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Chapwani Private Island

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Chapwani, Tanzania
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Ranked #66 of 142 hotels in Zanzibar
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Waycar Vancouver, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to go for peace and quiet. The rooms on the beach are lovely and the staff is excellent. Food is very good, they even come to your deck to take afternoon orders for lunch. It is a very private beach but the water and sand and swimming are phenomenal

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We would like to thank the Chapwani Island team for making our stay in the island a truly memorable, wonderful time. We got engaged there and it was simply PERFECT, we couldn't even imaging anything more beautiful and romantic. Extraordinary food, possiblity of kayaking, and seeing little antilopes and...bats:) Idyllic, beautiful place:) Definitely worth visiting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The location of the hotel on a remote island plays a vital role on the overall experience. You can explore the beautiful beaches and the inland of the island; with the provided Kayaks the sandbanks nearby can be visited at low tide. The quality of dinner varied a bit, breakfast however was great. We refrained from swimming in the saltwater... More

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Lovely small hotel consisting of bungalows (each for 2 "numbers") and a big villa very reasonable for big families. The rooms in small bungalows are small and have no air conditioning, which sometimes is a shortcoming, but due to a sea breath for most time is not necessary. All bungalows are situated on a sandy beach. On the opposite, Northern... More

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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Great to be on a private island, only 30 mins from Zanzibar by boat. Helpful, friendly staff and chilled setting. Most rooms are simple and lovely; but avoid rooms 11 and 12, the 'honeymoon' suites, which are incredibly hot and airless in an ugly modern building. Food is too bland, except when fresh fish/seafood is grilled on the beach, that... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My husband & I spent 4 days here in December 2013 for our honeymoon. We were blown away by the service, food, staff, activities & the relaxing and private beach. We highly recommend Chapwani to anyone visiting Zanzibar and looking for a more authentic, quiet vacation. We were able to kayak each day, snorkel, visit Stone Town easily with their... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape
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15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I had to share my experience visiting the island and its inhabitants. Our trip was pretty unplanned - decided to go away about 2 weeks before the time and totally by chance was given the suggestion by an agent as an alternative to the place we originally chose. Decided to spend the extra money and were not disappointed at all.... More

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Vienna, Austria
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12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

A small private Island paradise off Zanzibar- idyllic, warm tropical ocean, sandy beach directly outside the door of the simple bungalow; only room for 24 guests, so very personal attention; excellent cuisine; super massages; highly motivated friendly staff; a romantic place for couples

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Vancouver, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Ali was a very helpful host and that was very important to us. The food was excellent and the dining area overlooked the water which was very enjoyable. There were kayaks and we went out every day for a paddle. Our room was roomy and clean with a separate washroom and shower area. The white sandy beach was just outside... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Wow! WE found the perfect spot for our family to chill out. Not only is Ali a nice host, he models a good business practice of giving his staff entrepreneurial opportunities. So we really felt welcome and surrounded by very happy people, so we could really play hard and relax easily.

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Address: Chapwani, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chapwani Private Island 2.5*
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Chapwani Private island is the perfect spot for those seeking a small quiet lodge with good food on a beautiful peaceful beach with Stone Town (Zanzibar main town) and all its facilities just 15 minutes away by boat. ... more   less 
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