We stayed here recently and really loved it. We got the Baobab Suite, usually reserved for honeymooners, but we were glad to have it for a few days. Firstly, the thatched cottage has an outside jungle bathroom, set around a 1,000 year old baobab tree, which really has to be seen to be believed. Sitting on the balcony which overlooks the beach you can have some friendly visitors during the day such as monkeys and squirrels.
The room itself is very nice with the biggest bed I've ever slept in I think. From the balcony you have some steps down to the beach where you'll find your own sun loungers. At high tide you'll only have a few metres to walk to the sea. The main dining area is where you'll find the pool and various cool places to hang out including various swinging beds, sun loungers and sofas, all with great views out to sea. There's a bar shaped like a dhow boat which is a great place to hang out to watch the sun set. This is also when the bush-babies (big-eyed cute monkeys) come down for a feed right by the bar.
The food here is very good with excellent service.
The hotel provides various activities if you are interested, from diving (some of the most diverse coral you'll find anywhere), guided trips to Stone Town and a fantastic day trip on a dhow boat provided by Safari Blue, based next to the hotel, which I highly recommend.
I would definitely recommend this place in general. It is in a very under-developed area of Zanzibar so it feels nice and quiet, there were no beach-boys at all along this beach, but it's relative proximity to Stone Town means it's easy to go in and get a fix of craziness if you wish! Loved this place and can see us staying there again soon.
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- Also Known As:
- Fumba Beach Hotel Stone Town
- Fumba Beach Lodge Zanzibar Island/Stone Town