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Chumbe Island Coral Park

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved my stay at Chumbe and loved supporting the great work they do here. Accommodation was great and in perfect tone with the whole "concept" of the island. We felt enormously spoiled, with amazing meals and overall good service! If you are travelling as a couple, you might like to know, that the bathroom facilities in the huts, might be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you go to Zanzibar you have to go there, they only accept 15 guests per day and there are cozy huts on the trees for your own use with beatiful beds and toilet, everything is ecological. You can spend a night there or one day trip for snorkeling, lunch and forrest walk. The food is amazing and they take... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I died and went to heaven! Was it all a dream? I'm a keen snorkeller/diver and was delighted to see a reef so healthy. Bursting with amazing corals, too many fish to name, rays, turtles, eels etc and all in excellent conditions, under the watchful eye of the one of the J's or Chagga. The simple but beautifully designed 'banda's'... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chumbe island and lodge are exceptional in all respects. Though it is not 'expensive' in terms of what is offered for the price, one would wish to be able to afford a long stay here. The setting is exceptional: close to Stonetown (45 minutes by shuttle ferry organised by the hotel), but feeling as remote as one could be. The... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was wonderful - the people, the place, the peace and quiet, the snorkelling, the food, the coconut crabs, the cabins, the atmosphere and knowing that your trip of a lifetime helps to support the island and the science that goes on there .

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Annecy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is heaven. The island is beautiful, the snorkeling is great... The houses are all made from wood and are very comfortable with good furnitures, soap, shampoo, towels... Everything you need. The staff team is really really very friendly and helpful. Plus the food is yummy. Try the massages, they are absolutely awesome and made in your room. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go, go, go and be among the 14 people who are allowed to visit this place dayly! Best fish and coral seen in Tanzania or Zanzibar. Definitely 10 times better than well known Mnemba ;) We came here mainly for the snorkeling trip which lasts 1.5h but instead got a full island experience with it's 7 eco bungalows, best octopus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at Chumbe Island could give you a real Robinson feeling. Of course he had to do everything by himself, but here on this island the eco-bungalows are waiting for you and they are designed to give you the sensation as if you were alone on an inhabited island. Water and electricity are sparse but sufficient, and the sea is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just wonderful, flagship for eco-tourism. Best place I've been in 25 years travelling. Superb snorkelling due to protection from fishing - quite a contrast with some other areas. Great accommodation. Friendly welcome, informative presentation, guided walk, snorkelling, night walk to see the crabs, excellent food. Not cheap but worth every cent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most unique and rewarding places to stay in the tropics. Surrounded by a pristine fringing reef with the best snorkelling I have ever experienced. Definitely worth staying more than one night to get the full island experience and to properly appreciate the joy of being isolated from modern life. Will be returning as soon as possible!

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Chumbe Island Coral Park

Address: Chumbe Island, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island
Price Range: $516 - $559 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chumbe Island Coral Park 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Chumbe Island Coral Park Hotel Zanzibar
Chumbe Island Coral Park Zanzibar
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Zanzibar Island
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Zanzibar Island
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