Planning a holiday to the spice island of Zanzibar is exciting. However, booking your dream stay once you have decided your travel period can leave you curious and perplexed. Zanzibar is a welcoming island for all types of travelers, and unlike a safari, you can find several choices for your accommodation, depending on your budget. There are other factors to consider for deciding the best place to stay in Zanzibar.
The starting point of Zanzibar
A stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site, something is charming about Stone Town in all its simplicity. You may want to do a half-day tour at least. However, if you are fond of architecture, history, day tours, and authentic seafood, why not spend a day here? Honeymooners, families, and group travelers, in particular, are often spotted in souvenir stores and book a fun tour with a half-day stone town exploration; Prison Island, Jozani Forest, Nakupenda sandbank, and Spice Tour are some exciting excursions to stay on your half-day tour.
Where to stay in Stone Town?
Maru Maru Hotel offers a roof-top restaurant, bar, and swimming pool.
DoubleTree by Hilton features cozy rooms, local cuisine, and Taarab music.
Upendo House has a lovely terrace with a pool and gorgeous Stone Town view.
Emerson on Hurumzi, Zanzibar’s first boutique hotel offering authentic Zanzibari vibe.
Park Hyatt is the only 5-star hotel in Stone Town with a stunning beachfront location and impressive amenities.
A fine combination of luxury and fun excursions
Nungwi, North of Zanzibar
Head to one of the stunning and most popular beaches of Zanzibar, where white powdery sands and clear blue water elevate the ambiance for your party or relaxation mood. Whether you want to enjoy snorkeling, skydiving, or a parasailing experience, Nungwi connects to Kendwa and all the water-based excursions within minutes. Some of the finest hotels are fully occupied during the peak season and remain undaunted in hospitality. Enjoy all-inclusive stays and spoil yourself with all the pampering.
Where to stay in Nungwi?
The Z Hotel, a boutique hotel by the beachside popular among young and solo travelers.
Amaan Beach Bungalows, a favorite of many for a break after an adventurous safari.
Royal Zanzibar, an intimate getaway for couples and families to wind away in luxury.
Hotel Riu Palace, well known for its spaciousness, villas with pool, and kids-friendly ambiance.
By the quiet shores, quite laid-back
If you wish to escape the crowds and relax in a beach paradise, Pwani will not fail to impress you with its clean beaches and luxury resorts. There are not many water-based activities here. However, most travelers prefer this side of Zanzibar for the serenity, stunning beaches, and the rewarding relaxation it offers throughout the year especially after a long safari. Pwani is perfect for a family or couple retreat; the luxury resorts featuring extraordinary services and fine beaches calling you to cool off.
Where to stay in Pwani?
Blue Bay Resort, an all-time favorite property where guests love the food and views.
Tui Blue Zanzibar is a charming oasis featuring breath-taking views and Zanzibari hospitality.
Neptune Pwani Resort, all-inclusive beachfront property with two pools and 6 restaurants
Melia Zanzibar, known for its intimate rooms, views, and magnificent interiors and exteriors
A South-East Beach Charm
Dongwe and Bwejuu
Honeymooners, couples, and intimate holiday goers are often spotted here. If you are on a week-long holiday to Zanzibar and want to explore other parts of the island, the Dongwe and Bwejuu have impressive resorts. Connecting to kitesurfing hot-spots in Paje and Jambiani, you can spend quality time outside your accommodation, exploring local hideaways, coffee shops, and much more.
Where to stay in Dongwe and Bwejuu?
Boutique Hotel Matlai, an exclusive villa resort set amid tropical gardens facing the Indian Ocean.
Baraza, an inclusive 5-star resort voted as 60 best new hotels in the world by Conde Nast.
Breezes, a romantic getaway featuring the award-winning Firang Pani Spa and an untouched part of the South East Coast.
Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort, Best Romantic Beach Resort Global Winner 2020.
Untouched and Luxurious
Still growing in popularity, the Matemwe beach invites a handful of travelers who want to explore the quiet, unexplored, and magical side of Zanzibar. The fact that there are only a handful of resorts and things to do in Matemwe, this beach is an untouched paradise, perfect for intimate holidays and small celebrations. Enjoy views of wide beaches, favorable tides, and fine hospitality ready to spoil you anytime.
Where to stay in Matemwe?
Sunshine Marine Lodge, designed to create a relation between guests nature, offering stylish accommodation amid unspoiled nature
Hodi Hodi Zanzibar is a calm lagoon stretching 10 km of white sands and tropical weather.
Matemwe Retreat, Asilia is an exclusive private villa outstanding in a secluded setting.
Are you dreaming of that perfect beach holiday? You can speak to our tour consultants, experienced in arranging budget for luxury holidays and will find the best places for you to stay in Zanzibar.