Constance Aiyana, Micheweni
Constance Aiyana, Micheweni
Constance Aiyana, Micheweni
Constance Aiyana, Micheweni
Constance Aiyana, Micheweni
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Constance Aiyana

Makangale, Micheweni

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Ricky_Shaton
28 Apr 2020
Ever wanted to spend a vacation in a place where not many tourists set foot before you? Where nature and world known luxury reunite in perfect harmony? You might think that this doesn't exist, or it only exists in James Bond movies... For us it exists and thrives on the beautiful island of Pemba, North of Zanzibar in Tanzania. In all our journeys in the world and especially in Tanzania, we have never been to a calm and unique place like The Aiyana. Getting there might be a longer journey than flying to the standard places in the world like Seychellen, Maldives or Mauritius but once you are there it totally pays off. We recommend you combine a stay at The Aiyana with a safari in Serengeti and then fly to Pemba via Zanzibar. After arriving at the hotel you dive into another world and forget about everything else. This is true holiday and relaxation. The hotels offers many nice excursions, either on the water or on land and the key feature of the hotel is the unique architecture in the main area and of course in the 30 villas. It doesn't matter in which villa you stay, as all of them have direct beach access and sea view. If you are 4 people we recommend to stay in the Ambassador, Royal or Presidential villa, as they all come with a private pool. For more info click on our website link.
falamains
22 Mar 2020 - Pasangan
We stayed for 5 nights after a week on safari and what a wonderful place to relax! The room was beautiful and clean with a stunning terrace and only a few steps to the beach. The staff were all so kind and helpful and everyone went out of their way to make our stay exceptional. As for the food....wow!! The best fish we have ever been lucky enough to eat! No hesitation in highly recommending a visit, so hope we may return one day.
Giorgio2009
13 Mar 2020 - Pasangan
We did not stay at the hotel but stopped twice for lunch, walking along the beach from our nearby lodge. The welcome was extremely pleasant, smiling service, fine food, cool wine, free water all at a reasonable price given quality and no doubt complex catering in this isolated location. A very enjoyable experience, particularly as we were not staying at this luxury resort. Thanks again to staff and management, merci beaucoup.
FrancesandMark
16 Feb 2020
We just completed a 7-night stay at the Aiyana on the northwest coast of Pemba Island in the Zanzibar archipelago. The Aiyana opened 7 years ago on the largely undeveloped northwest coast of Pemba, on the Pemba Channel. It took 8 years to build and was the brainchild of the owner Ashok, a Mauritian designer. The grounds and gardens are laid out in a very tasteful and peaceful fashion, with a wide variety of plants and sculptures. The whitewashed buildings have a strong Hindi feel to them. All 30 villas are ocean-facing. There is a lovely infinity pool near the bar and restaurant area. The resort seems to attract mostly French, Italian and German visitors, in that order. Perhaps being the time of year, it was not at all crowded during our visit though we imagine even if fully occupied it still wouldn’t have seemed crowded. The 500m beachfront is interesting and different to what we’ve experienced in the Indian Ocean before. The reef is about 500m from the shore at low tide and the beach is very flat. Low tide therefore reveals many interesting tidal pools that can be explored on foot or with a mask and snorkel. And at lowest tides the local villagers from Makemabe come out to tend their seaweed farms all up and down the shore, and to fish in the small tidal eddies for reef fish and the ubiquitous octopus. The seaweed is dried and sold to Chinese importers who use it to make soaps and cosmetics. The hotel might consider offering some of the seaweed-inspired soaps, etc in the guest rooms as it would draw a nice connection to the activities of the villagers. For the 2-3 hours around high tide all of that disappears and the sandy-bottomed beach is a delight to swim in. There are numerous excursions available, mostly free of charge, and we enjoyed several of them. A must is the sand bank trip—motoring to this one mile long nearby sand bar at low tide in the hotel’s traditional dhow, spending some time out there swimming and watching birds before returning to the hotel under sail. We also enjoyed our visit to the nearby Ngeze rain forest with our guides Abade and Combo and were able to catch glimpses of an animal unique to Pemba—the “flying fox”. This trip can also be combined with a visit to the local village—and we were able to spend time at one of the village schools, learn more about the education system and speak to some of the teachers and students. Combined, these 2 activities were a nice way to spend a morning and were well-worth the $110 for the 2 of us. Other activities included fishing and snorkelling. While the coral reef at the hotel seemed to us to be in pretty good shape in spite of all of the seaweed farming and fishing, we didn’t think that either the variety or density of fish were equal to what we’ve seen in other Indian Ocean destinations like the Maldives or Seychelles. But the area is a popular diving destination and the Manta (diving) Hotel is right next door—so perhaps further out… And finally, after all of those activities, the one-hour Swedish massages (we had several!) expertly provided by Scola were among the most relaxing we’ve ever had. There was also a local fabric display and discussion and a basic Swahili language class. So, in spite of the intimacy of the resort there is plenty to keep a guest occupied! We had chosen the “full-board” meal and drinks plan for this trip. The Aiyana doesn’t provide a buffet so all of the food is served a la carte. There was plenty of selection and a group of daily specials which normally focussed on fish landed from local fishermen (octopus and tuna—served both as sushi and grilled—red snapper and daurade were among the best). Lots of fresh fruit at breakfast and tasty omelettes, avocado toast, etc. Salads could have done with more lettuce for variety. Each night there was a different theme—and setting—for dinner. The hotel did an excellent job with this aspect of the evening meal. Swahili BBQ on the beach, a lovely 5 course lobster inspired set menu, Italian evening, etc. Table settings were moved around nicely to accommodate the themes and of course dining with your feet in the sand is always special. Drinks were of good quality and better than some other all-inclusive offerings that we have experienced. Mid-level to premium brands were included as part of the standard offering and the pours were frequent and generous! And our daily expresso made with Tanzanian coffee was exceptional. But the thing that really sets the Aiyana apart and gives it a 5* rating from us was the quality of the staff and the excellent, relaxed, professional but friendly service. The hotel actively recruits African people from the local village, who make up nearly half of the staff. Others come from Arusha, Dar Es Salaam and even Mauritius. So guests receive the best of the tropical Indian Ocean experience but with a decidedly AFRICAN vibe. And that’s what makes it special. Apparently, the Constance Hotel Chain used to have the management contract but this is now run in-house. Philippe Dupont, the General Manager is leading a team that provides outstanding hospitality in what is quite a remote (and all the more interesting and unique for it) place. And special praise goes out to all of the people who made our stay so enjoyable and became our friends—James our excellent mixolologist, Garish the fine chef and host, Eduardo our charming and amusing host, Abade our village tour guide and, of course, the very lovely and charming Scola—our talented masseuse and daily yoga partner! Great holiday that will live on in our memories at the Aiyana! To close, a quick word on getting to Pemba. We travelled from London via Dubai to Zanzibar and then a short flight to Pemba followed by a 60 minute drive to the hotel. A word to the wise-It is a long trip from most European destinations and the Air Dubai economy flight from Dubai to Zanzibar is the worst part as it is 6 hours on a cramped 737-800 plane. If you cannot or do not want to travel business class on this leg of the journey, you will have a much better chance of sleeping if you pay extra (about $55 each way) for a seat with extra leg room on the Dubai-Zanzibar leg and will arrive feeling somewhat more refreshed. Your travel agent may also come up with a better way to get you to Zanzibar rather than through Dubai. Apparently flights run through Milan, for example.
Renee H
30 Jan 2020
Yes, it is indeed possible! BUT, be prepared to stand out if you are a solo traveler like I was. Plenty of honey-mooners, anniversary goers, and couples. BUT, it just means that at times the whole beach is yours ;). Staff go out of their way to give you a 5 star (are there more?) experience. Restful spa, gym, yoga class or if you are like me, bar with an amazing view serving amazing cocktails. And that floating houseboat platform thing off the beach - not for you, unfortunately. It is the underwater room available at The Manta Resort, next door. Thank goodness I booked to stay there when I was at The Manta because you are seriously missing out otherwise. BUT back to The Aiyana, they have undergone a change of management, and the owner and his super-efficient staff are doing well to dispel any fears that doubtful travelers might have (hence me rating the property as "very good" instead of "excellent". The room decor does show a bit of wear and tear, but the hotel has an active maintenance program, and this should definitely not put you off. The only restaurant I found on the island who serves yogurt - who would've thought that yogurt was such a rare commodity - as well as super-delicious meals. Ask them to arrange supper for you on the beach, at least once. When I left they were busy building an outdoor spa on a rocky outcrop just offshore, or was it a private dinner table? Whichever, I am sure it will look wonderful once they have completed it.
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Makangale Beach
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Tentang Akomodasi

Waktu check-in & check-out
Waktu check-in:
2:00 PM
Waktu check-out:
noon
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Di mana alamat Constance Aiyana?
Constance Aiyana beralamat di Makangale Beach
Pukul berapa waktu check-in & check-out di Constance Aiyana?
Waktu untuk check-in di Constance Aiyana adalah mulai dari pukul 2:00 PM dan waktu check-out paling lambat pukul noon
Apa saja fasilitas yang tersedia di Constance Aiyana?
Fasilitas yang tersedia dan bisa kamu gunakan di hotel ini adalah (beberapa fasilitas mungkin perlu biaya tambahan):
  • Kolam Renang
  • Wifi
  • Parkir
  • Restoran
  • Resepsionis 24 Jam
Apakah di Constance Aiyana tersedia fasilitas kolam renang?
Ya, di Constance Aiyana tersedia kolam renang yang bisa kamu gunakan.

Fasilitas
Fasilitas Populer
Kolam Renang
Wifi
Parkir
Restoran
Resepsionis 24 Jam
Spa
Lift
Olahraga, Spa & Rekreasi
Ruang perawatan spa
Payung pantai
Fasilitas gym
Kolam renang outdoor
Kursi berjemur di kolam renang
Kursi berjemur di pantai
Taman
Payung kolam renang
Spa layanan lengkap
Handuk pantai
Hewan Peliharaan
Hewan peliharaan tidak diperbolehkan
Binatang peliharaan atau binatang penuntun tidak diizinkan
Fasilitas Anak
Penitipan anak atau bayi (biaya tambahan)
Penitipan bayi atau anak
 

Review

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5.0
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Kebersihan
5.0
Kamar
5.0
Lokasi
5.0
Layanan
5.0
Nilai
5.0
Pasangan
121
Keluarga
39
Wisata sendiri
11
Berlibur dengan teman
15
Bisnis
5
Ricky_Shaton
28 Apr 2020 -
Ever wanted to spend a vacation in a place where not many tourists set foot before you? Where nature and world known luxury reunite in perfect harmony? You might think that this doesn't exist, or it only exists in James Bond movies... For us it exists and thrives on the beautiful island of Pemba, North of Zanzibar in Tanzania. In all our journeys in the world and especially in Tanzania, we have never been to a calm and unique place like The Aiyana. Getting there might be a longer journey than flying to the standard places in the world like Seychellen, Maldives or Mauritius but once you are there it totally pays off. We recommend you combine a stay at The Aiyana with a safari in Serengeti and then fly to Pemba via Zanzibar. After arriving at the hotel you dive into another world and forget about everything else. This is true holiday and relaxation. The hotels offers many nice excursions, either on the water or on land and the key feature of the hotel is the unique architecture in the main area and of course in the 30 villas. It doesn't matter in which villa you stay, as all of them have direct beach access and sea view. If you are 4 people we recommend to stay in the Ambassador, Royal or Presidential villa, as they all come with a private pool. For more info click on our website link.
falamains
22 Mar 2020 - Pasangan
We stayed for 5 nights after a week on safari and what a wonderful place to relax! The room was beautiful and clean with a stunning terrace and only a few steps to the beach. The staff were all so kind and helpful and everyone went out of their way to make our stay exceptional. As for the food....wow!! The best fish we have ever been lucky enough to eat! No hesitation in highly recommending a visit, so hope we may return one day.
Giorgio2009
13 Mar 2020 - Pasangan
We did not stay at the hotel but stopped twice for lunch, walking along the beach from our nearby lodge. The welcome was extremely pleasant, smiling service, fine food, cool wine, free water all at a reasonable price given quality and no doubt complex catering in this isolated location. A very enjoyable experience, particularly as we were not staying at this luxury resort. Thanks again to staff and management, merci beaucoup.
FrancesandMark
16 Feb 2020 -
We just completed a 7-night stay at the Aiyana on the northwest coast of Pemba Island in the Zanzibar archipelago. The Aiyana opened 7 years ago on the largely undeveloped northwest coast of Pemba, on the Pemba Channel. It took 8 years to build and was the brainchild of the owner Ashok, a Mauritian designer. The grounds and gardens are laid out in a very tasteful and peaceful fashion, with a wide variety of plants and sculptures. The whitewashed buildings have a strong Hindi feel to them. All 30 villas are ocean-facing. There is a lovely infinity pool near the bar and restaurant area. The resort seems to attract mostly French, Italian and German visitors, in that order. Perhaps being the time of year, it was not at all crowded during our visit though we imagine even if fully occupied it still wouldn’t have seemed crowded. The 500m beachfront is interesting and different to what we’ve experienced in the Indian Ocean before. The reef is about 500m from the shore at low tide and the beach is very flat. Low tide therefore reveals many interesting tidal pools that can be explored on foot or with a mask and snorkel. And at lowest tides the local villagers from Makemabe come out to tend their seaweed farms all up and down the shore, and to fish in the small tidal eddies for reef fish and the ubiquitous octopus. The seaweed is dried and sold to Chinese importers who use it to make soaps and cosmetics. The hotel might consider offering some of the seaweed-inspired soaps, etc in the guest rooms as it would draw a nice connection to the activities of the villagers. For the 2-3 hours around high tide all of that disappears and the sandy-bottomed beach is a delight to swim in. There are numerous excursions available, mostly free of charge, and we enjoyed several of them. A must is the sand bank trip—motoring to this one mile long nearby sand bar at low tide in the hotel’s traditional dhow, spending some time out there swimming and watching birds before returning to the hotel under sail. We also enjoyed our visit to the nearby Ngeze rain forest with our guides Abade and Combo and were able to catch glimpses of an animal unique to Pemba—the “flying fox”. This trip can also be combined with a visit to the local village—and we were able to spend time at one of the village schools, learn more about the education system and speak to some of the teachers and students. Combined, these 2 activities were a nice way to spend a morning and were well-worth the $110 for the 2 of us. Other activities included fishing and snorkelling. While the coral reef at the hotel seemed to us to be in pretty good shape in spite of all of the seaweed farming and fishing, we didn’t think that either the variety or density of fish were equal to what we’ve seen in other Indian Ocean destinations like the Maldives or Seychelles. But the area is a popular diving destination and the Manta (diving) Hotel is right next door—so perhaps further out… And finally, after all of those activities, the one-hour Swedish massages (we had several!) expertly provided by Scola were among the most relaxing we’ve ever had. There was also a local fabric display and discussion and a basic Swahili language class. So, in spite of the intimacy of the resort there is plenty to keep a guest occupied! We had chosen the “full-board” meal and drinks plan for this trip. The Aiyana doesn’t provide a buffet so all of the food is served a la carte. There was plenty of selection and a group of daily specials which normally focussed on fish landed from local fishermen (octopus and tuna—served both as sushi and grilled—red snapper and daurade were among the best). Lots of fresh fruit at breakfast and tasty omelettes, avocado toast, etc. Salads could have done with more lettuce for variety. Each night there was a different theme—and setting—for dinner. The hotel did an excellent job with this aspect of the evening meal. Swahili BBQ on the beach, a lovely 5 course lobster inspired set menu, Italian evening, etc. Table settings were moved around nicely to accommodate the themes and of course dining with your feet in the sand is always special. Drinks were of good quality and better than some other all-inclusive offerings that we have experienced. Mid-level to premium brands were included as part of the standard offering and the pours were frequent and generous! And our daily expresso made with Tanzanian coffee was exceptional. But the thing that really sets the Aiyana apart and gives it a 5* rating from us was the quality of the staff and the excellent, relaxed, professional but friendly service. The hotel actively recruits African people from the local village, who make up nearly half of the staff. Others come from Arusha, Dar Es Salaam and even Mauritius. So guests receive the best of the tropical Indian Ocean experience but with a decidedly AFRICAN vibe. And that’s what makes it special. Apparently, the Constance Hotel Chain used to have the management contract but this is now run in-house. Philippe Dupont, the General Manager is leading a team that provides outstanding hospitality in what is quite a remote (and all the more interesting and unique for it) place. And special praise goes out to all of the people who made our stay so enjoyable and became our friends—James our excellent mixolologist, Garish the fine chef and host, Eduardo our charming and amusing host, Abade our village tour guide and, of course, the very lovely and charming Scola—our talented masseuse and daily yoga partner! Great holiday that will live on in our memories at the Aiyana! To close, a quick word on getting to Pemba. We travelled from London via Dubai to Zanzibar and then a short flight to Pemba followed by a 60 minute drive to the hotel. A word to the wise-It is a long trip from most European destinations and the Air Dubai economy flight from Dubai to Zanzibar is the worst part as it is 6 hours on a cramped 737-800 plane. If you cannot or do not want to travel business class on this leg of the journey, you will have a much better chance of sleeping if you pay extra (about $55 each way) for a seat with extra leg room on the Dubai-Zanzibar leg and will arrive feeling somewhat more refreshed. Your travel agent may also come up with a better way to get you to Zanzibar rather than through Dubai. Apparently flights run through Milan, for example.
Renee H
30 Jan 2020 -
Yes, it is indeed possible! BUT, be prepared to stand out if you are a solo traveler like I was. Plenty of honey-mooners, anniversary goers, and couples. BUT, it just means that at times the whole beach is yours ;). Staff go out of their way to give you a 5 star (are there more?) experience. Restful spa, gym, yoga class or if you are like me, bar with an amazing view serving amazing cocktails. And that floating houseboat platform thing off the beach - not for you, unfortunately. It is the underwater room available at The Manta Resort, next door. Thank goodness I booked to stay there when I was at The Manta because you are seriously missing out otherwise. BUT back to The Aiyana, they have undergone a change of management, and the owner and his super-efficient staff are doing well to dispel any fears that doubtful travelers might have (hence me rating the property as "very good" instead of "excellent". The room decor does show a bit of wear and tear, but the hotel has an active maintenance program, and this should definitely not put you off. The only restaurant I found on the island who serves yogurt - who would've thought that yogurt was such a rare commodity - as well as super-delicious meals. Ask them to arrange supper for you on the beach, at least once. When I left they were busy building an outdoor spa on a rocky outcrop just offshore, or was it a private dinner table? Whichever, I am sure it will look wonderful once they have completed it.
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