineapple Bay Resort Entebbe View

What To Expect At Pineapple Bay Resort Accommodation?

Key Takeaways

  • Deluxe Beach Tier 2 Experience. Total of 8 rooms
  • Choice of lake-facing units or rooms standing further back in the gardens
  • Covered patio with island-style armchairs for napping in the warm sun or enjoying the splendid views
  • Ensuite bathroom featuring a single vanity and walk-in shower area
  • Brightly-colored furnishings reflecting the myriad colors of the flowers and birds
Pineapple Bay Resort has just 8 rooms for vacationers, including 6 Lake Facing Cottages standing on the water’s edge and 2 Garden Cottages at the rear side. After being provided with a welcome drink of the sweetest freshly-squeezed pineapple juice and refreshing towels, you will be shown to your room. An outside veranda area leads to the bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Island-style beds with mosquito netting and vibrant furnishings are a treat for the eyes. Unpack your belongings onto custom-built racks and store valuables in the safe. The bathroom includes a walk-in shower and a basin set against an expansive mirror (where else to stay around or near Lake Victoria - Entebbe).
Pineapple Bay Resort Accommodation Entebbe

Things To Do (Activities & Tour Attractions) & Why Visit Pineapple Bay Resort In Entebbe?

Key Takeaways

  • Barefoot strolls along the beach or exploring the rocky crags on the shoreline
  • Wandering through the grassy meads in the center of the island or rainforest on the northeast
  • Pony rides for going bird watching to sight some of the 200 species of avian life
  • Fishing excursions to catch varieties like Nile perch, tilapia, and other freshwater fish
  • Trips to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary to view the primates and conservation efforts
Enjoy your barefoot lakeside holiday on this beautiful African tropical island at your leisure, perhaps rambling in the fertile areas along the beaches or exploring rocky crags. In the center of the island lie rolling grasslands, while the northeast section has lush rainforest that abounds with more than 200 species of avian life. Check out the safari walking trails that are free of traffic, save for a few ponies, or follow one of the paths to a hilly elevation to enjoy stunning vistas of the lake and the beauty of the island. You might even spot a few crocodiles, otters, snakes, and monitor lizards.

While the presence of crocodiles, bilharzia, and hippos make it ill-advised to swim in Lake Victoria, you can go sailing. Prebook with AfricanMecca a fishing boat for angling tours and you might just catch tilapia, Nile perch, and other freshwater fish. You could also travel to the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, which can be reached by a short 30-minute boat ride. Spend some time with the resident chimpanzees with a half-day or overnight trip before making your way back to Entebbe (tours and attractions). The paradise island of Bulago will no doubt make a welcome respite after your action-packed adventures in the national parks of Uganda.
Pineapple Bay Resort Safari Entebbe Tour

How Is The Dining At Pineapple Bay Resort?

Key Takeaways

  • Three-course meals served for lunch and dinner
  • Outdoor bar that takes orders for wines, cocktails, and alcoholic drinks
  • All dishes cooked using fresh, organic ingredients grown in the kitchen gardens at the back of the resort
  • Takes orders for special dietary preferences, food allergies, and particular tastes
  • Opportunity to experience harvesting techniques of fruits and vegetables
The resort has both indoor and beach dining areas where you can enjoy three-course meals for lunch and dinner, as well as an outdoor bar to grab a drink or two (best time to go). Dine on delicious meals cooked with fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the kitchen garden, which lies behind the resort. The resort is accommodating to your preferences; guests are invited to choose their preferred meal times and dishes. If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please inform the chef. Want to get more involved? Why not accompany him to the garden to pick out the juiciest of Ugandan pineapples and avocados?
Pineapple Bay Resort Meals Entebbe Dining

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Pros & Cons At Pineapple Bay Resort In Entebbe

What We Like About Pineapple Bay Resort

  1. Tranquil and private beach vacation spot near Kampala and Entebbe.
  2. Lake-view swimming pool highlights the scenic island location.
  3. Offers only 8 rooms to ensure attentive and personalized service, has a warm, welcoming, and friendly staff and management.
  4. Excellent meals cooked with fresh produce from the resort's kitchen garden; chef takes special requests for vegetarian and gluten-free meals.
  5. Tourist guests will enjoy sightings of fabulous bird species that frequent the resort grounds, against a backdrop of stunning lake panoramas.

Things To Note When Staying At Pineapple Bay Resort

  1. Accessible only by 45-minute boat trip or expensive helicopter flight from Entebbe.
  2. Not a luxury resort nor a 5 star hotel. Expect services and facilities of a mid-range accommodation.
  3. Cottages are designed to keep out island flies and bugs, but fitted windows can make them stuffy for lack of ventilation.
  4. Electricity supply from the generator is sometimes restricted, and guests may have to make do without hot water for showers, limited wifi and in-room electricity.
  5. Lake is not swimmable due to crocodiles; the beach may be covered with water for several days at times of increased lake water levels. No on-site fitness center for guest use.
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When staying at Pineapple Bay Resort in Uganda, we recommend combining it with Bwindi Park for your gorilla safari trek, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and Kibale (chimpanzee safari) alongside your city tour visits of Kampala.

You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas such as Mgahinga to track down golden monkeys and gorillas in the same park, Jinja for whitewater rafting on the Nile River, Semliki, Lake Mburo or Kidepo for an offbeat wildlife tour.

You can end your vacation on the beach by extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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