If paradise on earth exists, Ora Resort Hakuna Majiwe in Zanzibar Tanzania comes really close! Wake up and fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing against the reef.
Take off your shoes as soon as you arrive and forget about them till you leave. Masai staff are welcoming and friendly.
White sand, turquoise waters. Personal bungalows with private terrace and "magical" hammock. Not to be missed.
Jonny, Claudia and the team were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.
We arrived very late at night due to a flight delay and were greeted with a drink and a smile.
I took my shoes off there and then and didn’t put them back on until we left 7 days later.
The staff were SO NICE!!
The main lodge is lovely, wooden floors and comfortable seating.
All open plan which means you get a nice breeze and can hide from the sun without missing out on the view.
The rooms are sizable and clean.
There isn’t air conditioning which would really fit here.
There is a fan and the windows don’t have glass just mozzy screens so again you get a breeze.
The beds were fine for me. I did request another couple of pillows which arrived a few mins later.
Breakfast was fresh fruit and eggs of your choice with toast.
I didn’t like the coffee instead went for the hot chocolate. Lunch and dinner had two/three choices for each of the 4 courses. Yes, these Italians know how to eat!
There was a huge mix of nationalities when we were there; French, British, Irish, Danish, Dutch and Spanish.
The beach was yards from the lodge and rooms and you felt secluded which was nice.
There were small trees and bushes between you and the beach.
The beach was magical. Very few ‘beach boys’ but the ones we met were pleasant.
area is great for kite surfing and there are several places up the beach.
Can we go back now please?