Changuu Private Island Paradise
Location: Tanzania, Zanzibar

Changuu Private Island ParadiseChanguu Private Island Paradise ( Prison Island) has been described as a Small Paradise on Earth, with its private white beach surrounded by the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean. The islet lies 3 miles to the northwest of Zanzibar Stone Town, and it is oblong in shape about mile and 250 yards broad at the broadest part. The islan d is accessible via a comfortable 20 minutes boat ride from Stone Town in a a traditional Dhow (fishing boat).

Changuu Private Island Paradise is basically a restoration of historical buildings to make them living structures, adapted to new uses while preserving their authenticity. The Prison ruins have now been converted into a bright living structure, offering a host of entertainment facilities, such as a caf, boutique and library. The Mathews Restaurant is an artfully restored building that was erected in the late 1890s; its wide veranda, enjoying the invigorating sea breeze, overlooks the irresistible swimming-pool at which fresh water is available for the first time in the history of this islet. This awesome renovation has been achieved whilst maintaining the perfect balance between nature and culture.

15 exclusive cottages built in the north-west of the island offer an unrivaled, luxurious experience; and in the south-west side of the island, the former Quarantine Area built in 1931 has been converted into 12 elegant sea facing rooms. Prison Island offers two room categories, all in close proximity to the sea.The cottages are built in local materials and topped with traditional thatched roofs, achieving cool atmosphere day and night.

The spacious interiors are elegantly decorated and equipped with mosquito nets and ensuite bathrooms, all with 2 al fresco showers and bathtub.
The private outdoor verandas face out to the sea, maximizing the views and sounds of the Ocean.

Prison Island is a paradise for nature lovers. It is home to the undisturbed tortoise sanctuary, surrounded by the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean. With the 19th century buildings that have been artfully restored, the island is a natural treasure with a rich choice activities, or just to relax.

The enticing fresh water swimming pool,a floodlit tennis court inside the dense forest that covers the heart of the island make for a stylish, smart and exclusively elegant get away.

The tropical forest is ideal for nature trails, with different flora and fauna, home of the Giant Aldabra Tortoises that have inhabited the island for the last 80 years making the island one of the most important attractions in Zanzibar. Worldwide known for its magical balance between nature and culture, the magnificently restored Prison Ruins host the cultural and musical evening events in an incomparable setting.

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