When we flew in to Zanzibar Island, we asked our cab driver to take us somewhere close to Stonetown but still nice because we were only stying one night. He brought us to Maruhubi Beach Villas and since this was in February, the tourist traffic was insanely quiet. I think we were the only ones there. We immediately fell in love with the place and were able to negotitate half the price of a villa!
We were given the villa right at the end, touching the ocean, it was very clean, spacious, romantic, and very exclusive. I loved every minute spent at this resort because the breakfast was good, the view was gorgeous and the staff were friendly. They also helped us get a motorbike rental for the week that we were there at a very good cost as well!
The resort was also within walking distance to other beach resorts and also Stonetown (if you want to explore). The pool was very nice as well, and the ocean water rose up against the pool at night time. It was quite surreal.
When we ended up heading north of th island for the next week, they were happy to keep our luggage (from our KIlimanjaro climb) for us in a safe place. We packed up our backpack and explored the island for the next week and came back to stay another night befor we flew out, at the same price we had negotiated the first night we stayed.
If we ever came to Zanzibar again, this would be our choice pit stop again :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maruhubi Beach Villas is situated on the seafront, five minutes north of Stone Town, between the Maruhubi Palace Grounds and the tropical gardens of Mtoni Marine Centre. Maruhubi is ideally located for exploring Stone Town, whilst having the peace and beauty of a beach location.The six stone-built villas have large verandas, which overlook Mtoni beach, all with excellent sea views. Each villa has two air-conditioned double bedrooms with en suite shower, toilet and basin. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maruhubi Beach Villas Zanzibar/Stone Town