Bawe Island Hotel in Zanzibar

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We visited at Bawe Island Zanzibar Hotel .Wow what a fantastic place.The romantic island of Bawe is nestled between the island of Zanzibar and mainland Africa. The water is calm and warm and the weather is fantastic. Ideal for getting away from it with your loved one all and close enough to Stone Town and Zanzibar to explore the spice routes if you feel adventurous.

Arriving at Bawe we were greeted with some coconut cocktails served in the nut, and escorted to our home for the next 10 days.

We were shown our cottage and allowed time to freshen up after the long flight and then made our way to the pool terrace to enjoy a cold drink of our choice.

To our amazement we were only the second couple on the island (the other couple left the following day). We had the whole island for ourselves for the next 9 days.

The island resembles something out of an office daydream. Small enough to walk around during low tide in under an hour and big enough to afford you your privacy.

Catering for only 25people (12 cottages on the beach 10meters away from the water) it's ideal for someone wanting to break away from the norm.

It's secluded, with lovely facilities, Indian cooks, swimming pool, lovely weather and fantastic sunsets.

The food prepared by the chefs was delicious with breakfast, lunch and dinner included and if you opt for an all inclusive package you can enjoy Tusker or Killi beers for the men or cocktails for the girls all day.

We spent the days snorkeling and relaxing on the beach chairs under the big tree next to the main beach.

We took a day to visit Prison Island where we saw the monster tortoises (originally from the Seychelles) and snorkeled in the water around the island where you could see starfish in all colours of the rainbow.

Diving trips are available and Bawe boasts with some of the best coral reefs in the world. Clown fish (Nemo’s) and tropical sea life is common and during low tide you can literally walk to the reef bank and explore the deep end with a snorkel and goggles. (Available for free on Bawe Island)

Staff are not allowed near the guest cottages during the day and the cottages are designed to face south into the cool evening breeze with plenty of space between individual cottages so privacy is maintained. We enjoyed every second of this lovely place in the sun and would recommend it to anyone.

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