- Pristine beach
- Beach accommodation
- Fantastic Views
Kono Kono is an upscale beach resort on the Michamvi Peninsula, on the east coast of Zanzibar. This secluded and luxurious spot has fantastic views over the seafront and a modern, chic feel.
Sitting atop a hillside and with steps leading directly down onto a white sandy beach, this an ideal location for a laid back holiday. The hotel has a recently refurbished pool area with open views across the ocean, a beach bar, restaurant and decent sized spa. A family run hotel, guests can enjoy a high level of service and friendly, personable staff.
This is not a resort offering action packed days; the limited list of activities includes reef walking, sailing and visiting a nearby village. The focus therefore is very much on relaxation and enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds the resort.
Much of the accommodation is brand new after the recent renovation, and is split into 24 guest suites which are large and airy with a beach bungalow feel. Each room has its own private garden, plunge pool and outdoor stone bathtub and impressive en-suite bathroom. There are a combination of garden and sea view villas, beach pavilions and two family villas.
This resort is not specifically geared up for children and there is no structured programme to keep them entertained. However, the large pool area and pristine beach are great places for kids to play. There is a family suite with two bedrooms which is perfect for those travelling with children and provides a slightly larger living space.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the main areas of the island, this is a high quality resort, perfect for travellers who appreciate solitude. For honeymooners or those who enjoy simply doing nothing this would be an unbeatable choice. However, with fewer activities than elsewhere on the island, families with young children or adventure loving couples may wish to look for somewhere with more organised leisure activities.
We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!
Jennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019
We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.
Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.
Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.
Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!
One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.
Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!
Brandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019
Thanks for all your help in making the arrangements, everything went so smoothly from landing in Jo’burg to departing a week later.
We all had a fantastic time, Kirsty (our youngest) was able to go on all the game drives and we were very well looked after both on the drives and back at the lodge. The food was great, staff were all very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them (e.g. providing hot milk for Kirsty at bedtime). The kids all enjoyed the rock pool during the day and we all loved the game drives.
We were lucky enough to see all the big 5, with the additions of Cheetah & Wild Dogs. I think it was the second to last day before we managed to see some Hippo (and finally I’ve been able to take some photos of them - I have only ever seen them at night before). We had the adventure of being caught up with some Lionesses stalking a herd of Zebra (one of the younger Lionesses went a bit early & scattered the herd).
We’re certainly aiming to go on safari again although it will be a while before we save enough to go again (maybe the kids will be taking us next time!)
Jeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019