Sea Cliff Resort*****

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa is situated on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean and offers panoramic views from the lounges, restaurant, bars and even the recreation area. You can enjoy breakfast overlooking the ocean or dinner under the stars and sundowners on the jetty or even from the balcony of your room.

Accommodation: 96 of our rooms offer ocean views from the bedrooms and private balconies, so one can sit and watch the dhows sail past and, as we are on the west coast, magically experience magnificent sunsets. The hotel offers a number of activities for the more energetic of guests, including a fully equipped gym, a water sports center, 2 tennis courts, a squash court, as well as bicycles for adults and children.

Dining :
Mangapwani Restaurant – Overlooking the Indian Ocean and located next to the swimming pool, Mangapwani Restaurant offers both alfresco and undercover dining. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the restaurant offers both local and international themed cuisine as well as live entertainment on some evenings.

Kobe Restaurant – Situated at the Kobe swimming pool, offering a casual light lunch menu including wraps and pizzas. This menu is also available around both swimming pools, in the Zanzi-bar and lounges.

Activities

  • Swimming pools
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Spa

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

Best Resort on the Western coast of Zanzibar.

Chumbe Island Lodge****

Chumbe Island Coral Park Ltd. (CHICOP) is an award-winning private nature reserve that was developed from 1991 for the conservation and sustainable management of uninhabited Chumbe Island off Zanzibar, one of the last pristine coral islands in the region.

The park includes a fully protected coral reef sanctuary and forest reserve that harbour extremely rare and endangered animals, a Visitor and Education centre, a small eco-lodge, nature trails and historical ruins. All buildings and operations are based on state-of-the-art eco-technology aiming at zero impact on the environment (rainwater catchment, photovoltaic energy and solar water heating, composting toilets, vegetative greywater filtration etc.).
Accommodation on Chumbe Island is – in many aspects – something really special. It’s what Robinson Crusoe could only have dreamt about!

Firstly, the bungalows themselves are so brilliantly designed that they provide both privacy and a sense of freedom of living in the open (see “Eco-bungalows” for more information). Many of our clients find these bungalows exceptionally romantic (honeymooners love them), but any individual with a passion for natural beauty will find these bungalows captivating beyond measure. All bungalows overlook the sea and it takes just 30 seconds to stroll from the comforts of your bungalow hammock to feeling the warm tropical ocean lapping at your feet. All bungalows are equipped with: double or twin beds in the sleeping area under the palm thatched roof, self-contained bathrooms with hot & cold shower, large living rooms, equipped with handmade furniture and decorated with African art and colorful fabrics… (and very comfortable hammocks).

Since there are only seven bungalows, the island never gets crowded, even when we are fully booked.

That – secondly – makes sure that our team find the time to give you all the service and attention that you deserve on your peaceful and relaxing holiday away from traffic, phones, TV, faxes, loud music…

Thirdly our prices include everything except alcoholic drinks. All the food, soft drinks, snacks, park fees, park ranger services like forest walks, guided snorkeling on the reef (with all equipment provided), scheduled boat transfers back and forth to the island, etc… everything is included. And, if you’re not quite sure about your snorkeling skills: our experienced rangers provide excellent tuition.
Last, but not least, dining takes place under the impressive roof of our visitor’s centre, which overlooks the sea between Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania. Our chefs provide an abundant supply of mouth-watering dishes that are a mixture of Zanzibarian, Arabic, Indian and African tastes and satisfy both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Laundry Service
  • Game drives
  • Restaurant

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

This lodge is one of the hidden paradise on the west coast Zanzibar.