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 …
... 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 ...
... Indian restaurant called the Silk Route Restaurant. I had spiced fish which was amazing. The curry flavors were awesome. For dessert, Campbell and I ordered crepes and split them, which was one of the best ideas ever.
After dinner, we wandered back to the hotel and only got a little lost. It turns out Stonetown is kind of a scary place at night when you don't know exactly where you are. Thankfully, we found our way back and caught up on some much-needed sleep.
... for some cheap taxi rides and as always "rafiki price". Win. Day five, our last day :( but also diving day. We headed off in the morning for the one hour drive to the beach. Kitted up in our wetsuits and looking like Scuba Steve's, we tried to remember the things we learnt the day before and prayed that I wouldn't actually get asthma and die. We boarded a big rubber dinghy and drove out to Mnemba Atoll, which is a really popular diving spot. George Clooney recently ...