A feast of marine species
CORAL GARDENSThe coral gardens around Northern Zanzibar Island and Mnemba Island Marine Conservation Area offer a fascinating experience for snorkeling enthusiasts where up to 600 fish species, green turtles, three species of dolphins, whale sharks, and humpback whales can be found. The Mnemba Island Reef just a short 40-minute boat trip up the Zanzibar coast is an oval reef seven by four kilometers in extent which surrounds the privately-owned Mnemba Island a single small island located about 3 km off the northeast coast of Unguja, the largest island of the Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania, opposite Muyuni Beach. Diving here is a year-round event, with reasonably good conditions to be found under almost all weather conditions offering visibilities of 20 to 40 meters most of the time. Exploring this coral garden is an experience of joy where divers can have a viewing feast of fish species such as inter alia the Twobar Anemofish, Clownfish, Indo-pacific Sergeant, Titan Triggerfish, Blackback Butterflyfish, Moorish Idol, Indian Ocean Lionfish, Bengal Snapper, Threespot Dascyllus, Goldbar Wrasse, Surgeonfish, Parrotfish, Groupers, Crown-of-thorns Starfish and many more. Other sites further away which also offer great viewing opportunities but are mostly accessible to more experienced divers are Kichwani Reef, Wattabomi Site, Aquarium Site: West Gardens Site, and The Big Wall Site. See https://www.tanzaniatourism.go.tz/ for more information on diving conditions and accessibility. Please enquire at our reception for more information on day trips to these coral gardens.
5. January, 2022.
Absolute Paradise & Friendly Staff My wife and I stayed at Five Palms Zanzibar on honey moon - we arrived to drinks on arrival, had our bags drop off at our room and when entering our room had a very romantic surprise of flowers on our bed and "Happy Honeymoon" written in palm leaves. We had an amazing private romantic beach dinner with drinks at the beach bar after making it an unforgettable experience! The staff are extremely helpful and accommodating which added to our 10 day trip. The hotel has a private tour guide who is extremely knowledgeable and really goes to extra lengths to make your day trip one to remember. Great value for money and highly recommendable. We will be back!
6. September, 2021.
Nice Hotel A nice clean modern hotel with friendly staff and child friendly. The food was prepared quickly and tasty. We had sea view. The cocktails were delicious. Can only recommend the hotel. There you can enjoy your vacation. Hope that we can book the hotel again.
30. August, 2021.
Would recommend to anyone visiting Zanzibar The hotel has a great position being very close to the beach. The staff is willing to accomodate your every need if you simply tell them what you want. Overall it was a very good experience and I would visit again.
30. August, 2021.
10 of 10 I start by saying that it is an excellent location, located on the beach! The staff is very friendly and kind, and the atmosphere is even holiday. The rooms are clean and recently renovated! Worth a visit!
11. August, 2021.
Excellent Beach Hotel with great service! Excellent hotel, right on the beach! New remodel big rooms, comfortable bed. Pool and beach bar. Good wifi. Good breakfast. The personal is very attentive and always ready to exceed expectations! They can organize different excursions for guests, including Safaris!
11. August, 2021.
Holiday We stayed at this hotel in August. The bar is very nice directly on the beach. Attentive staff, clean rooms. The location is directly on the beach. I recommend this location.The excursions offered by the hotel and the guide is very ok. The guide speaks German and English.