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Chumbe Island Coral Park

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Chumbe Island, Tanzania
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Nenagh, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I booked a day trip with a friend ($90 per person). Taxi to the hotel/dock, boat taxi to the island. The island was stunning - we went snorkelling in the marine reserve about 200 metres from the beach for 90 minutes (first time for me) and saw so much including a sea turtle. Lunch after that - fantastic food (similar... More 

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Thank Kevin T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our day trip from beginning to end. The day was well organized from the minute we arrived on the island. The guided snorkeling was fantastic (though it was heartbreaking to see how bleached the corals are). The guides were knowledgeable and helpful. The place itself provided us with a day hut with a composting toilet, shower, bed and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had only 1 night on this beautiful island and almost immediately wished that we'd booked for 2. The boat from the ruins leaves at 10am. Make sure you bring water shoes as there is a fairly long walk out to the boat through mud/seaweed/sea urchins at low tide. The boat takes around 45 mins to reach Chumbe and on... More 

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Pretoria
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A forty minute Boat ride from the Protea Hotel Just outside Stone Town takes you Chumbe Island Coral Park with its Lighthouse, Forest walk and awesome snorkeling. On arrival you are met by the Guides and after a short briefing you are taken to one of the Eco Huts which is yours to use for the duration of the day.... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a long time since we stayed and finally getting around to reviewing. If you like nature and tranquility, this place is magical. I've never had staff do as much for me as her. We will never forget it. Thanks!!!

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1 Thank SirFrankieD
Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such a great time at Chumbe. The experience was totally different from what we had done so far in Tanzania, and very refreshing. We enjoyed these 2-days of insulation in nature, daily snorkeling, and the eco-friendly concept. On top of that, the food was delicious and the staff was always caring for us. Thank you very much !!... More 

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough about this place. Only 7 outdoor huts that are booked months in advance and a must life experience. The chef and staff are lovely, open air huts are a fantasy come true, snorkeling is out of this world. Really great touches as well like the huts on the beach with queen sized beds on a swing.

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Moshi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

The snorkeling is incredible. Better than diving in other parts of Zanzibar! Be prepared for nature: harmless jelly fish, big bugs, enormous land crabs and heat. The staff prepared delicious food. Spend the extra, and stay for a day pass. Internet did not work during our visit.

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1 Thank Robert R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Chumbe Island is a real dream location. This is the place to visit if you are into a relaxing environment, great service and excellent food. Snorkeling was great and the guides were very experienced and of great help. If you have a fear of going into the water, they will assist you and keep you safe. Nature at its best.... More 

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Vancouver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Unique eco-lodge providing 7 well-designed eco-friendly cabins. Each is designed to catch the island breezes for natural cooling, so even though it was really hot during the day, the sitting and sleeping areas were delightfully cool. The food was great and the staff very friendly. Good snorkelling too. It was quite windy and rough when we went out, so we... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $510 - $560 (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
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Zanzibar Island
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