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Zanzibar Day 1 - 5* Park Hyatt and 5* Hideaway of Nungwi
We started off our trip with a site inspection and lunch at the 5* Park Hyatt in Zanzibar, the lunch was excellent and their 'piece de resistance' is the famous Banana Cheesecake. The hotel is beautifully appointed, very elegant and decor is fresh white with touches of yellow, gold, beige and turquoise which bring it to life.
A 2-hour historical walking tour of Stonetown through the narrow and winding streets with bikes and motorbikes ringing their bells and hooters for us to make way for them - we explored the Anglican Church, the Slave Museum, fort, House of Wonders and the palace. Lots of hawkers with big smiles encouraging us but their sarongs and jewellery.
A quick venture into the Memories of Zanzibar shop, I decided that bargaining with hawkers was far more fun and came away with beautiful white Zanzibar sarongs @ a good deal.
On to Hideaway on Nungwi, we arrived in the dark about an hour later, a quick freshen up and down to the bar for cocktails and the Beach Barbeque. The only way to go is all-inclusive and there is nothing better than throwing away your shoes as you explore the magnificent buffet. The beef steak was quite unbelievable and the sweet crayfish meat with sauce was to die for, washed down with fabulous wine and the odd glass of water to maintain a balance.
I curled up in my four-poster bed with its canopy mosquito net and aircon to cool the nite away - absolute bliss.
The sounds of chirping birds called me and having a cup of coffee on my patio, watching the dhows in the distance on the flat ocean was a sight to behold and set the tone for the day. A sumptuous breakfast, spoilt for choice and what you would expect from a five-star resort, the Hideaway of Nungwi is a very special resort and I am so glad to have finally stayed here and cannot wait to introduce more clients to this really awesome resort.