With Stone Town done and dusted it was time to head east in order to spend the next week mainly horizontal with a book in one hand and a drink in another. The taxi ride there was even more beautiful and lively than I had ever anticipated and I am so glad I got to see this little snippet of Zanzibari life, even if it was just a drive by experience! When we finally arrive in Uroa- a small village on the east coast of the island, we were welcomed by an abundance of luscious palm leaves, exotic flowers, birds of paradise nesting in impressive wooden structures and most importantly…peacefulness.
We were staying in the beautiful Uroa Bay Beach Resort, a stone’s throw from the beach and tucked away amongst the beautiful green gardens. We had a little villa in the grounds
Whilst the bedrooms are beautiful and very comfortable I couldn’t bring myself to sit inside when the pool looked so inviting. Coconuts clacked together in the palm branches above our wicker sun-loungers whilst the pool offered solace for hot sun-pricked skin. Having spent a year completing a history degree and reading dusty history tomes in the library the prospect of reading something slightly more light-hearted with a slightly more idyllic view was extra appealing. Gone Girl, Ghana Must Go and Where’d You Bernadette were packed..all of which i would recommend so click on the titles to link straight through to Amazon.
The perfect bridge for human pooh sticks…
When we visited (late June) Uroa Bay was pretty much empty. We always had the pool to ourselves and there was never a scramble for sun-beds in the sunniest patch. The staff were always super happy and were extra friendly. My only criticism would be the food. The poolside bar had the best evening atmosphere but the menu seemed to lack true Zanzibari food and taste. A stroll down the beach to the village of Uroa may be a better option.
The best bit though?…the beach. Stay tuned for the next blog post to see the most magical feature of Uroa Bay Hotel.
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