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11 rooms from $176 per night

“Charming eco friendly lodges on a private island just off Zanibar. Rooms are simple but stylish, overlooking the beach and the vibe is laid back. Freshly caught fish is the restaurant's speciality. Great for families & perfect for a spot of post safari "R&R".”

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“Charming eco friendly lodges on a private island just off Zanibar. Rooms are simple but stylish, overlooking the beach and the vibe is laid back. Freshly caught fish is the restaurant's speciality. Great for families & perfect for a spot of post safari "R&R".”

Hotel Overview

“Chapwani Private Island is located a fifteen minute boat ride from Stone Town. The island itself is tiny, yet boasts a great range of flora and fauna including the very rare giant crabs and a fabulous display of starfish on the coral reef at low tide. Chapwani prides itself on its eco credentials: hot water is solar powered, the swimming pool is filled with sea water and many of the fruit, vegetables and eggs on the menu are home grown. Accommodation is simple yet stylish. Each of the eleven thatched eco lodges offers two bedrooms and bathrooms and all look straight out to the ocean. Food is delicious, with the freshest seafood on offer. Prices quoted are on a half board basis.”

Recommended for
  • Beach Life
  • Honeymoons
 

Written by Sarah Empson

Facilities

  • Shops
  • Boutique on site selling local craft work, clothes and accessories.
  • Bar
  • Wedding license
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Massage
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Saltwater Pool

Activities

  • Snorkelling
  • Other Activities
  • The hotel has its own boat for taking guests on excursions.
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife Area
  • The island is rich in flora & fauna - you may be lucky enough to spot the giant crab, a protected species.

Map & Location

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“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Chapwani is in the middle of everything and out of everything, which means we are near to town but also enjoy privacy. Our smiling, friendly and lovely staff!!!

What is there to do in the area?
It is easy to reach Stone Town, enjoy a Spice Tour, or snorkel at the Sandbank

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Exotic fruits and pancakes plus a normal English breakfast

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
We also offer lunch and dinner. For a spoiling romantic experience, treat yourself to dinner on the beach once in your stay.

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
We have only one room type plus our Sunset Villa

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Welcome Chapwani to enjoy the natural sound in peace of this rare tropical scenery”

Hotel website
11 rooms from $176 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Beach Life
  • Honeymoons
Activities
  • Snorkelling
  • Other Activities
  • The hotel has its own boat for taking guests on excursions.
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife Area
  • The island is rich in flora & fauna - you may be lucky enough to spot the giant crab, a protected species.
Other highlights
  • Quiet
  • Wedding license
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Eco
  • Intimate
  • Restaurant
  • On the beach
  • Seaviews
  • On an island

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