You discover the weakness of a language at least when you try to describe your feelings after visiting this unbelievable place on earth... But I´ll give it a try anyway...
We arrived during the night. So we had 2 times of a big awakening on the next day... But first of all, the pick up service at the airport worked perfectly. After app. 1 hour ride (the last 10 minutes on a really bumpy road) we arrived at the lodge. After entering the doorstep everything around us and thus also in us changed. I couldn´t believe it. Not only that the pics on their homepage are showing exactly how this lodge looks like. Now I could feel it with all my senses! The beautifulness for my eyes was augmented by the sound of the wind in the palms and trees and not to forget the sound of the shore... The smell of the nature was also overwhelming even it was middle of the night.
We got a warm welcome from Nicole, the GM, who is the real heart of this place. There are these few people who are able to tell your wishes after looking at you for a second even when they don´t know you. She´s of such a kind! And much more important, she´s willing to fullfill them! Immediately! She represents a big piece of the perfectness of this lodge and our perfect holidays. Nicole, thank you again for every day!
But now back to our arrival. The big part is coming. We were led to our bungalow, our place for the next 8 days. After entering it there wasn´t much to prevent me for starting crying immediately. Not only this hugeness of everything! Two stories! A huge bath and most important a huge bed and all of it sweet decorated in a beautiful way... Lit joss sticks and candles spreaded a warm aura... Gosh...
But, as I wrote before, the real big awakening was on the next day where we saw the lodge first time during the daylight... After opening our door to our terrace our heart stopped the first time... This unbelieveable view to this garden with the ocean in the background was tremendous. Like in trance we took a walk to the restaurant for breakfast. The second heartstop followed. Not only the sweet arrangement of the interior, like tables, decorations etc. was overwhelming. No, the real sensation was the view. The view of the beach! Sitting there and watching the beach for hours is like massaging your soul. It´l decelerate immediately!
But now to the breakfast: Honestly I´m running out of superlatives so I´ll just describe it:
You´ll get served by a local crew who is always taking a lot of trouble over your well-being. A bowl made out of coconut filled with fresh fruits like different kind of melons, pineapple, mango, grapes, grapefruit, etc. is the first item which will arrive at your table. Then you will be asked for your selection of your fresh sqeezed juice. They offer you everyday three types of different fresh fruits. My favourites were bungo and custard fruit. But also I never in my life had a mango juice of a quality like here...
Then you get a fresh brewed coffee of your choice and pastries which are also fresh baked. They are accompanied by 6 different spreads, like honey, nutella, butter, sweet cheese and so on.
And last but not least you can choose from a breakfast menu dishes like scrambled eggs, an omelette, porched eggs and so on.
Normally our breakfast lasted at least for two hours and I recommend to everyone to do it right the same. These georgeous stuff combined with this view! No more words neccessary...
And the dinner!... Everyday you have the ability to choose between two starters, one entrée and/or three main courses. And of course there is also a dessert...
The quality of the food and the kitchen and also the service was perfect and on all of our days stable on a very high level!
The bar at the restaurant is equipped with standard high quality international alcoholic beverages and they offer you a big range of interesting wines! Thus the management is from Austria you find also a lot of famous Austrian wines. I recommend to taste all of them!
So, beside the beautifulness of the lodge, what can you do around it?
Go snorkeling or scuba-diving. We did it once. They pick you up right at the beach and for us it was a day we will never forget. Amongst other things we saw dolphins...
And we were Jet Skiing!... What a fun! Cause we did a ride with a guide offshore to a small island instead of doing circles right in front of the beach...
A visit in Stone Town is also strictly recommended!
So, time to come to an end.
Let´s face it, who should come to this place?
Everyone who´s looking for a unbelieveable spot where your senses get tickled and you´ll be led to a pure relaxed soul and body.
Ah! They also have a beautiful spa area! Go there for a massage! You won´t regret it...
Everyone of the staff here has just one goal: Making you feeling happy! And they mean it and they live for it!
Dear all of the Green and Blue Team:
Thank you very much for you efforts to make our holidays unique and unforgettable. You reached your goal!
Our 8 days at your site are starting to make goose bumps everytime I think of it...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ocean Lodge GREEN AND BLUE in the northeast of the spice island ofZanzibar is placed so that your gaze wanders over the turquoise waterof the vast bay and rests on the small island of Mnemba. Characterisedby its lush, tropical garden, the Ocean Lodge nestles right on theIndian Ocean, separated from it by a powder-fine, sandy white beach.The lodge forms part of a typical local fishing village. This may appear very simple and basic to our “civilised” eye. Tourists can expect scenes they won’t see anywhere else. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Green And Blue Ocean Lodge Matemwe, Zanzibar Island