Our Stay in the Sau Inn, Zanzibar
After awhile we decided to try to book another hotel somewhere else. Unfortunately, it was New Year's Eve and everthing was booked. I did not feel like going anywhere else and lose our precious sunny afternoon.
By then, we were so tired and so fed up, I even threatened to call the police many time slamming my wrist, using intimidation... at the end, I was ashamed of myself. We finally reached a compromise and they accepted to give us a free pass to the New Years activities which included food and orchestra and a bottles of champagne.
Our first room was quite adequate. I had problems with the lighting but they quickly found the problem. They try hard to please people.
On my first day I really enjoyed swimming in the Indian Ocean, on the eastern part of the Island. This was the warmest water that I had ever been in. It was like a jacuzzi. It seemed the salt content of the water was really high.
On the second day, the other men in our group went snorkeling. I can not swim well and I decided to stay home as I enjoyed instead walking in the water at low tide. There was many little pools and there was many colorful tropical fish to be seen. Many women were cultivating seaweeds. I got curious and I walked a long way to see what they were doing exactly. I was supposed to be gone for a short while but I stayed too long and I had a huge sunburn when I came back to the resort. Alex could not believe how dark and red I was . Jacky gave me a cream and I felt better. It was really painful it felt better when I was in the cool water of the pool.
There were many nice resorts around. One afternoon, we went to a restaurant nearby, the service seemed very slow like anywhere around Jambiani.
Even at the Sau Inn, the service was really slow. Sometimes they will not bring us what we asked for, they will bring us things that we did not ask, charged us for things we did not order, etc etc... It was such a beautiful place but we could not wait to leave. The breakfast was quite average and the seating area was a bit dirty, staff was disorganised but most of the resort was well-maintained and the workers were friendly .
During the New Year's Eve, they put the tables with candles on the sand. their was a local orchestra playing Swahili music. They were using generators to get the party going because one of the power cables between the main land had ruptured. We had fun dancing, they had fireworks. When it came time to bring the champagne they refused but I was quite happy about the buffet. There was a lot of selection. There was plenty of langoustine, grilled meat, chicken and many local delicacies, deserts and much more. The orchestra seemed to be OK. Maguy told us they were mixing the words... Overall, it was a memorable evening in Africa by the ocean on an exotic island, what more can we ask. We went to bed after the countdown during the night there was a lot of screaming and people were jumping into the pool with their clothes on. A few people told us their was a lot of debauchery between the people staying at the resort and local women. It was a beautiful place but at the end we were happy to leave.
Our first room with the traditional mosquito net
The resort from the ocean during low tide
Deborah, Baby Ariela and Geoffrey
View from our balcony
Tara by our hotel room at the Sau Inn
The kitchen where people had breakfast
Dhows racing, in front of the Sau Inn Resort
Lucas, Caleb and Deborah
SEE ALSO BEACHES NEAR THE SAU INN
Beautiful swimming pool at the Sau Inn
Gate leading to the Indian Ocean
Beach chairs at the Sau Inn
Beach in front of the resort
Huts by our hotel
The beach in front of the Sau Inn
The pool with the restaurant on top.
Myself by the pool
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