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Hotel category
3 Star
Rooms
26
Wellness/Spa
NO
Internet
FREE
PADI dive center
Onsite
House reef
NO

Resort Highlights

  • 3 pools and 700m from a white-sand beach
  • Opposite Mnemba Atoll's clear seas and coral reefs 
  • Schooling fish, dolphins. nudibranchs, turtles
  • 20 rustic rooms in thatched-roof double storey bungalows
  • Rocky cliffs, gardens, wild birds
  • Fresh food, board games, Body & Mind Harmony Center
  • Reef walking, biking, deep sea fishing, kite surfing, tours

Resort Description

Sunshine Marine Lodge is a rustic and intimate lodge on the north-east coast of Zanzibar, facing the Mnemba Atoll. 

Diving in this region offers clear blue seas, corals, schools of reef fish, turtles, dolphins and brightly coloured nudibranchs. The resort's prime position affords easy access to the best dive sites in Zanzibar. 

The lodge is comprised of 20 rooms spread out around seven thatched-roof, double storey bungalows. The grounds offer rocky cliffs, Tanzanian shrubbery with wild birds and views of the light blue, shallow seas. Three swimming pools and white sand beach are both complemented by padded sun loungers. 

The restaurant and bar serves a variety of fresh food and drinks all day. Board games are available.

Enjoy reef walking, biking, deep sea fishing, kite surfing or a spice or Stone Town tour. The new Body & Mind Harmony Center is available for yoga and relaxation. 

 

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 100% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking

Cancellation fee

  • 50% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 45 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 45 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Sunshine Marine Lodge

What to see

Zanzibar’s warm equatorial waters attract a myriad of ocean creatures that habituate both the reef and the deeper pelagic waters. Common favourites among divers are blue spotted rays, crocodile fish, ribbon eels and dolphins.

For advanced divers that wander into the outer reefs and deeper waters there is the opportunity to see barracuda, white tip, black tip reef and whale sharks. In addition Zanzibar is a magnet for macro creatures with various species of nudibranchs, frogfish and ghost pipefish. Night diving on the islands is recommended with sighting of hunting Bluefin trevally and honeycomb morays.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI dive center on north-east coast of Zanzibar
  • Walls, sloping reefs, sandy bottoms with coral rocks
  • Daily morning dive trips on spacious wooden boat
  • Boat departs from outside the resort
  • Snacks, fruits and water served during surface interval
  • Range of recreational PADI courses
  • Training pool, classroom, rental gear, shop, storage, WiFi

Description

Dive Point Zanzibar is a small PADI dive center based on site at the Sunshine Marine Lodge. 

Diving takes place on walls, sloping reefs and sandy bottoms interspersed with rocks covered in coral. 

The team offer daily dive and snorkelling trips to the north-east coast of Zanzibar and Mnemba Atoll. Dive trips depart in the morning and come back around lunchtime. During the surface interval, snacks, fruits and water are served.

A range of recreational training courses are taught including Discover Scuba, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and Divemaster. Specialties are available. Course can be taught in English, French, Danish and Polish. 

Facilities include a training pool, spacious classroom, rental gear, small shop and storage area. Wifi is provided throughout. The spacious wooden dive boat is moored out the front of the resort. 

 

 

DIVING SERVICES

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Equipment For Kids

Diving Facilities

  • Training Pool
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Other Languages On Request

Courses

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cycling
  • Yoga

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • A La Carte Menu
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness

  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments

Facilities

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Garden
  • Uk (3 Pin) Power Sockets

Entertainment and family

  • Games

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

How to get there

Arrival

  • A taxi will be arranged to transfer you between Stone Town/Airport and the lodge. 
  • If you choose to take an independant taxi, be aware that not all taxi drivers are familiar with the lodge and may confuse it with Sunshine Hotel, further south down the coastline.
  • Check-in starts at 12 noon

Departure

  • Please check out by 10am
  • A $1pppn infrastructure tax will be charged at check-out
  • A return transfer to the airport can be arranged by the resort.

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