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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most definitely the highlight of our two-week trip to Zanzibar, Chumbe Island was a very special experience! We only stayed for one night but wish that we had stayed longer. The snorkeling was exquisite (the best we had ever experienced) and the scenery postcard pretty! The perfect mix of leisure and adventure as we lazed around, went snorkeling, enjoyed some...

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Placerville, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chumbe is huge gem in the Tanzanian crown of natural resources worth visiting! The pristine reef provides an incomparably beautiful and stimulating experience. Our 81 year old friend finished the second day of snorkeling saying he had never been happier - and we all felt the same way. The marine biodiversity is intensely amazing. The accommodations are comfortable, clean, and...

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5Thank David H
Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Robinson Crusoe on luxury trip. We stayed in bungalow 6, one of 7 amazing eco bungalows on the island. It had two floors. Living room, bath with toilet and shower at ground floor and bedroom at second floor. From the bed you have a great view over the ocean and the beach, which is only a few steps away. The...

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3Thank Robert H
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of our best days on the island Do yourself a favor and go to the island A day trip is really worth it, I am sure a night stay is even more. The rooms are unique, food is great, the team on island explain and give you Much more then the simple tour. Eco paradise 🌴🐠🦀🐚 great experience

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2Thank keren1972
Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We finished our month in East Africa with three nights on Chumbe, and I think it was our favorite place. For us, it was the perfect combination of natural and luxurious.Others may want more luxury, others may want it more primitive. For us, it was perfect. We were disappointed to learn, shortly before our visit, that the reef had bleached...

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1Thank barrymorganwright
Reviewed 28 January 2017

So let's start with the don't: Don't come here if you want nature tailored to our luxury needs. But by all means: Do come here if you want to experience the luxury of being somewhere on nature's terms, and to completely unwind in magical surroundings. The rustic elegance of the bungalows, the snorkling that is timed with the tide, the...

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4Thank Jorunn H
Reviewed 16 January 2017

As the title says, this place truly is a heaven on Earth! The ocean, beach, palms, service, rooms.. Everything is spectacular! We visited this little paradise for 2 nights, and we were very satisfied. It is ecological place where you will have the real ecological experience, which is a mazing. There is a lot of natural activates can be done,...

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2Thank Reda S
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Chumbe Island has only 7 bungalows, so it is a very relaxing and unique place. The open bungalows were nice and clean, only the eco-toilet did not smell very good. Food was really delicious. Staff very friendly. Snorkling trip with the ranger was good. But it was a pitty that we had to return the snorkling gear immediately after,so we...

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Reviewed 16 December 2016

Our entire visit to Chumbe Island was excellent throughout. Vera, the administrator on site and Matata, our marine guide, and all staff are friendly, accommodating and professional. The food was the best we have experienced in the last two weeks in Zanzibar. Exceptional experience we would recommend to anyone. Thanks to Kevin and all others who made our trip so...

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2Thank Deb E
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This whole island and project is absolutely amazing. The most expensive tour we made on Zanzibar and it was worth it. The food we got was one of the best! Everything is ecological for a green footprint. The whole money is used to educate people and pupils from local schools why it's necessary to take care about our nature. The...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Award-winning exclusive private island, fully managed nature reserve and marine park. Guided tours included through spectacular coral reef, forest and mangrove nature trails, historic lighthouse and visitors' centre. State-of-the-art zero-footprint eco-architecture (photovoltaic energy, rainwater harvesting, solar water heating, composting toilets). Free environmental education programs for local schools. Winner of British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow award 1999, UNEP Global500 award 2000, National Geographic Geotourism Challenge award 2008, finalist Aga Khan award for architecture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chumbe Island Coral Park

Address: Chumbe Island, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island
Price Range: $684 - $783 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chumbe Island Coral Park 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Chumbe Island Coral Park Hotel Zanzibar
Chumbe Island Coral Park Zanzibar
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Zanzibar Island
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Zanzibar Island
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“Go for "Huts" 6 and 7 for a slightly more private experience but all are great.”
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“Best beach, amazing snorkeling, Robinson Crusoe Luxuy style”
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“#7 is the closest to water, farthest from lodge”
 of 5 bubbles barrymorganwright, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All bungalows face the sea, although bungalows 6 and 7 are the most secluded ones.”
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“Rooms are eco friendly exquisite cottages”
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