Blue Bay Beach Resort ****

The Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is located on the east coast of the Zanzibar Island, in an area known as Kiwengwa. The Zanzibar Island lies 35 Kms off the eastern coast of Africa and is one of the two main islands of an autonomous state within the larger republic of Tanzania.

Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is situated on the finest wide, white, sandy beach on the island of Zanzibar.

Accommodation : The hotel has a total of 112 rooms, made up of the following categories –
• Garden Rooms
• Superior Rooms
• Junior Suites
• Sultan Suites

Activities

  • Banqueting
  • Children’s Club
  • Recreational & Water Sports Centre
  • Sports Facilities
  • Business Centre / Guest Services
  • Boutique

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

The Resort is on the most beautiful 30-acre site with its bedroom cottages located on rising ground overlooking verdant gardens, the public areas, the pool, the more than 1,000 beautiful palm trees, the sparkling white beach and the azure seas beyond.

Kandili Villa *****

In secluded luxury, Kandili Villa combines the very best of contemporary design with traditional Zanzibari touches, to create a strikingly chic, yet comfortable four bedroom villa. Its garden is beautifully planted with a range of indigenous flowering plants and features an infinity pool looking out onto the vast turquoise Indian Ocean.

Accommodation : The main house comprises of a wonderful, modern, fully equipped and open plan kitchen, leading down to a spacious and charming living area, perfect for relaxing in with a cup of refreshing lemongrass tea, while you enjoy the stunning view. From there you can enter out onto the shaded decking area where you will find stylish loungers for you to enjoy the kaskazi (monsoon) breeze.

Leading up from the kitchen, a beautiful floating staircase takes you up to the master suite, complete with two balconies, a contemporary style bath and Zanzibari furniture, including a romantic Swahili bed. The villa also includes three more Swahili inspired bedrooms, complete with modern en-suites and their own private decking areas – one of which is set to th e side of the villa its self to allow for additional privacy.

Services : Kandili villa is managed by a very professional and friendly management team. Other services include a chef, daily cleaning services, laundry, internet and airport transfers. Customized tours and excursions can be arranged by the manager..

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Laundry Service
  • Private Bathroom
  • Restaurant

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

The spectacular view also features a wealth of elegant palms, the coral reef and to the north, Mnemba Island.

Kasha Boutique ****

Kasha is Swahili for Chest; the Zanzibar Chest is an ornament of unrivaled beauty, sophistication and simplicity. An artifact emblematic of Zanzibar’s rich cultural fusion; it’s an adornment of Brass, wood and art. The Chest compartments are said to be caches of the mysteries and secrets that make Zanzibar an exotic island.

Traditionally the Zanzibar chest is a gift to celebrate a person’s or couples rite of passage, which in most cases is a wedding. Staying at Kasha boutique hotel is the ultimate experience of the duality Zanzibar has to offer; historical yet contemporary.

Facilities :
• 11 stylish villas with plunge pools and baraza outside lounge
• Room service can be arranged at no extra cost
• Wood plank into the sea during high tide
• Boutique (handicraft, jewels, Zanzibar fabrics, curios, etc.)
• Book and DVD library
• TV room with DSTV (sports, movie & news channels)
• Reception with free WIFI (computer available)
• Snorkeling equipment and reef shoes available (free of charge)

Activities

  • Infinity pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Nargili bar and lounge
  • Laundry service (with supplement) is available.
  • Water front bar & snack restaurant/li>
  • Main bar and restaurant with sea view

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

Traditionally the Zanzibar chest is a gift to celebrate a person’s or couples rite of passage, which in most cases is a wedding. Staying at Kasha boutique hotel is the ultimate experience of the duality Zanzibar has to offer; historical yet contemporary.

Matemwe Beach House ****

On the chalk white Matemwe beach lies one of Zanzibar’s most homely family escapes. Matemwe Beach House is the perfect holiday home for a family or small group wanting a private slice of this beautiful coast line.

Situated slightly south of Matemwe Lodge on the beach front, Matemwe Beach House enjoys unspoilt views through palm trees of the Indian Ocean and Mnemba Island. A short walk across the beach provides access to the main lodge should guests wish to use any of the facilities.

Matemwe is just 60 minutes drive from Stone Town, allowing for easy day trips and excursions to all corners of this fascinating island.

Accommodation : Matemwe Beach House can sleep 6 people. Two double bedrooms are on the ground floor with a beautiful mezzanine bedroom upstairs.

The master bedroom offers a king-sized bed with a framed mosquito net and en-suite bathroom with shower. The second bedroom has twin beds and an adjoining bathroom with both bath and shower..

Activities

  • en-suite bathroom
  • framed mosquito ne
  • Wifi

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

This completely contained house is just a stone’s throw from the sea where activities such as snorkeling, diving, canoeing, reef walks and so much more await you.

Matemwe Beach Lodge *****

Matemwe Lodge is adjacent to one of the best stretches of beach on the east coast. This beach has not been noticeably altered by tourism and remains an important thoroughfare for locals. Activities such as fishing and seaweed harvesting are still key to the local economy. The lodge has a close relationship with the local fishing village situated on the far side of the beach, it is home to many of the Matemwe team and we actively support the local school. Matemwe is just 60 minutes drive from Stone Town, allowing for easy day trips and excursions to all corners of this fascinating island.

Accommodation : Built from local materials and surrounded by beautiful lush gardens, each of the 12 spacious suites has a private veranda with a hammock and sofa and expansive views of the Indian Ocean with its constantly changing hues of blue. Here you can watch the fishermen head out every morning at dawn or listen to the songs of the village women as they harvest seaweed.

The large bathrooms have both a deep bathtub and walk-in shower and all beds are enclosed by mosquito nets.

The open-air restaurant sits just above the sea and has a tranquil lounge area with beautiful views of the palm fringed beach and gently rocking dhows. Seafood is the specialty of the house, with all produce bought daily from the local markets. Lunch is a buffet offering a delicious mix of African and European flavors..

Facilities

  • Laundry
  • en-suite bathroom
  • framed mosquito ne
  • Wifi

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

Seafood is the specialty of the house, with all produce bought daily from the local markets. Lunch is a buffet offering a delicious mix of African and European flavors..

Matemwe Retreat *****

Combining the spirit of Zanzibar with the highest standards of luxury, Matemwe Retreat’s secluded villas are considered the most exclusive choice of accommodation on this exotic island. A dedicated butler will ensure that your every whim is catered for. Select your menu with the chef each morning, sip a fresh cocktail in your plunge pool and enjoy a relaxing massage in the privacy of your villa. Leave your sanctuary to dive and snorkel at the nearby reef. Whatever you choose, Matemwe Retreat provides the perfect escape.

Accommodation: The ground floor of each villa features a private bar area, an air conditioned bedroom and a bathroom with double basins, shower and a large oversized bathtub looking out towards the ocean.

A spacious veranda equipped with a comfortable couch and large hammock provides the perfect spot to unwind and watch the fishing dhows returning from their day at sea. The private roof terrace hosts a plunge pool complete with both sun and shade decks. The villa is situated above a small beach which is shared by all 4 villas.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Wifi
  • Restaurang
  • Gift shop
  • conference center
  • Tv with satellite

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

The villas were constructed by local craftsmen using local materials wherever possible: walls were made of local stone and the roof of Makuti thatch. Most of the furniture was made from locally produced coconut wood, while the soft furnishings were produced by Zanzibari women.

Melia Zanzibar *****

Situated on the exotic spice island of Zanzibar, Meliá Zanzibar is contained within a beautiful 40 hectare estate providing spectacular, uninterrupted views of the magnificent Indian ocean.

Accommodation: Accommodation at Melia Zanzibar has been designed to offer the highest standards of European luxury ensuring that your stay is both personalized and memorable.

As such, we offer five accommodation options ranging from private villas complete with their own beautiful gardens and breath-taking infinity pools, to romantic garden rooms decorated with ornate Zanzibari beds and equipped with exquisite bathrooms.

Facilities:

• Mosquito nets
• Telephone International direct
• Bathroom telephone
• Cable TV
• Mini bar
• Tea and coffee making facilities
• Safe in room
• Internet
• Large en suite bathrooms

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Business center
  • Game drives
  • Presidential villa
  • Wifi

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

The resort offers a private beach of pearlescent white sand lapped by warm ocean waters. The island is ringed by a natural coral reef, making bathing and snorkeling a relaxing and safe experience.

Neptune Pwani Beach Resort *****

Friendly and spacious, Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach is an ideal choice for guests in search of a retreat that offers the “special touch”, matched with attention to the finest of details.

Accommodation : The Resort features 150 rooms all with terrace and ocean view, situated in 2 level blocks and 4 individual beachfront suites with in-room Jacuzzi.

Deluxe Sea View Rooms – 72 Deluxe Sea View rooms built on two level blocks and each have a terrace with an ocean view. All rooms are furnished in African style.

Deluxe Sea Side Rooms – 78 Deluxe Sea Side rooms built on two level blocks, each room have a terrace with an ocean view. All rooms are furnished in African style.

Suites – Our 4 Suites have been built on the beach front directly facing the sea and all have a separate living room and a private jacuzzi. All suites are furnished in African style.

Facilities:

  • Restaurants and 2 Bars
  • Mvua African Rain Spa
  • Spherique Boutique
  • Conference room facilities
  • Water sports centre.
  • Wifi
  • Gift Shop
  • Business center
  • Fireplace
  • Bar

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

The Resort has been meticulously created, emulating traditional Zanzibar style, using the best in local design, interiors and furnishing, meeting top international standards.

Karafuu Beach Resort ****

Located in Pingwe on the north-east peninsula of Zanzibar, this large four star resort offers comfortable and hassle free accommodation on the Indian Ocean without the worries that a trip to Africa can arouse. The hotel offers half-board, full-board or all-inclusive packages.

Accommodation : The accommodation on offer is various. There are 28 standard (Garden) rooms. These are located some distance back from the ocean front and beach and do not offer attractive views as the resort lies between them and the sea. These lower priced rooms are basic but pleasant. Note that water in this region often runs brackish for bathing.

The hotel’s cottages are nearer to the coast and have far superior views. Additional facilities include verandas, private garden entrances, and dressing rooms. The rooms are also a considerable amount larger and probably represent better value for money. Junior Suites differ from Cottages in size and proximity to the ocean. They are also decorated sumptuously and offer tea making facilities.

Staff at the hotel are generally friendly. At peak times the resort does get very busy and staff may come across as colder. Staff are competent and knowledgeable and will be able to help with most queries. Service is mostly professional, but not perfect by Western standards..

Facilities

  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • ceiling fans
  • telephone
  • hairdryer
  • air-conditioning

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing
The rooms are also a considerable amount larger and probably represent better value for money. Junior Suites differ from Cottages in size and proximity to the ocean. They are also decorated sumptuously and offer tea making facilities.

Azanzi Beach Hotel ****

Azanzi Beach Hotel is a luxurious holiday development in beautiful Zanzibar – a very popular and exotic holiday island destination.

Accommodation : The hotel boasts 35 rooms comprising eight Standard Suites, 12 Luxury Suites with inter leading rooms for families, nine Villas featuring outdoor showers, and six Deluxe Villas with Jacuzzis.

There is a central entertainment area with a lunch area, a bar and a swimming pool on the ground floor. Breakfast is served on the upper deck which includes a relaxing lounge and bar area.

There is also a big screen television, as well as pool and tennis tables and a volleyball net for the more restless guests.

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Wifi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities (Please enquire for further details)
  • Airport Shuttle Service

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

Some of the activities at the hotel and surrounding areas include scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing and fly fishing. Various non-motorized activities and daily trips to local tourist destinations can be arranged and we also offer sundowner cruises, glass kayaking and therapeutic massages.

Dreams of Zanzibar ****

This hotel is located on the north East Coast of Zanzibar, Diamonds Dream of Zanzibar is superb 5 star all inclusive Resort nestled in the midst of exotic gardens on the beach front at Pwani Machangani overlooking the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean.

Accommodation : The resort provides top modern comforts with accommodation of the highest standards fitted with furniture made by Italian specialists in elm wood. The 157 rooms have king size or European twin bed with mosquito net, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and double basin. All room have spacious private terrace with table and chairs.

Room categories include 104 deluxe garden rooms with communal swimming pool, children area and bar, 40 junior suites ocean view, 10 junior suites ocean view with Jacuzzi and 3 beach villas with Jacuzzi and private pool.

Facilities :
• Individual climate control and ceiling fan
• IDD telephone
• Hairdryer
• Shaver plug point
• Electricity 220V 50 Hz

Accommodation

  • Digital in room personal safe
  • Stocked Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Internet access (with cable) TV with satellite channels

When to go

June-November.
Experiencing

The exclusive and elegant atmosphere of the hotel is perfect for guests avid of a perfect hideaway.

Mapenzi Beach Club ****

While admiring the luxurious gardens with tall palm trees and colorful bougainvillea or the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, the Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club will ensure that you envisage the sheer beauty of tropical nature.

Stroll through the gardens to the emerald waters of the Indian Ocean, stretch out on a sun bed, bathe in the blue pool or challenge yourself in one of the many activities or water sports offered by the local animation team. Dining facilities include a main buffet restaurant, a beach pizzeria, and a’ la carte restaurant and 2 bars offering refreshing drinks, snacks and cocktails in the evening.

Accommodation : 21 Superior Garden rooms are situated on the higher level of our resort surrounded by beautiful gardens, all room are charmingly furnished in traditional East African style. 36 Superior rooms are charmingly furnished in traditional East African style and have a large private veranda for the comfort of our guests. 30 Deluxe Beach Front rooms positioned by the beach have a large private veranda for the comfort of our guests and are charmingly furnished in traditional East African style. – Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club guarantees a perfect stay for your Zanzibar Trip.

Activities

  • Children service
  • Doctor on call (24 hours), Medical assistance (at charge)
  • WiFi in public areas (at charge)
  • Laundry service against payment
  • African Rain Massage Center and Swimming pool

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

While admiring the luxurious gardens with tall palm trees and colorful bougainvillea or the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, the Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club will ensure that you envisage the sheer beauty of tropical nature.

Sultan Sands Island Resort ****

The Sultan Sands Island Resort stands where, until 2006, the La Villa Beach Club stood next to the Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa. After its acquisition by the Group, it was transformed into a unique, one-of-a-kind holiday facility. It is now a resort befitting its name association with the fabled Omani Sultans who ruled the Zanzibar Islands for centuries.

Accommodation : The Sultan Sands Island Resort has a total of 76 rooms (56 Pwani Rooms & 20 Bahari Rooms), made up of the following categories:
Each Room (in the both room categories) offers a spacious bedroom, separate dressing room, en suite bathroom and a verandah or balcony. The furnishings are tasteful traditional Zanzibar furniture – including either one large bed or two queen size beds with mosquito nets, separate dressing room, en suite bathroom with a shower and a spacious verandah. A touch of modernity is added by the split-level air conditioners, ceiling fans, satellite TV’s, mini-bars, hair dryers, safes and telephones. Smoke detectors and fire alarms complete the picture..

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Gymnasium
  • wifi
  • Wheel chair accessible
  • Conferences
  • Laundry

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

A magical Africa resort with a choice of single storey African style rondavels rooms nestled on the beachfront of a 25 acre stretch of tropical gardens.

Ocean Paradise Beach Resort ****

At Ocean Paradise Resort Zanzibar, you will be greeted by a blaze of color as you sweep down the imposing driveway, saluted by a Masai warrior as you pass through the entrance gate and be captivated as you arrive in reception and look out over the resort and the azure blue sea.

Accommodation : Designed as a traditional African roundhouse but featuring all the creature comforts you could need, our rooms and suites are truly unrivaled. Set in 6.5 hectares of serene and colorful gardens, leading to a white sandy beach and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, each room is indeed an idyllic setting.

Nestled under a pitched makuti roof, each room is sea facing with large patio doors that open up to a private balcony, where you can sit and take in the sedate pace of African life. A peaceful sleep is guaranteed in a fully air-conditioned room with comfortable twin or king size beds draped with mosquito netting.

The addition of satellite television, direct dial telephone, mini-bar, hair dryer and a unique curved en-suite bathroom, with shower, toilet and bidet, complete the facilities that will make your stay relaxed and enjoyable.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Gymnasium
  • wifi
  • Wheel chair accessible
  • Conferences
  • Laundry

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

Mature coconut palms swinging in the breeze, white sandy beach, beautiful landscaped gardens, traditional style round chalets with pitched makuti roof, a stunning waterfall feature and the largest swimming pool in Zanzibar are just some of the sights that await you.

Matemwe Beach Village ****

At Matemwe Beach we have guests and not clients, they relax; make themselves at home amongst our books, games and huge cushions. They make great friends with the staff and the other guests. Our aim is a simple one: to provide authentic, stylish and comfortable accommodation, in an atmosphere of relaxed hospitality and friendliness, while services are provided effectively and efficiently. We live in peaceful co-existence with the villagers who conduct their lives amongst us.

Accommodation :
Kajiji Rooms – Simple rooms furnished in beach style with shades of neutrals, blues and green. These rooms have self-contained bathrooms and lots of little extras to make the stay more comfortable. Some rooms have seaviews and some not. These rooms are grouped in twos and threes and are perfect for those wanting a great place to stay, but wish to spend their money on safari, diving and so on.

Shamba Suites – Funky and romantic, spacious and stylish the five Shamba Suites offer a couple or small family space to relax and enjoy themselves Matemwe Beach style. In the Shamba Suites you can literally swing from the rafters and you will feel like a king on our throne! Designed by the same team that created the Asali Suite.

Asali Suite – The ultimate romantic choice – usually booked by honeymooners or those wanting to celebrate their love this suite is completely self-contained: your own chef, plunge pool, indoor and outdoor shower and beach ensure you never have to leave your indulgent seclusion.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • wifi
  • Wheel chair accessible
  • Conferences
  • Laundry

When to go

Year round

Experiencing

An atmosphere of relaxed hospitality and friendliness, while services are provided effectively and efficiently. We live in peaceful co-existence with the villagers who conduct their lives amongst us.