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“Heaven on Earth”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tamani Villas

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Tamani Villas
Ranked #11 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Matemwe
Bushey, United Kingdom
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“Heaven on Earth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

We had the most amazing time at Tamani Villas! The villas are right on the beach and the rooms look out onto the ocean. The sand is whiter than white and the water in the ocean warm as bathwater! If you dont fancy swimming in the ocean, then there is a nice pool.

We were fed and watered and extremely well looked after. The staff are courteous and obliging and nothing is too much trouble.

Mnemba Island is close by where you can enjoy first class snorkelling - it feels like you are in a giant aquarium.

We had a wonderful time and a big thank you to the owners for making our trip a memorable one. Their project to provide education to the local community is amazing and highly commendable.

Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Just got back from a week long stay at Tamani Villas and it was absolutely amazing. It is the closest I have ever come to seeing paradise on earth! Amazing luxurious villas, friendly staff, swimming pools, beautiful gardens which open up on to a whitesand beach! 15 minute walk from a PADI scuba diving centre down the beach, an hour's drive from zanzibar's famous stone town. You can rent cycles or motorbikes to drive along the beach for $10-15 an hour, there's spice tours and turtle aquariums all close by. At night you can lie in a hammock or relax by the sea and see a sky full of beautiful stars (which is a rarity for us with all the light pollution back home!) - the honeymoon couple staying there before us told us they saw shooting stars a few times too! sunrise is also amazing to watch

Baba Ali the manager is helpful and friendly (as are all the staff), and Shabbir the owner is one of the nicest men I've ever met - he's set up a small school for disadvantaged children from the local village; it's only a couple minutes from the villas (and a must see if you get a chance!)

Would not hesitate to go back again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2010

We stayed at Tamani Villas for a week in January and had the most amazing time.
The accommodation itself was pure luxury, right on the beach and it had its own swimming pool. As a family we got to enjoy everything without even having to lift a finger. There was a full time cook who specialized in everything including western and African food. Try the baked fish, it is scrumptious. Then we had a maid who ensured that the villa was always clean, turned the beds. It was just like living in a hotel.
The best part though was the exotic juices provided by Ali the manager. He would make some of the best tasting fresh juices i have encountered all locally sourced.
We loved everything about Tamani. The rooms were lovely, the views amazing, the food scrumptious and the staff were great. If you want luxury in Paradise this is the place to go.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Tamani Villas

Property: Tamani Villas
Address: Beach Road, Matemwe, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Matemwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to your home away from home, on the paradise island of Zanzibar! Both four-bedroom villas are staffed with full-time chefs and housekeeping, making it the best scene to serve your needs in Zanzibar. Tamani has 2 exclusive luxury beach front villas - 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms each. Each villa has its own private swimming pool and is equipped with air conditioned rooms, personal chef,and full housekeeping services. Tamani Villas provides the unique opportunity to give back to the local community as all proceeds are donated to the Tamani Learning Center which provides nursery and adult education for the people of Matemwe. By choosing Tamani as your next holiday destination, you will be contributing to help the locals with excellent education that equips them with the opportunity for a brighter future. ... more   less 
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