I took a short break from my hectic schedule of building my house at Chukwani and decided to head for Ras Michamvi to unwind especially from the heat of Stone Town. This place came highly recommended by my friend Hamid of Abuso Inn. So I decided to check it out. Upon arrival I was immediately I was awestruck by the beauty of location. The hotel is perched on a corral cliff high above the beautiful east coast. It commanded an impressive view of the corral beach. Although it was hot during this time of the year but the sea breath hits you straight on the face. I immediately plunged in their beautiful pool again perched at the edge of the cliff overlooking the beach. In the evening after a nice dinner of local caught fish (you need to make your order in advance) I joined some Ugandan couple for a nice game of pool. Following morning I wondered through the premises and checked their gym facility and the famous Coconut Beach. I met up with the Octopus fishermen who were very friendly and struck some good conversation about their trade. You can even join them for an Octopus search if you fancy (normally on the low tide). In general the cleanliness of the place the décor of the rooms, the location of the restaurant, the wooden walkway makes this place the best budget hotel I have ever visited. So if you are looking for a place to be close to nature then Ras Michamvi comes highly recommended
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Ras Michamvi with his new Austrian Management!!!our beach hotel on Zanzibar's beautiful east coast, is a little paradise harmoniously set in a large natural area with access to powder-white tropical beaches, gardens, forests and a stunning ocean-front swimming pool.We do Quality, instead of Quantity. And you can feel it... Our aim is to cater to the modern traveler, from Kite surfer to food critic to businessman in need of a free broadband connection and everyone else who simply enjoys quality. 8 rooms with sea view and 7 are with Garden view. Relax at this quiet location, feel the tropical sun and the gentle ocean breeze on your skin, look for shooting stars amongst the thousands of sparkling dots in the sky at night, enjoy the freshest fish and seafood served at our open restaurant under a large Makutti roof, explore the stunning natural wonders of the nearby Jozani Forest-Chwaka Bay Conservation Area - in short: come to Ras Michamvi and discover the magic of Zanzibar! All of our 8 rooms have sea view and 7 rooms have garden view. They are located in 4 bungalows on a coral rock elevation overlooking the beach and the ocean. Our new and modern bungalows are built of stone and have wooden terraces, makuti-style thatched roofs, air conditioning, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, mini-fridges, en-suite bathrooms with shower, bathtub, cold and hot water. The rooms are very spacious and tastefully furnished in local style. Three bungalows have 4 rooms and one bungalow has 3 rooms only. Our restaurant is located on top of the same coral rock elevation as the bungalows - hence you can overlook the beach and sea from the round panoramic open building under a big makuti thatched roof. It is the place where you will start the day with a tropical breakfast including fresh fruits and juice, eggs and different kinds of bread. For lunch and dinner our restaurant offers local and continental dishes. There is also a selection of vegetarian dishes. You can have a romantic candle-light dinner at night and feel the true magic of this place when the moonlight reflects on the gentle waves of the Indian Ocean. From time to time we also arrange barbecues on the beach.Service is our succsess,welcome to the most peaseful place on earth. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ras Michamvi Hotel
- Ras Michamvi Beach Resort Zanzibar Island