Prison Island is a simply Paradise on Earth. One of zanzibar's best known attractions, the island lies 3.5 miles to the northwest of Zanzibar's Stone Town, a short 20 minutes dhow ride from Stone Town, and like Zanzibar has a fascinating history. The old prison building which were later used as a quarantine station have been meticulously restored by the present owners to create a modern boutique hotel whilst preserving the historical treasures.
Things has changed a lot here since the time explorers such as Vasco da Gama, stanley and Livingstone passed through this Island. Prison Island offers luxury and comfort with accommodation in 15 deluxe cottages and 12 sea-facing rooms.
On Prison Island the pristine, white shoreline gives way to dense tropical forest a place for rare birds and also home to colony of over 200 Giant aldabran tortoises. Most importantly, Prison Island is a place to relux. With its fantastic white sandy beach and spectacular natural forest teeming with variety of birds and small animals such peacocks and giant tortoise etc, the island is very famous for its richness in water based natural attractions hence it is among the best site for diving and snorkeling as well. Everything is still existing, although most of them have become decrepit. Please Keep your eyes peeled too for the shy and elusive Duikers – an unusual tiny antelope species.
The price is per person, and includes the following:
- Local Boat
- Entrance Fee
- Tour Guide
- Mineral Water
- Government Tax and VAT