Zanzibar Retreat Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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We left stone town early morning and made the short drive to the first of our two final beach resorts. We arrive at the Zanzibar Retreat & are greeted by Karin, the wonderful assistant manager. The resort is small, 18 rooms & ours has a magnificent ocean view. It is built in the traditional Swahili architecture style, Arabic influence with …
It is only 25 minutes driving from Pongwe to Matemwe, but the place is totally different. The beach here is one long white stretch, very nice as well. The little hotel is very nice and staff is very friendly. And the even have a happy hour from 4:00pm to 6:00pm (yes, you are allowed to start at 4:00 here, yayyy!!). So of course we are going to …
... of it - I presume I'm the only person who could easily do Kilimanjaro, but then catch a cold on a tropical island with a constant temperature of 28 degrees... Matt was of course quite fit, so went for a coffee and then cocktails while I was sleeping, but each to their own ;-) He came to wake me up for dinner and I was so knackered, I considered skipping it, but am I glad I made myself go for it. Fittingly for our last in the ...
... resort has just reopened after the rainy season and is quite empty at the moment, which is a bonus for us (I guess not really so for them), there were only three other couples here as we arrived and we still haven't seen the one in the honeymoon suite, as they don't really need to leave it. The pool was not clear enough, the internet wasn't working (another bonus, I think) and basically there was nothing else to do but to sit around ...
... on top of the crater, Derek loved this as they were his favourite animal, I really like Derek and Andrea, nice people, Derek's very funny and Andrea looks after the group, always got snacky treats. Tonight we are Camping at the top of the crater and it is bloody freezing, because we were late back there was no hot water, so ****** ice cold showers were had, it was ******* **** and it ruined me. Then there was a camp fire ...