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About Chapwani Private Island - Zanzibar

Chapwani Private Island – Zanzibar is a stunning island resort offering accommodation in ten cosy rooms, furnished in local style, and each with a sea view allowing you to share this exclusive resort with only a few other guests. Take advantage of an exclusive personalised service in a real oasis of tranquillity. The island is also available for private hire making this the perfect venue for a private wedding or for large family groups.

The hotel consists of only five separate bandas, a total of ten rooms set along the palm-lined coast. The rooms are small yet comfortable with a spacious bathroom and separate toilet. The hotel has also recently added a two bedroom Sunset Family Villa.

Each room is beautifully decorated with colourful African prints and furnished with traditional local furniture and are simply furnished with a four-poster bed, a mosquito net, ceiling fan, wardrobe and traditional Zanzibari writing desk. A banana leaf shutter closes the room from the light outside whilst letting through a fresh breeze. Each room has its own terrace and lounge beds on the beach in front of the room.

Away from the main hotel is the recently constructed Sunset Villa which is a two bedroom property with a separate living room and en-suite facilities making it perfect for families.

The island is excellent for swimming and short excursions to nearby snorkelling sites can be easily arranged. There is also a dive site near Stone Town which is excellent for inexperienced divers although advanced divers may find it slightly tame. The island has four canoes, which can be used as a fantastic way to explore the coast around the island. Staff at the lodge can also arrange trips to sail with the local fishermen on a Ngalawa which is a traditional fishing boat with a wooden outrigger.

Romantic: A private dinner on the beach, a bottle of wine, flowers and fruit basket can be arranged for honeymoon couples.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 34
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 12:00 AM

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • KiSwahili

Important Information

Payment/Cancellation Policy
• Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival, except for Peak Season bookings.
• A 20% non refundable deposit is required on confirmation of Peak Season bookings and the balance 30 days prior to arrival.
• A 30% cancellation fee will be charged for bookings cancelled between 29 and 15 days prior to...
Payment/Cancellation Policy
• Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival, except for Peak Season bookings.
• A 20% non refundable deposit is required on confirmation of Peak Season bookings and the balance 30 days prior to arrival.
• A 30% cancellation fee will be charged for bookings cancelled between 29 and 15 days prior to the scheduled date of arrival.
• A 100% cancellation fee will be charged for bookings cancelled within 14 days of the scheduled date of arrival or for “no shows”.
Annual closure
Chapwani Private Island is closed annually from 01 April to 15 June inclusive.
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Chapwani Private Island - Zanzibar is 0.1km from the centre of Grave Island , the nearest airport 10.8km (Zanzibar International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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