Located at the western edge of the village, close to the football pitch and shops, Ruma Guesthouse offers very basic, local-style rooms in a simple concrete building.
Bagamoyo Spice Villa
(3 rooms) PO Box 3528, Zanzibar; Ø 0746 442203; e email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org; www.sensationdivers.com (BAGAMO 5º43.613'S; 39º17.61'E). Available exclusively to Sensations Divers' clients, and owned by the same person, Peter Minchin, Bagamoyo is a self-contained private house on the edge of the village. With a marked sub-aqua theme thoughout, the 3 bedrooms in the main house are named after local dive sites – Leven Bank, Hunga and Kichafi. Each has 2 kingsize beds, solid furniture and an en-suite bathroom. Those who haven't had enough aquatic adventure during their day can happily wallow in the deep stone bath in Leven Bank. Bagamoyo can be booked on FB or HB basis, and has a barbecue area and fully equipped kitchen, known as Home Reef. There's a large tropical garden dotted with coconut palms and cerise bougainvillea, and for rainy afternoons, a lounge area with satellite TV, internet access and some interesting books and maps. US$60/75 sgl/dbl b&b. Use of the Home Reef kitchen is an additional US$5 per day.