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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

A paradise location with friendly and very knowledgeable staff. I saw my first turtle within about 5 mins of getting into the water. The reef is amazing and we followed the snorkelling with delicious food. One night was not long enough. I want to go back.

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

I’m a bit in two minds about this. The idea sounds great and the island is a Robinson Crusoe experience, but I’m not sure about the price and what Chumbe‘s vision really is. I stayed for 3 nights and it didn’t get boring. There is a reasonable reef that hasn’t been affected by mass tourism and not by fisherman either... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

I enjoyed the forest tour, the light house stairs but most the coral things......it is a best place to be when you are in zanzibar........The food oohh very taste!!!!!!

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

Chumbe Island Coral Park was excellent. Went on a day trip in February and absolutely fell in love with the place- the ruggedness of the Coral Rag Forest that we discovered through the eyes of our very knowledgable Ranger guide,the friendly and efficient staff, the excellent cuisine, the 182 steps to the top of the light house, the magnificent coral... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2011

We booked to visit Chumbe as a day trip, but I wish we'd stayed the night. This was one of our highlight of the entire trip. Right from leaving for the island from Mbweni Ruins (nice hotel with beach) and being greeted by staff, to our return trip to Stone Town. This island manages five star luxury and service while... More

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

This island retreat is a real gem. Stayed only for one night but wish I could stay longer, especially with a partner. Really friendly staff and comfortable eco-friendly accommodation. The food and snorkeling were the highlights.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2011

Stay some days , and let the atmosphere work on you ! Finally NO INTENET !!! finally you can stuck off completely You will come home newborn.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

We've found that "eco" and "sustainable" are very broad terms in travel, but Chumbe lives up to both with a dash of luxury thrown in. The open air bungalows and main lodge are made completely of materials found on this tiny island. The architecture, which is so appealing to the senses, is also responsible for the water supply and electricity... More

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Holt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

Three days of paradise on Chumbe Island: the location is beautiful beyond words; the accommodation is stylish and comfortable; the warmth and cheerfulness of the welcome could not have been bettered; the food was delicious – freshly prepared and piping hot, and incorporated the finest aspects of Zanzibari cuisine; all aspects of the service were charming and efficient. And there... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

I traveled to Chumbe with my partner earlier this month, and it was a magical experience. Chumbe may not be for everyone, but it was certainly for us. Everything on Chumbe is quiet, peaceful, and simple. If you'd like a quiet getaway, if you enjoy your own/partner's company, if you are awed by vibrant coral, then Chumbe is definitely for... 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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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Zanzibar #1 Top resorts Hotel in 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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