Zanzibar is an archipelago, with several other islands and islets. Zanzibar has more than 25 fantastic beaches: A paradise, with picturesque fishing villages, where the people live a simple way of life, unchanged over the years.Zanzibar's bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques.A trip to the site of Sultan Barghash's harem at Marahubi should also be included.
Set on a private island off the north eastern tip of Zanzibar, &Beyond Mnemba offers guests the perfect destination to get away from it all. With just ten palm-frond guest bandas on the entire island, the only intrusion may be a visit from a curious suni antelope or two at sundown. The balmy blue waters invite you to explore the surrounding Indian Ocean. With a dive school and two dive boats for just 20 guests, you will never feel crowded during your underwater adventure. Sea breezes waft through high palm-frond roofs and large windows in your beachside banda. Overhead fans in a spacious bedroom filled with
soft, natural fabrics and traditional woodcarvings cool down the warm tropical nights. Enjoy ocean views stretched out on the built-in barazas (Swahili word for ‘meeting place’) on your veranda. A shady corridor of woven palm leaves leads to a large shuttered bathroom where a massive stone shower awaits behind a glass beaded curtain. Open thatched dining and sitting areas provide the perfect place to watch the sun set. Deep pillows and low wooden tables open up onto majestic views of the white beach. Enjoy lunch served on large, wooden carved platters, while island crabs scuttle across the sand. Later, when the magnificent African sky lights up with stars, dinner is served on the beach.
Set on a beautiful beach in the south west of Pemba Island, the hotel is privately owned and run with a love for the natural environment that surrounds it. Wooden walkways and sandy paths lead to eighteen Makuti thatched tented rooms and suites. The atmosphere is tranquil and our attentive hotel staff will take care of your every need. Fundu is an idyllic place to unwind and enjoy total peace and relaxation, whether it be lingering poolside or enjoying the spectacular sights of the Indian Ocean. On a beautiful beach fringed by natural forest, the hotel offers complete privacy and the experience is both restful and restorative.
The hotel’s main areas are open sided with thatch roofing. There are three bars, an excellent restaurant and a beautiful infinity pool, all designed to blend naturally with a unique East African setting. You will be kept comfortable by the soothing sea breezes and the multitude of ceiling fans in the rooms, all of which have breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean. The Fusion Spa has a range of exclusive treatments using specially formulated blends of local spices and, for the more active, there is the resort's fully equipped dive centre ready to take you out to explore the marine life on the surrounding coral reefs and deep drop offs.
Idyllically situated on the sea-front of ancient Stone Town, and flanked by an exotic mix of sultan's palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours, and bright bazaars, the Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a haven of tranquillity and opulence amongst the bustle of one of Africa's most ancient and most enchanting towns. A member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the inn has been styled to represent the epitome of Swahili style, ethnic elegance and Arabic opulence.
This lovely resort is situated along a pristine beach on Zanzibar Island, approx. 40kms from the airport. Here you may stroll for miles on a white sandy beach, dive at stunning coral reefs nearby and enjoy the delicately spiced swahili cuisine. Gorgeous hand-carved furniture, pale linens, high palm-thatched roofs, white sands, blue skies, hot sun and cool breezes - these are what you will remember. Facilities include: swimming pool, flood-lit tennis court, volley ball, pool table, darts, Fitness and aerobics centre, Frangpani Spa offering a range of massages and treatment, windsurfing, pedal boats, canoes,
snorkelling, sailing, scuba diving (PADI licensed), 3 restaurants including one overlooking the beach, Safari Bar, Baraza Bar, Dhow Bar, Chai Room, Breezes Shopping Bazaar for arts and crafts and necessities, Spices Disco , air conditioned conference facility.
On the northernmost peninsula of Zanzibar Island, Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel overlooks a sparkling expanse of iridescent Indian Ocean, a cluster of whitewashed and palm thatched cottages in rich tropical gardens. Its myriad pathways are shaded by elegant palms, creating soft sun-dappled walkways between beach and banda, balcony and bar. Accommodation is in charming thatched chalets or lodge rooms, each with a private balcony and en-suite facilities. All rooms have beautiful hardwood furniture, opulent fabrics, and hand-crafted four poster beds shrouded beneath billowing mosquito nets. Lazy days can be interspersed with some activity on the hotel’s tennis court, a visit
to the local village or further afield, or cycling along the beach. For the ultimate in self-indulgence, the Peponi Spa features a collection of sublime treatments. The hotel's on-site watersports centre offers a range of activities including scuba diving, deep sea fishing, snorkelling, kayaking and traditional dhow cruises.
Vibrant yet relaxed Matemwe, one of the first lodges in Zanzibar, has perfected the tropical island experience. Perched on an outcrop overlooking a shallow coral fringed lagoon on the quieter northeast coast of Zanzibar, Matemwe’s peaceful location and famed relaxed atmosphere, makes it the ideal place to unwind. Guests quickly ease into the laid-back rhythm of island life, planning their day around the tides and their mood. The relaxed daily routines of Matemwe’s guests include enjoying fresh seafood, poolside cocktails, massages or simply hanging out in a hammock.
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. 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. All are en suite with air-conditioning and ceiling fans, hairdryer, mini-
bar, safe and telephone. The hotel’s Cottages are nearer to the coast and have far superior views. Additional facilities include verandas, private garden entrances, and dressing rooms. Junior Suites differ from Cottages in size and proximity to the ocean. They are also decorated sumptuously and offer tea making facilities. Food at Karafuu is good The resort’s 3 restaurants mean there is plenty of choice. Karafuu is ideally suited to those who are interested in relaxing, diving, snorkelling and enjoying the in-house entertainments (including a disco).
Blue Bay Beach Hotel
Bluebay Beach Resort is situated on the finest wide, white, sandy beach on the island of Zanzibar. 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. The hotel has a total of 112 rooms, made up of the following categories: Garden room, Superior room, Junior suites, Sultan suites. The hotel has the following bars and restaurants: Makuti restaurant, The pool bar, The beach bar and restaurant, The Bahari grill.
The Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa caters for the tastes and interests of both those who prefer whiling away on the beach and those who like their holidays filled with activity. Even those who want to combine business and leisure are catered for here in ways that go well beyond conference facilities, a 24-hour business centre and special group incentives.
Mapenzi Beach Club
While admiring the luxurious gardens with tall palm trees and colourful bougainvillea or the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, the deluxe 87 rooms of Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club will ensure that you envisage the sheer beauty of tropical nature, All rooms have comfortable private veranda and large bathrooms with walk-in shower and double hand basin. Room categories include 21 superior garden, 36 superior rooms and 30 deluxe beach front. 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.
Situated on Zanzibar’s picturesque North East coast, overlooking the turquoise Indian Ocean, it is as the name suggests a little piece of paradise. From your arrival at Zanzibar Airport, the resort is a meandering 45 minute journey through un-spoilt scenery, passing typical African villages where the way of life has changed little for hundreds of years. Designed as a traditional African roundhouse but featuring all the creature comforts you could need, our rooms and suites are truly unrivalled. Set in 6.5 hectares of serene and colourful 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. Ocean Paradise Resort Zanzibar features three restaurants that offer the finest food in Zanzibar, using only the best in local and imported produce. Ocean Paradise boasts one of the largest and best equipped conference facilities in Zanzibar and has been host to numerous prestigious events.
Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach
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. The Resort has been meticulously created, emulating traditional Zanzibar style, using the best in local design, interiors and furnishing, meeting top international standards. Elegantly furnished, the resort has been meticulously created, emulating traditional Zanzibar style, using the best in local design, interiors, furnishing, meeting top international standards. The 154 rooms are all terraced with ocean view and are situated in African style 2
level blocks. Rooms have large bathroom with walk-in shower, king size or European twin bed with mosquito net, comfortable sitting area with sofa and tea table. Categories include 78 deluxe sea side, 72 deluxe sea view and 4 suite beach front with separate living room and Jacuzzi. Facilities include 3 restaurants, 2 bars, the Mvua African Rain Spa, the Spherique Boutique, conference room and facilities and a water sports centre.
Diamond La Gemma Dell'Est
Set within exotic tropical gardens and water features inviting guests to enjoy the pristine view over the Indian Ocean, Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est is located on the north-western shores of magical Zanzibar. This enchanting, luxurious and environmentally friendly resort has a total of 138 modern and comfortable rooms designed for the most discerning traveller including 93 deluxe sea view rooms with private terrace and garden access, 16 suites sea view with separate living room and kitchenette and 1 family suite with living room, kitchenette and 2 bedrooms. 23 villa club rooms with complimentary laundry and butler service.
1 Presidential suite with 5 bedrooms, large communal living area, office, butler’s quarter and large private salt water swimming pool with seaview terrace. The 4 restaurants, 3 bars and oriental café offer a vast array of international and local cuisine, combining notable service with culinary excellence. For the active guests or for guests mixing business with pleasure, the resort offers additional facilities: an international diving centre, a fully equipped water sports centre, an open air gym, the Spherique Boutique, the Baobab Congress Centre, and the Mvua African Rain Spa.
Diamonds Dream of Zanzibar
Located on the 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. The exclusive and elegant atmosphere of the hotel is perfect for guests avid of a perfect hideaway. Diamonds Dream of Zanzibar offers 104 deluxe gardens rooms, 40 ocean view junior suites, 10 additional junior suites with Jacuzzi and 3 beach villas with private pool. The 5 Restaurants offer guests an exceptional variety of dining options and 3 bars feature relaxing environments to enjoy refreshing drinks and cocktails.
Additional facilities include the Mvua African Rain Spa, an indoor gym, conference facilities, a water sports centre and a multisport court.
Diamonds Star of the East
A magnificent private sanctuary of eleven exclusive villas with their own plunge pool and a tastefully furnished terrace, a covered Makuti patio and a large tropical garden to enjoy exclusive privacy and the supreme view over the Indian Ocean and the famous Zanzibar sunset. The villas are named after eleven of the most precious gems in the world to match the modern and contemporary African style architecture. Personal butler service, a private beach and unmatched all-inclusive services accommodate the most discerning traveller with ultimate comfort, privacy and luxury. Literally everything and anything you
could dream of is catered for at the very highest level of all-inclusive services including access to all facilities, restaurants and bars of Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est. Diamonds Star of the East is member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
The concept behind Chole Mjini Lodge was to build something simple yet at the same time elegant and comfortable. No one can see into the houses from the ground and the absence of walls lets the Kaskazi wide pass through the houses during the warmer months. As a result we enjoy cool nights almost all year round without a/c or fans and all the houses face slightly East of North for this very reason. With only seven tree houses, carefully placed and designed, privacy is assured. Open to the elements, with the king-size bed the throne-like centre piece, each thatched platform is reached via sandy paths that lead through the natural vegetation.
All have views of the sea; some are close enough to be lulled to sleep by the sound of the tide trickling back through the mangrove roots. Most tree houses have a second level to accommodate children.
This intimate and lovely resort, situated in an old cashew and coconut plantation, provides a luxury stay amidst stylish décor and magnificent natural surroundings of the protected marine park. The room designs, furnishings and finishes are eclectic, combining elements of coastal Tanzania, African, Indian and Arab cultures into a historically accurate "Shirazi" style that is unique to Kinasi. All cottages are ensuite with hot solar-heated water and have ample hanging space, a desk and chair, verandah chairs and table, double chaise (for full relaxation), full-length mirror, ceiling fan for cool air and power outlets in
the bathroom for hair dryers and electric shavers. The cottages have walk-in mosquito nets that cover the beds completely, and have been designed for through-ventilation and coolness in all seasons. Facilities: Spa, pool. Cuisine is a mixture of European an East Africa cuisine basis on seafood, fresh local produce, grills and home made condiments; Swahili night is a feature each week. KINASI offers great diving for advanced and novice divers in safety under professional instruction. We take great snacks and picnic lunches aboard our dive boats and stay out for two-tank dives or, after diving, enjoy the rest of the day with a visit to other islands or historic and interesting sites.
Seven bungalow suites, perfectly blended with the surrounding tropical garden, overlook the infinite hues of blue of Chole Bay, the core of Mafia Island Marine Park, Tanzania. Pole Pole, considered one of the most exclusive eco-resorts in the world, is renowned for its great cuisine, unpretentious and laid-back atmosphere, and warm but discrete hospitality. Set apart in the sunniest stretch of Pole Pole and surrounded by gently swaying palm trees, our swimming pool is shaped by a series of circles and set in a beautiful locally-sourced coconut wood deck. Its design is reminiscent of a traditional Arabic sailing dhow, with weathered parts of old sailing boats integrated into its features
Chumbe Island Ecolodge
Chumbe Island Coral Park Ltd. (CHICOP) is an award-winning private nature reserve that was developed from 1991 for the conservation and sustainable management of uninhabited Chumbe Island off Zanzibar, one of the last pristine coral islands in the region. Accommodation on Chumbe Island is - in many aspects - something really special. It's what Robinson Crusoe could only have dreamt about! Firstly, the bungalows themselves are so brilliantly designed that they provide both privacy and a sense of freedom of living in the open (see "Eco-bungalows" for more information). Many of our clients find
these bungalows exceptionally romantic (honeymooners love them), but any individual with a passion for natural beauty will find these bungalows captivating beyond measure. All bungalows overlook the sea and it takes just 30 seconds to stroll from the comforts of your bungalow hammock to feeling the warm tropical ocean lapping at your feet. dining takes place under the impressive roof of our visitor's centre, which overlooks the sea between Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania. Our chefs provide an abundant supply of mouth-watering dishes that are a mixture of Zanzibarian, Arabic, Indian and African tastes and satisfy both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.