If you want peace and quiet on a relatively small budget then definitely stay here.
We had the best room with balcony overlooking the sea. Amazing big comfy bed and the sound of the ocean all day and night.
Food was very good especially the breakfast which was huge.
Staff are really friendly, always on hand to help and the owners are lovely. We felt really at home.
So quiet, no other resorts close by and only one other group of guests there. No tv to ruin the quiet.
Loads of hammocks and sunbeds looking over the sea.
Beautiful sunsets on this side of the island.
Small resort, only a few rooms so it would never be too busy.
Each night they light a bonfire, really lovely. The stars are very clear here too.
Food is quite pricey and their are no options of going elsewhere. The only restaurant in the village (2km walk away) was closed in early June. We would have liked to have seen a lighter option for lunch on the menu, maybe just chips or a snack.
The water in the bathroom is salty.. impossible to get clean. Funny sewage smell in the bathroom occasionally.
The beach is not sandy. We were very disappointed by this. There's loads of seaweed. But once you get used to this it's ok, we just stayed in the resort and looked at the sea instead of trying to swim. There is a nicer small beach just along from the resort where you could swim or paddle. Then tide comes all the way in so there is no dry sand apart from in the resort.
Just a warning if you get the dala dala here then you will get dropped in the village which is 2km away. Too far to walk with heavy bags but there are local taxi drivers charging a hefty price for the ride. The owner gave us a lift back to the village at the end which was very kind.
A wonderful place, we really enjoyed our stay and would come back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Why not sleep and wake up with the dolphins! Promised Land Lodge located in the south coast of Zanzibar in the dolphin village called Kizimkazi. 50 km from Stone Town and 20km to the east coast. Promised Land Lodge is designed with traditional Zanzibari features to create a unique cool and relaxing environment with tropical garden with direct access to the beach and warm water of the Indian Ocean. It is a place where you feel at home as seen in our reviews. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Promised Land Lodge Zanzibar Island/Kizimkazi