Jua Michamvi

Jua Michamvi

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#1 of 2 villas in Michamvi
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TravellingRolo wrote a review Jun 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates80 contributions59 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hidden gem & unforgettable stay at Jua!
We stayed for 7 nights recently, we had the most amazing time. The place is about 1hr from the airport, and once you arrive it is so peaceful.
The room is very private and you really feel as though you’re in nature. In the morning, you are able to enjoy coffee on the terrace out the front and at night you can hear the waves and animals - which was an amazing experience for us. As the villas were not enclosed I was worried about the nose of other guests but this was not an issue, it was very quiet and we slept so peacefully throughout the whole stay.

I cannot recommend the hotel enough.

The staff (Hassan, Emanuel, Jamal and Musa) were amazing and could not have done enough to make our experience unforgettable - they are a great team!

The food is outstanding and the chef is able to cater for all, if you wanted something not on the set menu you can order this in advance. Alongside this, the staff are able to make delicious fresh cocktails!

I would recommend taking the all inclusive option, as the menu is great!

The activities are brilliant, and you can do as much or as little as possible. We had a massage which was so relaxing whilst listening to the sound of the sea.

Every villa is private and no matter where you stayed in Jua you are guaranteed a fantastic experience. We would love to return already and we only just left.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Arrange airport transfers through the hotel, it’s much easier this way. Also bring USD cash with...
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Maine Doc USA wrote a review Sept 2021
11 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking to relax and unwind, this is the ideal place - we wanted peace and quiet in a comfortable, relaxing place with privacy, after a month on safari throughout Africa. Jua is remote and well hidden. The small staff here is fun , warm and fully supportive throughout the day. They respond to every need and request and do so with big smiles. There are only four bungalows and they sit atop a hill that offers a commanding view of the Indian Ocean. Each suites is large with the biggest bed you will ever encounter, a private plunge pool and an expansive bathroom and shower. Though only preparing for 4 couples, the chef and his kitchen produce a delicious variety of food for all three meals, tastefully presented and impeccably prepared. Meals are served on a deck that sits over the beach and water. The grounds are beautiful with flowers and flowering shrubs and trees everywhere. The pool is comfortable and clean and the beach is quite private. Jua is a very romantic property.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All 4 bungalows have fantastic views, settings and accommodations.
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Response from M Dhalluin, Proprietario at Jua Michamvi
Responded 27 Jan 2022
Asante Sana , we are a romantic and hidden retreat . Very Happy that you enjoyed your holiday to unwind. Hope to see you soon back. The Jua Team & Family
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Staggs Crossing wrote a review Oct 2021
Corona, California81 contributions52 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I cannot express how much we loved this resort! We celebrated our 10 year anniversary here. My wife told the manager that it was our anniversary and he had a table brought down to the ocean floor about 50 yards from the resort during low tide. Lanterns were lit, and a large floral arch was over our table under the stars. The food was brought out to us by the entire staff as they sung songs of celebration. We were completely blown away. The absolute best service from everyone there.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: There are only 4 villas. All the same and very private with their own wading pool.
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Response from M Dhalluin, Proprietario at Jua Michamvi
Responded 27 Jan 2022
You loved Jua and we loved you . We are so happy that you had a great experience. Asante sana for coming to Jua Retreat
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Brett F wrote a review Dec 2022
Omaha, Nebraska4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jua retreat is a great small lodge with large rooms, private plunge pools and is set on beautiful grounds. There is a very large pool, beach access and a ton of warm, sparkling crystal clear water to play in when the tide is in.

The food is plentiful and delicious.

The thing you will remember most is the kind, caring, attentive service from all staff members. They are fun, conversational, and funny.

We enjoyed our three nights and will visit again when in Zanzibar. I would recommend this stay.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: This lodge wouldn’t be good for people with mobility issues. Walking, and small hills are part of...
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Hilario G wrote a review Nov 2022
Province of Malaga, Spain20 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect place for relaxing. 4 big really beatiful villas with a private small pool each one. The bed is huge and very comfortable. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The beach is amazing only 5 steps away from the hotel.
It is a very exclusive hotel where you feel very appreacited and very well treated. The food is very tasty.
Incredible experience.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You won't regret It to be here! Make sure you have cash because payment with card can be difficult.
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Response from nigel Firman, Owner at Jua Michamvi
Responded 10 Nov 2022
Dear Sere, we are so happy that your experience in Jua was incredible. Asante sana The Jua Family
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aash85 wrote a review Jan 2023
21 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Jua Retreat was a wonderful getaway for my wife and I. It is a secluded property with 4 very large villas. Hassan and his staff are wonderful, friendly, and helpful. They helped us with booking excursions (snorkel, reef picnic, Rock Restaurant, and Jozani Forest), making sure we were well rested and well fed. They were great company at the resort, and I enjoyed speaking with them and getting to know them.

The food was delicious, the views were immaculate, and the the hospitality was second to none. I would recommend the all inclusive package, as it made every thing very easy for us.

Getting to Jua is a trek from the airport, about a 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive through some bumpy roads, but once you get there, it is pure relaxation. The rooms do not have fans or windows, so some nights can be a little warmer. But on nights where there is a nice sea breeze, it is great. Of note, the villas are outdoors and one with nature, so you may see some bugs, the nets around the bed are drawn for you by housekeeping before you go to sleep, so they are not an issue while sleeping. This is not something that deterred us from our time, but just something to know in case that is not your "vibe"

All in all, I would 100% recommend Jua for an unforgettable, relaxing, and romantic getaway.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: For snorkeling, we brought our own gear, not sure if they have any available for renting or not.
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mcudug550882 wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved our stay at Jua Retreat. Villas are beautiful and the bed is probably the largest we have ever slept in. Views are breathtaking - surrounded by nature and sea. Hassan and his team make sure that they make your stay memorable through their personalised service and nothing is ever an issue, they made us feel special through entire stay. Food is made fresh specifically for you and the choice is great - Breakfast was especially delicious! We loved the jams and home made pastry which changed every day, you could also get your "starter" breakfast including juices, coffee, home made pastries, yogurt, muesli and fruits to your villa porch every morning. My favourite part of the day! Would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone who is looking to be pampered and relaxed in beautiful and very private surroundings.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from nigel Firman, Owner at Jua Michamvi
Responded 22 Sept 2023
Hi, We're thrilled to hear that you loved your stay at Jua Retreat! Our villas, breathtaking views, and personalized service left a lasting impression. Our fresh, tailor-made food and delightful breakfasts were highlights of your visit. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to pampering you again in our private and beautiful surroundings. Warm regards, The Jua Team
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Martins wrote a review Jul 2022
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were on our honeymoon and stayed in Jua Retreat for 4 nights which were amazing! We had all inclusive option booked through booking.com.
The best thing is that it is super private. There are only 4 villas meaning 8 people in all resort! If you want privacy, it’s a place for you!
Villa was beautiful with massive bed. Room was always clean. Great view and access to the sea. Large swimming pool and paddle board included in all inclusive option.
Staff was exceptional!
We did quite a lot of activities which were available and hotel staff organised everything for us (snorkelling, massage, Jozani forest visit, Quad Safari).
Food was great, although could have more vegetarian options available. My wife didn’t have much to choose from as she she do not eat seafood. However, for me, food was great!
Definitely recommend this place to everyone!
Thank you very much Jua team!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from nigel Firman, Owner at Jua Michamvi
Responded 9 Sept 2022
Hello Martins, so happy you enjoyed your honeymoon and travelled around Zanzibar to see the beauty of the island. I will recommend more Vegetarian dishes to our Chefs. Asante sana
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cbourd451486 wrote a review Mar 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jua is amazing - it is even better en real life than what we anticipated based on the pictures.
The room is beautifully decorated, really big, very private and very comfortable.
Having your own little porch for morning coffees and your own plunge to enjoy private sunbathing is really a plus.
The quality of the service (both attentive and discreet) is a true addition.
The food and drinks offering is top restaurant/bar level.

A few things to know :
The rooms are opened (no windows) and therefore no AC. The night temperatures remain high but we managed really well with a fan. It is really nice to sleep with teh sound of the cracking waves.
Although the beach and views are really great, the hotel is remote from the most popular activities, so it is best to plan for chill/resting days with best-in-class service.
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Date of stay: February 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from nigel Firman, Owner at Jua Michamvi
Responded 7 Mar 2024
Hello, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at Jua! We're thrilled to hear that your stay exceeded expectations, and we appreciate your kind words about the room's decor, size, and privacy. It's fantastic that you enjoyed the little porch for morning coffees and the private plunge pool for sunbathing – those personal touches do make a difference. We're especially pleased that the quality of our service, characterized by attentiveness and discretion, stood out to you. Our team strives to create a memorable and comfortable experience for all our guests. Your positive remarks on the food and drinks offerings being at a top restaurant/bar level are truly appreciated. We take pride in delivering a culinary experience that complements the overall stay. As an additional note, it's worth mentioning that March is a unique time at Jua, as it marks a period when the winds calm down. Interestingly, it becomes the only time of the year when a fan in the room is necessary for added comfort. We hope this insider tip enhances your future visits during this special season. Thank you once again for choosing Jua, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional stay. The Jua Team
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cheryl s wrote a review Mar 2023
Adelaide, Australia19 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place has me wanting to change my life and live in Zanzibar. Absolutely spectacular setting with the most amazing Villas and staff that totally spoil you.
The Villas look good on the website but in real life are even better. Spacious, private, a bed which has to be the hugest I have ever slept on. Love, love, love. I want a bathroom just like we had with the beautiful aesthetics.
The common area where you eat is just spectacular as is the food and the communal pool is very well maintained with exactly the right number of sun lounges. I had a spa treatment looking out at the sea which was lovely and the small shop has some interesting things.
We did a cooking class to learn some local Swahili secrets, checked out the vegetable garden, hung out with the owners dogs Magi, Billy and Bro and generally just relaxed. The two activities we did off site was to visit the Rock Restaurant and a sunset dhow trip.
Love to return sometime - hopefully the sands of time will permit.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from nigel Firman, Owner at Jua Michamvi
Responded 13 Mar 2023
Dear Cheryl , what a beautiful review. If you want to come and live in Zanzibar I will find you a place :) Thank you so much for staying with us I will say hello to all the staff and all the dogs. Take care and see you soon.
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KELLYSLJ asked a question Jun 2023
Orpington, United Kingdom24 contributions13 helpful votes
Hello may you advise what the beach is like? Is it clean sand, is it long/wide? Thanks
Answer from Tibor V
Budapest, Hungary76 contributions40 helpful votes
Hi The " private" beach is quite clean, but there are some seaweeds ( not too much, not so disturbing). If there is tide, the water is far away from the beach, you can walk in the sand far away in both direction There is almost nobody . At the "entrance" of the beach there are flat surfaces, like rocks, but you can walk on them . All in all quite nice beach except at tide.
Answer from Meander812138
Hello, their is only seaweeds in case in the ocean their is heavy rain during full moon otherwise we do not have seaweeds. The ocean is beautiful and it is a pleasure to swim in , all the best and thank you for contacting Jua Retreat
Answer from Jovie E
Dubai, United Arab Emirates174 contributions64 helpful votes
Yes drinks are included in the all inclusive package, what’s more they use good quality alcohol. It does not stop at anytime and the bar tender Musa can make any cocktail you want using fresh fruits in season as well. You will definitely have a great romantic vacation there!
KELLYSLJ wrote a tip Sept 2023
Orpington, United Kingdom24 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just enjoy yourself and leave your shoes at home. Barefoot luxury"
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aash85 wrote a tip Jan 2023
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"For snorkeling, we brought our own gear, not sure if they have any available for renting or not. "
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Brett F wrote a tip Dec 2022
Omaha, Nebraska4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This lodge wouldn’t be good for people with mobility issues. Walking, and small hills are part of the properties charm."
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Hilario G wrote a tip Nov 2022
Province of Malaga, Spain20 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You won't regret It to be here! Make sure you have cash because payment with card can be difficult."
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Staggs Crossing wrote a tip Oct 2021
Corona, California81 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are only 4 villas. All the same and very private with their own wading pool."
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PRICE RANGE
₹22,845 - ₹34,517 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandMichamvi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jua Michamvi
Which popular attractions are close to Jua Michamvi?
Nearby attractions include The Hub Zanzibar (2.4 km), The Gong Club (4.5 km), and The Hub Zanzibar (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Jua Michamvi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Jua Michamvi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Jua Michamvi?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Jua Michamvi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fishers Restaurant, Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel & Restaurant, and Boho Social Zanzibar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Jua Michamvi?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Jua Michamvi have airport transportation?
Yes, Jua Michamvi offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Jua Michamvi?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
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