Zanzibar Hotels

Stone Town our capitol is UNESCO protected. It has a beautiful old town with historic sites, small walkways, public beaches, hence a unique vibe to experience. However, beside the classic walking town tour, do not miss a sunset cruise. Moreover, visit the tortoises on prison island and a enjoy a diner on of the plenty rooftop restaurants.

UNESCO PROTECTED – THE HEART OF THE ISLAND – HISTORY

Below find our recommended hotel partner in this region:

Double Tree Hilton Stone Town
Double Tree Hilton Stone Town
Serena Zanzibar
Serena Zanzibar
Park Hyatt Zanzibar
Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Manga Pwani & Chuini & Bububu are famous for Slave Chambers, ruins but more over for our only Golf Course in Zanzibar. The region is is interesting for its close location to our capitol Stone Town, and well known for its historical and recreational attraction. Cliffs, Horse Riding, Golf and the outstanding sunsets are what defines this area. As conclusion a good place to stay close to town but still in a holiday resort.

GOLF & HORSES – RUINS – CLOSE TO TOWN

Below find our recommended hotel partner in this region:

Zanzi Resort
Zanzi Resort
Manga Pwani SeaCliff
Sea Cliff Resort Zanzibar
Chuini Beach Lodge
Chuini Beach Lodge

Kendwa – well known for its breathtaking white long beach with its crystal clear turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. You can swim at any tide available – a unique position on Zanzibar. Kendwa has several hotels from back packer, Club Hotels, 5 Star Hotels but moreover a lot of water sport to offer. It is a very lively beach and hosts one of our famous returning parties – Full Moon Party in Kendwa Rocks.

BEST BEACH – LIVELY – LESS TIDES

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Kilindi
Kiindi
Gold Zanzibar
Gold Zanzibar
Zuri Zanzibar
Zuri Zanzibar

Nungwi – is after Stone Town the second biggest village in Unguja. Besides its old part as important fishing village, it has grown into the well known part of Zanzibar for tourism. Hence you can find here from 5 Star Hotel down to Back Packer Place every thing you can think of. Moreover, a lot of bars are along the very lively beach, which makes it the central place of the North. Generally you can swim here at any tide, but some hotels here are located on a cliff without a beach in high tide either.

BEST BEACH – VERY LIVELY – LESS TIDES

Below find our recommended hotel partner in this region:

Nungwi Zanzibar
RIU La Gemma dell'Est
Diamonds Star of the East
RIU Star of the East
Sandies Baobab
Sandies Baobab
Royal Zanzibar Beach
Royal Zanzibar
RIU Palace
Riu Palace
Double Tree by Hilton Nungwi
Double Tree by Hilton Nungwi

Ras Nungwi – the quiet sister of Nungwi, located on the north tip of Unguja. All Hotels here are on a cliff and overlooking the beautiful ocean. Compared to Nungwi will you find here beach only in low tide and have restricted access to the ocean in high tide. However is this the best alternative to be close to the lively beach of Nungwi but still in a very remote and relaxed area.

CLIFF – QUIET – REEF

Below find our recommended hotel partner in this region:

Ras Nungwi
Essque Zalu
Nungwi Dreams
Nungwi Dreams

Muyuni & Kigomani & Mnemba Island – this part of our island is dominated by the fascinating Mnemba Atoll with its private Island AndBeyond Mnemba. You have breathtaking views over the ocean and the island of Mnemba and definitely a paradise for divers and honeymooners, who would like to spend their holidays in small boutique hotels in a very remote place. As the reef is very shallow in this region, you won’t find any beach, unless you stay directly on Mnemba Island.

BAYS – CLIFF – DIVING

Below find our recommended hotel partner in this region:

Mnemba Island
Mnemba Island
Sunshine Marine Lodge
Sunshine Marine Lodge
Kigomani
Che Che Vule Villa
ZI Villa
Zi Villa
Matemwe Retreat
Matemwe Retreat
Matemwe Beach House
Matemwe Beach House
Matemwe Lodge
Matemwe Lodge

Matemwe – is one of the best and longest beaches on our island. Along the beach you find a lot of smaller hotels, guest houses, back packer places and the one or the other medium size 4 Star hotel. This area is the perfect place for beach lovers, who don’t need to swim at any time in the ocean and the reef is wide and shallow.

LONG BEACH – QUIETER – TIDES

Below find our recommended hotel partner in this region:

Villa Turquoise
Villa Turquoise
Matemwe - Villa Kiwa
Villa Kiwa
Zanzibar Queen Hotel
Zanzibar Queen Hotel
Zanzibar Pearl
Zanzibar Pearl Beach

Pwani Mchangani – the extension of the beautiful beach of Matemwe. Here you can find only small guest houses, back packer places and the one or other small boutique hotel. In this region you will find a lot of kite surfers and also the famous Waikiki Party every Friday. It is a little bit more lively then Matemwe but still a place to relax.

LONG BEACH – QUIETER – TIDES

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Next Paradise
Next Paradise

Kiwengwa – where all big resorts are located on the famous Kiwengwa beach. This is the area where you will find the bigger resorts in Zanzibar from Melia Zanzibar to Bravo Club. Kiwengwa has became a little busy village where you have bars, cafes, supermarkets, out door activities and many more to serve not only the All Inclusive guests of the resorts, but also the variety of guest houses, private villas, back packer places around these resorts.

LIVELY – LONG BEACH – TIDES

Below find our recommended hotel partner in this region:

Kiwengwa - Dream of Zanzibar
Dream of Zanzibar
Kiwengwa Mapenzi
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach
Melia Zanzibar
Melia Zanzibar
Neptune Pwani Beach
Neptune Pwani Beach
Ocean Paradise
Ocean Paradise
Blue Bay Beach Resort
Blue Bay Beach Resort
Voi Bravo Club
Voi Bravo Club
Sultan Sands
Sultan Sands

Pongwe – is a very quiet but incredible pretty strip on our coast line. All hotels are smaller and more boutique style and located on cliffs, with cute little bays always in front of them or close by. You will find here laid back luxury hotels as also nice 3 Star Hotels. A visit worth is definitely Tulia Zanzibar, with an extravagant cuisine and the only water slides on the island.

CLIFFS – BAYS – QUIET

Pongwe Beach
Pongwe Beach Hotel
Luxury Travel Zanzibar - Tulia Zanzibar
Tulia Zanzibar
Zanbluu Zanzibar
Zanbluu Zanzibar

Uroa – is a small village near Chwaka Bay. Chwaka Bay is a very shallow bay with cliffs and almost no waves. You will find here from Back Packer Place to 3 Star Hotels everything what you need to relax. Having almost no waves means also that you will not find the well known white long sandy beaches at any time, but it is still a relaxing piece on our coastline.

TIDES – SHALLOW WATER – QUIET

Below find our recommended hotel partner in this region:

Uroa Beach
Uroa Bay Resort
Paradise Beach Resort
Paradise Beach Resort

Michamwi – is the northern tip of our southern part of the island. It is located in the beginning of Chakwa Bay and therefor has usually very calm waters. It is still very pristine in this part of the island and you will find beautiful bays and beaches in front of the properties or close by. But please keep in mind, swimming in the ocean is based on the shallow waters not at any time possible. The hotels are 3 to 5 Star and some are very unique, for example Qambani.

CLIFF – BAYS – REMOTE

Below find our recommended hotel partner in this region:

Michamwi - Qambani
Qambani
Michamwi - Kono Kono
Kono Kono
Michamwi - Sunset Bay
Michamwe Sunset
Hotel Matlai
Matlai
Baladin Zanzibar
Baladin Zanzibar
Dongwe - Upendo
Upendo Zanzibar
Anna of Zanzibar
Anna of Zanzibar
MIlele Beach Resort
Milele Beach Resort
Zawadi
Zawadi Zanzibar

Bwejuu – Just a little bit south of the famous restaurant The Rock and dominated by a very long and white beach. You will find smaller hotels but also some of our best luxury hotels on the island are located here.

LONG BEACH – TIDES – QUIET

Below find our recommended hotel partner in this region:

Baraza
Baraza
Breezes Zanzibar
Breezes Zanzibar
The Palms
The Palms
Luxury Travel Zanzibar - Xanadu
Xanadu

Paje – the kite surf Eldorados of Zanzibar. This part of Zanzibar is full of life with beach parties, kite surfers, night clubs. You can find here from Back Packer Place, private villas, apartments to super luxury properties everything one can think of for a very barefoot beach holiday! Get ready, the night is still young!

BEACH – KITE – PARTY

Below find our recommended hotel partner in this region:

White Sands Luxury Villas
White Sands Luxury Villas
B4 Beds
B4 & Beds

Jambiani – the quieter sister of Paje is a place to relax. Very laid back with only smaller boutique hotels or villas and still the beautiful long beach of this area.

TRANQUILITY – LAID BACK – BEACH

Below find our recommended hotel partner in this region:

Jambiani - Sharazad Villa
Sharazad Boutique Hotel
Uzuri Villa
Uzuri Villa

Kizimkazi – Here in the South West you will find very few hotels, as Menai Bay is more famous for its Marine Park. It is very remote here but nothing is more relaxing than to have your own villa with pool in front of the beautiful Indian Ocean.

REMOTE – TIDES – SHALLOW WATER

Below find our recommended hotel partner in this region:

The Residence
The Residence Zanzibar
Fruit & Spice Hotel
Fruit & Spice Hotel

Pemba – Most hotels are on the West Coast of Pemba, which means you will see a beautiful sunset every evening. There are just a few hotels in Pemba, but 3 need to be mentioned. Fundu Lagoon in the South West of Pemba, well known for its laid back set up – like glamping on the beach. Constance Aiyana in the North West is the most luxurious and last edition to the hotels in Pemba. And last but not least to mention is Manta Resort which has the only under water room in East Africa.

VERY REMOTE – VERY QUIET – NATURE

Below find our recommended hotel partner in this region:

Pemba - Aiyana
Pemba - Aiyana
Pemba - Fundu Lagoon
Pemba - Fundu Lagoon
Pemba - Manta Resort
Pemba - Manta Resort
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