The Best Hotels in Zanzibar

We’ve filtered out the noise and surfaced the best luxury and boutique hotels in Zanzibar for you below. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort

Resort

Rated 9.6 in 143 reviews

Offering an outdoor pool with waterslides, Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort is located in Pongwe, 27 km from Zanzibar… See more

Offering an outdoor pool with waterslides, Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort is located in Pongwe, 27 km from Zanzibar City. The resort has a private beach area with beach service.

The modern and elegantly decorated rooms are fitted with a private terrace, minibar and Nespresso machine. Each unit features a seating area where you can relax. Certain units include views of the sea or garden. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. Extras include bathrobes and slippers.

The resort boasts an a la carte all inclusive concept with respect to individual taste and wishes.

Each guest will get both way private airport transfer, complimentary one hour massage once per stay and unlimited complimentary Yoga classes during the stay.

Nungwi is 36 km from Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort while Kendwa is 34 km from the property. Kisauni Airport is 29 km away.

Rooms from $494

Melia Zanzibar

Rated 8.7 in 497 reviews

Set in Kiwengwa, 11 km from Kichwele Forest Reserve, Melia Zanzibar has a private beach area, an outdoor swimming pool… See more

Set in Kiwengwa, 11 km from Kichwele Forest Reserve, Melia Zanzibar has a private beach area, an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court. Guests can make use of the fitness centre at the property.

Guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom, while selected rooms here will provide you with a terrace and others also provide guests with a sea view. At Melia Zanzibar, each room comes with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.

A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. The property has a selection of 5 restaurants that specialize in international, Mediterranean and local cuisines.

The property has a sauna. The area is popular for canoeing, and car hire is available at this 5-star hotel.

Languages spoken at the reception include German and English.

Zanzibar International Airport and Stone Town are less than a 50-minute drive away.

Rooms from $311

The Island - Pongwe Lodge

Rated 9.5 in 158 reviews

Set in Pongwe, a few steps from Pongwe Beach, The Island - Pongwe Lodge offers accommodation with a restaurant, free… See more

Set in Pongwe, a few steps from Pongwe Beach, The Island - Pongwe Lodge offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, free bikes and an outdoor swimming pool. 1.2 km from Kiwengwa Beach and 47 km from Peace Memorial Museum, the property provides a bar and a garden. The accommodation features evening entertainment and room service.

All guest rooms come with a fridge, minibar, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. All rooms have a private bathroom with a bidet, bathrobes and slippers. At the hotel rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.

A à la carte breakfast is available every morning at The Island - Pongwe Lodge.

The accommodation offers a sun terrace.

Kichwele Forest Reserve is 20 km from The Island - Pongwe Lodge, while Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park is 26 km from the property. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International, 35 km from the hotel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $425

Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive

Resort

Rated 8.9 in 1808 reviews

Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive features luxurious accommodation with private terraces offering Indian Ocean views… See more

Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive features luxurious accommodation with private terraces offering Indian Ocean views. Facilities include an outdoor pool, private beach with watersports and a dive centre. The spa provides massages and a steam bath.

Each unit features air-conditioning. Some are set right on Nungwi Beach and have a private pool, hot tub and garden.

Drinks are served at the beach bar and sunset terrace. Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive offers an all inclusive concept, where you can enjoy buffet breakfasts with show-cooking stations, there are two theme restaurants that serve exquisite dishes. And you can enjoy the best snacks and appetisers, in ours bars, also with fantastics cocktails.

Indoor public areas feature chandeliers, free Wi-Fi throughout and regular entertainment. Kayaking, Stand up paddle surfing are included. Also you can enjoy activities and live shows and music.

Set on Zanzibar’s north-west coast, Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive is 55 km from Stone Town.

Rooms from $418

Zanzibar Sunrise at Bandas

Rated 9.3 in 773 reviews

Featuring 2 outdoor swimming pools, Zanzibar Sunrise at Bandas is located in Matemwe, 6 km from Dive Spot. This hotel… See more

Featuring 2 outdoor swimming pools, Zanzibar Sunrise at Bandas is located in Matemwe, 6 km from Dive Spot. This hotel offers room service, luggage storage space and free WiFi. Guests can try African and seafood dishes at the in-house restaurant.

At the hotel, all rooms come with a terrace. Rooms have a private bathroom with free toiletries. Guest rooms feature a desk.

Breakfast is available daily, and includes various options such as gluten-free or lactose-free. Guests can have a drink at the onsite bar and enjoy Afro Funk Jazz live music 3 evenings a week, as well as live afternoon DJ sessions on Saturdays.

Zanzibar Sunrise at Bandas offers free yoga classes from Monday to Friday. The area is popular for cycling, diving and snorkeling. Free bike hire is available at the accommodation.

Mnemba Island is 7 km from Zanzibar Sunrise at Bandas, while Muyuni Beach is 8 km from the property.

Rooms from $213

Marafiki Beach Hotel & SPA

Rated 9.6 in 268 reviews

Located on Matemwe Beach, Marafiki Beach Hotel & SPA offers accommodation with a bar, a swimming pool, a garden and a… See more

Located on Matemwe Beach, Marafiki Beach Hotel & SPA offers accommodation with a bar, a swimming pool, a garden and a 24-hour front desk for your convenience. The hotel features both WiFi and private parking free of charge.

All rooms offer ocean view and are equipped with air conditioner, terrace or balcony, the private bathrooms feature a shower and free toiletries.

Marafiki Beach Hotel & SPA has an on-site restaurant and bar. A à la carte breakfast is available every morning. Once a week, during dinner, guests can enjoy live music.

Marafiki Beach Hotel- Anza offers for its guest complimentary kayaks and bicycles which can be used to ride one the beach while low tide or explore village.

Mnemba Island is 8 km from the hotel, while Muyuni Beach is 9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International, 40 km from Marafiki Beach Hotel & SPA, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $124

Kizikula

Rated 9.7 in 344 reviews

Situated in Kizimkazi, 700 metres from Kizimkazi Dimbani Beach, Kizikula features accommodation with a restaurant, free… See more

Situated in Kizimkazi, 700 metres from Kizimkazi Dimbani Beach, Kizikula features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, free bikes and a bar. Featuring a garden, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation offers room service, a concierge service and luggage storage for guests.

The hotel provides some rooms with pool views, and all rooms come with a balcony. At Kizikula rooms have bed linen and towels.

The accommodation offers a continental or à la carte breakfast.

Kizikula offers a terrace.

Rooms from $200

Passion Boutique Hotel Zanzibar

Rated 9.8 in 364 reviews

Situated in Jambiani, a few steps from Paje Beach, Passion Boutique Hotel Zanzibar features accommodation with a… See more

Situated in Jambiani, a few steps from Paje Beach, Passion Boutique Hotel Zanzibar features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, free bikes and an outdoor swimming pool. 400 metres from Jambiani Beach, the hotel offers a bar and a garden. The accommodation provides evening entertainment and room service.

At the hotel, rooms include a wardrobe. Rooms come complete with a private bathroom fitted with a bidet and bathrobes, while some units at Passion Boutique Hotel Zanzibar also feature a seating area. At the accommodation the rooms are fitted with air conditioning and a safety deposit box.

Passion Boutique Hotel Zanzibar offers a continental or à la carte breakfast.

The hotel offers a terrace. The area is popular for cycling, and car hire is available at Passion Boutique Hotel Zanzibar.

Rooms from $105

Casa Paradis

Rated 10.0 in 145 reviews

Casa Paradis has a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in Jambiani. Boasting luggage storage… See more

Casa Paradis has a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in Jambiani. Boasting luggage storage space, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The accommodation features room service, a concierge service and currency exchange for guests.

The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a fridge, a minibar, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. Rooms include a private bathroom, a safety deposit box and free WiFi, while certain rooms have a patio and some have pool views. At the hotel all rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.

Casa Paradis offers a continental or à la carte breakfast.

Jambiani Beach is a few steps from the accommodation, while Paje Beach is 800 metres from the property. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International, 56 km from Casa Paradis, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $182

Xanadu Villas & Retreat

Resort

Rated 9.8 in 19 reviews

Situated in Bwejuu, Xanadu Villas & Retreat features a restaurant and spa centre. The resort has a year-round outdoor… See more

Situated in Bwejuu, Xanadu Villas & Retreat features a restaurant and spa centre. The resort has a year-round outdoor pool and a private beach area, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

At the resort, each room comes with a balcony with pool view. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, certain rooms at Xanadu Villas & Retreat also offer a patio. At the accommodation rooms come with a seating area.

You will find a 24-hour front desk and private butler service, a shared lounge, hairdresser's and gift shop at the property.

This resort has water sports facilities and bike hire is available. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including snorkeling and diving. The resort also provides car hire. Breezes Beach Club & Rising Sun Dive Centre is 1 km from Xanadu Villas & Retreat, while African Blue Divers is 2.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, 57 km from the property.

Rooms from $864

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is located on the east coast, this Relais & Chateaux member has views of the… See more

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is located on the east coast, this Relais & Chateaux member has views of the pristine beach of Paje. It features a spa, 2 restaurants, 3 bars and a kite surfing centre.

The air-conditioned villas feature a private plunge pool, lounge and dining area. They are also equipped with an outdoor bathtub and shower. Certain rooms have a sitting and living room area.
Free WiFi is available in all areas.

There are 3 bars consisting of a beach bar, Sunset bar and lounge. Guests have the option to have breakfast, lunch and dinner in their private villa or at the restaurant.

Local spices, fresh seafood and organically grown vegetables feature on the international menu. The spa is set in a tropical garden and offers massage rooms and complimentary hot tub access. There is also a large resort swimming pool.

The property offers free bicycle hire and excursions can be arranged at the tour desk.

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is located 40 km from Stone Town. Jambiani village is 1.5 km away and Paje village is 1 km away. Zanzibar International Airport is 50 km from the resort.

Rooms from $537

Qambani Luxury Resort

Rated 9.7 in 82 reviews

Qambani Luxury Resort features a restaurant, free bikes, an outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre in Michamvi. The… See more

Qambani Luxury Resort features a restaurant, free bikes, an outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre in Michamvi. The accommodation provides a private beach area, as well as a bar and a shared lounge. The accommodation offers room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

At the hotel, every room comes with a wardrobe, bed linen and a patio with a sea view. The private bathroom is equipped with a shower, bathrobes and slippers. All units at Qambani Luxury Resort include air conditioning and a safety deposit box.

A continental breakfast is available daily at the accommodation.

Qambani Luxury Resort offers a terrace. Guests at the hotel will be able to enjoy activities in and around Michamvi, like cycling.

There is a business centre and guests can also make use of the ironing service or laundry service.

Michamvi Kae Beach is a few steps from Qambani Luxury Resort, while Michamvi Pingwe Beach is 1.6 km away. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, 67 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $645

Zuri Zanzibar

Resort

Rated 9.3 in 604 reviews

Situated in the Kendwa Beach district of Kendwa, Zuri Zanzibar offers accommodation with a private beach area and free… See more

Situated in the Kendwa Beach district of Kendwa, Zuri Zanzibar offers accommodation with a private beach area and free WiFi. The property boasts an outdoor swimming pool, garden, terrace and a bar.

All the rooms have air conditioning and are fitted with a wardrobe, a desk and a flat screen TV. All the units also have a seating area while some have pool views and a garden view.

Zuri Zanzibar serves a continental breakfast daily. Maischa Restaurant that is located within the property specializes in Middle Eastern cuisines.

Snorkelling is among the activities that guests can enjoy near Zuri Zanzibar. Coral Reefs Snorkel is a 9-minute walk from the resort.

Rooms from $467

Jua Retreat

Resort

Rated 9.8 in 138 reviews

Situated in Michamvi, 200 metres from Michamvi Pingwe Beach, Jua Retreat features accommodation with a restaurant, free… See more

Situated in Michamvi, 200 metres from Michamvi Pingwe Beach, Jua Retreat features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, free bikes and an outdoor swimming pool. The accommodation offers a private beach area and water sports facilities, as well as a bar and a garden. The accommodation provides room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

At the resort, the rooms include a desk, bed linen and a patio with pool view. The private bathroom is fitted with a hot tub, a hairdryer and free toiletries. All rooms have a safety deposit box.

A à la carte breakfast is available each morning at Jua Retreat.

The accommodation offers a sun terrace. The area is popular for cycling and canoeing, and car hire is available at Jua Retreat.

Michamvi Kae Beach is less than 1 km from the resort. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International, 66 km from Jua Retreat, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $471

Tikitam Palms Boutique Hotel

Rated 9.4 in 135 reviews

Set in Pongwe and featuring a private beach area on the East Coast of Zanzibar, Tikitam Palms Boutique Hotel boasts a… See more

Set in Pongwe and featuring a private beach area on the East Coast of Zanzibar, Tikitam Palms Boutique Hotel boasts a swimming pool at the beach area with a pool bar. Free WiFi is also available throughout the property.

All the villas and rooms are tastefully decorated with African and modern art and fitted with colonial style furniture. While each unit offers splendid views of the tropical garden, some offer sea views. The villas and rooms are air conditioned and come with a flat screen TV and minibars. The units are complete with a private bathroom. The property provides bathrobes and bathroom amenities.

A buffet breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. Tikitam Palms Boutique Hotel features 2 restaurants that specializes in local seafood, Arabian, Indian and international cuisines. Complimentary 5 o’clock tea is served at Mvua bar.

Activities at the property include water polo, billiard, volleyball and local bao games. The property also provides free water sport equipment and organizes local tours upon request.

Zanzibar airport is about 46 kilometers away & hotel is offering pick ups & transfers at additional charge.

Rooms from $325

Zanzibella Hotel & SPA

Rated 9.0 in 297 reviews

Located in Kiwengwa, a few steps from Kiwengwa Beach, Zanzibella Hotel & SPA provides accommodation with a restaurant… See more

Located in Kiwengwa, a few steps from Kiwengwa Beach, Zanzibella Hotel & SPA provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. Each accommodation at the 5-star hotel has garden views, and guests can enjoy access to a garden and to a terrace. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

At the hotel every room is fitted with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kitchenette, a dining area, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. Zanzibella Hotel & SPA features certain units with sea views, and every room comes with a balcony. At the accommodation all rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels.

Guests at Zanzibella Hotel & SPA can enjoy a continental breakfast.

The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at the hotel.

Peace Memorial Museum is 41 km from Zanzibella Hotel & SPA, while Kichwele Forest Reserve is 15 km away. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International, 46 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $131

Set in Paje, a few steps from Paje Beach, Amani Boutique Hotel - Small Luxury Hotels of the World offers accommodation… See more

Set in Paje, a few steps from Paje Beach, Amani Boutique Hotel - Small Luxury Hotels of the World offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. With a garden, the 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk and room service for guests.

The rooms at the hotel come with a seating area. All rooms are fitted with a safety deposit box and selected rooms will provide you with sea views. The units will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle.

Guests at Amani Boutique Hotel - Small Luxury Hotels of the World can enjoy an American breakfast.

The accommodation offers a terrace.

The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International, 52 km from Amani Boutique Hotel - Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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Baraza Resort and Spa Zanzibar

Resort

Rated 9.1 in 78 reviews

With Swahili design and Zanzibari furnishings, Baraza Resort and Spa Zanzibar is an all inclusive resort located in… See more

With Swahili design and Zanzibari furnishings, Baraza Resort and Spa Zanzibar is an all inclusive resort located in Bwejuu. The resort features a restaurant, bar and guests can unwind at the Frangipani spa.

The spacious villas feature classic and elegant traditional décor, each complete with a private plunge pool and large terrace with 2 sun loungers. Each villa offers a living room with a Sultan's lounge bed and a walk-in dressing room. WiFi is available in the villas.

With cuisines comprising of Arabic, Indian and Asian flavours, Baraza Resort offers 4 restaurants and 2 bars. The open air Livingstone Terrace serves breakfast and guests can enjoy a cocktail in the Dhahabu Bar and Lounge.

The resort also boasts a kids club, tennis court, PADI Dive centre and fitness centre. You can enjoy a stroll along the stretch of white sand beach.

Zanzibar International Airport is 59 km away.

Rooms from $847

Zanzibar Queen Hotel

Rated 9.2 in 559 reviews

Offering a year-round outdoor pool ,a spa centre and a diving centre in the neighbouring hotel, Zanzibar Queen Hotel is… See more

Offering a year-round outdoor pool ,a spa centre and a diving centre in the neighbouring hotel, Zanzibar Queen Hotel is set in Matemwe in the Zanzibar Region. The hotel has a barbecue and water sports facilities, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

Some rooms include a seating area where you can relax. Some units have views of the sea or pool.

You will find a 24-hour front desk and gift shop at the property.

A number of activities are offered in the area, such as snorkelling and diving. Mnemba Island is 6 km from Zanzibar Queen Hotel, while Muyuni Beach is 7 km away. Abeid Amani Karume International Airport is 43 km from the property.

Rooms from $123

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi

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Rated 8.0 in 952 reviews

Located on a sandy beach on the northern tip of Zanzibar, this DoubleTree Resort offers luxurious rooms with views of… See more

Located on a sandy beach on the northern tip of Zanzibar, this DoubleTree Resort offers luxurious rooms with views of tropical garden, pool and the Indian ocean. The lush tropical gardens contain an outdoor pool and swim-up bar.

Each room is air-conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The beds are surrounded by a mosquito net and the private bathrooms come stocked with free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is provided.

Breakfast is served daily in the Ngalawa Restaurant which also offers lunch and dinner buffet or set menu style and live entertainment in the night time (seasonal). Guests are also welcome to visit Fisherman's Seafood Bar & Grill for a sundowners and sample international fusion cuisine.

Our wellness center offers relaxing treatment daily, check for exciting packages and for a more active day, fishing, snorkeling, buggy rides and scuba diving are available.

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi is only a 5-minute walk into the centre of the Nungwi Village.

Rooms from $180