We have spent 4 nights in Pumzika early in January in the fantastic resort Danielle and Andre have designed with a lot of attention to the finest detail.
It is really a special place with 5 bungalows in a splendid and spacious resort, where the design of the bungalows and the splendid house of our hosts, reminded me being in a fairy tale like Hansel and Gretel.
It has a private front beach with a passage to go to the seaside and enjoy the white sand and the beautiful coral reef. The sea has long tides, so it is marvelous to go for long walks thorough white sand banks and corals.
And there were 2 additional great surprises:
a) the African village of Makunduchi where you can go with a 10 min bike and really experience the local life and discover how from coconut trees local people build their economy and they are making house roofs, ropes, bags, carpets etc. Admiring the Makunduchi women working the coconuts shells on the seaside when there is low tide and then crafting handmade bags in the village is simply priceless.
b) the cooking of chef Andre with his special cold soups (1 fruit, 1 vegetable) we really enjoyed the quality of food and the dinner atmosphere.
As minor remarks, the local people helping Danielle and Andre, in particular taxi driver and local guide, could be better. Not easy to find good local people but for sure an area of improvement.
Definitely looking forward to come back.
Ahsante sana Danielle and Andre
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five bungalows of different shapes and styles, a lovely arranged large garden, a beautiful swimming pool, a large private beach, a restaurant and a bar: this will be your environment during your holiday. You will rest in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. To keep our resort quiet and comfortable, we accept a maximum of fourteen people. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pumzika Beach Resort Zanzibar Island/Makunduchi