Zanzibar Bahari Villas – A Review
The second night that Megan and I were in Zanzibar we headed north to the northern part of the island. It was around an hour drive from Stone Town to Zanzibar Bahari Villas. The north of the island is known for its snorkeling, diving boating and fishing. Almost all of these activities are done in the north. Even if you get an excursion through a hotel in the south they bring you up north.
If these types of sports are up your ally then heading up north is a great idea. Zanzibar Bahari Villas is a great option when staying in the north and is very well priced. The rooms are absolutely beautiful for any part of Africa. Most of the rooms are not much more than $100 a night including breakfast.
When we pulled up to Zanzibar Bahari Villas we were greeted with a cool towel and delicious watermelon juice. They quickly showed us to our room which was very clean and well decorated. We were extremely impressed with the rooms. The hot water worked all of the time and they have indoor and outdoor showers connected to the room. You can literally look at the stars while taking a shower.
The beaches are similar to other places on the east coast of Africa. The tide goes way out (probably at least half a mile) every single day. This brings seaweed onto the beach. The benefit is that, with boat shoes, one can walk all the way out to the reef and see all kinds of brightly colored starfish, eels, squid, octopus and more sea urchins than can be counted. Just watch your step!
Right from the beach or through the hotel you can arrange all types of excursions to any place in the island you may want to visit. There are catamarans right off shore ready to be taken out for a day at sea. Or one can relax on the hotel property in the many lounge chairs or beach front pool.
The food was some of the best food we have eaten in Africa. Absolutely delicious and not badly priced at all. Anywhere from $5 to the amazing seafood plate at around $26. The mixed seafood plate had giant prawns, lobster, crab and fresh calamari! It was insanely good!!!
Basically you could get picked up from the airport in their private van, take an excursion to Stone Town through the hotel one day and not have any need to leave their beautiful compound for the rest of your trip. If you re looking for a relaxing or adventurous beach getaway at an incredible price, LOOK NO FURTHER then the Zanzibar Bahari Villas!