10 Best Resorts In Zanzibar, Tanzania - Updated 2023

Manjiri
Manjiri 
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Zanzibar is a beautiful autonomous Tanzanian archipelago tucked away in the sprawling Indian Ocean. It attracts a plethora of island hoppers from all corners of the world every year. From drop-dead gorgeous shores to historical landmarks and traditional markets, Zanzibar has it all to make your holidays enjoyable. Unguja and Pemba Island are the famous, sprawling islands of this awe-inspiring archipelago. If you are a history buff, make sure that you visit Stone Town, a renowned World Heritage Site and a historic trade center. House of Wonders, a magnificent palace of the former sultan, dates back to 1883. Kendwa and Nungwi are some villages with extensive beaches and relaxing hotels. The Prison Land acquaints you with the dark past of the slaves and then cheers you up with opportunities to get close to giant tortoises. Booking a comfortable resort will help you relax. Check out some of the best resorts in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

1. DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi (from USD 370)

Get an unforgettable relaxing experience by booking a room in this four-star resort in Zanzibar. It sits on the white sandy shore of Zanzibar’s northern end. The resort provides lavish accommodation with breath-taking ocean views and modern amenities, such as good air conditioning, flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, and free web access. Ngalawa Restaurant, an on-site facility, offers you a delicious breakfast daily. Enjoy eating mouth-watering international cuisines and local delicacies at the famous food establishment called Fisherman Bar and Grill here. Have fun by going for fun-filled buggy rides, underwater scuba diving, fishing, thrilling diving, and snorkeling. A five-minute stroll from the resort will take you to Nungwi Village.


DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi

Wifi Available

Address: Nungwi Village
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden Terrace

2. Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort, Pongwe (from USD 2107)

Make your vacations in Zanzibar memorable by relaxing in Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort, a magnificent five-star facility. Beautiful contemporary décor adorns the interiors of the rooms that each feature a private terrace to unwind. Some accommodations offer eye-pleasing views of the sea or garden. Glide down the waterslides into the refreshing waters of the outdoor pool here. If you love spending time by the coast, the private beach area of the resort awaits you.


Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Pongwe beach
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden Terrace

3. Fruit & Spice Wellness Resort Zanzibar, Mchangamle (from USD 230)

Snuggled between the giant sea and exotic nature reserve, this five-star hotel is a fantastic place to unwind in Zanzibar. It offers villas and rooms with Zanzibari-styled interiors and a pleasant makuti roof that makes you feel the pulse of countryside life. Lavish villas come with a beautiful private pool that you can access as you please. Enjoy a fantastic gastronomic experience at the main on-site restaurant that serves a range of cuisines, from Mediterranean delicacies to local food preparations. Make your holidays here memorable by enjoying kitesurfing, diving, fishing, and snorkeling.


Fruit & Spice Wellness Resort Zanzibar

Wifi Available

Address: Mchangamle
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden

4. Pongwe Bay Resort, Dongwe (from USD 109)

Experience a peaceful beachside stay in the heart of nature by booking an accommodation in Pongwe Bay Resort, a four-star luxurious facility in Zanzibar. Spellbinding green spaces and beautiful shores enhance its beauty. Swahili décor adorn the interiors of the accommodations that feature thatched roofs. Sit back in your unit and watch spectacular views of the sea, pool, or garden. Delight your taste buds by eating delicious Swahili cuisines, savory Mediterranean recipes, and fresh and tasty seafood at Bahari, an on-site restaurant. Have a dip in the cool waters of the pool, and soothe your mind and body with massage treatments at the spa.


Pongwe Bay Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 10 Pongwe Road
Accommodates: 6

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

5. Zuri Zanzibar, Kendwa (from USD 864)

Enjoy a luxurious stay in Tanzania by booking accommodation in Zuri Zanzibar, a five-star resort nestled on the picturesque Kendwa Beach. Relaxing in a room and having private beach access are sure to delight you. Start your day by enjoying a savory continental breakfast. The beautiful garden here encourages you to have a refreshing stroll and admire the plantations. Swim in the pleasant waters of the outdoor pool and feel refreshed. Maischa Restaurant, an on-site dining facility, is famous for offering delicious Middle Eastern delicacies. Visit Coral Reef Snorkel, which is a nine-minute stroll away, and enjoy the thrill of snorkeling.


Zuri Zanzibar

Wifi Available

Address: P.O.BOX 3381 Zanzibar
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

6. Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa, Kendwa (from USD 568)

Unwind in an oasis of luxury by booking your stay at this five-star resort on Kendwa Beach in Zanzibar. It features elegant, modern rooms and suites with modern amenities. Start your day by devouring a delicious buffet breakfast, and have a stroll on the enchanting tropical garden. Soak in the sun on the terrace and admire beautiful views of the lush green landscape and the Indian Ocean. Participate in exciting local activities, such as canoeing, snorkeling, diving, fishing, and windsurfing.


Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: Kendwa
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden Terrace

7. Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel, Michamvi (from USD 146)

Experience the tranquillity by choosing Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel to unwind during your holidays in Tanzania. Kick-start your day by relishing continental, vegetarian food or by ordering your favorite delicacy from the à la carte breakfast menu here. The beautiful outdoor pool beckons you to take a dip in its pleasant waters. Access the private beach area and feel relaxed as you watch the lapping waves. Sample various savory local cuisines by having your meal at the on-site restaurant. Reconnect with nature at Jozani Forest, which is 15.5 kilometers (9.6 miles) away.


Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Michamvi Road
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

8. Kisiwa on the Beach, Paje (from USD 340)

Create lasting memories by reserving your accommodation at this four-star resort on the coast in Paje in Zanzibar. Tastefully decorated villas here boast exquisite Zanzibar-style furnishing, cutting-edge interiors, a peaceful patio, a well-equipped private bathroom, and seating space. Enjoy a unique dining experience at the thatched restaurant while having eye-pleasing views of the sea and pool. The outdoor pool beckons you to step in its refreshing waters. The spa facility at the resort boasts two relaxing treatment rooms to rejuvenate you with spa treatments. If you love beach activities, make sure that you go diving, canoeing, snorkeling, fishing, and windsurfing here.


Kisiwa on the Beach

Wifi Available

Address: Paje
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden

9. Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive, Nungwi (from USD 330)

Riu Palace Zanzibar is an all-inclusive, beachfront five-star resort that beckons you to enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable holiday experience. It features a beautiful private beach with various fun-filled watersports opportunities, a soothing spa with a steam bath and massage treatments, and a dove center. Relax in an accommodation that features a beautiful garden, a lovely private pool, and a hot tub. Spend time on the private terraces admiring spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. If you love water activities, enjoy the thrill of kayaking, surfing, and stand-up paddle surfing here.


Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only

Wifi Available

Address: Nungwi Road
Accommodates: 6

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Garden Terrace

10. TUI Blue Bahari Zanzibar, Kiwengwa (from USD 428)

TUI Blue Bahari Zanzibar is a five-star resort located in the exotic gardens on Kiwengwa Beach and offers its guests an out-of-this-world holiday experience. It features a diving and watersport center, five on-site restaurants, two lovely swimming pools, and a spa facility with soothing oriental treatments. Spacious terraces and lavish furnishings adorn the rooms that offer you modern amenities and a private bathroom for your convenient stay. The resort also features a dedicated kids’ club that ensures the best recreation for children. The watersports center here encourages you to enjoy the thrill of windsurfing and catamaran sailing.


TUI Blue Bahari Zanzibar

Address: Kiwengwa

Discover incredible Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a fantastic destination that brims with natural wonders, historic landmarks, and incredible wildlife. Holidaying here is sure to enrich your travel experience. Relaxing in luxury accommodations will help make your expedition relaxing and fun. Gear up for some out of this world experiences by booking one of these best resorts in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

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Manjiri Kochrekar is a travel blogger from India. She loves exploring and learning various destinations, their history, culture, and peculiarities. Writing is her passion, which means she enjoys...Read more

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