Karafuu is a very good place. The service was excellent, cleanness very good and the resort itself well maintained and in a good shape.
A few things on the negative side: There is absolutely no facilities outside the resort, so everything you need must be bought here. We did not have all inclusive, so we had to pay restaurant prices even for the water used for tooth brushing.
They have computers with internet connection for rent, but the connection was very slow and unstable.
The buffet had an enormous diversity of fruit, vegetables and desserts. However, meat and fish was not abundant. Zanzibar is known as the spice island, but we found the food to be strangely tasteless. Maybe not to offend our delicate taste buds.
Shellfish had to be bought from the a la carte restaurant, even for the all inclusive lot.
The trips organized by the resort was also ridiculously expensive.
The beach has sand above high tide and below low tide. The zone in between consists of dead corals with lots of spiny sea urchins. There is however a causeway to be used from the beach to the sand bottom further out. Karafuu has a great pool, so you can have your swim anyway.
Except for these things, Karafuu is just perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On a deserted white sandy beach, at 65 km from Stone Town, lies Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, an international five-star hotel, winner of the World Travel Awards as Tanzania Leading Resort and Africa Leading Beach Resort 2011 .It is one of the most luxurious hotels on the east coast of Zanzibar, where, even during low tide, it’s possible to enjoy a comfortable swim in the ocean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Karafuu Beach Hotel Pingwe
- Karafuu Hotel Beach
- Karafuu Resort Beach
- Karafuu Beach Resort And Spa Zanzibar Island/Pingwe