Two men from the Czech Republic decided to build a hotel hundreds of miles away on a small beach resort in East Africa’s Zanibar, but they never thought about how many problems they would encounter trying to achieve this goal. They could barely speak the native language and it took three years of back and forth just to procure the necessary permits.
They employed 200 local workers and began to create their vision of a luxury beachside resort even though they didn’t have any experience in construction. Their style was pretty hands on, but their inexperience, inevitably, led to disappointment when reality hit. After two years of building they realized there were flaws and destroyed everything only to start again.
The duo had finally launched the Tulia Zanzibar after some help from architect Barbara Mluvkova. The hotel is an all-inclusive 5-star boutique beach resort. With 17 bungalows, it became pretty exclusive; each made of local stone and wood, and has its own path that leads through the lush gardens to its door.
There are no meal times which means you can dine in the resort at any time you want, and snacks are available all day. And if you prefer a change of scene and even more privacy, you can have it. A short walk along the secluded beach is a tent with cushions and mini bar. Your butler will take you there with a gourmet picnic and later when the day slips away, your butler will collect you to escort you back to your bungalow.
This is an incredible chance to discover and explore the Indian Ocean on foot and watch as locals as they earn their living by fishing and seaweed farming in the lagoon.