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Accommodations in Zanzibar

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 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.

“All Inclusive” consists of the following:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the main restaurant.

Fizzy drinks, juice, milkshakes, local beer and wine, selected “mocktails”, cocktail of the day, tea and coffee.

Please note that drinks are available for most of the day – but not around the clock. You will be informed of the exact times upon your arrival at the hotel.

Please note that Ocean Paradise Resort is closed from 28.04.25 – 28.05.25.

 

Price for room upgrade, per night:
Superior garden Room incl. half board Per person from:  £13
Superior Room incl. half board Per person from:  £39
Superior Seafront Room incl. half board Per person from:  £78
Meal upgrade options, per night:
Full board supplement Per person from:  £23
All inclusive supplement Per person from:  £39
Price for upgrade from Spice Island Hotel & Resort, per night:
Standard Garden Room incl. half board Per person from:  £28
Superior Garden Room incl. half board Per person from:  £41
Superior Room incl. half board Per person from:  £67
Superior Seafront Room incl. half board Per person from:  £107

Spice Island Hotel & Resort

Jambiani Beach

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 soft sofas, chairs and daybeds. 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.

If you feel the need to do something, you can head to the pool or add some excitement to your holiday by renting a bike and cycling to the small town of Jambiana near the hotel or perhaps to Paje, slightly further north. A few kilometres from the hotels, there is a dripstone cave, which is worth a visit.

Visit the small spa, which can loosen those stiff muscles after your Kili trek or safari.

The hotel’s restaurant serves delicious local dishes with fish and shellfish, as well as a variety of dishes from African, Indian and Arab cuisine. The food is fresh and well made. Breakfast consists of a 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.

Price to upgrade meal plan, per night:
From half board to full board Per person from:  £23
Upgrade options

Zuri Zanzibar

Kendwa

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 wish for: your own large, well-furnished terrace, indoor and outdoor shower, tea and coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, flat screen TV, etc., not to mention an incredibly chilled and welcoming atmosphere.

The beach is perfect. The sand is white, the water is turquoise blue, and due to the shape of the seabed, the beach here is much less affected by the tide than is the case elsewhere on the island.

The hotel has 3 restaurants and 3 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.

If you would like to upgrade to Zuri Zanzibar, we recommend that you book in really good time as the hotel is extremely popular.

Please note that Zuri Zanzibar is closed from 1.05.25 – 31.05.25. 

Price for upgrade from Ocean Paradise Resort, per night:
Bungalow incl. half board, 1/4 - 31/5 & 1/12 - 22/12 Per person from:  £255
Bungalow incl. half board, 10/1 - 31/3 & 1/06 - 30/11 Per person from:  £424
Bungalow invl. half board, 23/12 - 09/01 Per person from:  £527
Price for upgrade from Spice Island Hotel & Resort, per night:
Bungalow incl. half board, 1/4 - 31/5 & 1/12 - 22/12 Per person from:  £283
Bungalow incl. half board, 10/1 - 31/3 & 1/06 - 30/11 Per person from:  £453
Bungalow invl. half board, 23/12 - 09/01 Per person from:  £555

The Residence

Kizimkazi

Dream of a relaxed and undisturbed luxury holiday in Zanzibar? Then a stay at The Residence is definitely for you.

This truly is classic five star at its best!

The luxury resort is located on the south-western coast of the island – just over an hour’s drive from the international airport, yet a whole world away! Situated in the midst of a large tropical garden and overlooking the coconut palms swaying in the breeze on the kilometre-long white sandy beach, the hotel offers 66 exclusive, private villas.

And these really are villas in the best sense of the word, with a living room, bedroom, bathroom and a large terrace with a private pool. Tastefully appointed with a blend of muted colours and dark mahogany furniture in classic Zanzibar style. With plenty of space around you, you can almost feel yourself winding down the moment you step through the door. You have everything you need here: A TV, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a safe, outdoor and indoor shower, bath tub, tea and coffee making facilities, etc. When you open the doors to your private terrace, you have sun loungers and your own pool. A couple of bicycles await you just outside the door should you get the urge to explore the local area.

We predict, however, that you will spend most of your time at the resort – it has everything the heart desires! It has two restaurants and two bars, both of which also serve light meals and snacks. For an additional fee, you can also choose to have the food served in your own villa.

The infinity pool is huge, with a glass “wall” overlooking the sea. The 150-metre long jetty entices with cocktails and the island’s best sunset after a day of tennis, spa, kayaking, sunbathing, volleyball, naps in the shade, “reef walking”, plenty of ice creams by the pool – and perhaps a visit to the local dolphin colony.

Children have room to be children here, and they have their own “Kid’s Club”, where everything from baking and hair braiding to “how-to-help-homeless-animals” courses are arranged. As all villas have their own pool – and are scattered throughout the large tropical garden – it is a wonderful, relaxing place for families with children and honeymooners alike.

Price for upgrade from Ocean Paradise Resort, per night:
Luxury Garden Villa incl. half board Per person from:  £138
Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villa incl. half board Per person from:  £231
Price for upgrade from Spice Island Hotel & Resort, per night:
Luxury Garden Villa incl. half board Per person from:  £166
Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villa incl. half board Per person from:  £259

Z Hotel Zanzibar

Nungwi Beach

Situated at the northern tip of Zanzibar on the famous Nungwi beach is the fabulous Z Hotel.

Enjoy the relaxed, intimate vibe, which is aimed especially at couples and smaller groups, as the hotel’s age limit is 16+. The beach is white, the water is clear and warm, and the little town of Nungwi offers small cafés, lots of shopping and a good range of activities.

There are only 40 rooms here, all of which have art on the walls, colourful cushions and lampshades that create a cosy contrast to the coconut wood furniture. Each room has its own character. All rooms have air conditioning, a flat screen TV, a minibar, a safe and Wi-Fi. All of the rooms also have a private balcony with garden furniture.

The hotel’s two restaurants enjoy great views of the beach and the turquoise-blue sea. So, you can enjoy some good food and drink with a great view of the Indian Ocean. One restaurant serves light, Asian-inspired dishes and classic café food, while the main restaurant offers an exciting menu with new interpretations of African and European cuisine, as well as an array of seafood dishes. Cocktails are served on the top floor – the perfect place to enjoy the sunset. It’s also here at the top of the hotel that you’ll find the yoga centre.

Enjoy the large pool, go for a walk on the beach, read a good book in the shade of a parasol or enjoy a good massage in the hotel’s fabulous day spa.

Please note that Z Hotel will be closed from 1.05.25 – 31.05.25. 

Price for upgrade from Ocean Paradise Resort, per night:
Garden Room incl. half board Per person from:  £64
Seaview Room incl. half board Per person from:  £90
Price for upgrade from Spice Island Hotel & Resort, per night:
Garden Room incl. half board Per person from:  £82
Seaview Room incl. half board Per person from:  £108

Zanzi Resort

Kama

We’ll admit it. You’ve got to be prepared for a good “African massage” to get to Zanzi Resort. The gravel road is bumpy and full of holes. But it’s worth the effort as a little piece of paradise awaits you at the end of the road!

If it’s undisturbed privacy you’re after, Zanzi is the one to choose.

The staff do their utmost to look after you, yet in a virtually invisible way, right up until you need something. Then they’re there, and pretty much anything is possible. If you book the resort’s private dhow, it’s a private tour you go on. If you want to eat on your terrace, simply call the restaurant and the food will arrive – at no extra charge of course. There is no set breakfast time and if you choose to sit in the restaurant, you can look forward to a cosy, romantic experience with gentle music and dim lighting. The chef is creative and the food is really delicious! The wine and cocktail list is extensive, and they make the best coffee imaginable!

There are only 13 bungalows/villas: 4 garden bungalows, 1 family garden bungalow, 4 ocean view villas and 4 ocean access villas. The small houses all have their own undisturbed garden with chairs, tables and sun loungers. They are located on a very large plot with a good distance between them, guaranteeing your privacy. It goes without saying that the bungalows and villas all offer everything you need: air conditioning, a minibar, a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a safe and exquisite toiletries.

The villas all have their own pool of a reasonable size. The bungalows have shared use of the large pool, which you will often have to yourself, as it’s really only guests in the bungalows who use this pool.

As the name suggests, Ocean view villas have a view of the beautiful turquoise sea. Ocean access villas have their own stairs, allowing you to walk directly from the villa and down into the sea at high tide.

The beach is small, and at low tide, the rocks are visible. Thanks to the 100-metre-long jetty, you can still swim, and if all that swimming makes you thirsty, you can simply call the bar from the jetty, and a waiter will come down to you with a cold beer.

The sunset is phenomenal from the jetty, and it’s not uncommon to see dolphins from here in the early morning or late in the day.

As the resort is very small, we recommend booking well in advance (at least 6–8 months ahead) if you want to upgrade to Zanzi.

Please note that Zanzi Resort is closed from 24.04.25 – 6.05.25. 

Price for upgrade from Ocean Paradise Resort, per night:
Ocean View Villa Per person from:  £283
Ocean Access Villa Per person from:  £348
Price for upgrade from Spice Island Hotel & Resort, per night:
Ocean View Villa Per person from:  £311
Ocean Access Villa Per person from:  £377

Riu Palace Zanzibar

Nungwi Beach

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.

“All Inclusive” consists of the following:

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in the main restaurant. Possibility of dinner at “Krystal” Fusion Restaurant, Steakhouse, and the fish restaurant (table reservation required).

Selected drinks around the clock. Minibar in the room.

Please note that the hotel is for guests aged 18+.

Price for upgrade from Ocean Paradise Resort, per night:
Junior Suite incl. all-inclusive Per person from:  £141
Price for upgrade from Spice Island Hotel & Resort, per night:
Junior Suite incl. all-inclusive Per person from:  £170

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.

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

Price for upgrade from Ocean Paradise Resort, per night:
Junior Suite incl. half board Per person from:  £135
Price for upgrade from Spice Island Hotel & Resort, per night:
Junior Suite incl. half board Per person from:  £163

Sandies Baobab Beach

Nungwi Beach

On Zanzibar’s northern tip is the beautiful resort Sandies Baobab Beach, which is placed right out at the magnificent white sandy beach Nungwi and the turquoise ocean beyond. The resort’s restaurant, pool and pool bar face the beach, so they all have a fantastic view of the Indian Ocean.

The resort’s 103 rooms are surrounded by exotic trees and are elegantly furnished in bright colours and dark wood. Each room is fitted with a mosquito net over the bed, a closet, air conditioning, a safe, telephone and your own little porch or balcony, as well as an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower.

At the restaurant The Beach Gallery, you can enjoy the gorgeous view of the ocean while you help yourself to the dishes in the breakfast-, lunch- and dinner buffet. With everything from local to international and Mediterranean cuisine, there will certainly be something for every taste. The restaurant also has weekly themed dinners, which includes a traditional African dinner among other things.

Lean back and spend your days here at the resort with a good book at the hotel swimming pool and enjoy the view of the Indian Ocean, or take part in one of the hotel’s many different activities, e,g, snorkelling, beach volleyball, beach football and darts. You can also purchase a relaxing wellness experience at Mvua African Rain Spa.

Free Wi-Fi is also available in the hotel’s communal areas.

Included in the all-inclusive:

  • Welcome drink
  • Breakfast-, lunch- and dinner buffet at the restaurant The Beach Gallery
  • Non-alcoholic drinks, juices, local beers, selected wines, coffee and tea from 10:00 to 24:00 at the pool bar
  • Selected alcoholic drinks and cocktails after 18:00 at the pool bar
  • Snacks between meals at the pool bar
  • Beach towels and loungers
  • Evening entertainment with dance, music and acrobatics
  • Option to participate in daily physical activities, beach volleyball, beach football and darts

Price for upgrade from Ocean Paradise Resort, per night:
Garden Room incl. all inclusive Per person from:  £87
Garden Junior Suite (min 4 people) incl. all inclusive Per person from:  £109
Price for upgrade from Spice Island Hotel & Resort, per night:
Garden Room incl. all inclusive Per person from:  £116
Garden Junior Suite (min 4 people) incl. all inclusive Per person from:  £138

Sultan Sands

Kiwengwa Beach

A few metres from the white sandy beach and the turquoise-blue sea is 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. Some of the hotel’s facilities are found at the sister hotel “Bluebay Beach Resort”, which all but adjoins Sultan Sands.

There is also a shop selling nice souvenirs, and free Wi-Fi in the communal areas.

The hotel has 80 standard rooms,

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 space to relax and read a book. These rooms have their own peaceful pool area, often used only by the guests staying in these rooms, but naturally you can stroll down to the large shared pool or to the beach in no time.

56 of the standard rooms are located in round huts built in true African style with a thatched roof. There are two rooms to each hut, but the rooms have their own entrance from each side of the hut, so it feels like you have your own hut. 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.

The last 20 rooms are little huts located near the restaurant, just a stone’s throw from the beach. All of these huts 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 huts are located very close to the beach, the restaurant, the bar and both the private pool and the large communal pool.

“All Inclusive” consists of the following:

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in the main restaurant.

Fizzy drinks, juice, local beer and wine, selected cocktails and “mocktails”, tea and coffee.

Please note that drinks are available for most of the day – but not around the clock. You will be informed of the exact times upon your arrival at the hotel.

Price for upgrade from Ocean Paradise Resort, per night:
Baobab Room incl. all inclusive Per person from:  £18
Pwani Room incl. all inclusive Per person from:  £32
Bahari Room incl. all inclusive Per person from:  £58
Price for upgrade from Spice Island Hotel & Resort, per night:
Baobab Room incl. all inclusive Per person from:  £47
Pwani Room incl. all inclusive Per person from:  £60
Bahari Room incl. all inclusive Per person from:  £86

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

Kiwengwa Beach

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 Superior Room & Beach Villa together with two adults.

Please note that Diamonds Mapenzi Beach is closed from 16.03.2025 – 30.06.2025.

Price for upgrade from Ocean Paradise Resort, per night:
Superior Room incl. all inclusive Per person from:  £62
Sea View Beach Villa incl. all inclusive Per person from:  £91
Price for upgrade from Spice Island Hotel & Resort, per night:
Superior Room incl. all inclusive Per person from:  £90
Sea View Beach Villa incl. all inclusive Per person from:  £120

Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

Pingwe Beach

From the moment you arrive at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa, you’ll know that it’s going to be good there. The large, open reception grandly welcomes you, and ahead of you await the white sandy beach and turquoise-blue sea.

The five-star Karafuu enjoys an excellent beach-front location on the east coast of Zanzibar. The hotel consists of 135 rooms of different categories, so there’s something for everyone. Naturally, all rooms have air conditioning, a minibar, a safe and tea and coffee making facilities.

The rooms and villas are built around the large communal area at the centre of the hotel which includes the reception, main restaurant, bar and shop, etc. Karafuu also offers several pools, a beautiful spa, tennis courts, diving centre, etc., so you won’t get bored. And it’s a great hotel for kids, who are well entertained at the Kids’ Club.

There are a total of 4 restaurants, and if you’re a fan of seafood, be sure to visit Le Grand Bleu. The restaurant is located right on the beach, and a moonlit dinner here, overlooking the calm sea, is incredibly romantic. Remember to book a table – it’s very popular!

Karafuu is one of the few places on the east coast that has built a jetty from the beach and across the corals so, even at low tide, you can walk out to where the water is deep enough for you to swim.

“All Inclusive” consists of the following:

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in the main restaurant.

Fizzy drinks, juice, local beer and wine, selected cocktails and “mocktails”, tea and coffee.

Please note that drinks are available for most of the day – but not around the clock. You will be informed of the exact times upon your arrival at the hotel.

Price for upgrade from Ocean Paradise Resort, per night:
Bondeni Room incl. half board Per person from:  £6
Masai Room incl. half board Per person from:  £13
Cottage Room incl. half board Per person from:  £32
Price for upgrade from Spice Island Hotel & Resort, per night:
Bondeni Room incl. half board Per person from:  £35
Masai Room incl. half board Per person from:  £41
Cottage Room incl. half board Per person from:  £60
Price to upgrade meal plan:
All inclusive supplement Per person from:  £51

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Stone Town

Enjoying a sublime waterfront location in the heart of Stone Town, the extravagant Park Hyatt Zanzibar is the perfect place to experience the town’s historic and cultural attractions as well as the local markets with their colourful and fragrant produce.

The hotel consists of 67 spacious rooms, which combine elegance and modernity with local elements. All rooms have air conditioning and blackout curtains, so you can sleep well after an eventful day in the bustling town. There is also a safe, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and the option of room service. Each room also has an en suite bathroom with both a shower and a bath tub as well as a hair dryer.

Affording breathtaking views of the local beach, lively harbour environment and the Indian Ocean with the traditional dhow boats, the hotel’s swimming pool is the ideal place to enjoy a morning swim or be refreshed after an action-packed day in Stone Town. You can also opt to visit the hotel’s gym or treat yourself to one of the many wonderful spa treatments offered by the hotel.

Price for upgrade from Tembo Hotel:
2 nights Per person from:  £363
Other 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.


Mahali Zanzibar

Paje

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.

Please note that Mahali Zanzibar will be closed from 1.04.25 – 31.05.25. 


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.


Mizingani Seafront Hotel

Stone Town

Located right between Stone Town town centre and the beautiful beach lined with local fishing boats, the lovely Mizingani Seafront Hotel affords great views of the lively harbour environment and the Indian Ocean. Its central location makes the hotel the ideal base for exploring the town’s historic attractions and fabulous markets.

The hotel is decorated in Arabic style with charming ornate corridors and antique furniture and has a total of 31 rooms, which you access via the lovely wooden stairs or the nice little lift. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, cable TV, air conditioning, a fridge, coffee and tea-making facilities and a mosquito net over the bed. There is a private bathroom with a hair dryer as well as a private balcony overlooking the courtyard pool or the azure ocean.

When you wish to relax, you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or sit yourself down in one of the Arab-inspired sofas and read a good book. In the evening, you can dine at the restaurant while watching the sun set over the picturesque Indian Ocean.

The hotel does not serve alcohol on the premises.

Price for upgrade from Tembo Hotel per night:
Deluxe Room Per person from:  £40
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Catriona Hodge

Catriona is passionate about helping other people fulfill their travel dreams, as she knows how much travel has only improved her life for the better!

Opening hours
Monday-Thursday 9-15
Friday 9-13