Our five nights at Hakuna Matata were amongst the most comfortable and relaxed we have spent abroad. From the welcome drink on arrival to the daily assortment of flowers strewn around the bungalow every last detail was cared for. The onsite excursion desk arranged our numerous activities in Zanzibar, from sunset cruise to tour of historic Stonetown, and were accommodating and understanding when we provided our own agenda.
The lodge itself shows so much attention to detail, and being sited amongst the historic ruins meant romantic nights in the Sultan's minaret or swimming in the (refurbished) old baths were daily activities. Our private beach was the setting for morning and evening swims, and walks during the day when the tide was out, as well as memorable dinners. The food is exquisite and again the attention to detail is obvious. The staff are friendly and welcoming without being obtrusive. All in all I do not have enough good to say about Hakuna Matata and would recommend this beach lodge and spa to anybody staying in Zanzibar. We had initially considered staying for one night on arrival due to its proximity to Stonetown and the airport before relocating to one of the resorts in the North or East but having visited those areas on excursions I can honestly say we lacked nothing by being on the West coast, and had the added benefit of seeing stunning sunsets every evening. Not only this but our relatively central location meant the whole island was within our reach.
Tom from Gloucester, UK
On a private sand beach in Bububu, this lodge is within the vicinity of Chapwani Island, Prison Island, and Livingstone's …More
My friend and I had the most amazing time in Zanzibar staying at Sea View. Unfortunately it was rainy season so had limited time to spend sunbathing. However, the staff were very helpful and arranged for us to do tours into town and the spice farm. Had an excellent massage by the resident therapist. Food at the restaurant was very good and fresh, as was breakfast. The staff made the experience for us, they looked after us and took us out to the local parties and we had so much fun. Definitely recommended for everyone- families, couples and young travellers like us. Thank you everyone at Sea View!
C & J from london
Nestled on the beach, this lodge is in Jambiani, within the vicinity of Paje Beach and Jambiani Beach. Regional attractions …More
"Wonderful stay at a relaxing and comfortable lodge"
The Sunshine Marine Lodge is a great relaxation escape! The grounds and setting are beautiful and all the rooms enjoy great views. The restaurant is reasonably priced with attentive, polite staff and good food at all times of the day. We sampled a wide range of drinks from the bar which were great. There are plenty of places to relax like hammocks and loungers round the pool. Room furnishings are very comfortable compared to other places we stayed in Tanzania (although this was a higher price range than those others). The snorkelling trip to Mnemba atoll was well worth it even in the rougher weather and we swum with dolphins! We did walk to the beach at low tide and explored the rock pools but spent most of our time chilling out. Allow 3 nights or more as it is a reasonable trip from Stone Town. I recommend that most of your Zanzibar excursions are done from a Stone Town base and then you should come here mainly to relax.
Emily from New Zealand
Located near the beach, this hotel is in Matemwe (East Coast Zanzibar), and regional attractions include Mnemba Island …More
We cannot say enough about this resort. Everything was beyond perfect. We worked with Asia in the tourism/trip office there on the premises and she arranged a different excursion for us everyday - from swimming with the dolphins to a fishing village visit to the spice farm to the monkeys in Jozani Forest. The food was great, the ocean clear, the premises spectacular. If you want a great place to stay in Zanzibar please choose Neptune Pwani. You will not be disappointed!!
VFD from Uganda
This Kiwengwa hotel is located by the sea and situated on the beach within walking distance of Mapenzi Beach. Area …More