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Accommodations in Zanzibar

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Ocean Paradise Beach Resort ****
Kiwengwa Beach

The hotel sits nestled between swaying coconut palms and elongated white sandy beaches on Zanzibar’s picturesque coast. With stunning views of the turquoise Indian Ocean, you will find Ocean Paradise Resort with beautiful landscaped gardens and Zanzibar’s largest swimming pool.

The resort consists of round huts built in traditional African style. All rooms sea front and come with a balcony. They are fitted with air conditioning, mosquito nets, TV, telephone, minibar, bathroom with shower, hairdryer and a toilet.

Ocean Paradise Beach Resort has three restaurants offering the finest food in Zanzibar and using only the best local and imported products. All three restaurants have stunning views over the resort and the Indian Ocean.

Zanzibar is well known for its rich diving opportunities. The resort works alongside a diving organisation which offers diving excursions. There is also the opportunity to try other activities such as windsurfing, sailing, kayaking or other water sports.
For those who wish to remain on land but stay active, the resort is fully equipped with a gym, volleyball court, billiards table and table tennis.

Guests are able to make use of a multifunctional spa centre, which consists of 4 treatment rooms, steam room, sauna, 2 fresh water Jacuzzis, skin product boutique, gym and salon.

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Package based on accomodation in Standard Garden Room.

Room upgrade options:

Superior room £215 per person
Seafront room £495 per person

Meal upgrade options:

Full board supplement £125 per person
All inclusive supplement* £185 per person

* Selection of local dishes and drinks. Contact us for a detailed list.

All prices are per person for 6 nights’ stay.

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Sultan Sands ****
Kiwengwa Beach

Sultan Sands consists of cottages of true African style also known as “Rondavels”. The hotel is a few meters from the beach and has stunning views towards the sea, only disturbed by beautiful palm trees.

Service level is high and the hotel offers all kinds of facilities and activities.

Many of the facilities and activities are at the sister hotel “Bluebay Beach Resort” – which is very close to “Sultan Sands”.

The price for Sultan Sands is the same as for Ocean Paradise.


Bahari room with sea view including halfboard, 6 nights £210 per person
Standard room with all-inclusive, 6 nights £210 per person

Bluebay Beach Resort *****
Kiwengwa Beach

Bluebay Beach Resort is the sister hotel to Sultan Sands and is therefore only a few meters from the beach with a wonderful view.

In 2008 the hotel built a new spa area, which amongst other features offers a massage service. There is a special area in the spa setting, dedicated to couples and offers face treatments, steam baths and other treatments.

The hotel has a large pool with Jacuzzi and children’s pool for the little ones. There is also direct access to the Indian Ocean. The hotel is closely affiliated with a diving centre. If you would like to use the diving centre, please remember to bring your diving certificate.

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Standard room including half board, 6 nights £175 per person
Standard room including all inclusive*, 6 nights £355 per person

* Selection of local dishes and drinks. Contact us for a detailed list.

Z-Hotel Zanzibar ****
Nungwi Beach

Z Hotel is a small boutique hotel located on an idyllic beach in Nungwi , situated on the northern tip of Zanzibar.

The hotel caters mainly for couples and small groups, with its relaxed and intimate atmosphere. The interior is characterised by modern design and each room has its own uniqueness.

The hotel has 40 rooms spread over the categories of deluxe garden view, deluxe sea view, roof-top suite and oceanfront cottage.
The room amenities include: air conditioning, LCD TV, docking station for iPhone/iPad, minibar, safe and Wi-Fi.

The hotel’s two restaurants, Cinnamon and Saruche, are built on stilts and are situated directly on the beach. Here you can sample the menu on offer or enjoy a drink along with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The Saruche restaurant offers an exciting menu with new interpretations of African and European cuisine, along with seafood. On the top floor, you can find cocktails and Asian tapas dishes being served. If you wish to visit one of the local eateries, the town of Kendwa is only a 10 minute taxi ride away.

At the hotel you will also find a mini spa and diving centre.

Other features to enjoy on the hotel premises include a souvenir shop, sandwich shop, yoga deck, cocktail/sushi bar and a café.

Limited number of rooms.

Please note that it is only possible to pay by credit card at Z Hotel (Visa, Mastercard & American Express). But do remember to bring some cash with you for the small local shops. 

Additional price:

Deluxe garden room incl. half board, 6 nights £170 per person
Deluxe seaview room incl. half board, 6 nights £295 per person

Dream of Zanzibar *****
Kiwengwa Beach

This 5-star hotel is located on the coast of the Indian Ocean in Kiwengwa, North-East Zanzibar. It is set among tall, swaying palm trees, right next to the beach where you can frolic in the clear turquoise water or enjoy the sunrise as you stroll along the soft, white sand.

The hotel architecture draws inspiration from African and Arabian cultures, with charming thatched roofs and Moorish arches. The spacious rooms feature a separate bathroom and veranda. They are furnished with a pale stone floor, dark wooden furniture and African fabrics. All rooms feature a four-poster bed with a mosquito net, air conditioning and WiFi, and conveniences include a telephone, TV and safe, as well as tea- and coffee-making facilities. From the large French windows there are magnificent views of either the gardens or the majestic Indian Ocean.

At Dream of Zanzibar, you can stroll through the verdant garden, which is dotted with local spice and fruit trees, take a refreshing dip in the pool or take part in one of the water sports on offer. You can also indulge yourself in the spa department, enjoy a colourful cocktail in the bar, immerse yourself in authentic Arabian ambience in the hookah lounge, or dine on delicious dishes in one of the hotel’s ten restaurants.

And at the end of a long, wonderful day, you can fall asleep to the sound of the sea and the whispering palm trees.

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Deluxe room incl. half board, 6 nights £345 per person
Deluxe room incl. full board, 6 nights £475 per person

Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa *****
Nungwi Beach

Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa is a 5-star hotel positioned on the north-west coast of Zanzibar, right next to Nungwi Beach, which is rightly famous for its soft white sand and turquoise water. The hotel is set in a tropical garden filled with palm trees and exotic plants and flowers.

The architecture draws inspiration from the African heart of Zanzibar, combined with the Arabian history of the island. The spacious rooms all have a large balcony or terrace, from where you can look out over the garden and the romantic Indian Ocean. The rooms are furnished in modern style, with a hint of Africa and warm, earthy tones. All feature a four-poster bed with a mosquito net, air conditioning, ceiling fan and WiFi. Other conveniences include a telephone, TV, minibar, safe and CD/DVD-player, as well as tea- and coffee-making facilities.

The restaurants serve exquisite traditional dishes and international cuisine, while the bars present a variety of colourful cocktails. There is also a separate hookah lounge, where you can immerse yourself in authentic Arabian ambience.

During the day, you can stroll through the verdant garden, take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, treat yourself to a little indulgence in the spa department, frolic in the clear sea water or go diving and explore the colourful submarine environment for which Zanzibar is famous worldwide.

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Luxury Junior Suite incl. half board, 6 nights £475 per person
Luxury Junior Suite incl. all-inclusive, 6 nights £725 per person

Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort *****
Nungwi Beach

Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort is located on the northern coast of the exotic island of Zanzibar, just outside the town of Nungwi, in an area where the weather is warm and sunny almost all year.

This beautifully designed resort has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and consists of buildings designed in Swahili/Zanzibar style.
The Royal Zanzibar consists of 80 superior rooms and 16 suites situated in attractive tropical gardens, and boasts the most impressive white sandy beaches on the island. The resort also offers two restaurants, four swimming pools, a spa and a fitness centre.

Relax at the resort, enjoy the sun and the relaxing sound of the waves – or explore Zanzibar, an island rich in history and culture.

Upgrade options:

Superior Deluxe Room including half board, 6 nights £390 per person

Tourist-class hotels

Langi Langi Beach Bungalows ***
Nungwi Beach

The tourist-class hotel Langi Langi Beach Bungalows is located in Nungwi, on the north coast of Zanzibar, bordered by the brilliant white sand and the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. You can swim in the sea 24 hours a day, as the beach is not affected by tides.

The hotel rooms are laid out around a beautifully landscaped garden, so you can enjoy delightful views from the veranda or balcony. All rooms have a separate bathroom, and all feature air conditioning, a ceiling fan, four-poster bed with mosquito net, telephone, safe and refrigerator.

Marhaba, the hotel restaurant, is a covered, outdoor restaurant positioned right next to the ocean – the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal as the sun sinks beautifully below the horizon. Marhaba is famous for its magnificent fish and seafood dishes, but if you are not overly keen on fish or seafood, you can always choose from a variety of traditional and international à la carte options.

During your relaxing stay, you can take a dip in the swimming pool, immerse yourself in a good book, chill out in the charming garden, or enjoy an invigorating massage on the massage terrace that overlooks the pool.

The hotel also organises diving courses, snorkelling and sailing trips for an additional fee.

Tembo Hotel ***
Stone Town

Tembo Hotel is located in the heart of Stone Town, which has both a vibrant city life and a relaxing beautiful beach to be enjoyed.

The location is central to Stone Town and sits right by the water. From the terrace you can follow the bustling traffic or the working fishing boats in action.

The hotel is an old majestic building decorated in an Arabian style and has a total of 29 rooms. Most rooms have balconies with views of the beach or the pool in the courtyard. All rooms have a shower, toilet, air conditioning, refrigerator, telephone and satellite/cable TV. The hotel features a swimming pool, souvenir shop, internet and laundry services.

The restaurant at the hotel serves local and international cuisine. The hotel does not serve alcohol on the premises.

The hotel is a great base from which to explore the city and take part in excursions available around the island. Tembo Hotel has the location, service and facilities to ensure your stay on Zanzibar will be one you shall never forget.

Including breakfast.

Ras Michamvi ***

Ras Michamvi is a quiet and peaceful resort consisting of 15 rooms on the east coast of Zanzibar. The hotel is perched high above the beach and offers stunning views over the Indian Ocean, which can also be enjoyed from the swimming pool area. There is direct access to the beach, which is surrounded by cliffs, helping to create a private and cozy atmosphere.

Meals and service are of high quality and both the restaurant and bar offers the same stunning views of the sea and beach.

The hotel offers half-board and an upgrade to full board is possible. This cozy resort and beautiful resort is perfect for those who want peace and quiet during a beach holiday. Ras Michamvi is also an excellent location for honeymooners.