Located on the East Coast of Zanzibar island (Unguja), known for dazzling white-sandy beaches such as Muyuni Beach, Sunshine Marine Lodge is an extraordinary property, unpretentious, full of character and authenticity. The views are among the best we have laid our eyes on: the inviting Indian Ocean turquoise waters with Mnemba Island on the horizon - take your camera as you will be taking many pictures of this breathtaking panorama. A visit to Sunshine Marine Lodge is not complete without a dive at Mnemba Atoll, among Zanzibar's most spectacular coral reefs. PADI diving courses are available may you wish to enhance your underwater skills. Rooms are quite charming, decorated with warm colors and in perfect harmony with the local elements. Three swimming-pools are available for guests.
Zanzi Resort, a five-star boutique eco-green hotel, is located on the west coast of Zanzibar, facing directly the Zanzibar Channel. Should you be visiting the island with your loved one, this is one of the places we suggest you to stay, specially if you're looking for a private retreat. At Zanzi Resort privacy is taken very seriously and each dedicated villa concierge will only enter the grounds upon request. The whole setting is magnificent, with captivating views over the sea, lagoons and equatorial vegetation. The beach here is, as one would expect, flawless. In fact, some rooms have their own private beaches, depending on tide conditions. The hotel feautures a restaurant where we're invited to experience the world-famous Zanzibar spices - absolutely mouth-watering. Guests will never be bored as the resort offers a wide range of activities such as snorkeling, yoga sessions or kite-surfing. This little peace of heaven, mastering the cliffs of Kama, is 20-minutes away from Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.
One of our favorite resorts in Zanzibar, directly located on Paje Beach, with a private stretch of sand of around 200 meters. Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa, designed by renowned architect Neil Rocher, features spectacular spacious villas, each with its own private pool and a panoramic private terrace with a superb ocean view. This resort is strongly committed with the environment - energy is provided by the sun and the wind. A special note to the property's spa, surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. One of the best places to admire a fantastic view is the hotel's rooftop lounge - the ideal way to end another perfect day in Zanzibar with a glorious sunset over the Indian Ocean. Jambiani, the nearest village, is 4km away from the resort. Stone Town, on the west coast of Zanzibar, can be reached after a 45-minute drive.
Welcome to one of the best boutique hotels in Zanzibar, a paradise island in Tanzania. In this magical place, guests will find luxury beach bungalows built with local materials such as palm frond and coco wood. The ocean view is absolutely staggering - a great place to enjoy it is the treehouse, while getting a relaxing massage. Matemwe Beach, in front of the hotel, is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches you will ever see in your life. Among the fascinating experiences available, we have to highlight swimming with dolphins - a memorable event. Zanzibar is also a wonderful honeymoon destination and staying at Matemwe Bandas Boutique Hotel might just be the perfect choice.
Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel, as the name evidently states, is located in Nungwi Beach, on the northernmost peninsula in the island of Zanzibar, known for its breathtaking turquoise waters and talcum powder sands. Zanzibar's largest city, Stone Town, is around 60km away. Accommodations include rooms and chalets, many with a fascinating Indian Ocean view. The resort décor follows the spirit of Zanzibar with a special exotic touch - for instance rooms are furnished with handcrafted four-poster beds made with local artisans. The range of activities available include snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking, among others. One of our favorite four-star resorts in Tanzania's most celebrated island.
Introducing you to Konokono Beach Resort, among the best luxury hotels in Zanzibar. The resort is located in Michamvi Peninsula, on the east side of the island and offers an unbelievable view over Chwaka Bay. Visitors looking for miles and miles of white sandy beaches in Zanzibar will find in this resort the answer to their prayers. Not to be missed is the on-site restaurant with a captivating panoramic sea view, perfect to contemplate the sunset. Next to the restaurant is an inviting infinity pool, ideal for a night swim under the stars. Konokono Beach Resort also features a spa with a suggestive designation: Jungle Health.
A lovely four-star boutique hotel in Nungwi Beach, among the most famous beaches in Zanzibar island. Z Hotel has been awarded one of the 25 trendiest hotels in Africa, the only one in Tanzania to make it into the list. In this image one can see the Saruche restaurant, serving Zanzibari and European food alongside romantic ocean views. A great view can also be admired from the infinity pool, one of our favorites in the island. Needless to say, we suggest you to choose a room with sea view - a fabulous opportunity to enjoy the panoramas from the privacy of your accomodation. Local excursions to Stone Town, Jozani Forest, Prision Island and Mnarani Turtle Sanctuary can be organized locally. Only 2km separate Z Hotel from Nungwi town centre.
Zanzibar Serena Hotel is the place to stay if you're looking for a luxury hotel in Stone Town, Zanzibar's largest city and classified as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The location couldn't be better to explore the enchantments of this ancient town - forts, palaces and colorful bazaars are all found in the hotel surroundings. Staying in Stone Town, Freddie Mercury's hometown, is ideal for those keen to explore the rich cultural diversity of the island. Zanzibar beaches can also be reached easily - the hotel can organize day-trips to Nungwi Beach, Kendwa Beach, Matemwe Beach and Pongwe Beach, just to name some examples. For some of the best ocean views in town, we suggest lunching at the Terrace Seafood restaurant with a wonderful open-air rooftop terrace. There is also an outdoor pool with a lovely view over the Indian Ocean.
Just another wonderful boutique hotel in Zanzibar with an interesting stress-free philosophy. Green and Blue Ocean Lodge is just by Matemwe Beach, an idyllic paradise in the north-eastern coast of Zanzibar, opposite to the picturesque island of Mnemba. Imagine stepping on soft sand on your way to a dive in the transparent and warm Indian Ocean waters - it doesn't get any better than that. The resort is immersed in a beautiful beachfront tropical garden. Many of the charming bungalows feature an unforgettable sea view. The hotel has 3 pools so guests can relax after a day on the beach (assuming it isn't relaxing enough to spend your day in one of the most incredible Zanzibar beaches).
The Zanzibari, a four-star boutique hotel, also makes it into our selection of best hotels and resorts in Zanzibar with a view. The Zanzibari is located on Nungwi Beach, popular for its staggering turquoise waters and white sands. A room with a beach view, we must stay, is definitely the best way to stay at this exclusive hotel. The philosophy here is to deliver an intimate and private experience to guests. If you're feeling in shape, why not trekking in the Jozani forest? Perhaps give scuba diving a change? All difficult questions awaiting for your answer next time you travel to Zanzibar.
Neptune Pwani Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive (5*)
For some, the whole idea is resting in an excellent all inclusive hotel, preferably in an exceptional beach location and comfortable rooms. Should this be your case, Neptune Pwani Beach Resort & Spa, directly located on the eastern side of the island, will exceed your expectations. This is one of the best Zanzibar resorts we have to suggest. Pwani Beach, where the property is located (Kiwengwa shoreline), is absolutely stunning. The view? Well, let's say this is a view you wished you could take back home with you. The resort also offers two large-sized pools, three restaurants (by the way, the food is excellent) and three bars. A 45-minute drive separates Stone Town and Neptune Pwani Beach Resort & Spa.
Among the five-star Zanzibar resorts with a captivating sea view. Dream of Zanzibar Resort is a place where all attention is given to the smallest details take can make your stay become memorable. The stretch of sand in which the resort is located, Kiwengwa Beach, is undoubtedly one of Zanzibar's finest beaches. All comfortable rooms have a private terrace, which is just perfect to experience some serious stargazing under Zanzibar's dark skies. Many rooms have a fascinating sea view, the kind of view you want to wake up to everyday while in Tanzania's spicy island of Zanzibar. Five restaurants, three bars and two swimming-pools are available at the hotel.
Here's one of the finest resorts found on Zanzibar, more precisely on the stunning Kendwa Beach, on the western coast of the island. Make the most out of it and choose a room with an ocean view - these are perfect as they include a private terrace, ideal to stare at the sea with your loved, read a book or simply to take an afternoon nap. A special note goes to the spectacular swimming pool, one of our favorites in Zanzibar.
This time we are taking you into the north-western shores of Zanzibar where you'll find another superb five-star all inclusive resort: Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est. Good news here - all rooms have a wonderful sea view, which can be enjoyed from each private terrace. Guests wishing to stay active will find a full range of outdoor activities, including snorkeling, scuba diving, water-ski, wake boarding, sailing and even windsurfing. Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est offers four different restaurants, five bars, a salt-water pool and an open-air fitness centre. Get ready to be greeted by the warm smiles of the Zanzibari, always happy to enhance your stay at this quality resort.
Welcome, or as locals say "Karibu", to The Residence Zanzibar, one of the best hotels in Zanzibar and probably in Tanzania. This one-of-a-kind hotel is located in the southernmost part of the island, in an almost untouched region. The property operates in an area of 32 hectares, enriched with tropical gardens and postcard-perfect white-sandy beaches. 66 luxury villas are available at The Residence Zanzibar, which means a ratio of almost a half hectare per villa. To sum it up, this could be the ideal choice if you're looking for a top-notch luxury hotel distant from all other Zanzibar resorts.