I highly recommend this place if you want to kick back relax and enjoy the sea, the pool and do some diving, David is great. The best cabin for two is #19 or the one next to it. Right at the sea and a stair case down to the beach. Its only draw back is that it is about 45 minutes away from Stone Town or most other activities. Although the dive center does offer snorkeling trips. It is fun to just walk , at low tide on the beach to the village,looking at thousands of tide pools or just swim in the sea at mid tide. The room was great with a bowl of fresh fruit and big bottle of free water every day. Refrig loaded with drinks at the same price as the bar. Air conditioning, great towels etc.
There is wifi, pool table, ping pong and if you can go to sleep to the sounds of waves crashing on the beach no tv in room needed.
We took one tour Blue Sky snorkleing and it was very expensive becasue the hotel seems to hire drivers which charge a lot to get you to the place about an hour away. So my suggestion would be to stay at Ras Runguwi to relax and do things locally like take the Village Tour which was very interesting and only $25.00 per person.
Dinner was always delicious, pri fix included a choice of fish, vegetarian pasta and one other choice.Plus soup, appetizer and desert. Breakfast was a plentiful buffet. all quite delicious.
My suggestion would be to plan your tours, except the village tour from Stone Town and just relax and enjoy Ras Nunguwi as long as you can. Also, the hotel charges $80.00 for taxi service, if you get one at the airport is only $60.00 . Our taxi driver also picked us up to take us to Stone Town an on the way we stopped at a Spice Tour (the farm was the Swahilli word for ginger and the tour was great) cost $10.00 per day .
The hotel has free bikes but dirt roads all around. I would definitely go back anytime I was in Zanzibar.
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