Chapwani Island


A coral island nearly a kilometer long surrounded by small coves, sandy bays and crystal blue waters is situated just over a mile from the coast to the North West tip of Stone Town and can be reached within 15 minutes with an engine powered boat from Stone Town. The island is the perfect spot for those seeking a small quite lodge in a relaxed atmosphere.

Descriptions & Features

There are only five bandas with a total of ten rooms right on the beach decorated with colourful African prints and furnished with a four poster bed, a mosquito net, ceiling fan (No air conditioning), wardrobe and traditional Zanzibari writing desk, each room has its own terrace and lounge beds on the beach in front of the room. The rooms are not large but are comfortable, with a spacious bathroom and separate toilet.

The restaurant on the water’s edge provides a unique blend of Oriental, African and European cuisine using local ingredients fresh from the market.

The only power on the island comes from a generator situated on the opposite side of the island out of ear-shot. The rooms have current during the day but the generator is switched off at mid-night and each room has a lantern on the porch for use during the night.

Facilities & Activities

Activities include canoeing, trips with local fishermen, beach volley court, petangue balls. Diving can be arranged from diving centre in stone town.

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