Zanzibar resorts

Zanzibar offers a wide variety of resorts to choose from. From budget saver hotels that serves breakfast only, providing the freedom to explore other restaurants and set your own budget, to the more up market resorts that provide all inclusive meals options.
Below see some of the highly recommended Zanzibar resorts to stay.

My Blue Hotel Zanzibar

My Blue Hotel on Zanzibar is located in one of the Zanzibar’s most beautiful spots, Nungwi, famous for spectacular sunsets and of the best beaches Zanzibar has to offer. Your transfer from Zanzibar airport to My Blue Hotel on Zanzibar is approximately 60 km and should not take longer than 1 hour via the main road. My Blue Hotel on Zanzibar was purposely built to respect its surrounding environment with sophisticated simplicity. One of its most alluring features is the white sandy beach directly below the resort, offering guests the opportunity to swim and snorkel all day long.

My Blue Hotel on Zanzibar overlooks a calm and crystal clear azure blue ocean, which is not effected greatly by tidal differences. The resort’s location on the north coast offers guests access to a wide variety of water sports and is within comfortable walking distance of Nungwi’s fisherman‘s village, where you can admire the local craftsmanship and experience the many characteristic beach bars & café’s along the water’s edge.
This vivid Nungwi area is also famous for its nightlife. My Blue Hotel is recommended by Dream World Adventures to those looking for a mid-range all-inclusive holiday on Zanzibar with its location being its best feature.

Mapenzi Beach Club Zanzibar



Mapenzi Beach Club is set on the North/Eastern Coast of Zanzibar Island on the Kiwengwa shoreline.
Diamonds Mapenzi perfectly blends in the natural environment of the surrounding landscape, covering an area of 4 hectares blessed with a long white beach and tropical gardens of palms and colourful bougainvillea.

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club lies 45 km from Stone Town, only 40 minutes drive by road from Zanzibar International Airport, and is a perfect choice for guest in search of a retreat that offer a good mixture of relax, laziness and all inclusive service.

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Zanzibar

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort opened in 1995 and is aptly named after the Swahili word for cloves, karafuu, which grow in abundance on Zanzibar Island. Karafuu is ideally located on a blissful stretch of palm-fringed beach with white sand and dazzling blue water – just what you’re after.
The spacious, cool reception area under makuti (palm thatch) is impressive, especially when you’re visiting Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort for the first time. You instantly know you’re in a top-notch hotel. There is an enormous pool around which you’ll find guests soaking up the sun. The clientele is largely international, so you’ll hear a variety of accents.
A little further along is the beach with a generous strip of sand with sun lounges set a good distance apart from each other.

Warm hospitality comes naturally to the Swahili staff, who are impeccably dressed in long, robed uniforms. You are welcomed with the traditional greeting of karibu with the resort staff on hand to assist with a smile.

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort has all the expected facilities: fully-equipped Diving center, boutiques, tennis courts, gymnasium and Spa. The rooms are extremely comfortable and styled in a modern Zanzibar theme. They provide a welcome relief from the sun when you’ve spent the day by the pool or diving and lazing on the beach.
The eastern side of the island is greatly influenced by the tide. You can sunbathe on the beach and slip straight into the water and swim far out when the tide is high. When the tide recedes, you have to wade out to the fringing reef, which can be fun if you want to look for marine life in the shallows.
Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort is one of the few hotels on the east coast where you can enjoy a comfortable and safe swim in the ocean at low tide. A concrete path in front of the hotel leads you from the beach to a permanent natural depression in the ocean bed just 200 meters offshore, offering a giant natural swimming pool deep enough for small boats to moor in.

Sea Cliff Resort and Spa Zanzibar

The Sea Cliff Resort and Spa is conveniently located about 20 minute from Zanzibar Town, better known as Stone Town on the West Coast of Zanzibar Island.

Driving into Sea Cliff Resort and Spa you know you have found something special. The 4 km road through a coconut plantation that leads to the hotel is a reminder of the Zanzibar of old.

Peace and tranquility, no other hotels or busy roads just open space and palm trees. As you enter the courtyard filled with tropical flowers and palms the view of the ocean stands before you.

With Sea Cliff Resort and Spa’s traditional makuti roofs and Arabic towers lite by brass lights you know this is not a typical hotel.

Its a resort built with our location in mind, its a unique combination of modern facilities mixed with the original exotic architecture of historical Zanzibar.

Neptune Pwani Beach Resort and Spa Zanzibar

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

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

Neptune Pwani Beach Resort features 170 rooms all with terrace and ocean view, situated in 2 level blocks and 4 individual beachfront suites with in-room Jacuzzi.

Facilities at Neptune Pwani Beach Resort include 1 main restaurant, 4 à la carte restaurants, 1 snack restaurant, 2 bars, 1 coconut beach bar, the Rain & Earth Spa, the Spherique Boutique, conference room and facilities and a water sports centre.

Gold Zanzibar Beach House and Spa

The Gold Zanzibar Beach House and Spa Resort offers unparalleled accommodation in a breathtaking location.
Set on the on the Northwestern coast of Zanzibar, on the tropical beach of Kendwa, without doubt one of the best places to stay on the island.
The luxury Gold Zanzibar Beach House and Spa resort provides 67 rooms which boast both views of the sea or the lush gardens, beach front locations or opulent retreats.
Each house has its own veranda, is beautifully decorated and is sure to cater for every need.
Fancy a Zanzibar dinner? The Restaurant Kilimanjaro at Gold Zanzibar Beach House and Spa has plenty to offer. This restaurant, the hotel’s main dining room, can accommodate more than 200 guests under the characteristic Zanzibar Makuti roof style.
The stylish Gold Restaurant is a charming lunch and dinner venue, only accessible upon reservation, defined by an elegant and private atmosphere, with an amazing sea view.

Amaan Bungalows Zanzibar

Amaan Bungalows on Zanzibar Island is a laid-back beach hotel with splendid surroundings, where the friendly staff will do everything they can to ensure that your holiday is not only delightful, but also special and memorable.
Located in Nungwi, a beachfront on the north western tip of Zanzibar island, with a wide range of facilities and leisure options. Amaan Bungalows embraces families, couples and honeymooners, the 86 guest rooms, including 16 sea view rooms that literally catch the waves at high tide, 32 pool view rooms, 19 deluxe rooms and 19 garden rooms, are set amid a landscaped tropical oasis dotted with coconut palms, shady trees, and sweet-scented flowers.
The traditional architecture utilizes local materials from Zanzibar island, red tiled roofs merged with romantic thatched roofs that meld into the natural beauty, the vista of the dramatic coastline and the rolling surf is spectacular, while the fiery sunsets viewed from here are the best in Zanzibar. Nungwi is home to abundant sea life that makes unparalleled settings for scuba diving, snorkeling and deep sea fishing.

Cristal Resort Zanzibar

Cristal Resort is located right in the heart of Paje beach and has the best stretch of beautiful white sandy beach in all of Zanzibar. A popular kite surfer paradise!
The atmosphere is cozy and friendly, tropical and comfortable. If you are looking to get away from the large 5 star resorts and looking for a small and private hotel, Cristal Resort is the place!
You can choose to soak up the sun on one of the beach beds surrounded, by what clients say “ one of the most amazing beaches in the world” or go to the diving Center and enjoy a snorkeling trip or a dive with their experienced instructors.
Cristal Resort’s location is ideal as it’s not surrounded by the other hotels but close enough to the other bars and restaurants for those who want more night life.
Now with WiFi you can stay connected with the world if you choose.

Langi Langi Beach Bungalows Zanzibar

Named after the aromatic flower, Langi Langi Beach Bungalows is situated on the Fines island of Zanzibar. A resort in nungwi village on North Coast , the most central accommodation and tourist destination.
The hotel is situated on North end of Zanzibar, famous for deep sea fishing, fantastic swimming beach and dhow making.
PADI diving courses, snorkeling and sailing are among the pastimes you’ll enjoy here at Langi Langi.
Langi Langi beach bungalows is situated on the most beautiful land in Nungwi with its bungalows facing the ocean, pool or the garden.

Mnarani Beach Cottages Zanzibar

Mnarani Beach Cottages is a quaint hideaway lodge, found at the quieter flank of the Nungwi Peninsula on Zanzibar’s North Coast. A modern day safe haven overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, far away from the madness of everyday life.
Choose a room to suit your needs, all are set in exotic mature gardens near to the sea. Each room is en-suite with a/c, fans, safes, and verandas. Get a good night’s sleep without any modern disturbance. Have a look at the room options.
Try the Mnarani’s homemade Zanzibar cuisine. The island is famed for its fresh seafood and variety of spices, both feature prominently on the restaurant menu. As well as traditional Swahili dishes the kitchen also serves / prepares international dishes.
Chill out on sun beds, sofas, swings, and hammocks either on your terrace, by the pool or lounge on the Mnarani deck area overlooking the sea. Grab a book from the library, your choice of drink from the bar, listen to the ocean to find inner peace and tranquility.
Take time out to visit the Cinnamon spa team and discover the delights of a traditional Zanzibari head massage.
The Mnarani experience is all about: recovering, relaxing, rejuvenating and replenishing. Learn more about the Cinnamon Spa.
Climb up to the rooftop terrace of Zanzibar House to take in the spectacular 360-degree view over the whole Northern part of the island. Enjoy sundowners as you take in the fabulous sunsets and moon rises.
For those who are more adventurous, at low tide, you can beach comb, join the locals searching the rock pools or swim in the lagoon. Perhaps kayaking, snorkeling, diving, kite surfing, game fishing or a sunset cruise is for you. These are also available on your doorstep, all you need to do is ask.
Nassor El Mahruki, the kindhearted owner in residence, is an excellent host with an abundance of knowledge about the island. Nassor’s down to earth approach and choice of local friendly staff means you will soon feel at home.

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