By far the best thing about Panga Chumvi is its location. It is a slice of paradise just south of some of the bigger resorts. Unfortunately for the people of Matemwe, but luckily for us, most of the hotels around Panga Chumvi have been shut down due to lack of business, so while relaxing on the beach our first day in front of Panga Chumvi the only people we saw were one other couple staying at Panga Chumvi, local children walking to school and ladies harvesting seaweed, and teh occasion local cycling somewhere. No one tried to sell us anything! You couldn't ask for anything more idyllic. The only person who spoke to us, was a school girl practising saying "Good morning, how are you?" in English. Go before others get in on the secret and crowd into this paradise!
As for Panga Chumvi itself, it is well run, maintained and very clean. The staff is very helpful and organised a great snorkelling trip through a local fisherman (exactly the same as through the larger companies, but cheaper). The restaurant has a tasty and reasonably priced dinner w well priced beer and wine as well. It was perfect for us and at a very reasonable price. However if you are expecting a high end resort, this is not it. It is a well-run mid-range spot at a 5 star location!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking