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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
  • Rooms
    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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Shrivenham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

An experience of a lifetime, Beautiful island, great tours and information, absolutely amazing snorkelling, friendly staff and excellent food. I highly recommend the overnight stay in one of the eco hotels. A very relaxing peaceful island, or if you are into activity, get out and enjoy the guided tours, sight seeing or snorekeling. Truly feels like paradise ! Don't miss... More 

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22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We felt so lucky when we got the message that they had room for us on the daytrip the next day! As a day-tripper, you won't be able to schedule this, as they don't allow more than 16 guests/day, and of course people who stay overnight are prioritised. Which is fine. It was a beautiful day and the water is... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

When it comes to holiday destinations, somewhere that offers magical places to visit, amazing cuisine and beautiful coral garden that would satisfy even the most difficult of people; If you are looking for such a destination, then look no further than Idyllic Chumbe Island. Fortunately, all 7 eco bungalows are close to the ocean. Facilities include compost toilet and comfortable... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My definition of paradise. Please don´t ever change it! Pristine nature, no tv, limited electricity, Sustainable living, this island is a role model for the whole industry.... If you are looking for a true Getaway this is your hotel! If you are looking for 200 tv channels and a heated pool .... pls stay away!

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Oxford, UK
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

From the moment we jumped off the boat and waded ashore, it was the most fantastic stay, We loved lowering the thatched wall in our cabin and letting the sea breeze in, watching the most amazing sunset over dinner, climbing up the lighthouse, and of course the snorkelling. After our last dinner, a friendly staff member told us to follow... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A visit to Chumbe Island is a MUST for anyone visiting Tanzania …This amazing coral park is inspiring, exciting, educating, welcoming and a unique experience. In my overnight stay I snorkeled the protected coral reef and was amazed at the abundant life there. In the afternoon I went on a forest walk and discovered varied life in the forest and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Chumbe Island is unreal. If you love nature then make sure you go. Perfect location, wonderful team, great food, unbeatable snorkelling and lots more for nature lovers. The eco lodges are wonderful. The crabs are amazing. A very special experience. Up there with the best places we have ever been to. Asante Sanaaaaaaaa

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