Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa

PO Box 71, Pingwe, Zanzibar, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $107.00

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A travel blog entry by deigo762


Today is our first full day at the resort. We arrived last night and got settled in, went for dinner, and it was your typical resort show. It is our rest day, time to unwind, sleep in (didn't happen) and lay on the beach (did happen) and look out at the most beautiful turquoise ocean. We are on the west side ...

My first few days in Zanzibar.

A travel blog entry by matt746

... in fact infectious and my body is now ready to accept this new outlook on life (the lyrics of that song come to mind 'this wide eyed wander' and all that). Traveling to one of the many beaches is a must but now I have to work out which one is more of a chilled vibe and which is aimed at richer travellers then me.

I am of course tempted by the diving of the region but feel in no rush to find a place to go. If it happens it shall happen but until then a hakuna ...

Perfection and Pain

A travel blog entry by samsonite32


... of people to share this trip with.

The next morning was beach time, a short transfer later and we were checking into our ‘Sunset Bungalows’ where we would be spending the last three nights of the trip in proper luxury. We had a four poster bed and, wait for it…air conditioning!! Shame it didn’t really work…but it still counts. The hotel itself was right on the beach with a bar/restaurant and extremely comfortable ...

Paradise in Zanzibar

A travel blog entry by donnajimtravels

This is a top pick!

... go for no less than $180/person/day (for camping) and up to $1000+/person/day for luxury lodges or camping. What to do? Come home early? Miss out on some of the experiences we had hoped for? Bite the bullet and blow our budget? Tough it out with primarily camping?

You will be happy to know we are doing a combination except we are not coming home early (we return on May 10). After we finish our 2-week volunteer stint in Arusha, we will do a camping safari for ...

Along day on the road

A travel blog entry by roberton


... in Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar. The 3 days of rioting is apparently over and everyone has kissed and made up, and expressed their regrets at the death of a policeman. We drove north through lush plantations and an hour later arrived in Nungwi, our next tropical paradise. We were all fairly pooped so it was a quick tea and straight to bed. I&A very excited to be somewhere else with a pool as well as a ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on PO Box 71, Pingwe, is near Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel), Jozani Forest, Mangapwani Coral Cave, and Mbweni Ruins.
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    Karafuu gave me the best holiday of my life, i was there with my family and stayd there from 26 november 2006 - 5th of december 2006. The hotel is stunning, gives an impression of total freedom. I had some of the best snorkeling ever. Even if you just go 3 metres into the sea along the path at karafuu youll encounter alot of beauty. The staff were extremely friendly and even the masai were always greeting. Simply the best ever.The tours were magical, we did the stonetown together with prison island which were awesome and the best snorkeling along prison island. Then we did safari blue which was an experience ill never forget. All tours were booked from within the reception at karafuu.

    ¡Un lugar excelente para una luna de miel!


    Hemos estado en el Karafuu de luna de miel y fue una buena elección. Esto hotel está bien situado, en un blanco arenal que bordea una preciosa laguna, las habitaciones son bonitas y las suites junior gozan de unas bonitas vistas del Océano Índico. Decidimos ir en régimen de todo incluido y quedamos muy satisfechos. El bufé era enorme y delicioso y todas las bebidas y cócteles estaban incluidos, incluso en la piscina. Disfrutamos de atenciones especiales por estar de luna de miel, como desayuno en la terraza privada con vistas al mar de nuestra suite, fruta fresca en la habitación, decoración floral y muchas felicitaciones del personal. Nuestra suite junior estaba muy bien decorada, muy limpia y era grande. Nos costó un triunfo hacer el registro de salida y devolver la llave. El personal del Karafuu es tan amable, está siempre tan disponible, sonriente y dispuesto a ayudar... ¿Qué más podemos decir? Fue una experiencia genial y recomendamos sinceramente el Karafuu a personas que vayan de luna de miel o que quieran pasar unos días en uno de los lugares más hermosos de la tierra. Volveremos a Karafuu lo antes que podamos. Sandy y Jeff, de París, Francia.

    Excellent place for Honeymooners!


    We have been to Karafuu for our Honeymoon and that was the right choice! This hotels is not only well situated on a white sandy beach along a beautiful lagoon, the rooms are pretty and the junior suites give a nice view on the indian ocean!

    Karafuu expirience


    Firstly I feel that a lot of these reviews are a bit harsh...but each for his own

    Un lugar encantador con gente encantadora


    Mi novia y yo estuvimos dos semanas en el complejo de la playa de Karafuu, en diciembre del 2005. Fue como un sueño del primer al último día. No íbamos de luna de miel, pero fue como si tal. Es un sitio muy tranquilo y la playa es muy agradable, de arenas blancas. Nuestra habitación (una suite junior) estaba muy bien amueblada, con un montón de espacio y una decoración muy agradable. Las vistas eran impresionantes. ¡No os perdáis la puesta de sol! Si el complejo es muy agradable, lo que más nos importó a nosotros fue el personal y la gerencia. Hacían muy bien su trabajo y nos hicieron la estancia inolvidable y de lo más agradable. Los empleados son muy amables y siempre están dispuestos a ayudar en cualquier momento. Los gerentes son encantadores y siempre estaban presentes para atender a nuestras peticiones. Así que no os perdáis el Karafuu, es EL sitio a donde ir en Zanzíbar. Laurent y Kathy.

    Charming place, Charming people


    My girl friend and me spent over 2 weeks at Karafuu beach resort in December 2005. It was like a dream from the first day to the last. We were not on honeymoon trip but it was just like.



    Superbe Hotel. Personnel charmant et dévoué.

    Cuisine européenne et même du pain français, un luxe!!!

    Excellent service restauration grace à 2 managers qui drivent avec délicatesse, intélligence et compétence leur jeunes serveurs.

    Très bon centre de plongée avec un staff agréable et avide de vous faire voir plein de choses.

    Superbe Plage, notamment à marée basse où les couleurs changent d'un minute à l'autre selon la position de la mer et du soleil, passant du blanc au bleu au vert....

    Enfin, un très bon directeur d'hotel, accueillant et toujours à l'écoute...

    Bref nous recommandons vivement.

    Best Wedding Destination in the World


    Our special week at Karafuu.

    Totally fine for the price


    I'm really sorry that the person in the last review has such a terrible stay at Karafuu, but I stayed in June with some friends and didn't find it to be that bad at all.

    A bit dated


    We stayed here because we were attending a wedding at the (fully booked) Breezes hotel - and this hotel was the closest to Breezes.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa Pingwe

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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