BREEZES BEACH CLUB 5*
Breezes Beach club is situated on the east coast of Zanzibar along a pristine beach stretching as far as the eye can see, some 50 minutes drive from the airport. There are a total of 70 rooms – 10 Standard, 40 Deluxe, 20 SUITES, beautifully decorated with a wonderful mix of hand carved furniture,unique Zanzibar antiques and innovative use of natural materials. All rooms are air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms, and are located in landscaped gardens with SUITES & Deluxe rooms being closer to the sea. ALL SUITES are situated on the upper floor of the bungalow with a large balcony. Deluxe rooms, as well as the Standard rooms are all on the ground floor with terrace. The resort has three main restaurants and two bars, conference facilities, ENTERTAINMENT ROOM, fitness centre, flood-lit tennis court, a swimming pool and water sports centre.Exclusively at breezes you will find the first SPA to open its doors on the island of Zanzibar. The Frangipani SPA offers a variety of massages, therapies and treatments in a beautiful tranquil setting.
BLUEBAY BEACH RESORT 5*
Located on the North East coast of Zanzibar in the Kiwengwa area famous for its white sandy beaches and turquoise ocean, Bluebay Beach resort offers an idyllic setting for soaking up the sun, safe swimming in a temperate ocean or indulging in a wide variety of water sports all protected by a spectacular coral reef. Created in separate bungalows with stunning views over tropical gardens to the azure Indian Ocean beyond, the 86 guest rooms have been developed using local design techniques and makuti (palm thatch) which blends naturally into the landscape. All rooms have en suite bathrooms with hair dryers, and split level air-conditioning. The resort has three restaurants and bar. Other facilities include a large fresh water swimming pool, a conference room, a business centre, flood-lit tennis court, a fitness centre with water sports easily arranged.
KARAFUU HOTEL 5*
Located on the unspoilt Eastern Coast of Zanzibar, Karafuu Hotel is approximately 65 km. from Zanzibar town and the airport. The hotel is built on seven hectares of pleasant tropical garden with extensive beach front and consists of 61 cottages and 31 standard air conditioned rooms, all built with local materials according to ancient Zanzibar traditions: roofs made of Makuti (palm thatch) and walls of coral. The hotel is furnished with traditional Zanzibar furniture, and each room comprises of bedroom, veranda, dressing room or wardrobe, and bathroom in Carrara marble. The facilitates include four restaurants and bar, game room, discotheque, swimming pool, conference room, two illuminated tennis courts, bowls, volley ball, a diving centre, and a variety of sea sports such as wind surfing, water skiing, canoeing, snorkelling, deep sea fishing and boat excursions.
SAU INN 3*
Tucked away in the coconut trees and right on the beach in Jambiani on Zanzibar’s South Coast, Sau Inn has 27 self-contained rooms, all with a verandah. Other facilities include a swimming pool and an open-air restaurant facing the sea.
CHWAKA BAY HOTEL 2*
Located on the East coast of Zanzibar, near Chwaka, the hotel is set on a beautiful beach, built according to Scandinavian standards with high demands for security, cleanliness and sanitation, and offers 20 modern rooms set in 5 duplex houses and another 10 rooms in single room bungalows. All rooms have ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and ceiling fans.
Recently Chwaka Bay has been declared as National Park, it offers a wide range of environmental interesting tours, like boat trips to the mangroves, snorkeling. Other facilities found include a lobby with TV Lounge and Internet access, Sea view Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, Billiard and Darts, Swimming Pool and Beach Volleyball.
BLUE OYSTER HOTEL 3*
A basic, family run hotel, located on a beautiful stretch of beach near Jambiani village. It is composed of 10 simple, clean rooms.The airy restaurant is located on the top floor and overlooks the ocean. A variety of water sports and swimming with dolphins can be arranged at very reasonable prices.
SEA CLUB KIWENGWA 3*
Surrounded by lush, beautiful gardens, the Hotel Sea Club Kiwengwa stands directly opposite a breathtaking long expanse of beach. Located on East Coast of the exotic isle of Zanzibar, the hotel is 43 kilometers from the airport and 40 kilometers from Stone Town, the island’s capital. Its 200 rooms, are all distributed in bunglows, and each has a fully fitted bathroom, hair dryer, terrace or balcony with charming views of the sea or hotel gardens, telephone, adjustable air-conditiong, mini bar, and safety deposit box (charge).
ZANZIBAR BEACH HOTEL & RESORT 3*
This exciting new beach resort is located on the north – east coast of the Spice Island of Zanzibar overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Indian ocean.The hotel offers a variety of accommodation including 36 standard rooms, 15 luxury rooms, 4 luxury family rooms, honeymoon/executive room and 4 family villas comprising three bedrooms. All rooms feature air conditioning, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, a mini bar fridge, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities. The rooms do not have their own safe but there is a hotel safe that clients can put their valuables in.
ZANZIBAR SAFARI RESORT 3*
Zanzibar Safari Resort is located on the East Coast at Uroa Bay, some 40 km from Zanzibar Stone town, a 40 minute drive through some of the most scenic spice and coconut plantations. The Resort has 40 guest rooms furnished Zanzibari style with en suite bathrooms, hot and cold water and air conditioning. Stroll along the pristine, white sands with great views of the endless beach and Indian Ocean, or enjoy the resort facilities including the swimming pool, beach volleyball, and flood-lit tennis court and a variety of sea sports such as windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling and deep-sea fishing.
THE PALMS ZANZIBAR 5*
Situated along a pristine white beach on the island of Zanzibar, offering all the facilities of a five star private resort. Beautifully designed 6 private villas fully air-conditioned each has a master bedroom, living room, standing bar, full en suite bathroom, large furnished terrace, private outdoor Jacuzzi and an antique Zanzibar bed for relaxing. Other features in the room include mini bar, tea/coffee- making services, safe deposit box, satellite TV, DVD player and telephone. Each villa has its own sea- front beach banda with a large double mattress under palm that and two sun- beds.
ZANZIBAR SAFARI CLUB 4*
Zanzibar Safari Club is idyllically located on the shores of the Indian Ocean, in Uroa, Eastern Coast of the island, approximately 35kms from the Stone Town or Zanzibar airport, reachable by a comfortable and safe tarmac road. It is a unique place to experience the delightful sensation of living awake in the field of dreams, of an Arabian dream of luxury and exuberance.
The hotel has 50 rooms are tastefully decorated with traditional Swahili furniture and equipped with modern elements to ensure maximum comfort and relaxation. 48 are deluxe rooms and 2 are suites. All rooms are located in colorful landscaped gardens and have an exclusive
Antique style sofa in a private verandah to get absolute relaxation while looking at the sea.
Each room has exclusive artistically carved furniture and traditional Swahili beds. And, together with the elegance of traditional furniture, the rooms are fully equipped with traditional elements that ensure the maximum welfare, comfort and security of our guests. All rooms are provided with mosquito nets, a telephone, satellite TV, fridge and safe box.
HAKUNA MAJIWE 3*
The Hakuna Majiwe Lodge is located between Paje and Jambiani, on the South East Coast of Zanzibar’Hakuna Majiwe’, the local name for the hotel ground, means ‘place without stones’. As individual as its name, this beach hotel has a special atmosphere, being different to other hotels. Set on a fabulous 6 kilometres white-sand palmfringed and desert beach, cooled by the ocean breeze, is the perfect gateway to an exotic african paradise.
The hotel consists of 18 rooms in beach bungalows, facing the ocean. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with hot water, wardrobe, double or twin beds with mosquitonets, ceiling fans and a spacious verandah. All rooms are big enough for extra beds, perfect for families. The rooms have all been individually designed to offer style, comfort and
PONGWE BEACH HOTEL 3*
Pongwe beach is a 35 kilometre drive on a good tarmac road from Stone town. It is situated on one of Zanzibars’ best beaches, on an awesome stretch on the East Coast of Zanzibar. It is a paradise for honeymooners.The resort’s beautiful gardens surround only ten beach front Zanzibarian cottages. Furnitured with local hand crafted Zanzibarian doors and traditional beds, it offers an intimidate Zanzibar atmosphere. All cottages have en suite bathrooms, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. Each cottage also has its own private terrace where guests may enjoy the sunrise and a leisurely breakfast.The sea view cottages have traditional lime wash walls, and thatched roofs made from woven palm leaves. The size of resort allows to maintain a high standard of service, and even during peak-season the atmosphere at the Pongwe Beach Hotel remains relaxed, intimate and exclusive.
Pongwe Beach is a tranquil location — the ideal place to relax and enjoy Zanzibar’s distinctive, mellow pace. You can dive into the crystal clear waters of the Indian ocean, or stretch out and soak up the sun on the beach. It is the ideal retreat for those looking for that extra special honeymoon, or a holiday with an air of exclusivity.
RAS NUNGWI BEACH HOTEL -5*
Located on the northern tip of Zanzibar, Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel lies a mere 60 km from the airport and Zanzibar’s Stone Town. The Hotel has 32 rooms furnished with hand crafted four poster beds and indigenous décor, and all have en-suite facilities and verenda. Lodge rooms (12) have a garden view and all chalets (20) have a sea view. The resort has a bar and restaurant, and offers water-skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling and deep sea fishing.
MNEMBA ISLAND LODGE – 5*
Protected by a tranquil lagoon in a private island and just 15 minutes by boat from the main Unguja (Zanzibar) Island, Mnemba Island Lodge has 10 secluded cottages build from natural palm matting, timber and thatch. The cottages have en-suite bathrooms, and a private verandah overlooking the lagoon. With staff and guests as the only human inhabitants on the Island, Mnemba offers a privacy and exclusivity unparalleled on the African coastline. While relaxation is the hallmark of Mnemba, a variety of sea sports are also offered on the Island including windsurfing, water-skiing, fly and deep-see fishing and scuba diving.
THE PALMS ZANZIBAR -5*
Situated along a pristine white beach on the island of Zanzibar, offering all the facilities of a five star private resort. Beautifully designed 6 private villas fully air-conditioned each has a master bedroom, living room, standing bar, full en suite bathroom, large furnished terrace, private outdoor Jacuzzi and an antique Zanzibar bed for relaxing. Other features in the room include mini bar, tea/coffee- making services, safe deposit box, satellite TV, DVD player and telephone. Each villa has its own sea- front beach banda with a large double mattress under palm that and two sun- beds. The Palms has opened an exclusive spa overlooking the waters of the Indian Ocean, offering a variety of therapies and treatments to ease the mind and soother the senses. The facilities at the neighboring hotel are available to all Palms guests, including the Frangipani Spa.
OCEAN PARADISE RESORT -4*
Set within the unspoiled beauty of an extensive natural palm grove and spectacular sandy beach Ocean. The grand pavilion style reception with its vast colonnaded lobby thatched in traditional Makuti invites you to experience the truly exotic ambiance of the resort and its natural surroundings.Accommodation consists of 100 bungalows designed in traditional native style using only the finest building materials. Other facilities available include Two Restaurants, Bars & Nightclub, Private Beach, Lagoon Swimming pool, Sun Lounging Terraces, Health & Fitness Centre, Water sports Centre,Tennis courts & Volleyball Barbeque areas,Tours & Activity desk, Kiosk & Souvenir Shops, Airport transfers available, Conference facilities for 20 and Business Centre. Sport activities like Table Tennis, Tennis Court (equipment available on hire), fitness centre, Billiard & Canoes, Catamarans, windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkeling and massages are also available.
NUNGWI VILLAGE BEACH RESORT -3*
Located on the northernmost point of the island, consists of several seafront bungalows with the traditional African style makuti thatched roofs. There are 20 rooms, all rooms are self-contained, all sea front rooms have A/C, some garden view rooms have A/C, diving and equipment hire Facilities available include massage center, telephone and e-mail service, bureau de change, Medical Emergency membership by Flying Doctors of Africa.
Activities while at the resort include deep sea fishing, snorkeling, windsurfing, dhow cruises, indoor and outdoor games
MAPENZI BEACH RESORT -5*
Mapenzi Beach Resort is situated on the East Coast, about 45 kilometres from the airport. The resort blends in perfectly will with the surrounding tropical landscape of beach and gardens, covering an area of two hectares.
The resort consists of 87 spacious, comfortable rooms, of which 30 have the garden view, 27 are standard rooms and 30 have sea front view. Each room with private bathroom is furnished in the typical East African style and has its own veranda, hairdryer, mosquito net, safety deposit box, telephone and ceiling fan. Sea view or seafront rooms with air-conditioning are available on request at an additional supplement.
MATEMWE BEACH RESORT -3*
Matemwe Beach is a small guesthouse which is located out on its own on a long stretch of classic palm-lined, white sand beach on the the North East coast of Zanzibar Island. Just off-shore from the guesthouse is the world-famous Mnemba Atoll, whose circling reef has some of the best diving in East Africa. Along the beach from us are palm-thatched villages, where friendly local people live a traditional life dominated by fishing. Matemwe really is close to the classical notion of paradise.
SHOOTING STAR -3*
Shooting Star Lodge is located on the north east coast of Zanzibar, about five kilometres to the north of the fishing village of Kiwengwa. It sits on a hill above the back of the beach , looking out over a beautiful palm-lined arc of white sand and turquoise lagoon beyond.The best rooms here are the Sea View Cottages, which are built to the south of the main area in two staggered rows, allowing each cottage to benefit from the stunning view. These rooms are simple yet stylish, all with private bathrooms, showers, hot and cold running water, ceiling or bedside fans and Zanzibarian four poster beds with mosquito nets as pictured opposite.
The Garden Lodge Rooms, located on the northern side of and slightly behind the main areas, are housed within a single structure and do not have the outlook or feel. We would only recommend that you use these rooms if the cottages were full.
MNARANI BEACH COTTAGES 3*
Mnarani Beach Cottage is located on the north coast of Zanzibar along pristine unspoilt beaches.
Accomodation is in self contained beach cottages all with individual air conditioning, satellite channels, in room safety locks and minibars. There are 17 comfortable rooms at Mnarani Beach Cottages, situated along sandy paths in the greenery. They’re all en-suite with hot water and mosquito nets.
The 12 standard makuti-thatched cottages are small, arranged in pairs and face the sea. They are furnished in simple Zanzibar style and are decorated with fresh blue, pink and white shades. If you’re into star signs, you’ll enjoy the names of these rooms.
MATEMWE BUNGALOWS 3*
Matemwe Bungalows is situated on the north east coast of Zanzibar, about an hour by car from Stone Town. Matemwe is one of the most peaceful and scenic locations where nature is still un-spoilt. The swimming pool is the Blue/Green Ocean in front of your bungalow which stretches far beyond the horizon to touch land again in Indonesia some 3000 miles away.
Rooms/ Bungalows All 14 en-suite bungalows are built of local stone and have Mikuti rooves and are directly overlooking the Indian Ocean. Each has a large veranda where you can laze in your own hammocks. Most of the fixtures and fittings are made from local materials, mainly Coconut wood, whilst the soft furnishings are locally produced materials made by local women’s groups, and the matting made by the blind association in Stone Town. The sun, through our solar system, supplies lighting and hot water, hence the bungalows do not have air-conditioning except by the sea breezes. Television has not reached us yet. The large luxurious suite room bungalows have a king size bed and a single bed, whereas the Self contained bungalows are double
ZANZIBAR SERENA INN 5*
Located on the seafront of Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town, Zanzibar Serena Inn has been created by renovating and rehabilitating two romantic and historic buildings. It provides 52 ocean facing, airconditioned rooms, most with a private balcony. The Inn offers a sea-front restaurant, bar and a spacious, secluded swimming pool.
TEMBO HOTEL 4*
Tembo Hotel, located at the heart of the Zanzibar town, surrounded by historical buildings at the seafront is designed to offer a delightful appearance of sunset in the Indian Ocean and a true picture of Zanzibar by night. The 19th Century restored Tembo Hotel is ornamented with Oriental and Zanzibar traditional furniture and antiques which are rarely seen in the islands. All 30 rooms are fully air conditioned with hot and cold showers, and telephone facilities. The Hotel has a swimming pool. It is only 15 minutes drive from Zanzibar airport and 5 minutes from the harbour.
DHOW PALACE 3*
The 19th Century restored Dhow Palace Hotel, is located in the centre of the Zanzibar Stone Town. The Hotel has 17 self-contained rooms fitted with oriental and Zanzibari furnishings, air conditioning, and telephones. The roof top restaurant serves international and local cuisine.
CHAPWANI PRIVATE ISLAND 3*
Chapwani is a small hotel on a private island surrounded by white sandy beaches only ten minutes away by boat from the capital Stone Town.There are five bandas (thatched bungalows) each with two en-suite rooms, making a total of ten rooms. Inside you’ll find a large double bed – the traditional Zanzibari four-poster with a mosquito net draped over it – whose plump pillows are adorned with a freshly-plucked hibiscus flower. There’s a small table and chair, a ceiling fan, a picture or two, and not much else. There’s just enough space for a cot or an extra bed. At the back is a bathroom with basin, shelves and an open-plan shower; and a separate toilet. All in all it’s a simple, practical, comfy beach room. Outside is a wooden terrace with deckchairs, and just beyond that a thatch parasol with your own sunloungers. The sea is so close that at very high tides it practically laps at your terrace.
CHUMBE ISLAND LODGE 3*
Chumbe is a small forested island just a few kilometres to the south of Zanzibar Stone town. It is at the center of a small marine conservation area and is the site of a small and exclusive lodge.There are just seven of these fabulously wierd constructions, for a maximum of around 14 guests, so the island never feels busy, even when full. The bandas are reasonably well spaced, although could have been farther apart for our liking, but do nonetheless give a real feeling of being out in the wilds. All of the rooms look out towards the sea and it takes just thirty seconds to stroll from the comforts of your hammock to feeling the warm tropical ocean lapping at your feet. We had a slight preference for the last two bandas, which give a greater sense of privacy. Built from palm thatch and other natural materials, these constructions have a light, airy feel. All rooms are equipped with double or twin mattresses on the floor of the mezzanine sleeping area, accessed by a ladder. Beds can be made up as a double or two twins. There are self-contained bathrooms with hot and cold water shower, large living rooms equipped with handmade furniture and decorated with African art and colourful fabrics … and very comfortable hammocks.
ZANZIBAR BEACH RESORT 3*
Located on the South West coast of the island, Zanzibar Beach Resort (formerly Fisherman’s Resort) is only five minutes from the Airport and the Stone Town , making it the perfect place to stay and enjoy all that Zanzibar has to offer. The Resort has 71 air-conditioned rooms, all with en suite bathrooms. Enjoy delicious local and international cuisine from this stunning restaurant’s buffet. Breakfast is served from 7am until 10am, dinner from 7pm until 10pm. Fresh water swimming, and a variety of sea sports facilities.
MTONI MARINE 3*
Situated several kilometres outside Stone Town at Bububu, near the ruins of Mtoni Palace, the first palace of Sultan Seyyid Said.
Mtoni Marine is ideal as either a stop over if you do not want to stay in Stone Town, or for 2-3 nights if one want to experience the culture of Stone Town, do not want the noise associated with the town, and would like good-looking views of the ocean and Chapwani Island. Mtoni Marine would be a place to stay.
MBWENI RUINS HOTEL 3*
Located on the South West coast of the island, Zanzibar Beach Resort (formerly Fisherman’s Resort) is only five minutes from the Airport and the Stone Town, making it the perfect place to stay and enjoy all that Zanzibar has to offer. The Resort has 71 air-conditioned rooms, all with en suite bathrooms, restaurant and bar, fresh water swimming, and a variety of sea sports facilities.
EMERSON & GREEN 4*
Noted on their special dinners with the call to prayer setting the stage, Emerson & Green has received numerous reviews in travel magazines and guidebooks. Located in Zanzibar Stone Town it offers 10 unique rooms, with bathrooms en suite, that reflect the Arab influences of this magical island.
SULTAN PALACE 3*
Sultan Palace is a splendid resort situated on the southeast coast of Zanzibar Island with beautiful sandy beaches, some 60 km from the airport or Zanzibar Stone Town. The 15 flower-named cottage are 180 square meters each, all with a wonderful view of the Indian Ocean, a verandah and a private garden. The cottages are furnished with local antique furniture including the carved omanite doors and Zanzibari double beds. All the cottages have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioners, a ceiling fan, a telephone, a fridge and a hair dryer. The huge main building with its splendid terraces, include a bright lounge, and the restaurant with its verandahs. On the beach there is a bar and restaurant.
BEYT AL CHAI
Perfectly located on the famous Kelele Square the Beyt Al Chai, the Inn allows you to experience the ambiance of the famous Stone Town while uniquely allowing you to find the peace and tranquility of over looking a beautiful grassy square filled with hibiscus and tamarind trees to the Indian Ocean beyond. Can be reached by Road from Zanzibar airport in 10 minutes.
Built on 3 floors, this traditional house was at one time a tea house (where its name comes from). Perfectly located on the famous Kelele Square the Beyt Al Chai, The Zanzibar Stone Town Inn allows you to experience the ambiance of the famous Stone Town while uniquely allowing you to find the peace and tranquillity of over looking a beautiful grassy square filled with hibiscus and tamarind trees to the Indian Ocean beyond. Only a few paces form the sea, the house is cool and breezy and the top floor bedrooms have a wonderful sea view. Experience the breathtaking sunsets of the Stone Town from the comfort of your room!
The hotel has 2 Sultan Rooms of about 40sqm each, with private bathrooms and a superb sea view to admire while relaxing during the day or with a drink at sunset
– 3 Prince Rooms: +/- 25sqm, with private bathroom and separate dressing room;
– 1 Princess Room: this room is slightly smaller but as original as the others and has a good size bathroom with direct entrance from the room.
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