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If you're looking for a much needed getaway from everthing, in what we all felt was paradise, this is the place! The villa and staff were warm and welcoming. The level of service extended was impeccable. We appreciated the privacy and attentiveness shown by the team. Management was amazing throughout and successfully handled what was a big group (9 adults!). If you'd like to go diving, snorkeling or simply get a massage, the team is able to organise this for you. The villa is absolutely gorgeous and cosy. The grounds are well kept, views are to die for and privacy is on another level. It was sooooo hard leaving this place but we know we will definitely be back! A lot of people complain about the road to get there, however, we discovered a much shorter and less bumpy route. I'm sure the Karabai team would be able share this route with your drivers too. P.s. once you arrive at the villa, you'll immediately forget your time on the road. It is all worth it! Please Do not hesitate booking this place. Book it NOW!
Food could have been better. For an extra set fee, the chef can prepare lunch and dinner limited to one type of protein (chicken, beef, fish), staple and salad. For the amount cgarged, a lot was left desired. However, there's the additional option to up the extra fee to get a wider variety of protien including all types of seafood fresh from the ocean (many thanks Ali!). None the less, the chef was always open to suggestions and quality and quantity of food improved on every meal. The birthday cake made for me was really nice. Could benefit from having menus where a variety of options can be selected or allow guests to bring their own chefs for an additional fee.
The road to arrive to the Villa is a bit difficult and bumpy, but once you are there, it is all forgotten! This is real paradise on earth!!! Ali the manager was really nice, he helped us found activities and was a good adviser. Very helpful and kind! The staff was really discrete and the house was always very clean. The place and the view were amazing! It is very calm and cosy, definitly the place to go to reset your batteries. We will definitly rent again if we ever go back to Zanzibar.
The ocean view from the villa was fantastic,i loved the serenity too. Very warm staff and great Chef Ali and the manager. I will be back............
I loved my stay
Private and secluded, Ali (house manager) excellent host, chef and staff great. Amazing view of Indian ocean from house and pool, great snorkelling just 20 minute boatride away at Mnemba island.
The local road from the main road the last km:s is really terrible :-)
Amazing, comfortable, nicky decorated isolated villa. Beautiful pool, excellent service by the house manager Ali and the staff. Great breakfast and very good meals cooked for you the way you want. Fantastic air-conditioned rooms with balcony and huge beautiful bathrooms. If you are looking for a place to relax, swim, read a book with a cold beer by your private pool look no more.
The villa is 30 min drive for the village. It sits on isolated clif over the sea. If you are looking for a place to relax, swim in the pool, enjoy the sunset and the present of your companions there couldn't be a better place in Zanzibar. Take into account you will need 30 drive to get anywhere. So if you arrive during the day stop on the market on the way and buy some snacks, fruits and drinks. Ali, the house manager can take you anywhere but take into account it takes time and not free.
With a stay at Karabai Villa in Matemwe, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Mapenzi Beach and Muyuni Beach. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
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- Nice building
- Friendly service
- Spacious rooms
- Great view
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