- 12 contemporary glass-walled villas
- Hiking trails, waterfall, natural swim holes
- Under 17s not permitted
- Great range of water and land activities
Oxygen Jungle Villas is an impressive upper mid-range boutique resort with 12 contemporary, glass-walled villas nestled into the lush jungle scenery just outside Costa Rica’s popular coastal town of Uvita. This privately-owned property has a distinctly adult feel, and there are plenty of activities to enjoy from waterfall rappelling, diving and white-water rafting, to jungle hikes, horse riding and more. Back at base, the hotel’s Indonesian-themed décor makes for a very peaceful place to kick back and relax and, given that the vast majority of the estate’s reserve remains completely untouched, the plant and wildlife to be discovered here is nothing short of superb. There’s a fabulous infinity pool on site, along with some natural swimming-holes across the reserve.
Each villa accommodates up to two people, and children under 17 years of age are not permitted. The 8 Ocean Villas have lovely views of the ocean and the Marino Ballena National Park; the remaining four Jungle Villas look out on to the rainforest and offer a bit more privacy and seclusion, along with slightly better chances of spotting the resident wildlife such as sloths and colourful hummingbirds and toucans. Amenities common to all villas include air conditioning, a minibar, a TV with DVD player and an en-suite bathroom featuring sinks fashioned out of natural river stones and a rainfall shower complete with bathrobes. All the villas are well spaced apart for privacy, although note that the Ocean Villas are closest to the swimming pool and restaurant.
There’s a good variety of water and land-based activities to try out ranging from leisurely pursuits to thrill-seeking challenges, and it’s wise to book in advance. Birdwatching walks and dolphin and whale-watching excursions are possible, along with zip lining through the stunning tree canopy, white-water rafting, kayaking, surfing, diving and paddle boarding. There’s also a very picturesque hike to a waterfall within the reserve and number of hiking trails to explore.
Back at the resort, there’s an inviting infinity pool surrounded by Javanese statues, with fabulous views of the jungle scenery opening out below. The restaurant offers freshly-prepared cuisine and also caters for in-room dining. In addition, there’s a well-stocked bar and a full-service spa featuring massages, facials, body scrubs and other soothing treatments.
- Luxurious, ultra-contemporary retreat
- Boutique property with 8 stylish suites
- Adults only, great mix of activities
- Unspoilt coastline near Uvita
- Ecolodge with Ocean views
- Views over Ballena Marine National Park
- Simple, mid-range cabins
- River swimming
- Set in tropical gardens with nearby rainforest
- Lovely ocean view
- Large pool
- Variety of activities
Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
Kind regards, Carol
Carolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022
It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
Kind regards, John
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Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.
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