I was scrolling down the reviews and I can't believe what I've read below (referring to some of the bad reviews).
I could be very short about my Green and Blue experience: ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. But I won't, as I feel the need to rectify some of the reviews below.
When it comes to the bungalows, these are of an absolute beauty. Semi open so you can fully enjoy the atmosphere, yet have your necessary privacy at the same time. The windows were covered by mosquito nets, and even when sitting at night on the outside terrace, we weren't bothered by these pesky buggers. Rooms were beautifully decorated, which made my girlfriend and me immediately feel very welcome. Karibu Zanzibar!
The garden is very well maintained and also of magnificent beauty. It truly is a pleasure to walk around there, if one of their gardeners ever needs a new job, I'd hire them in a second.
The restaurant area gives you an amazing view of the blue and green ocean, and the nearby Nemba Island. There is a daily menu for lunch and diner with enough choices, and each dish was prepared to perfection. Congrats to the chef and to the staff, who were all really friendly and contrary to what you could read below, almost all fluent in English.
The pool area, the spa, the infinity pool (3 POOLS IN TOTAL!!) were all perfectly placed, well maintained, towels are foreseen on the pool side beds, ...
There are various activities that the hotel can organise for you. We choose to go snorkeling (I was swimming in between dolphins!!!), but there are more 'active' things you can undertake, such as jetski, parasailing, ...)
Last but not least, a very big thank you to both Alois and Silvio, both managers, who are one of the friendliest and most relaxed people I have met. They tend to your every need, and immediately make you feel at home.
I live in the hectic city of Dar, stayed there two nights, and came back fully relaxed.
If you are looking for a quick getaway or a longer vacation, this is the place to be.
Thanks again to all for making this an unforgettable experience, and please keep up the good work!
- 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