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Chumbe Island Coral Park

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A bit on the pricey side but totally worth it. We went there in early April during rainy season and even though there was rain and a strong sea current in the middle of our snorkeling trip, we had a great time visiting. The staff is very professional and knowledgable about the preservation efforts. I highly recommend it for anyone...

1Thank Elizabeth_travelfun
Newcastle Australia
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We had been on a photo safari in the Samburu, Lake Turkana and Tanzania for over 3 weeks, so we took an R&R trip to Zanzibar (you really have to go there) and finished with 3 nights on Chumbe. Eco often mean 'what am I doing in this dump', but Chumbe is Eco the way Eco should be. The accommodation...

Thank jake69
Reviewed 28 March 2017

4 Nights stay at Chumbe with 2 dear friends Poppet and Karin (Husbands who don't snorkel left in S.A) ..The excitement of the ferry crossing and seeing your "own island" with just the 7 bungalows..WOW.. Welcomed by the friendliest staff and first late afternoon snorkel an hour later..Especially arranged by Chumbe (neap tide makes 2 snorkel sessions a day possible...

2Thank Tanya v
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Most definitely the highlight of our two-week trip to Zanzibar, Chumbe Island was a very special experience! We only stayed for one night but wish that we had stayed longer. The snorkeling was exquisite (the best we had ever experienced) and the scenery postcard pretty! The perfect mix of leisure and adventure as we lazed around, went snorkeling, enjoyed some...

5Thank Mareli V
Placerville, California
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Chumbe is huge gem in the Tanzanian crown of natural resources worth visiting! The pristine reef provides an incomparably beautiful and stimulating experience. Our 81 year old friend finished the second day of snorkeling saying he had never been happier - and we all felt the same way. The marine biodiversity is intensely amazing. The accommodations are comfortable, clean, and...

5Thank David H
Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Robinson Crusoe on luxury trip. We stayed in bungalow 6, one of 7 amazing eco bungalows on the island. It had two floors. Living room, bath with toilet and shower at ground floor and bedroom at second floor. From the bed you have a great view over the ocean and the beach, which is only a few steps away. The...

4Thank Robert H
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

One of our best days on the island Do yourself a favor and go to the island A day trip is really worth it, I am sure a night stay is even more. The rooms are unique, food is great, the team on island explain and give you Much more then the simple tour. Eco paradise 🌴🐠🦀🐚 great experience

3Thank keren1972
Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We finished our month in East Africa with three nights on Chumbe, and I think it was our favorite place. For us, it was the perfect combination of natural and luxurious.Others may want more luxury, others may want it more primitive. For us, it was perfect. We were disappointed to learn, shortly before our visit, that the reef had bleached...

1Thank barrymorganwright
Reviewed 28 January 2017

So let's start with the don't: Don't come here if you want nature tailored to our luxury needs. But by all means: Do come here if you want to experience the luxury of being somewhere on nature's terms, and to completely unwind in magical surroundings. The rustic elegance of the bungalows, the snorkling that is timed with the tide, the...

5Thank Jorunn H
Reviewed 16 January 2017

As the title says, this place truly is a heaven on Earth! The ocean, beach, palms, service, rooms.. Everything is spectacular! We visited this little paradise for 2 nights, and we were very satisfied. It is ecological place where you will have the real ecological experience, which is a mazing. There is a lot of natural activates can be done,...

2Thank Reda S

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Award-winning exclusive private island, fully managed nature reserve and marine park. Guided tours included through spectacular coral reef, forest and mangrove nature trails, historic lighthouse and visitors' centre. State-of-the-art zero-footprint eco-architecture (photovoltaic energy, rainwater harvesting, solar water heating, composting toilets). Free environmental education programs for local schools. Winner of British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow award 1999, UNEP Global500 award 2000, National Geographic Geotourism Challenge award 2008, finalist Aga Khan award for architecture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chumbe Island Coral Park

Address: Chumbe Island, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island
Price Range: €436 - €525 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chumbe Island Coral Park 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Chumbe Island Coral Park Hotel Zanzibar
Chumbe Island Coral Park Zanzibar
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Zanzibar Island
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Zanzibar Island
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“get one on the beach”
jake69, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go for "Huts" 6 and 7 for a slightly more private experience but all are great.”
davidhJ390HV, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best beach, amazing snorkeling, Robinson Crusoe Luxuy style”
RobertH30, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“#7 is the closest to water, farthest from lodge”
barrymorganwright, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All bungalows face the sea, although bungalows 6 and 7 are the most secluded ones.”
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