Ras Michamvi Resort
Zanzibar – East Coast – South
Ras Michamvi is a little paradise harmoniously set in a large natural area with access to powder-white tropical beaches, gardens, forests and a stunning ocean-front swimming pool.
Ras Michamvi is located on the South-East coast of Zanzibar. The Michamvi peninsula is only 10 kilometers long and 2 km broad headland between Chwaka Bay on the East and the Indian Ocean on the West. As there are only a handful of hotels in this pristine area, quietness is guaranteed. The only sounds you are likely to hear are the gentle waves of the Indian Ocean and nature itself.
All of the 15 rooms have sea-view and are located on a coral rock overlooking the Indian Ocean’s different shades of turquoise and azure blue.
They are located in 4 bungalows on a coral rock elevation overlooking the beach and the ocean. The new and modern bungalows are built of stone and have wooden terraces, makuti-style thatched roofs, air conditioning, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, mini-fridges, en-suite bathrooms with shower, bathtub, cold and hot water.
The rooms are very spacious and tastefully furnished in local style. Three bungalows have 4 rooms and one bungalow has 3 rooms only. One room is especially equipped to meet the needs of handicapped guests.
The restaurant is located on top of the same coral rock elevation as the bungalows – hence you can overlook the beach and sea from the round panoramic open building under a big makuti thatched roof.
It is the place where you will start the day with a tropical breakfast including fresh fruits and juice, eggs and different kinds of bread.
For lunch and dinner the restaurant offers local and continental dishes. There is also a selection of vegetarian dishes.
In the evening you can enjoy a romantic candle-light dinner during which you will feel the true magic of Ras Michamvi as the moonlight reflects on the gentle waves of the Indian Ocean.
Another exciting activity within easy reach is Kite Surfing. The fully accredited International Kite boarding Organisation (IKO) centres amenities include compressor, pack-down area and rescue boat.
Special activities include extreme down-winders, full moon kiting, bonfire BBQ parties and other events.
Environment and local community
Chwaka Bay is part of the Jozani Forest- Chwaka Bay Conservation Area. The coral rag zone is habitat for wildlife species of international significance including the endemic and near extinct Zanzibar leopard (P.pardus adersii), the red colobus monkey (Procolubus badius Kirkii) and the Ader duiker (Cephalophud adersii).
The Conservation area harbours five important vegetation zones: ground water forest, coral rag forest, salt marsh, mangrove forest, and sea grass beds. Trips exploring the nature with a local guide can be arranged from the hotel.
Ras Michamvi is a charming little property located in a quiet corner of Zanzibar perfect for those wanting to be away from the crowds.
We think that Ras Michamvi represents outstanding value and should be considered by everyone.
Paradise Beach Resort
Zanzibar – East Coast – North, Zanzibar – East Coast – South
The Paradise Beach Hotel Resort is located in Uroa, one of the best tourist enclaves of Zanzibar, and just 35km from the capital, Stone Town and its international airport.
At the Paradise Beach Resort, you can enjoy a spacious holiday complex by the sea, where you will be surrounded by the best service possible, in perfect harmony with nature. The resort has its own beach to which you can take a pleasant, short walk or take advantage of the free shuttle bus service.
Paradise Beach Hotel Resort has 56 large suites of which there are three room types, all carefully furnished in authentic African style, guaranteeing you a comfortable stay.
All the villas have full sea view and spectacular views over the lush tropical gardens.
Paradise Beach Resort Zanzibar combines maximum comfort with natural beauty.
At Paradise Beach Resort there are four select bars and restaurants, each with its own style of cuisine and ambience that will satisfy even the most demanding palates.
Paradise Beach Resort has a large theatre where you can enjoy evening activities. There is a main stage and sound system. The perfect place to kick back!
Paradise Beach Resort offers a wide range of activities and sports:
Hire a boat if you love fishing. On the open sea you will find wide variety of fish including sailfish, marlin fish and many others. Alternatively, let a local fisherman guide you aboard a typical Zanzibar fishing dhow, learn the traditional fishing methods.
Environment and local community
Paradise Beach Resort has been recently constructed, using materials that are respectful to the environment and maintaining an authentic African style with European comfort.
The resort employs a large number of local people, which is great for the local community. The staffs are always smiling; they are the treasure of the hotel.
At Paradise Beach Resort the staffs are wonderful and the manager is very welcoming, you are guaranteed to be treated with great hospitality, kindness and warmth.
Fantastic value! Look no further for a beautiful and romantic destination with a unique Zanzibar Swahili People.