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Chumbe Island Coral Park

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Chumbe Island, Tanzania
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Cold Lake, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As an outdoor enthusiast and environmentalist, Chumbe Island appealed to me instantly. Although it seemed pricey, I liked the idea that Chumbe is an eco-lodge and any profits are reinvested into educating locals and coral reef preservation. After visiting, i feel even better about booking this hotel (if you can call it that!). As soon as you step onto the... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an incredibly special place. The eco-friendly element makes it extremely unique - with wonderful huts. It's a small and intimate place and the staff is incredibly friendly. Views are outstanding and the beach is a wonderful place to spend a day. There's excellent snorkeling right off the island as well. The dining experience was also great. We were... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Island is about a 30 minute boat ride from "mainland" Zanzibar and the operators have everything well planned out. Times depend on the tides but we first did a little guided island walk to see the flora and coral formations and get a little history. Then was an excellent buffet lunch with mostly local foods. Finally was the snorkel... More 

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4 Thank Ken S
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best reef I have ever seen. I was so lucky to spend two nights here. Service, location, people, everything just perfect. Thank you so much for the great work you are doing and I hope very much to be back again some day!!! Oh - the food!!! I love your curry´s and eating out at night on the beach... More 

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2 Thank Katrin S
Wollongong, Australia
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every aspect of this island is special. My favourite things were the views over the ocean, especially at sunset. The snorkelling; water is crystal clear and full of turtles, colourful coral and fish. The food is amazing, every meal had a variety of beautifully cooked and presented dishes. There are amusing crabs everywhere, hermit, giant coconut and other beach crabs.... More 

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1 Thank Holidaying23
Kijabe, Central, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The food at Chumbe was fabulous and the staff was so dedicated and helpful. The snorkeling was fabulous - I never knew there were so many different types of coral! And swimming with sea turtles was unforgettable.

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1 Thank SSAfrica
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Unbelievable. The room was incredible, unique and in every way perfect. The staff are excellent, the food, all of that. The highlight is the water. Some of the best snorkeling I've done anywhere in the world. The reef is intact, colorful and drops off to the sound of humpback whales a few miles offshore.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Went snorkeling saw amazing sea life. Water is just magical. Amazing food by Safari company. Hope this beach doesn't get trashed! There are not many tourists now. I saw 500 zebra fish it was stunning...

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

By the end of our trip, my husband and I could not wait to leave Chumbe Island. We thought the island would be a lovely romantic getaway, and were very excited to stay in our first luxury eco lodge and see the giant coconut crabs. Unfortunately, we were really let down and counted down until the boat took us back... More 

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kevinZanzibar, General Manager at Chumbe Island Coral Park, responded to this review

Dear CojonesUK, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your stay on Chumbe Island. We are appreciative of your review and must say that we are very surprised by some of the things you have pointed out. I have been going through guest feedback forms and in communication with the Island Manager. Because we cannot... More 

Lusaka, Zambia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We had a lovely time at Chumbe Island. Our three kids (ages 5, 9, and 12) snorkeled for the first time ever, played on the beach and enjoyed nature walks to see the amazing intertidal area and the forest with giant coconut crabs. The coral reefs are so varied and we saw schools of all kinds of colorful fish. Such... More 

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