We came here as the last stop in our 2-week vacation, and we considered our stay at Upepo one of the highlights in the trip, and this is a very high benchmark...
The people: The staff was just wonderfully helpful and we learned about the best time to do things (according to the tide) as we got a warm welcome. There are only two bungalows so the service is personal.
The food: We wanted a lobster for dinner, then Shareef bought one from the fishermen and Rasta grilled it to perfection. That was as fresh as it could possibly get. It took some time, but really what's wrong with having to wait for your dinner to be cooked? The change of pace is exactly what you came looking for in a vacation. Also, make sure you try the meat balls.
The place: Nice beach bungalow that is basic with cold shower, yet it's clean and nicely presented. It's a bit of a walk to the nearby village, but wherever you go, you stroll through white, warm powdery sand. Here's your perk. Also, beautiful night sky as you can be alone quiet on the beach at night (and be safe).
We would highly recommend Upepo to anyone who like to have a laid back getaway from the hustle and bustle that is your ordinary city life (like ours).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Upepo Boutique Beach Bungalows offers the convenience of a hotel with private bungalows on the beach and a great breakfast included in the price. Set on a long white sand beach on the East Coast of Zanzibar, we offer a quiet safe environment to relax. Enjoy opportunities for snorkeling, diving, kite-surfing, or rent a bike and explore on your own. Our restaurant uses fresh local ingredients and serves Zanzibar dishes as well as International favorites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Upepo Boutique Beach Bungalows Zanzibar Island/Bwejuu