Coco De Mer Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCoco De Mer Hotel Stone Town
A basic hotel. An excellent location but not a great place to stay. Very budget friendly.
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... picked up to travel back to Stone town by our trusty driver ready for our early flight being picked up at 3.30am to fly to Madagascar via Nairobi. On the way we visited the government spice farm which was right up my street as I love to cook. Then we went in to Stone town for the evening to visit the night fish market. It was a real buzz with all the amazing street food. We tried a banana and chocolate pizza which was all cooked in front of us and was delicious. Off to the mysterious ...
... local boat was an interesting experience, basically the aim of the game is to get yourself a space on the boat alongside hundreds of locals ( most carrying huge bags and buckets on their heads), motorbikes and cars, techniques included pushing, shoving and squeezing. Once on the other side we walked about ten minutes to the ticket office, which was much more western, we purchased our tickets and bid farewell to Robert who would stay in Dar Es ...
Day 7 - Zanzibar
Zanzibar, the 'spice island', has a rich history and exotic culture. Relax on the island's many beautiful beaches, explore the fascinating streets of Stone Town and soak up the island spirit. Embark on a guided tour of a spice plantation or sign up for optional visits to palaces, museums and traditional Arab residence. Snorkeling or diving are also available if the Indian ocean proves ...
... amazing sight. You sit up there, enjoying one of the best cooking in Zanzibar (yes, Michael made sure we were eating at the top rated Tripadvisor restaurant, haha!!) and hear the muezzin calling for prayers, it's magic! We were worried about the prayer calls in the morning (5:15) but it is actually very nice, laying in bed, hearing that melancholic call..it's only a few minutes long..
The first day we walk around on our own, of course get lost ...
... so we bought them a bottle of wine for dinner. They invited us to sit at their table for dinner. They live in Johannesburg, South Africa but are planning to move to San Francisco. We invited them to visit us when they get to the states.
We are still used to going to bed early and rising early so that is what we did our last night in Zanzibar. Tomorrow we fly to Dar es Saalam. From there we head home.