What an awesome experience in Zanzibar. This is a place that speaks to being at home in heaven on earth. From the absolutely awesome hospitality provided by friendly and interested staff to the kind, knowledgeable, caring and attentive management - Brad, Anton, James, you guys are awesome. In a tourist mecca, it's good to know that Michamvi Sunset Bay also focusses on sustainability programmes that empower their staff and care for the environment.
The food is good - even though there is always room for improvement. BUT, you won't go hungry, or get bored for choice, freshness (locally grown and/or harvested) or simple satisfaction. The slipper lobster is fantastic! The mango is perfect! Dinners served on the Sea Breezes deck are truly idyllic as you hear the water lapping at the shore and spot the odd hermit crabs scurrying over the white sands looking for their dinner.
The wine list is small but really good - featuring South African and Australian options across the different varietals -and fairly priced.
This resort is about personalized guest relations. It's small (20 suites), quiet & friendly. It's about azure blue beaches, lounging in the sun and appreciating the feeling of being at your very own beachfront home with friends.
Rooms are spacious, comfortable, air-conditioned, serviced professionally and daily. The King Sized double beds are great, and some rooms have double showers - really cool. All the rooms have good sea views - obviously balcony rooms are the best.
Highlights for us included the snorkeling along with the most beautiful tropical fish in the world and swimming with truly magnificent Dolphins. This is a must. Anton - one of the hotel's directors - personally oversees your trip and you couldn't ask for better care and support, enthusiasm and sense of adventure from this passionate adventurer. Not only will you have an awesome time, but to top it all, Anton will produce for you your very own DVD of your dolphin swim. It's the coolest record of your stay!
So if want unpretentious pampering, a great location with awesome hosts, Michamvi Sunset Bay is a must.
We're sorry to leave after 7 days...but that only means our return trip will be coming closer every day from this departure...
Thanks, Brad and Anton - you guys are truly stars!
Coming from South Africa, we did our booking through Shannon Pretorius from Travelability (firstname.lastname@example.org). Recommend you book through her - her family owns the resort, Brad her cousin runs the resort - so you guaranteed you'll get get great service!
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