Villa de Coco
Travel Blogs from Jambiani
We took it easy today - jet lag wasn't too bad. We woke up pretty early after going to bed early and had a great breakfast at the hotel restaurant. After a walk on the beach we went for a swim. After lunch we had a long nap, another swim and then a late dinner.
There has been a nice breeze off the ocean so it tends to moderate the heat.
... br> I had gotten contact information of a guest house from a fellow traveler. Chollo, whose family owns the guest house kindly met us at the ferry and walked us the 10 minutes to it while giving us a quick tour. Later that afternoon he met up with us again and gave us a great in depth tour. He had grown up in Stone Town so we were stopping every couple minutes to say hello to a friend which was cool.
Favorite parts of stone town in a ...
... an uncluttered, wood like feel throughout much of the resort. Each room is built (as it turns out the rooms at the Kalindi are also) with Omani architecture in mind...still for mine looking remarkably though they belong in Greece. Catering to families and the MICE market (modern conference facilities for up to 140), and food connoisseurs (a number of restaurants offering everything from Tepanyaki, seafood, Asian cuisine and indeed African cuisine...finally) I honestly cannot ...
... br> Each Zanzibar door acted as a ‘carved business card’ to passers by, conferring status. As people conducted business in their homes rather than offices, door symbols indicated both the trade and personal information of their owners.
In principle, there are two main types of doors found in Stone Town. One type is the Indian or Gujarati doors, with square shutters and made into smaller sections so that the door can fold together. The second type are ...
Today we decided to take a trip into town. All reviews rave about taking a spice tour and stone town tour and learning the history of zanzibar. Our first stop was the spice tour. Our guide was arranged by the hotel because there are several plantations/villages where you can go. We started our walk and he told us how zanzibar was the spice trading capital of the world. Their speciality is cloves. But the government requires them to buy them cheap ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
- Pets allowed