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3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Chumbe Island, Tanzania
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Chumbe Island Coral Park
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Neustadt am Rubenberge, Germany
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After having done a quite stressful safari in Tansania, we reached Chumbe Island for a 5-night-stay and felt at home instantly. The bungalow was very comfortable, clean and private, the food delicious and the whole staff more than obliging and nice! The atmosphere of the island is peaceful and relaxing. Snorkeling was also just overwhelming. We loved never been forced... More

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Paris, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When filling in the feedback form upon check out, none of the 4 of us could think of anything bad to say, or even any comment to help improve the stay at Chumbe island. I am tempted to say it is the kind of place you want to keep secret and untouched, but it already has incredible reviews from hundreds... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights in August and loved every minute. Everything was well organised and we were taken care of very well. The staff were great- attentive helpful, smiling and fun. The accommodation was very comfortable and clean and the food was amazing- thank you to John and the other cooks. This is a beautiful island with amazing snorkeling, scenery... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for our honeymoon and everything was perfect. Everywhere you look is picturesque and the ecotourism is to its finest. We played so much and the staff is incredible and the food is delicious at every meal. LOVE IT and want to go back!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful small island which is dedicated to marine and land conservation. Charming staff - Eco friendly accommodation...only downside to that being a basic level of amenities (and a very rustic toilet!!!) But charming and unique nonetheless :) Food excellent - snorkel and coconut crabbing recommended

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is simply unlike anything else you will ever do. The accommodation is amazing and really unique, there are set activities each day that you can choose to do or not do, for example snorkelling with professional divers on the coral reef. The snorkelling is also amazing, and i have been snorkelling at the great barrier reef. Although it isn't... More

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Oakland, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family visited Chumbe after our Safari in Tanzania July, 2014. What a paradise! The small island is such an amazing example of the best that eco-tourism has to offer. Our two teenage boys loved the unique huts, and coconut crabs. My husband and I especially loved the beautiful beach, the tide pools at low-tide, the romantic sunsets. We all... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we stayed three nights on the Chumbe Island and had a remarkable fine experience. the pick-up on Zanzibar main island was well organized and we were received by extremely friendly and competent staff when we arrived following 45 minutes sail trip. we got the two huts furthest away from the restaurant, very well placed and very close to the beach.... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wished I'd stayed longer than the 2 nights, but the price is slightly prohibitive (I think the other reviewer who talks about $90 was probably a day-tripper). I loved it here, very peaceful and lots of seats and day beds to enjoy the island and views of the ocean. The Eco-bungalows are ingenious with an amazing attention to detail... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an island you absolutely must visit! Even if you stay here for one day, you are treated like a king/queen. For only 90dollars, you'll get a private bungalow with shower and a magnificent view over the beach, really good food (chocolate dessert!!), drinks, a snorkel gear and guide and a tour round the island. you should definately try... More

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Address: Chumbe Island, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Chumbe Island Coral Park 3*
Also Known As:
Chumbe Island Coral Park Hotel Zanzibar
Chumbe Island Coral Park Zanzibar

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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 
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