Sunshine Marine Lodge is a fantastic option for travellers on a budget looking for a remote property with good access to diving. Many clients choose to complement their stay here with a few days at sister property Sunshine Hotel.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Sunshine Marine Lodge is situated on a beautiful cliff on the north-east coast of Zanzibar, in the northern part of Matemwe. It sits just opposite Mnemba Island, the best dive site in the whole of Zanzibar.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT SUNSHINE MARINE LODGE:
There are 23 rooms, all built under Makuti thatched roofs. Every room has a comfortable queen-sized bed and en-suite facilities. The bedroom accommodation has been cleverly designed to take advantage of the cool ocean breeze, avoiding the need for air conditioning. The communal areas consist of a small plunge pool and a larger infinity pool looking over the Indian Ocean.
ACTIVITIES AT SUNSHINE MARINE LODGE:
- As Sunshine Marine Lodge is built on the cliff, it does not have the same access to the beach as Sunshine Hotel, but it has overcome this problem via a pier that extends into the ocean, allowing guests to swim during high tide.
- Additionally, there is just a short walk from camp to Muyuni Beach, one of the best beaches on the island that also offers 24-hour swimming.
- Sunshine Marine Lodge has its very own dive centre, called ‘Dive Point’. This boasts brand new dive equipment along with a specially designed swimming pool that is perfect for refresher divers or people looking for PADI training.
- Combine this with its location opposite Mnemba Island, and Sunshine Marine is arguably the best property on Zanzibar for keen divers.