No words can clearly explain how unique this little gem in the Indian Ocean is and I wont use many words but I can simply put it that Chumbe is a fabulous place to be. We were lucky to get a bungalow in the last minutes in April before their closing dates. 2 nights went so fast and it was sad to leave this island with its friendly staff.
The island is very quiet and our privacy was assured in the local thatched bungalows well designed to suit low impact to environment in all aspects. We were lucky to be taken for sailing trip in their so called GARIBALDA with no extra charges and this trip was so adventurous. My husband also loved snorkeling and we counted different colorful fishes in their coral garden
Chumbe island is a wonderful place to be, to relax, to enjoy and to energies your self after busy schedules but one must love nature to fully appreciate its uniqueness as the bungalows are keenly placed between forests and ocean and there is no Air condition or any luxurious amenities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award-winning exclusive private island, fully managed nature reserve and marine park. Guided tours included through spectacular coral reef, forest and mangrove nature trails, historic lighthouse and visitors' centre. State-of-the-art zero-footprint eco-architecture (photovoltaic energy, rainwater harvesting, solar water heating, composting toilets). Free environmental education programs for local schools. Winner of British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow award 1999, UNEP Global500 award 2000, National Geographic Geotourism Challenge award 2008, finalist Aga Khan award for architecture. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chumbe Island Coral Park Hotel Zanzibar
- Chumbe Island Coral Park Zanzibar