- 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.
Hi, just back home now as stayed in London last night. It was fab! We loved it! Amazing all round- Thankyou. Best holiday ever!!!
Accommodation great at both places, guides lovely, staff great. We saw more animals than ever expected: giraffes, lion, elephants, water hog, wilder beast, impala, white rhino, crocodiles, hippos in lake Sybia, monkeys in trees at Tonga.
Beach beautiful, but a bit windy, waves v rough but didn’t deter my boys. We snorkeled which was fab but too rough on day we booked to do ocean experience.
My boys swam in all pools!!!
Weather better than we expected!
Must go and do some laundry, but hope that helps?
Nicola B reviewing South Africa Luxury Safari & Beach Holiday on 24 July 2019
We had an amazing holiday.
Everything was fantastic.
The transport wa spot on, great drivers, all on time, vans really comfortable and water supplied, a really nice way to travel, and you also get to hear all about the local area. Both companies were excellent.
Virgin - was a brilliant airline, not sure why I haven't used them before, SO much better than BA.
Rhino ridge was amazing from start to finish. We has a great female safari guide, who we got very fond of. The wildlife is more sparse but as its more challenging to find we enjoyed this, the surrounding are spectacular. Our guide had great knowledge of the birds. walking safari was excellent and highly recommend. The rooms were superb, very comfortable.
Thonga beach lodge staff were brilliant, the whole place was amazing, the range of activities excellent and again out guides excellent. The food was wonderful. Again the bird guiding and general guiding was brilliant. We really enjoyed the cultural side of our visit, seeing the local communities and church etc. My only comment on thonga for future guests would be if they can afford it maybe to go for a lodge with a ocean view, our lodge was great , the childrens was quite cramped and low down with a very damp musty smell - not that they noticed it, but I think if people were expecting luxury they might not get what they wanted... saying that it was fantastic for us. The lodge staff were amazing and went out of their way for us.
Oyster box was a phenomenal hotel and quite a shock to be back in the world after Thonga - but really worth the stay - we loved it, they Kindly gave us a room for the next day as we had a late flight.
The whole experience was brilliant and really well organised- thank you. We ALL loved everything!
we loved having transport rather than driving, it meant we could relax , sleep and find out about the country from the driver.
If we changed anything, I might spend a little less time at the beach and maybe take in another safari region also. We were repeatedly recommended the Phinda private game reserve (andBeyond) so maybe we would have spent a couple of nights there, in addition, local guides and the tour people said it would give good variety to the Rhino ridge.
However we were 100% happy with what we did, we really look forward to our next safari !!!
Alison D reviewing South Africa Luxury Safari & Beach Holiday on 23 July 2019
We arrived home last Sunday morning so we've been back for a week.
Firstly, I would like to say thank you very much for the superb arrangements that you made which went like clockwork from start to finish.
The term part of the trip went really well and we really enjoyed this. Our guide was really helpful and friendly as was our cook/ muleteer.
We loved the first nights accommodation and the Riad Adore in Marrakech was amazing and one of the best hotel accommodation I've stayed in.Alex
Mountain refuges were as expected.
All arrangements by Tourdust were just perfect right up to the moment we were collected by our friendly taxi driver to take us to the airport on our return.
I have passed Tourdust details on to several people both in Marrakech and since our return and I hope that these result in further bookings.
Alexander W reviewing Classic Berber Villages & Toubkal Ascent on 22 July 2019