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Echo Beach Hotel

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- Unique dining
- Remote beach setting
- Good water-based activities

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Set along the beaches of Zanzibar, Echo Beach Hotel is a great place for people who want to taste African living whilst also relaxing by the sea. With 5 acres of remote and unspoilt beach exclusive to guests, this resort provides a good resting spot during a safari tour.

Guest accommodation consists of nine two-storey palm-thatched villas along the coast. The interior design is modern and slick, but unpretentious and homely. All the rooms are large and include en-suites and private verandas overlooking either the sea or the landscaped gardens. The hotel has good facilities to ensure that guests relax, such as a communal swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and bar, where the owners and staff can often be found teaching local games and telling stories in the evening.

Water-based activities are another attraction of Echo Beach Hotel. The beach stretches out onto a coral reef that can be explored by foot during low-tide, or by snorkel during high-tide at their own leisure. The resort also houses its own SCUBA diving instructor with whom guests can explore the Indian Ocean further. Excursions to the Jozani Forest and nearby spice plantations can also be arranged.

Like its architecture, dining at the resort combines many cultural influences to create a unique experience. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the hotel’s main restaurant, and always consist of high-quality and locally-sourced food. Most hotels in the region offer buffets, so Echo Beach Hotel’s three course evening menu a la carte is one of the more exciting dining experiences in the area.

The resort works for couples and families alike. There is no minimum age, so families with children of all ages are welcome. A family villa consists of a double connected to a twin or triple bedroom, both with en-suite bathrooms. Whilst there are no activities specifically designed for children, they seem to find their own fun in the pool and on the beach.

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  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

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    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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