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Stone Town Hotels

Zanzibar Serena Inn

Serena Inn, in the legendary Stonetown, is set in two historic seafront buildings that have been masterfully restored to their former grandeur. Interiors echo Zanzibar’s rich Arabic influence. Each spacious room is air-conditioned, beautifully appointed, with en suite facilities and overlooks the Indian Ocean – some with balconies opening to the sea breezes. Swimming pool.

Tembo House Hotel

This 19th century structure is ornamented with Zanzibari traditional furniture and antiques. One of the very few stone town hotels with beach accessibility as well as a swimming pool. One side of the hotel faces the historic buildings of the stone town while the other faces the sea front from where visitors can enjoy the sunset. Rooms are all self contained and air conditioned.

Emerson on Hurumzi

In the heart of the Stone Town is a beautifully restored house that once was the home of one of the richest men in the Swahili empire. The hotel aims to recreate the wondrous atmosphere and grandeur of the past by providing traditional, elegant accommodation. Spacious airy rooms, antique furnishing, ceiling fans and stone baths are featured throughout the hotel.

West & South West Coast Hotels

Fumba Beach Lodge

On one of Zanzibar’s most secluded beaches is a luxurious, imaginative, peaceful hideaway. Set on forty acres of the Menai beach conservation area, Fumba beach peninsula is both a large marine haven, and an eco-project. The essence of Fumba is privacy, relaxation, serenity, excellence and attention to detail. There are twenty six spacious ensuite rooms; twenty are deluxe ‘bandas’ with ensuite bathroom, terrace, stunning ocean view, suitable for families or couples. Four are luxury suites, and there are two baobab suites.

East & North East Coast Hotels

Pongwe Beach Hotel

Situated on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, the Pongwe Beach Hotel is a true paradise retreat, set within a secluded bay on the east coast of Zanzibar ; an island in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of Tanzania, Africa. We are a modestly sized hotel, with ten traditional beach-side cottages, and an intimate atmosphere.

Bluebay Beach Resort

Bluebay Beach Resort is situated on the finest wide, white, sandy beach on the island of Zanzibar. Located on the East Coast in an area known as Kiwengwa, the hotel is only 45 minutes drive from the town and the airport. The resort offers 80 Superior rooms, 6 Deluxe rooms and 2 Sultan rooms, all of which enjoy magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. Each consists of spacious bedroom, separate dressing room, en suite bathroom and verandah or balcony. All rooms are tastefully decorated using traditional Zanzibari furniture to include large four poster beds with mosquito nets, a writing bureau, coffee table and easy chairs. Split level air conditioners, ceiling fans, satellite TV’s, mini-bars, hair dryers and telephones. The Hotel has a fully air conditioned Conference Room which accommodates up to 75 people seated in theatre style. Other facilities include an open air discotheque, a wide screen TV viewing facility, guest safes, a large fresh water swimming pool with adjoining open-air Jacuzzi and a beautiful Spa.

Shooting Star

Shooting Star is on the north east coast of the island, approximately 45 minutes drive from Mtoni. It is a tranquil oasis, a delightful refuge from the world where you will escape the incessant chatter of the city. There are just 10 spacious Sea View Cottages with private verandahs offering breathtaking views of Kiwengwa Beach, the coral reef and the ocean. or comfortable lodge rooms with terraces opening onto the gardens. The cottages are set apart from the other rooms, bar and restaurant to enable residents to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility. The ten Sea View Cottages are light, spacious en-suite rooms built in keeping with traditional Zanzibari styles of architecture with airy, high beamed ceilings, large windows and air-conditioning.The hotel also has a swimming pool.This is a perfect romantic retreat. Package price is based on Seaview Cottages.

Ocean Paradise Resort

The resort is situated on the east coast of Zanzibar, approximately 60 km away from Stone Town and the airport. Set on a beautiful 6.5 hectare site, the resort will captivate you from the moment you enter the reception with its breathtaking views over the palm fringed beaches and the azure blue water of the Indian Ocean. Accommodation consists of 100 bungalows (84 Superior Rooms and 8 Junior Suites) designed in traditional native style offering incredible views over the white sandy beaches fringing the Indian Ocean beyond. Each room is fully air-conditioned. Please note that some rooms have an interconnecting door for families. The Resort offers a fully air-conditioned function hall, which can cater for up to 180 guests theatre style for conferences.

Matemwe Main Lodge

Matemwe Bungalows was built to offer you a perfect mix of relaxation and excitement. The rural north-east coast of Zanzibar is well-known for its fine weather and natural beauty. That’s why we call it the Sunny Side of Paradise. After years of loving care the garden of Matemwe Bungalows forms a small oasis in this otherwise dry scrub bush land.

Mnemba Island Lodge

Mnemba Island Lodge, surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, is a blissfully private tropical island paradise offering the best in barefoot luxury. Just 15 minutes by boat from the main Unguja Island that dominates the Zanzibar Archipelago, Mnemba Island is protected by a tranquil lagoon and boasts spectacular coral reefs. In the dancing dapple of shade and sunlight, 10 secluded cottages nestle within verdant tropical vegetation. Built from natural palm matting, timber and thatch, the cottages have en-suite bathrooms, and a private verandah overlooking the lagoon.

Sea breezes waft through the central bar-lounge and the spacious open-plan dining area, where meals of fresh fish and tropical fruit are served. Relaxation is the hallmark at Mnemba, but boating and fishing, as well as snorkelling and diving off the coral reefs, are irresistible diversions in this idyllic retreat. Package prices include scuba diving (2 dives per day), kayaking, windsurfing, sundowner cruise and fly fishing. Inclusive of housewines, soft drinks, beer and spirits. Cellar wines, cognacs, champagne, premium brand spirits as well as diving instruction excluded.

North Coast Hotels

La Gemma Dell Est

Located on the North – Eastern shores of magical Zanzibar, at Nungwi, this very enchanting, luxurious and environmental friendly Resort Development was designed and constructed to melt with its magnificent surroundings and marvelous contours of the landscape set in midst of exotic and colorful tropical gardens and waterfalls inviting to enjoy the pristine and relaxing view over the Indian Ocean.

Baobab Beach Bungalows

The Baobab Beach Bungalows Zanzibar is situated on the North Coast of Zanzibar, at the beach of Nungwi.

The Hotel consists of Bungalows, Deluxe Bungalows and Lodges, all self contained with hot and cold water, ceiling fan and mosquito nets. Each bungalow has a spacious private balcony facing attractive gardens, the Lodges and the Deluxe Rooms are overlooking the Indian Ocean.

The Sea view Beach Restaurant & Bar offers a wide range of local and international dishes and its spacy ground invites for relaxation. Enjoy fantastic sunsets while listening to good music and sipping a glass of wine.

Small Islands


This secluded Island liee reached in short time in motorised boats. Ts 8 kms southwest of Zanzibar town and directly opposite the Mbweni Ruins Hotel, and can bhe Island has developed into a nature reserve and harbours one of the most spectacular coral gardens in the world and comprises: Chumbe reef sanctuary, Chumbe forest reserve, Historical lighthouse. Over 40 species of birds have been identified on the island including endangered roseate, tern which made its breeding place since 1994, an ornithological phenomenal. The Island boasts of 7 double bed, eco-bungalow is fully self contained with solar powered halogen lights, blends perfectly with the surrounding nature and situated between the beach and the forest. The state of the art of architecture was built on a local materials with mangrove poles and coconut leaf thatch and specially designed furniture developed in the island with colourful African fabrics. Facilities on full board including fresh juices and soft drinks, professional guides and snorkeling gear.

Chapwani Private island is the perfect spot for those seeking a small quiet lodge with good food on a beautiful peaceful beach with Stone Town and all its facilities just 15 minutes away by boat. From this site you can book your stay through the operator’s own European travel Company, House of Wonders.

There are only five bandas with a total of ten rooms right on the beach. The rooms are not large but are comfortable, with a spacious bathroom and separate toilet. They are decorated with colourful African prints and furnished with traditional local furniture and four poster beds.

South Coast Hotels

Breezes Beach Club

Breezes Beach Club lies on the eastern side of the island near the village of Bwejuu; a truly unique place set in beautiful landscaped grounds. It is situated 50 km from Stonetown and has untouched beaches as far as the eye can see. There are 70 air-conditioned rooms with bathroom, ceiling fans, fridge and personal safe. The 20 Suites, with large sea view balcony and sofa set, are located on the upper floor of the bungalows. The 40 Deluxe rooms and 10 Standard/Garden rooms are located on the ground floor with a terrace. All rooms have been decorated with Zanzibari carved furniture & artifacts. Breezes Beach Club also offers a swimming pool, fitness centre, water sports and tennis courts. Package prices are based on Deluxe rooms.

Sultan Palace

Situated on the south east coast, the Sultan Palace blends romance, privacy and relaxation in the elegant ambiance of a private villa. In a land renowned for its exotic flavours and spices, Sultan’s Palace offers a delectable beachfront retreat amid gardens perfumed with citronella and frangipani. Recapturing the spirit of ancient and exotic Zanzibar, the spacious 15 shell-shaped cottages are individually furnished with local antiques, carved Omanite doors and handpainted tiles. All rooms have air-conditioning and minibars. The 4 Ocean suites of 82 sqm have beautiful views of the ocean while the 6 Garden suites of 120 sqm are set in the scented tropical gardens. The 5 Imperial Suites of 185 sqm have direct access to the beach and a private garden. Dinners are served in the candle-lit terraces of the Club House, perched on a cliff overlooking the beach and ocean. Package prices are based on either Ocean or Garden suites.

The Palms

Situated along the pristine white beach of the east coast, The Palms is the ultimate get-away retreat providing a stunning recluse for the discerning traveler. This collection of 6 beautifully designed villas offers all the luxurious comforts and amenities of a 5 star resort in a most intimate setting. Each villa is over 140 square meters with a bedroom, living room, full ensuite bathroom, walk in closet, extra room with its own ensuite bathroom, large furnished terrace with a view of the Indian ocean, and personal Jacuzzi.