We stayed in Kono kono for seven days then Essque zalu for three days and it was the best decision ever. Essque zalu is a beautiful hotel and the sea water is very clean but we found it to be very crowded with little privacy for relaxation.
Kono kono has ample space and their villas are private that you don't hear, see or notice your neighbors. Each villa has a splash pool so it gives an option not to mix with the crowds if you are not up to it. The staff was very helpful and attentive. You can arrange a massage in your own villa. The rooms are big with a nice sizable covered patio. The food was great, especially their Swahili menu. I must warn you though; the common pool is very deep that I almost drowned and thanks to Andrea who jumped in to save me.
The hotel is a bit remote but worth the trip. If you want to get away from it all, I definitely recommend this hotel.
To all the Konokono staff and their managers Peter and Romina; thank you for the hospitality, you made our holiday stay wonderful and memorable. A big Asatne!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kono Kono Beach Resort is located on the south eastern coast of Zanzibar, these 24 Luxurious Villas are only an hours drive away from the Zanzibar International Airport. The breathtaking beauty of this side of the Island offers arguably the best beaches in Zanzibar. The property covers 48000m² and more than 40% is under the resort’s conservation program and has the rarest fauna and flora including wildlife such as Monkeys, local Deer, endemic bird species and supposedly the discreet Zanzibar Leopard, which is believed to be extinct. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kono Kono Beach Villas Hotel Michamvi
- Kono Kono Beach Resort Michamvi, Zanzibar