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| Places We've Stayed | Sleeping on the Beach


We arrived in Zanzibar after nightfall one starless night in December and it was pitch dark by the time we got to our bungalow. It was impossible to make out the ocean through the expanse of deep shadow but we could feel its movement and hear its thundering drumming. Then when we woke to a golden glow creeping through the cracks in the door.







Evergreen Bungalows in a lovely place to stay for the more laid back traveller.  It is located in an area called Bwejuu which is in the southeastern part of Zanzibar's main island Unguja. Locally owned and managed, the accommodation is basic but clean and carefully maintained. The staff are friendly and so kind, nothing is too much trouble and they can help you with transport to and from the airport (and anywhere else you fancy), find places to eat, go snorkelling, or diving. 

If you are looking to steer away from the busier party beaches in the north of the island or if you are looking for a place with a real local flavour then Evergreen is the place for you. The village of Bwejuu (that lends its name to the beach) is close by and is a good place to visit and see a more real side of the island. I must say that of all the beaches that I have visited in Zanzibar over the years, Bwejuu has retained its honest representation of coastal life and is the most local feeling beach I've stayed in yet.

We really enjoyed our stay at The Evergreen Bungalows. We stayed during the peak season and the cost came in at just shy of £35 per person per night including breakfast (which involved cooked eggs, a good few cups of good chai and fresh fruit). A very reasonable rate for a lovely spot on the beach, waking to birdsong, warm sands and falling asleep to the sound of lapping waves and the wind in the palm trees.

Notes: Peak season is from mid December late February.


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6 comments:

  1. It takes one to know one. You make my heart happy too.
    Wonderful pics. I am going to imagine great things now
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  2. what a great price for a lovely spot by the beach. I love the view from the beach; I can see myself totally bumming out on that porch and watching the waves.

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  3. How utterly charming! I am too afraid of water to stay anywhere near this close to it but the little huts look just absolutely dreamy.
    xox,
    Cee

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  4. how lovely! i am in love with the first picture. that glow is magnificent!

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  5. that sounds lush! great price too. I'd love to visit! who doesnt anyway! :)

    Katrina Sophia Blog

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