Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Zanzibar Accommodations

A visit to the Zanzibar Archipelago is quite popular after a dusty safari adventure. It is a great place to unwind and enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. 

Depending on your needs and budget there are many favourites from the south to the north coast which I typically recommend. While working on a booking today, I was inspired by the beauty of the island to write this short blog about a few "hot" (pun intended) Zanzibar accommodation options.

Stone Town & Area

Kisiwa House - boutique hotel located in central Stone Town.

Park Hyatt Zanzibar - Spacious rooms with elegant guest rooms and authentic cuisine. A hotel for those looking for a "westernized" option. 

Zenji Hotel - Zanzibar 
Zenji Hotel - budget option for those looking to be close to the pier and for exploring Stone Town 

Mbweni Ruins -  a mid-range hotel, conveniently located on a private beach only 6kms from Stone Town. 

North Coast 

Sunshine Hotel -  Small eco-friendly and cozy hotel, lined with palm trees and turquoise waters. 

Ras Nungwi - on the northern most peninsula of Zanzibar, this is the place to relax on unspoilt beaches with unhurried luxury.

Matemwe Lodge - an excellent location for those looking for secluded atmosphere and tropical relaxation - great for snorkelling and diving! 
Matemwe Lodge - Zanzibar 

Matemwe Lodge 

South East & East Coast 

Pongwe Beach Hotel - a laid-back resort with an intimate feeling, great for honeymooners looking for the not so typical "resort".

Eco Beach Hotel Zanzibar - explore white sandy beaches on foot at low-tide, located on a private beach this small Eco-resort offers a family-run vibe. 

Baraza Resort & Spa - an exclusive luxury boutique resort in Bwejuu, located along the beach that was named one of the top 30 island beaches in the world by Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

Mwezi Boutique Resort 
Mwezi Boutique Resort 

Mwezi Resort Mwezi means "moon" in the Swahili language - your home on the beach with your beach bungalow, a unique beach boutique resort. 

Private Islands

Chumbe Island 
Chumbe Island Coral Park - a private island hosting a maximum of 14 guests per night. A coral reef sanctuary and nature reserve with magical beauty waiting to be discovered. 

Mnemba Island - located in the Northeast Coast of Zanzibar this private luxury hideaway island offers barefoot luxury and romance. Mnemba Island offers amazing scuba-diving experiences. 
Mnemba Island
Mnemba Island 
Mnemba Island 
Contact East Africa Specialist, Amanda Strowbridge-Msuya to start planning your Indian Ocean Escape! 

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