My husband and I stayed here for 6 nights at the end of our two week trip to Tanzania, and Chapwani was the perfect follow-up to our hectic safari week. I spent a lot of time reading reviews and choosing our accommodations in Zanzibar, and I'm so glad that I picked Chapwani. If you like fancy rooms and constant service, don't bother, but if you want to relax, be left to yourself, and enjoy a little piece of paradise, Chapwani is just perfect. The rooms are extremely simple, but you can't beat the proximity to the water and the privacy that you get. The food here is wonderful too. Breakfast is fruit, toast and eggs, you can order lunch from a small menu and it's delivered to your bungalow, and dinner is unbelievable with beautifully presented fresh fish and simple yet elegant desserts. When the tide is low, you can walk all around the island and look at all of the starfish, crabs and shells which was SO fun. At low tide we also really enyoyed the pool (yes, it's just a large hole filled with ocean water, but it's very refreshing!). In the afternoon we hung out in front of the bungalow and swam in the ocean and it was just wonderful. I've never felt so relaxed as I did during our stay at Chapwani. The staff is excellent too, and they really care about service and about getting to know you. I don't know how you could be disappointed with this place! My only less-than-raving review would be for the fruity cocktails... for $10 a pop they weren't worth it, so we stuck to beer and wine. Our favorite touch was the private candlelit beach dinner that they set up for us... it was so romantic and special. I noticed that a couple of reviewers mentioned hearing loud music from clubs across the bay, but we didn't hear anything at all like that? All we could hear at night was the sound of the ocean!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chapwani Private island is the perfect spot for those seeking a small quiet lodge with good food on a beautiful peaceful beach with Stone Town (Zanzibar main town) and all its facilities just 15 minutes away by boat. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chapwani Private Island Zanzibar