Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa
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Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa Pingwe Reviews
Luxury on the beach Aug 06, 2015
This 5* hotel is located on Pingwe beach, not far from the famous The Rock restaurant on a small island on the east coast of Zanzibar. It’s loaded with amenities, and has a lot to offer.
There are two pools, but I used only the one located on the beach. It’s nice size, with a pool bar. White sand beach is equipped with chairs and big swing beds. You get a nice big fat beach towel. They have built a long concrete quay, so that you can walk over when tide is low. This is a big bonus if you like swimming in the sea. The long sand beach also has parts with caves and karst rock, and that was very pretty. They organize tours, including diving trips.
We had a big room for three people. It's cottages with two rooms, spread around the grounds. It included a very big bathroom with shower, one single and one queen size bed, and a nice spacious balcony that we used a lot. All beds come with mosquito nets, and on top of that every evening staff goes around and sprays every room and sets the net for you.
Breakfast was at the restaurant above the pool, with nice views of the beach. It included so many different things, from fresh veggies and fruit, cold cuts, freshly made pancakes and omelets, fresh juice, pastries, etc. There is something for everyone.
In the evenings there is entertainment, that includes dancing group, and it’s not so bad. Not the best music stereo system, but dancers were good. Eventually everybody starts dancing.
Staff was great, very friendly, always there and ready to help.
No WiFi they told us, only if you pay, and the price was steep. However we managed to get connected at the reception, and stayed connected throughout our stay for free. It worked even in our rooms. Not sure what is the true story about WiFi.
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Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa Overview
Business hours of reception: 24 hours Being one of the most luxurious hotels on the East coast of Zanzibar, Karafuu Beach Resort has been granted an international five-star rating. It is ideally located, 65 km from Zanzibar Town. Imagine yourself in an oasis of peace shaded by coconut palms, frangipani and bougainvilleas and separated from the ocean and its turquoise bay by long deserted beaches and a coral reef. The reef, not far from the coast, is populated by a multitude of multi-coloured fish. The hotel was built on 7 ha of pleasant tropical garden just in front of a long white sandy beach and it is composed of 26 junior suites, 35 cottages and 28 superior rooms. The rooms are extremely pleasant and styled in a traditional Zanzibar theme. Being so spacious and comfortable, they provide a welcome relief from the sun after spending the day by the pool or diving and lazing on the beach. The hotel has all the expected facilities: fully-equipped diving and water sports centre, boutiques, tennis courts and satellite TV. You are being welcomed with a fruit cocktail and a fresh towel and there is always someone at hand to assist you with a smile.
Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa Amenities