Fodor's Expert Review Emerald Bay Resort

Pemba Island, Chokocho Village, , Tanzania

In the valley of Chokocho Village steps away from a natural marina, surrounded by villagers going about their daily routines, Emerald Bay Resort hugs the arch of the bay. The simple, clean rooms with a stunning terrace overlooking the gardens and the water, make you to feel a part of the island life in your own quiet way. Although it not be as grand as some of the other island lodges the price and the service make it a wonderful midrange option if you want to spend a few days immersed in Pemba village life. Trips out to Misali and Shamiani Islands to picnic and bathe on the sandbanks are the highlight of a stay here. If you want to swim in marine park, you will have to buy a ticket, which is available from the hotel or the boat captain.


  • small and intimate
  • free excursion to the sandbanks each day


  • no direct beachfront
  • not easily accessible to sunbathing or swimming near lodge
  • no swimming pool yet


Residential Area
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Phones: 255-22–260–1459


7 rooms
Rate Includes: All meals

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