We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Tanzanite - the instant we arrived and saw the beach, we regretted that we only booked two nights there before heading to Stonetown. Our room was located in one of the bungalows closest to the beachfront, and it was quite spacious and clean, with a beautiful view of the water. Overall comfortable and well-maintained grounds. The staff were friendly and the restaurant was fine. My biggest complaint is that the strip of beach on which the resort lies is a little difficult to swim with the tide patterns (low tide is very far out, and high tide absorbs the beach entirely - you have it hit it at just the right time). Also, the beach is covered with coral (and often times sea urchins!), so watch your step if you do opt to take a swim during high tide.
My only other "issue" (which is not related to the resort, necessarily, but Nungwi in general), is that although they advertise that the resort is a short walk to the village--and it is--there is really not much to do or see in the village. I was hoping for some cute restaurants, or maybe some craft markets, but there wasn't even that. It was unfortunate that we felt a bit confined to being at the resort, as I generally like to immerse myself in the local culture. But at least the resort was very pleasant and a great place to relax on a hammock and simply enjoy being at the beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tanzanite Beach Resort is situated on a beautiful beach in Nungwi, on the northwestern side of paradise island of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Accommodation is in 18 tastefully decorated self-contained double bungalows, all with private balconies and magnificent views over the Indian Ocean. Whether you are looking for a special family vacation, a romantic getaway or business with pleasure, Tanzanite Beach Resort makes sure that your stay is comfortable, fun and relaxation.Karibu! Welcome! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tanzanite Beach Hotel Nungwi
- Tanzanite Beach Resort Zanzibar/Nungwi