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Mbuyuni Beach Village

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Jambiani Village, East Coast of Zanzibar | at the beginning of Jambiani Village, Jambiani, Tanzania
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Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Jambiani
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love to come back here, me and my colleagues, again and again. It is a quiet place where you feel relaxed and at home immediately. The rooms are pleasant, so are the pool and the bar. There is good wifi in the bar. All the staff are very are friendly and helpful. the food is delicious. The beach is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and a friend stayed for 5 nights at Mbuyuni while diving at one of the nearby upmarket resorts. The price was so much more reasonable than everything else along this stretch of coast between Paje and Jambiani, and we could not have asked for more for our money. Our bungalow faced out towards the ocean, with a terrace that... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This place is beautiful. The bandas are new and very romantic. The beach is beautiful, although during low tide the sea is very far away (compared to nearby places where the tide has little effect). The food was great, the menu changes daily and everything is fresh. We had a very nice, quiet, romantic holiday.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for a week in a very spacious apartment in mid-January and can thoroughly recommend this resort as cost effective and good value. We loved the staff who were always helpful and attentive. The bar food was great and, if we wanted some variety, we could easily walk along the beach to Jambiani and Paje... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A great place to relax and take a walk down the beach. The beach itself is full of sea urchins and stone so it's not very useful for taking a bath but still very beautiful. I recommend taking a snoorkling tour with one of the local boats. Very cheap and they know the best places.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

The bungalows are situated in a calm and semi-remoted part of the long beach between Jambiani and Paje. It was great to walk the beach, just meeting a few tourists and locals. We were not very satisfied with our cabin, it was small and warm and situated far from the sea, but the bungalows with seawiev was really nice. The... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I stayed here from Christmas Day for two weeks. Great place to relax with not much else to do. The bungalows are rustic but great and my room was always kept very clean and tidy. I cant say enough about how great the staff are. Very friendly and welcoming from day one until leaving and right from when I arrived... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I stayed here with my husband for 4 days.I loved this resort very friendly staff ,the food was great.our rooms was always clean.this is a very peaceful place to stay .the view of the beach was amazing.I did not want to leave ,but I will visit again.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I stayed by myself for four nights of relaxing by the ocean and doing some scuba diving near by. Very enjoyable stay. It's a bit rustic and simple (no A/C for example) but that's part of the charm and commensurate with the very reasonable price paid (US$35 per night in my case.) Service was excellent and very personable - most... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Mbuyuni is the sort of place you go when you just want to get away from it all, enjoy the sun and do nothing. We spent 3 days there and didn't want to leave. This resort paradise is located right on the beach and is a series of various sized bungalows suited for couples, large groups or families. There is... More 

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