We arrived at Chwaka Bay Resort on 29 March 2014. We were welcomed with an interesting welcome drink (avo and strawberry cocktail). The staff was very friendly.
Rooms were spacious and clean. Air conditioner / fan etc was working.Our room was on the upper level and the view of the beach / palm trees were amazing. The swimming pool is very clean and we enjoyed cooling down in the pool. We decided to make Chwaka Bay our 1st stop because we wanted some peace and quiet before exploring the rest of Zanzibar. That is exactly what we got. We arranged day trips to Kizimkazi Village to swim with the Dolphins as well as Jozani Forest and snorkel at Mnemba. All of this was done at the resort and we were happy with the arrangements. It is possible to arrange any trip / tour from the resort.
Justin was especially friendly and helpful and we only needed to mention something and Justin will be able to help.
The food is definitely a little pricey and there is only one other restaurant near by (resort next door).
There are definitely some improvements that needs to take place, but I will recommend Chaka Bay to other travellers and would like to read reviews on the improvements.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Serene & Peaceful Chwaka Bay Resort(Chwaka Beach Resort) is located on the central east coast of Zanzibar on the Chwaka Beach near the fishing village of Chwaka and next to the Jozani National Park.Here under the Gentle sways of Coconut palms towering over immaculate garden Zanzibar influence reigns supreme. It offers everything from palm-fringed, white-sand beaches and clear waters to gentle winds and an abundance of sunshine. Elevate your senses with a refreshing swim in the sea, hunt for the sea shells on the beach, soak up nurturing sunshine or enjoy one of many water sports activities. The resort seeks to provide with outstanding services in a warm and friendly manner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chwaka Bay Hotel Zanzibar Archipelago