We are a family of 5 who stayed for 3 nights over the Christmas to New Year bridge following a week of safari. We visited Stonetown on arrival by plane in Zanzibar for a couple hours, which was adequate and then arrived at the resort after dark. The morning surprised us with the amazing view of the clear ocean from our balcony, a pleasant walk along the beach to the beautiful white sand beach, and a short boat ride out for nice snorkeling on the reef. Having the dive center on site is a plus, especially if you want to learn to scuba dive. Though the resort was at full capacity, the only time we felt it was a bit crowded was the wait for our meal. The service staff was excellent and the food was quite nice. I would definitely recommend this location for anyone who does not need active night life and just the beauty of the ocean side.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lodge is situated 20min. far away from Matemwe, just in front of the beautiful Mnemba Atoll and near the unspoiled Muyuni Beach. Surrounded by a wild bush (local flora), Sunshine Marine Lodge is the ideal location to relax, enjoy the pure nature and the Dive Point diving center's activities (diving, snorkeling, dive courses), far away from the mass tourism and huge properties "all inclusive". The Lodge disposes of 3 outdoor pools overlooking the Ocean and Mnemba Atoll as well the Restaurant and Bar. Guests can choose from "a' la carte menu" tasty dishes from local and international cuisine, different all the days and cooked only with fresh ingredients and lovely care. Half or Full board are provided on request. As located on a rocky cliff, the wooden jetty gives the chance to reach the sea and swim or, on the low tide, do a nice promenade in the sea bottom and discover creeks, wild fauna or reach Muyuni Beach (700mt on foot or 15 minutes by bike). Our diving center provide for special reef shoes and mountain bikes are available at the reception, for free. All the bungalows are within a lush and colored garden. Bedrooms have an African modern design, with sea view, from the private garden with veranda or the terrace, all equipped with outdoor furniture to chilling out in privacy. King size bed with mosquito net, desk, stone bench, bathroom with shower, safe, 3 fans (no a/c and TV), are the main features in all the categories. Family, friends or little groups are welcome thanks to the huge Panorama Suites, suitable up to 4 people or extra/twin beds available in most of the other rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunshine Marine Lodge Matemwe, Zanzibar Island