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Chumbe Island Coral Park

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Chumbe Island, Tanzania
Chumbe Island Coral Park
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chumbe Island is an excellent combination of conservation, tourism, luxury holidaying and exotic views. We stayed one night and the following day, so were able to really enjoy what Chumbe Island has to offer (not to mention being lucky enough to be the only people staying for the night!). Activities include snorkelling, a forest walk, lighthouse tour and nighttime coconut... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a better place in Zanzibar and perhaps the whole East Africa in term of service and hospitality, mouthwatering dishes and spectacular snorkeling than Chumbe island. 3 nights in their comfortable bungalows was not enough but had to go back to catch my flight back home. i am so much indebted by best attention given by the entire Chumbe team... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Suggested by a friend, I stayed at Chumbe for one night with four other people. The staff were friendly and very accommodating (letting us stay 3 to a bungalow). The food was amazing-fresh with plenty of vegetarian options. Even if you can't stay overnight, it is definitely worth it for a day trip. I will visit again!

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Trois-Rivières
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In an amazing setting, beautiful coral reef, beautiful island. Staff so nice, they want to make you stay forever. The food by the chef John is just exceptionnal. But mostly great values we were happy to help: An ecolodge with solar electricity, everything to minimize waste, education and conservation of marine life. I recommend to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect concept of conservation without leaving luxury aside. Great food, amazing bungalows and incredible staff. We stayed three nights and didn't want to leave the island on departure day. Thanks to all for your kindness and your devotion to this project.

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I spent 4 nights on Chumbe Island and have never enjoyed a holiday so much! The staff are all well informed, helpful and so nice! They just couldn't do enough to make your stay a good experience. The food cooked by John King is superb.The whole place is extremely interesting. The way the bungalows and reception are built with natural... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

not only an Island.. a small world. everything was perfect. You can dive into the sea with sea rangers and discover turtles, box fishes, reef sharks and dolphins. Food was excellent. people very kind and available to help you with your needs. Been there in Jan 2014 in couple. Atmosphere is magic as the island is managed as an eco... More 

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Shrivenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My partner having just returned from deployment abroad needed a break, somewhere peaceful with amazing experiences. In Chumbe we found it all. The most incredible food, people and things to do. I could've stayed for months! I thank you for allowing us the time and peace together that we needed. You are all doing an amazing job.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My wife and I traveled to Zanzibar in September 2014 for 7 days. We spent time in Stone Town, Jambiani, and three days on Chumbe Island. Chumbe Island was by far the best experience that we had in Zanzibar and probably in all our travels. The island staff and rangers are smart, fun, and excellent at their jobs. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

What an amazing experience. The fact that it was an eco hotel was an absolute plus for us. The way they integrated sustainability was wonderful to see. You feel like you are in a 'green paradise'. Staff is friendly, food is great and the activities offered at the hotel are well organized and wonderful.

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