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Located just off the north west coast of Zanzibar, Chapwani Private Island is surrounded by a coral reef and situated along a palm-fringed white sand beach. It offers a restaurant and bar.

Decorated in a Zanzibari style, accommodation units at Chapwani Private Island are fitted with a sea-facing terrace, mosquito net and private entrance. The en suite bathroom has a shower.

The thatched-roof restaurant overlooks the Indian Ocean and serves a selection of dishes including Italian and local cuisine. Guests can enjoy a tropical cocktail at the bar which is located adjacent to the restaurant.

The resort boasts an outdoor swimming pool, boutique offering local craftwork and souvenirs, as well as a tour desk.

Free Wi-Fi is available and a complimentary airport shuttle can be arranged upon request. The island is a 15-minute boat ride from Zanzibar.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Chapwani Private Island has been welcoming guests since 5 Dec 2013.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Breakfast info


Free private parking available on-site


Water sport facilities on site




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  • HI how is organised the connection from/to hotel to the land ?
    A boat free of charge ( not for arrival transfer with lots of lagguage) is available everyday at 10.00 from Chapwani coming back at 13.30 from town ..
    Answered on 16 February 2021
  • Hi, we are travelling with daughter, 12years old, is there a possibility to add an extra bed to bungalow, dates 21-28 Feb.Thanks
    Hi dear!! Normally from 12 years we dont consider as child ( from 1 to 11 year old only ) but we can do an exception for this specific case!!! -:)..
    Answered on 19 February 2021
  • What exactly is included in half board rate? Are alcoholic drinks included or are these an extra cost?
    Half Board means breakfast and dinner and no drinks are included.
    Answered on 10 January 2022
  • Hello, we would like to book from 23 Dec -27 Dec (4 nights) However we land in Zanzibar at 19:50pm is it possible to get to your island location at t..
    Hi Amy it is possible to reach Chapwani anytime day and nights!!! warm regards mary
    Answered on 12 November 2022
  • I am planning to book a safari on 13th. I will need to be on mainland at 5:30 in the morning. Will it be possible to arrange the boat transfer that early?
    Sure my dear!!!! We can perform transfer anytime day and night
    Answered on 8 February 2023
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Property surroundings *
1 restaurant on site


    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Resort facilities of Chapwani Private Island
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Sea view
  • View
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Beach
  • Water sport facilities on site
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
    • Tour desk
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Room service
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Mosquito net
    • Private entrance
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Entire unit located on ground floor
    Outdoor swimming pool
      Languages spoken
      • English

      House rules

      Chapwani Private Island takes special requests - add in the next step!


      11:00 - 14:00


      08:00 - 10:00


      Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

      Children and beds

      Child policies

      Children of any age are welcome.

      To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

      Cot and extra bed policies

      0 - 2 years
      Cot upon request

      The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

      There are no extra beds available at this property.

      All cots are subject to availability.

      No age restriction

      There is no age requirement for check-in


      Pets are not allowed.

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      The fine print

      Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.