From the moment we arrived, we felt at home and were treated like family by our wonderful hosts Joanne and Sadru - something you're unlikely to receive at larger commercial resorts. We stayed for five nights and it was the perfect way to relax and unwind after our two week safari adventure on the mainland. Ngalawa Beach Resort is hidden away in a secure, quiet location on the East coast and that is part of its charm.
Rooms - we were lucky enough to be upgraded to the honeymoon suite, but all rooms were clean and spacious and decorated with local Zanzibar touches. Massive four poster bed, large bathroom, valuables safe, fridge plus little touches like having the room set up each night, fresh flowers each day etc, were great. Plus it was a nice change not having a TV in the room which we didn't miss at all.
Facilities - gorgeous manicured gardens, beautiful warm and clean swimming pool, great bar overlooking the beach and free WiFi internet for staying in touch with home.
Food - a different set menu every day but amazing meals! It was a delight sitting down for each meal - top restaurant quality food, great presentation, great variety and with a number of courses for breakfast, lunch and dinner we were certainly never hungry.
Activities - onsite activities are limited and the beach although peaceful and quiet isn't the greatest. However there is plenty to do throughout Zanzibar, and Joanne and Sadru will go out of their way to organise activities and personal transfers for you. Much to our surprise, our favourite activity was to the spice and fruit plantation, but we also did the Safari Blue snorkeling day trip and Stone Town tour.
All staff were very helpful and friendly - with special mention to Tallula and Lexi who were very entertaining!! ;)
Thanks for everything - we will definitely recommend to others and will hopefully be back ourselves very soon.
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- Also Known As:
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