Where to stay in Zanzibar and Pemba?

These are a few of our preferred accommodations on Zanzibar Island. Having something different in mind? Talk to us and we can include this in your package.

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 in this region:

Double Tree Hilton Stone Town

Spice Tree by Turaco
From €96 pppn

Serena Zanzibar

Serena Zanzibar
From €208 pppn

park-hyatt

Park Hyatt Zanzibar
From €335 pppn

Upendo House

Upendo House
From €119 pppn

Maru Maru Stone Town

Maru Maru
From €84 pppn

Sharazad Wonders

Sharazad Wonders
From €162 pppn

Neela Boutique Hotel

Neela Boutique Hotel
From €304 pppn

Manga Pwani & Chuini & Bububu are famous for Slave Chambers, ruins but more over for our only Golf Course in Zanzibar. The region is interesting for its close location to 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 hotels in this region:

Zanzi Resort

Zanzi Resort
From €366 pppn

Sea Cliff Resort Zanzibar

Sea Cliff Resort Zanzibar
From €167,50 pppn

Chuini Beach Lodge Zanzibar

Chuini Beach Lodge
From €133 pppn

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 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 parties – Full Moon Party in Kendwa Rocks.

BEST BEACH – LIVELY – LESS TIDES

Below find our recommended hotels:

Kilindi

Kilindi
From €400 pppn

GOLD Zanzibar

Gold Zanzibar
From €705 pppn

Zuri Zanzibar

Zuri Zanzibar
From €452 pppn

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 everything 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. However 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 hotels in this region:

Royal Zanzibar

Royal Zanzibar
From €292 pppn

RIU PALACE

Riu Palace
From €204 pppn

Sandies Baobab

Sandies Baobab
From €145 pppn

Double Tree by Hilton Nungwi

Nungwi Beach Resort by Turaco
From €162 pppn

Langi Langi

Langi Langi
From €59 pppn

Z Hotel

Z-Hotel
From €132 pppn

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 hotels in this region:

Essque Zalu

Essque Zalu
From €198 pppn

Nungwi Dreams

Nungwi Dreams From €124 pppn

Tazari – just on the opposite side of Kendwa, to the East side of the Northern Tip of Unguja, is this beautiful Gem. With one hotel there only, you feel, just like in old times in Zanzibar, when you had the beach all for yourself. A rare place in Zanzibar, where you feel alone on this island.

CLIFF – BEACH – REMOTE

Below find our recommended hotel in this region:

Safira Blu

Safira Blu From € 645 pppn

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 hotels in this region:

Mnemba Island

Mnemba Island

Sunshine Marine Lodge

Sunshine Marine Lodge

Che Che Vule Villa

Che Che Vule Villa

ZI VILLA

Zi Villa

Emerald Zanzibar

Emerald Zanzibar

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 hotels in this region:

Villa Turquoise

Villa Turquoise

Villa Kiva

Villa Kiwa

Zanzibar Queen

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

Below find our recommended hotels in this region:

Next Paradise

Next Paradise

SBH Kilindini

SBH Kilindini

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 Zanzibar hotels in this region:

TUI BLUE BAHARI

TUI BLUE Bahari

Diamond Mapenzi

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

Melia Zanzibar

Melia Zanzibar

Neptune Pwani

Neptune Pwani Beach

Ocean Paradise

Ocean Paradise

Bluebay Zanzibar

Blue Bay Beach Resort

VOI Kiwengwa

Voi Bravo Club

Sultan Sands

Sultan Sands

Marijani Zanzibar

LUX Marijani Zanzibar

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

TULIA ZANZIBAR

Tulia Zanzibar

ZANBLUU

Zanbluu Zanzibar

Seasons Lodge Zanzibar

Seasons Lodge

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 Zanzibar hotels in this region:

Uroa Bay

Uroa Bay Resort

Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach Resort

Zanzibar Bay

Zanzibar Bay 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 hotels in this region:

Michamwi - Qambani

Qambani

Kono Kono Zanzibar

Kono Kono

Michamwi Sunset Zanzibar

Michamwe Sunset

Jua Retreat Zanzibar

Jua Retreat

Pingwe & Donge – the most famous in this area is THE ROCK, which is located in Dongwe. The hotels here are usually smaller, more boutique style, but all located on beautiful white sandy beaches. Opposite of The Rock is Upendo located, a beach club, small hotel and a beautiful 5 Bed Room Villa.

QUIET – BAYS – THE ROCK

Below find our recommended hotels in this region:

Matlai Zanzibar

Matlai

Baladin Zanzibar

Baladin Zanzibar

Dongwe - Upendo

Upendo Zanzibar

Le Mersenne Zanzibar

Le Mersenne

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 Zanzibar hotels but also some of our best luxury hotels on the island are located here.

LONG BEACH – TIDES – QUIET

Below find our recommended hotels in this region:

Baraza

Baraza

Breezes Zanzibar

Breezes Zanzibar

The Palms Zanzibar

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 Zanzibar hotels can offer! Get ready, the night is still young!

BEACH – KITE – PARTY

Below find our recommended hotels in this region:

White Sands Luxury Villas

White Sands Luxury Villas

B4 Beach Club

B4 & Beds

Amani Boutique Hotel

Amani Boutique Hotel

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:

Sharazad Zanzibar

Sharazad Boutique Hotel

Uzuri Villa Zanzibar

Uzuri Villa

Fun Beach Zanzibar

Fun Beach

Casa Beach Hotel

Casa Beach Hotel

Nur Beach Jambiani

Nur Beach Hotel

Bamboo Zanzibar

Bamboo Zanzibar

Makunduchi – the new emerging region for people who love tranquility and empty beaches. At the very south east side of Zanzibar is this little village which can be proud to call 3 new boutique style hotels its home

TRANQUILITY – REMOTE – BEACH

Below find our recommended hotel partner in this region:

The One Zanzibar

The One Zanzibar

Nest Style Zanzibar

Nest Style

Zanzibar Clove Island Hotel

Clove Island Hotel

Kizimkazi – Here in the South West you will find very few Zanzibar hotels, as Menai Bay is more famous for its Marine Park. It is very remote here. However 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 Zanzibar

The Residence Zanzibar

Fruit and Spice Zanzibar

Fruit & Spice Hotel

Kizikula

Kizikula

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, known for its laid back set up – like glamping on the beach. 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:

Aiyana Pemba

Pemba – Aiyana

Fundu Lagoon

Pemba – Fundu Lagoon

Manta Resort Pemba

Pemba – Manta Resort