Beautifully designed rooms. Cooled by constant sea breeze (fans if required). Rooms very clean and well maintained. Amazing gardens and having the focus of viewing the mnemba attoll really added to experience. Plenty of good quality sun loungers around the infinity pool (long enough for doing laps if so inclined). Dive centre as part of complex a real bonus as easy access to stroll and easy journey home after diving. No sunloungers on the beach means no one selling you things. Lovely walk across rock pools when tide out to big wide sandy white fisherman's beach. Swimming in sea when tide in no problem. Only down side was management team slow to respond to issues we had with badly maintained bikes and manager seemed to be unhappy in his role. His approach changed when we asked for owners details. After this we were able to have more of a conversation and he seemed to genuinely be trying to make up for our bicycle experience. Management team all eat their meals in the restaurant and although this is meant to be the opportunity to talk and raise issues, the onus seems to be on guests to approach staff when I'd have thought it better if on a rota staff approach clients to have a check in.
- 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