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Chumbe Island Coral Park

3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Chumbe Island, Tanzania
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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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Erdenheim, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived by boat (the only way possible) from Zanzibar on rather choppy seas after several hours of flight from the Selous. My mobility impaired spouse required a lot of assistance from the very gracious staff and, exhausted, we were greeted at reception by other friendly, enthusiastic staff. Although it was after lunch time, we were seated looking on the... More

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Athens, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read all the amazing reviews about this place we were extremely excited about staying on Chumbe for two nights and unfortunately ended up being disappointed by the place. The island is indeed very beautiful as it is entirely made out of coral and has a beautiful little forest that has developed in the middle of it. Although the scenery... More

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Berkeley, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You are in the middle of a small jungle grown on a coral island. The bungalows are fantastic. Coral garden is impressive with 400 species of corals. Relax watching the up and down tides. Excellent food.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best part of our trip! The most beautiful place with the best service, amazing bungaloows, snoorkeling and restaurant. The straff were genuinly interested and committed. Service was excellent in an very comfortable way. A paradise on earth.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chumbe Island sets the standard for ecological, community-based tourism. And it is really a paradise. Stay a few days to have ample time to relax as there is so much to see and do on Chumbe it is hard to fit it all into a weekend. Climb all the steps to the top of the lighthouse; do a guided snorkel... More

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Alameda, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What a wonderful way to end our safari vacation in Tanzania with a stay at Chumbe. Snorkeling was great as were the tide pool and night walks. Also staff Vera, Jay 5 and Matata were amazing. i would definitely go back. The food was excellent.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This island was fantastic! If you're a fan of Eco Travel you will love this place. Just a tip, bring mosquito repellant! Luckily the beds have mosquito nets which kept them away during the night, but there are lots of mosquitoes on the island. The island is also home to Coconut Crabs which are endangered, it was exciting to get... More

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This April we made our third trip to this gorgeous island, and definitely not our last! The food on Chumbe is fantastic and consistently has been on all three of our visits. I have gluten sensitivity and the kitchen staffs are always more than happy to cater to my needs. We were served with delicious Zanzibari influenced cuisine, which is... More

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Marsaxlokk, Malta
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Chumbe island is indeed beautiful. However, for the money paid, I expected much more from the accommodation. I agree with those reviewers that said that eco should not mean shoddy. The bungalows are feeling a bit tired now, and the smell from the compost toilets was VERY unpleasant and almost unbearable at times. It was Ramadan when we visited, and... More

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kevinZanzibar, General Manager at Chumbe Island Coral Park, responded to this review

Dear Marsaxlokk, Thank you for your review. Guest feedback helps us to continually improve and strive for excellence. As this review was posted over 10 months after your stay, I cannot help but wonder what prompted it? We have gone through our guest feedback forms from last August and do not see any comments that correspond with your review. We... More

Texas, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

As everyone mentions in Chumbe reviews that the staff is fantastic and for us that was a highlight of our Stay. Chumbe has stunning views of the Indian Ocean with ingenious ecological bungalows. The food was fantastic and the wait staffs were incredible. This was our first visit to Chumbe and we really appreciate their absolutely incredible service starting from... 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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