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Chapwani Private Island

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Chapwani, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amersfoort
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

What a great island! really quiet and nice to relax, read, walking, swimming and doing nothing. Only a few houses and a restaurant. Nice for children who love nature. We had a nice dinner on the beach.

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Alberta
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Our daughter and husband were so impressed with the website and we didn't doubt that the $190.00 U.S. per night PER PERSON would be worth it.  Turns out we were terribly wrong. Four of us were booked for three nights but didn't stay even one.  Something has obviously happened to this property since those photos were taken. The location is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Joburg
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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