Sunshine Marine Lodge is located on the north-east coast of Zanzibar, in the northern part of Matemwe, close to Muyuni Beach, opposite Mnemba Island. On a beautiful cliff, unique and remote, Sunshine Marine Lodge offers spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and Mnemba Atoll, a biodiverse coral reef of Zanzibar.
This is an excellent holiday destination when looking for something stylish yet cosy, with a wide range of marine related activities on offer.
23 rooms of varying design yet each offers comfortable queen size bed with large mosquito net, private bathroom with shower and toilet, effective ceiling fan, strong standing fan, small bedside fan, safe deposit box, a stone bench covered with cushions, wooden wardrobe, cool ambient lights, spacious balcony or veranda. The Lodge aims to be eco-friendly and there no air conditioning is offered in the rooms. Each room was specially designed to use the ocean breeze to cool down (like sultan palaces in the past).
At low tide, in front of the Lodge, a temporary beach great for walking and exploring the exposed ocean floor is accessible.sun beds are brought down, so for few hours a day, guests can enjoy the sun on the beach and observe the marine life.
About 700m from the Lodge there is Muyuni beach – one of the last undeveloped and unspoilt beaches of Zanzibar. This beach can be reached on foot (during the low tide), by bike or car. The beach is perfect for sunbathing, walks and swimming during low and high tides. Its powder white sand washed by clear waters of Indian Ocean, make it one of the most beautiful and scenic beaches on Zanzibar.
Three swimming pools are a pleasant escape from the heat. Two of them are situated near the ocean, close to the Restaurant and Bar areas. The third pool is located in the Lodge’s Dive Center. It is specially designed for diving courses but everybody is welcome there.
The restaurant and bar serve a wide variety of delicious fresh foods and drinks. Guest are invited to relax with a drink, read a book or play a game in the Boat Bar or the lounge areas around it: on the Upper Deck and in the Rock Garden.