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“Nice surprise” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pemba Island

Pemba Island
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Cairo, Egypt
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113 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here as an overnight before transferring on to Ibo island . We were pleasantly surprised by the hotel which has a very cosy and friendly atmosphere and is located right in the beach. The lighting is warm and pleasant and at night very welcoming. The rooms are adequate with a stunning view on the beach. The Club Naval restaurant is nice with a big bar and good atmosphere right on the beach. Staff is very friendly but their language skills is limited apart from Portuguese or local. But overall a very pleasant stay and recommended to anyone

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Green Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

A great find, not yet overwhelmed by tourist. Lets hope it stays that way. Green and lush with fab beaches.

Visited July 2014
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UK
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143 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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“A beautiful spice island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

Walk locally to your hotel - ideally with a guide.
Visit the lighthouse at the north and climb up it.
Take fresh cloves home - get them at the airport.

Visited January 2014
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Porto Santo Island, Portugal
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Zanzibar's Little Sister”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Pemba Island which is part of the Zanzibar Arquipelago, is geologically and by nature quite diffent from the larger Island of Zanzibar. It has far fewer historical sites and attractions but is very much hillier and greener and - as a side kick - far less "touristy" with all the disadvantages and more so, advantages. The best time of the year to visit the island is September/October, the time of the clove harvest when the fragrance covers the whole island. Diving is spectacular with reef dives for the less experienced and wall and - at times very fast - drift dives for the more experienced divers.
I've done over 25o dives there and all of them with SWAHILI DIVERS. Their Kervan Seray Lodge is, as one might be surprised to find in such a remote place, fully adapted for the "addicted" diver. Don't expect too much luxury, but the sunsets on the deck with the waves lapping the corals below and with a cold drink fully compensate for what you might be missing. Raf and Cisca are the perfect hosts and the diving instructors are 1st class.

Visited February 2013
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cloves, Cloves and more Cloves”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Beautiful peaceful setting with lovely friendly people. Great fruit abounds on this island. It is very easy to get around and navigate.

Visited August 2013
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