Accommodations in Zanzibar
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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 facing 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.
Please note that Ocean Paradise Beach Resort is closed due to renovations from April 23rd to May 20th, 2019 (both days inclusive). If your stay is during this period, Ocean Paradise stay is replaced with Bluebay Beach Resort *****.
Upgrade options: Package based on accomodation in Standard Garden Room.
* Selection of local dishes and drinks. Contact us for a detailed list.
|Superior room, 6 nights||Per person: £155|
|Superior seafront room, 6 nights||Per person: £510|
|Full board supplement, 6 nights||Per person: £119|
|All inclusive supplement*, 6 nights||Per person: £179|
Whether you come to Zanzibar after a safari tour or a trek to the top of Kilimanjaro, you’ll be needing relaxation, a cosy atmosphere, self-pampering, good food, massage and a dip in the sea. You’ll find all of this at Spice Island Hotel & Resort, which is located in the south-eastern part of the island.
Decorated in classic Zanzibar style, the family-run hotel has its own private beach and is all but located in a large botanical garden with more than 3,000 exotic plants, trees and flowers.
The resort oozes holiday atmosphere and relaxation. The communal areas are incredibly cosy and the entire resort has a special vibe, which makes you feel completely relaxed and very welcome immediately.
The restaurant and lounge area are furnished with lovely soft sofas, chairs and daybeds in dark wood and leather, spiced up with cushions and throws in vibrant colours. With its cosy atmosphere and the beautiful view of the beach and the sea, it’s hard to tear yourself away from here, and we’re sure this will become your favourite area at the resort. Borrow a book from the library or take a nap in the breeze from the garden.
If you manage to leave the lounge, you can go for a stroll out on the long jetty and enjoy even more views and ocean breezes – and have a nice cup of coffee in the cosy lounge bar at the end of the jetty. At low tide, you can jump into the water from the steps on the jetty – and afterwards enjoy a cold drink and a snack at the bar. Throw yourself into a hammock and have yet another nap.
If you feel the need to do something, you can jump into the pool or add a spot of excitement to your holiday by purchasing tours incorporating interesting water sports activities in the hotel’s own water sports centre.
When you travel with Africa Safari, you get a 15% discount on the water sports activities on Spice Island, and you can borrow reef shoes and Fat Bikes free of charge (if available).
You also get 20% off all spa treatments – much needed, no doubt, if you’ve been up Kilimanjaro or on safari…
The hotel’s restaurant, Restaurant Makuti, serves a wide selection of delicious local dishes with fish and shellfish, as well as a variety of dishes from African, Indian and Arab cuisine. Breakfast consists of a tempting buffet, as well as eggs and pancakes served directly from the kitchen, just as you want them.
The hotel has 34 rooms divided between bungalows of different sizes. There are two rooms in each bungalow – each room has its own entrance and a pleasant terrace. The rooms feature traditional furniture, an en suite bathroom, air conditioning, a safe and a small seating area for optimal comfort.
Free Wi-Fi is also available in all communal areas.
Please note: The resort will be closed for annual renovation during the period from 27 March – 8 May 2019.
|From half board to all inclusive, 6 nights||Per person: £295|
A few metres from the white sandy beach and the turquoise-blue sea, you will find the Sultan Sands hotel. The pool, the restaurant and the cosy bar afford great views of the sea – interrupted only by beautiful palm trees.
All 100 rooms are set in a huge tropical garden filled with fragrant trees and exotic flowers. Wherever you go, you will be able to hear the chirping of birds and smell the flowers.
The service level is high and the hotel offers a wealth of activities. If you tire of lying by the large pool or in the shade of a palm tree, you can try your hand at windsurfing, play beach volleyball or perhaps enjoy a relaxing massage at the lovely day spa. There is also a small shop selling nice souvenirs. Free Wi-Fi is available in the communal areas. Some of the hotel’s facilities are found at the sister hotel “Bluebay Beach Resort”, which all but adjoins Sultan Sands.
The hotel has 80 standard rooms,
56 of which are located in round cottages built in true African style with a thatched roof. There are two rooms to each cottage, but the rooms have their own entrance from each side of the cottage, so it feels like you have your own cottage. All rooms are well-appointed, with a private terrace and plenty of space. You are only a few minutes’ walk from the pool and the beach.
24 of the standard rooms are located in six two-storey buildings a little way up a hill next to the reception. There are four rooms in each building, all of which have their own terrace or balcony with plenty of space to relax and read a book. These rooms have their own pool and bar area, but naturally you can stroll down to the hotel pool or to the beach in no time.
The last 20 rooms are little cottages located near the restaurant, just a stone’s throw from the beach. All of these cottages have their own large veranda and access to a private pool (with sea view), which can only be used by guests staying in these rooms. All the cottages are located very close to the beach, the restaurant, the bar and both the private pool and the large communal pool.
The price for Sultan Sands is the same as for Ocean Paradise.
|Bahari room with sea view including halfboard, 6 nights||Per person: £245|
|Standard room with all-inclusive, 6 nights||Per person: £210|
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.
* Selection of local dishes and drinks. Contact us for a detailed list.
|Standard room with half board, 6 nights||Per person: £239|
|Standard room with all inclusive*, 6 nights||Per person: £429|
On the scenic west coast of Zanzibar, overlooking the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean, is where you’ll find the 5-star Zuri Zanzibar.
“Zuri” means “beautiful” in Swahili, and you will not be disappointed when you arrive at the hotel.
It’s almost as if Zuri Zanzibar has been built in its own little micro-universe. The 55 bungalows, suites and villas lie scattered in a large tropical garden, overlooking the sea. The hotel has its own spice garden, where you can become acquainted with some of the many spices that Zanzibar is so famous for.
Inspiration for the décor of all the bungalows is drawn from contemporary African architecture, focusing on sustainability. The accommodation offers everything you could possibly want: own large, well-furnished terrace, indoor and outdoor bath, tea and coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, flat screen TV, etc.
The beach is perfect. The sand is white, the water is turquoise and there is no tide.
The hotel has three restaurants and three bars but you are, of course, welcome to eat on your own terrace if you prefer.
Enjoy a trip to the day spa or take part in a yoga class. Swim a few lengths of the 32-metre infinity pool, which overlooks the ocean. Cooking classes are offered in the spice garden – or you can grab a book and enjoy a quiet moment in one of the many cosy corners of the garden. If you’ve forgotten to bring a book with you, you can borrow one from the hotel’s library – if, that is, you don’t want to make use of the water sports centre, where you can rent snorkelling and diving equipment as well as book various sailing trips.
Zuri Zanzibar is a true gem of the luxurious kind.
Please note that Zuri Zanzibar is closed due to renovations from May 1st to May 31st, 2019 (both days inclusive).
|Garden Bungalow, 6 nights including half board, 1/3 - 30/6 & 1/9 - 20/12 2019||Per person: £575|
|Garden Bungalow, 6 nights including half board, 1/7 - 31/08 2019||Per person: £925|
If you want to bring your family to an all-inclusive resort on one of Zanzibar’s best beaches, choose La Gemma dell’Est.
The five-star resort is located right by a white sandy beach with lovely soft sand and fabulous bathing conditions. The water is as turquoise-blue as you imagine when you think about Zanzibar, and there are ample activities if you want to be entertained – and plenty of lovely beach chairs, if you just dream of lazing in the sun.
The hotel is perfect for those travelling with children. It has a special children’s pool, Kids’ Club and babysitting services.
The 138 rooms are available in different sizes and price categories. What they all have in common is that they are surrounded by a large tropical garden with waterfalls and beautiful tropical flowers and trees. The resort is nestled in the contours of the landscape, giving you a beautiful view of the sea from the restaurant at the top. Some of the rooms also have sea views, while others overlook the garden.
The rooms are large and modernly appointed, and all have mosquito nets, flat-screen TVs, a minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.
Included in the all inclusive:
- Welcome drink
- Wi-Fi in the room and communal areas
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Pavilion Restaurant
- Non-alcoholic drinks, house wine, local beers, juices, water, tea and coffee with meals
- Non-alcoholic drinks, house wine, local beers, a selection of cocktails, juices, water and tea in the Tropicana Bar from 9.30 am – 10.30 pm
- Possibility of a light lunch at Tropicana Bar from 10 am – 2.30 pm
- Possibility of dinner at the Italian restaurant from 8 to 10 pm
- Fizzy drinks, wine, beer, coffee and tea in the Lobby Bar from 7.30 am – 10 pm
- Minibar in the room that is stocked with fizzy drinks, water and local beers every day
- Non-alcoholic drinks, house wine, local beers, a selection of cocktails, juices, water and tea in the Sunset Bar from 5 pm – midnight
- Possibility of borrowing a kayak or SUP, participating in beach volleyball, table tennis, water aerobics, etc.
- Beach towels, sunbeds and parasols
- Kids’ Club
Two children under 12 stay free at Ocean Suite together with two adults.
|Villa Club Room, all inclusive, 6 nights||Per person: £625|
|Deluxe Room, all inclusive, 6 nights||Per person: £829|
|Ocean Suite, all inclusive, 6 nights||Per person: £1585|
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 the hotel is for guests aged 13+.
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.
The hotel is closed from 23th April to 31st May 2019 due to renovation.
|Deluxe garden room incl. half board, 6 nights||Per person: £255|
|Deluxe seaview room incl. half board, 6 nights||Per person: £385|
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.
Please note that Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort is closed due to renovations from March 20th to July 14th, 2019 (both days inclusive).
|Superior room with all inclusive, 6 nights||Per person: £570|
Riu Palace Zanzibar 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.
Please note that the hotel is for guests aged 18+.
Please note that Riu Palace Zanzibar is closed due to renovations from April 29rd to June 28th, 2019 (both days inclusive).
|Junior Suite incl. all-inclusive, 6 nights||Per person: £620|
The hotel is of a high standard and offers a high level of service with various amenities. The delicious food available only adds to the fine characteristics of Karafuu Hotel.
The hotel offers a number of activities including a diving centre and two tennis courts.
The Hotel has 119 rooms.
It is also possible to enjoy a game of pool or darts. You may borrow board games and cards at reception if you wish. Or you may simply want to relax with a lovely dip in the hotel pool.
The 20 Bondeni Pool rooms are the same size as standard rooms. Situated in a quiet area, a guest here has access to their own pool, fitness centre, bar and restaurant.
|Standard room with half board, 6 nights||Per person: £119|
|Standard room with all inclusive, 6 nights||Per person: £290|
|Bondeni Pool room with half board, 6 nights||Per person: £171|
|Bondeni Pool room with all inclusive, 6 nights||Per person: £395|
|Cottage Room with half board, 6 nights||Per person: £241|
|Cottage Room with all inclusive, 6 nights||Per person: £465|
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.
|Deluxe room incl. half board, 6 nights||Per person: £430|
|Deluxe room incl. All Inclusive, 6 nights||Per person: £570|
On the north-eastern coast of Zanzibar, you will find the four-star all-inclusive resort, Diamonds Mapenzi Beach.
The resort consists of 87 thatched bungalows, located in the large tropical garden or literally ON the beach. Between the beach and the restaurant at the top, there is a lovely pool area. This is also where the hotel spa can be found.
The resort is perfect for those who dream of an all-inclusive resort at an affordable price. You will find plenty of activities and excursions here, but you can, of course, also choose to laze on the beach or by the pool.
The hotel offers a variety of activities ranging from tennis courts to windsurfing, snorkelling and darts.
The rooms are all appointed in East African style with wood furniture and bright colours on the walls. All rooms have mosquito nets, air conditioning, a safe, a minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. All rooms also have their own veranda.
Included in the all-inclusive:
- Welcome drink
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Palm Restaurant
- Non-alcoholic drinks, juices, local beers, selected wines, water, tea and coffee with meals
- Possibility of lunch at Ocean Reef Beach Grill
- Possibility of dinner at Ristorante Pizzeria Nakupenda
- Snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, juices, local beers, selected wines, tea, coffee, mineral water and certain cocktails at the Hibiscus Pool Bar from 10 am – midnight.
- Snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, juices, beer in the Upepo Bar from 10 am – 6 pm
- The following activities: water aerobics, stretching out, windsurfing (30 minutes a day), canoeing (30 minutes a day), beach volleyball, beach football, table tennis, darts, tennis courts, evening entertainment, disco
- Beach towels, sun loungers and umbrellas
- Wi-Fi in the lobby area
Two children under 12 stay free at Beach Villa together with two adults.
|Superior Room, all inclusive, 6 nights||Per person: £255|
|Beach Villa, all inclusive, 6 nights||Per person: £440|
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.
Please note that Langi Langi Beach Bungalows is closed due to renovations from April 25th to June 8th, 2019 (both days inclusive).
The cosy Mahali Zanzibar hotel is located in south-east Zanzibar, right by the small fishing village of Paje. This is the place for those who dream of a smaller hotel on Zanzibar with easy access to exciting activities during the day and a nice selection of local restaurants in the evening.
Mahali is situated right next to the white sandy beach. Naturally, this is where you will find the hotel bar, so you can enjoy your cool drink with your feet in the sand.
The restaurant affords a stunning view of the sea. While enjoying your breakfast, you can admire the early-morning kite surfers throwing themselves into daredevil leaps on the low waves. The beach at Paje is famous for its excellent conditions for kite surfers. The pool is situated between the room buildings, overlooking the beach and the sea. Free Wi-Fi is available at the hotel.
Mahali Zanzibar has 24 rooms, all with air conditioning, en suite bathroom and a private balcony or terrace.
Breakfast is included.
Closed from May 1st until May 31st 2019
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.