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White beaches | Blue seas | Diving | Luxury

A trip to Tanzania, though more than satisfying with its safari options, would surely be incomplete without a trip to the coast. The stunning white beaches of Zanzibar, more remote Pemba or Mafia islands, or the Tanzania mainland coast, are all easily accessible and not to be missed.

The Zanzibar Archipelago is made up of fifty islands. Zanzibar itself conjures all kinds of romantic travel emotions, with plenty to invigorate the senses. The Mafia Archipelago to the south is a stunning mix of islands in a pure azure sea. And whilst Tanzania’s mainland coastline is often overlooked, Rus Katani, a small luxury safari style beach lodge, lies on a wide sandy beach and is a perfect spot for honeymooners seeking a rest before embarking on the rest of your safari and beach holiday

Safari&Beach Favourites

Baraza Resort & Spa

A stunning 30 villa boutique resort that has truly achieved 5* international standards. The quality of the furnishings and finish are o...

S&B Rating:
$500 Per person, per night  
Baraza Resort & Spa

Gold Zanzibar

Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa is located on the long stretching white sands of Kendwa beach in the north west of the Zanzibar: one of...

S&B Rating:
$125 Per person, per night  
Gold Zanzibar

Next Paradise

A charming small hotel on a stunning stretch of beach between Matemwe and Kiwengwa. Excellent food, beautiful rooms and good fun atmos...

S&B Rating:
$125 Per person, per night  
Next Paradise

Pongwe Beach Hotel

Pongwe Beach is one of the best beach lodges on Zanzibar. Set within a secluded bay on the east coast, it has one of the finest beach l...

S&B Rating:
$100 Per person, per night  
Pongwe Beach Hotel

Zawadi

An exciting new addition to our luxury hotels in Zanzibar, Zawadi is a cool all villa, all inclusive boutique hotel beside the Indian O...

S&B Rating:
$250 Per person, per night  
Zawadi

Zuri Zanzibar

Zuri is a welcome new style of property in Zanzibar. For those looking for the ultimate stylish, hip and cool beach break – Zuri is ...

S&B Rating:
$165 Per person, per night  
Zuri Zanzibar

Boutique Beach Hotel

Kasha Boutique Hotel

Located in stunning Matemwe and with the amazing view of the Mnemba Atoll, this small yet luxurious boutique hotel delivers all the Ara...

S&B Rating:
$210 Per person, per night  
Kasha Boutique Hotel

Kilindi

Kilindi is a luxurious 15 unit piece of functional art scattered along a picturesque-perfect stretch of Northern Zanzibar....

S&B Rating:
$650 Per person, per night  
Kilindi

Kisiwa On The Beach

Kisiwa On The Beach, is situated on the seductive south east coast of Zanzibar, among swaying palm trees, on a sandy stretch of white b...

S&B Rating:
$150 Per person, per night  
Kisiwa On The Beach

Kono Kono Beach Resort

This lodge sits on one of the best beaches in Zanzibar. It has been recently refurbished with improved and new guest villas with a stu...

S&B Rating:
$170 Per person, per night  
Kono Kono Beach Resort

Matemwe Lodge

Matemwe Lodge is a wonderfully secluded luxury beach lodge at the northern tip of the stunning beach of Matemwe....

S&B Rating:
$250 Per person, per night  
Matemwe Lodge

Matemwe Retreat Villas

Matemwe Retreat is located on an amazing stretch of private land overlooking the Mnemba Atoll....

S&B Rating:
$400 Per person, per night  
Matemwe Retreat Villas

Mnemba Island

Set on a private island off the north eastern tip of Zanzibar, Mnemba Island Lodge offers guests the perfect destination to get away fr...

S&B Rating:
$950 Per person, per night  
Mnemba Island

Qambani

S&B Rating:
$150 Per person, per night  
Qambani

Shooting Star Lodge

Shooting Star Lodge is a relaxed, family-run, boutique resort situated on the eastern beaches of Zanzibar....

S&B Rating:
$115 Per person, per night  
Shooting Star Lodge

Sunshine Hotel

A cool boutique hotel located on the stunning beach at Matemwe. It claims modern design whilst maintaining eco-chic and chilled out am...

S&B Rating:
$100 Per person, per night  
Sunshine Hotel

Sunshine Marine Lodge

Beautifully located amidst colourful gardens and providing spectactular views of the sea towards Mnemba Island, Sunshine Marine Lodge i...

S&B Rating:
$110 Per person, per night  
Sunshine Marine Lodge

The Palms

The Palms is a small private and intimate luxury resort with only six villas on the south east coast of Zanzibar....

S&B Rating:
$600 Per person, per night  
The Palms

The Sands

A brand new boutique beach hotel located on the northern stretch of stunning Paje...

$125 Per person, per night  
The Sands

The Z Hotel

The Z hotel has become a favourite. It is a modern boutique style hotel on the far north tip of Zanzibar within Nungwi village....

S&B Rating:
$100 Per person, per night  
The Z Hotel

Unguja Lodge

Unguja Lodge is a small, owner-run, luxury hide-away enjoying a private and tucked away beach location in Kizimkazi on the southern tip...

S&B Rating:
$165 Per person, per night  
Unguja Lodge

Upendo

A gem of a spot, Upendo is a very cool little beach lodge on a fantastic stretch of beach at Paje. Think barefoot, relax and chill and...

S&B Rating:
$175 Per person, per night  
Upendo

Xanadu Villas

Xanadu Villas & Retreat is located on one of the finest beaches on the South-East coast of Zanzibar. The hotel offers six unique and in...

S&B Rating:
$350 Per person, per night  
Xanadu Villas

ZanziBlue

A lovely new addition to the Safari&Beach portfolio, this charming boutique hotel has everything you want for a beach holiday.  Well l...

S&B Rating:
$160 Per person, per night  
ZanziBlue

Beach Resorts

Blue Bay Beach Resort

The Blue Bay Beach Resort & Spa is a large resort situated on landscaped, palm-decked 25-acres along the famed sparkling white sandy be...

S&B Rating:
$200 Per person, per night  
Blue Bay Beach Resort

Breezes Beach Club

Breezes Beach Club is the perfect place for those looking for a relatively small resort style accommodation with excellent service and ...

S&B Rating:
$125 Per person, per night  
Breezes Beach Club

Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est

Located on the north-western shores of Zanzibar near Nungwi, Diamonds La Gemma dell' Est is a large all inclusive resort from the Planh...

S&B Rating:
$110 Per person, per night  
Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est

Essque Zalu

Boutique luxe arrives in Zanzibar as Essque Zalu opens its beautifully crafted doors at Nungwi...

S&B Rating:
$360 Per person, per night  
Essque Zalu

Hideaway of Nungwi

A large resort style hotel offering stylish rooms and extensive facilities on the beach between Kendwa and Nungwi....

S&B Rating:
$175 Per person, per night  
Hideaway of Nungwi

Ras Nungwi

On the northernmost peninsula of Zanzibar Island, Ras Nungwi beach hotel overlooks a wonderful beach and sparkling expanse of iridescen...

S&B Rating:
$150 Per person, per night  
Ras Nungwi

Sultan Sands Resort

Sultan Sands nestles on the beachfront of a twenty-five acre stretch of subtly landscaped gardens decked with over a thousand palm tree...

S&B Rating:
$150 Per person, per night  
Sultan Sands Resort

The Residence

A luxury hotel bringing a new style and quality to Zanzibar whilst retaining resident Swahili charm...

S&B Rating:
$300 Per person, per night  
The Residence

White Sands Luxury Villas

A stunning beach chic hotel made up of a collection villas spreading across this beautiful stretch of coastline....

S&B Rating:
$400 Per person, per night  
White Sands Luxury Villas

Barefoot and Happy

Chumbe Island

Chumbe Island is superb example of genuine Eco-tourism which has been a successful operation for just over 10 years....

S&B Rating:
$250 Per person, per night  
Chumbe Island

Dongwe Ocean View

Newly refubished boutique 18 roomed hotel adjacent to fabulous beach at Dongwe on south east coast...

S&B Rating:
$75 Per person, per night  
Dongwe Ocean View

Indigo Beach

A lovely little boutique hotel well placed at Bwejuu on the south east coast of Zanzibar. Indigo beach positions itself as barefoot an...

S&B Rating:
$90 Per person, per night  
Indigo Beach

Kendwa Rocks

Kendwa Rocks is very simple, budget, guesthouse accommodation. Situated on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, it is not a...

S&B Rating:
$50 Per person, per night  
Kendwa Rocks

Matemwe Beach

Matemwe Beach is located on a long and idyllic palm-lined beach and is one of the best beach guesthouses on Zanzibar....

S&B Rating:
$150 Per person, per night  
Matemwe Beach

Seasons Lodge

Seasons lodge is a family built, and family run, hotel, opened in 2011 by the Clarkes, an Irish-Ugandan family.  The lodge has been m...

S&B Rating:
$100 Per person, per night  
Seasons Lodge

Stone Town

Beyt Al Chai

For those who want to experience the charm of a historical Zanzibar setting with a touch of ancient Arabian mystique, then Beyt al Chai...

S&B Rating:
$100 Per person, per night  
Beyt Al Chai

Dhow Palace Hotel

Dhow Palace Hotel is located in the heart of Stone Town. A very good mid range option with plenty of traditional character and charm....

S&B Rating:
$50 Per person, per night  
Dhow Palace Hotel

Emerson on Hurumzi

Emerson on Hurumzi is the second tallest building in Stone Town, Zanzibar. The hotel has been restored to it's former glory when it was...

S&B Rating:
$110 Per person, per night  
Emerson on Hurumzi

Emerson Spice

Fusing a restored nineteenth-century Swahili sultanâ??s palace and Zanzibarâ??s first photographic studio, this multi-storied small h...

S&B Rating:
$100 Per person, per night  
Emerson Spice

Kisiwa House

Luxury boutique hotel convenient for exploring the centre of Stone Town. A great option for those seeking an authentic hotel catering ...

S&B Rating:
$85 Per person, per night  
Kisiwa House

Park Hyatt

Brand new large scale hotel sitting on the waterfront in Stone Town. Very comfortable with excellent facilities and ideally placed for...

S&B Rating:
$225 Per person, per night  
Park Hyatt

Serena Inn

The Serena Inn is Stone Town's most luxurious hotel with an old colonial style, and is a haven of tranquillity and opulence amongst the...

S&B Rating:
$150 Per person, per night  
Serena Inn

Swahili House

Located in the bustling heart of Stonetown, Swahili House has re-opened after a full renovation and is one of the best small boutique h...

S&B Rating:
$75 Per person, per night  
Swahili House

The Seyyida

The Seyyida is an elegant 17-room boutique hotel located in the heart of the World Heritage Site of Stonetown - Zanzibar. The hotel is ...

S&B Rating:
$60 Per person, per night  
The Seyyida

Mafia Island

Chole Mjini Lodge

A truly unique and extraordinary island lodge, Chole Mjini can be found on the small and commerically untouched Chole Island which lies...

S&B Rating:
$150 Per person, per night  
Chole Mjini Lodge

Kinasi Lodge

Kinasi is a small beach lodge located on the main Mafia Island overlooking Chole Bay and a number of the surrounding islands...

S&B Rating:
$300 Per person, per night  
Kinasi Lodge

Pole Pole Lodge

This small and intimate lodge has seven bungalow suites, set within tropical gardens, overlooking the blue sea of Chole Bay - the core ...

S&B Rating:
$250 Per person, per night  
Pole Pole Lodge

City Hotel

Hyatt Regency

Situated in the city centre, this eight-storey luxury hotel, with 180 rooms and suites, is an urban resort complex on the seafront of D...

S&B Rating:
$125 Per person, per night  
Hyatt Regency

Southern Sun

The Southern Sun (formerly Holiday Inn) in Dar Es Salaam offers well appointed accommodation within walking distance of the central dis...

S&B Rating:
$150 Per person, per night  
Southern Sun

The Oyster Bay

The Oyster Bay is like staying with friends, a beautiful large home and garden with eight luxurious ocean facing guest suites, spacious...

S&B Rating:
$450 Per person, per night  
The Oyster Bay

The Slipway

The Slipway lies 7km from Dar city centre on the Msasani peninsula overlooking Msasani Bay and Indian Ocean beyond....

S&B Rating:
$75 Per person, per night  
The Slipway

Places to Stay

Blue Bay Beach Resort

The Blue Bay Beach Resort & Spa is a large resort situated on landscaped, palm-decked 25-acres along the famed sparkling white sandy be...

S&B Rating:
$200 Per person, per night  
Blue Bay Beach Resort

Breezes Beach Club

Breezes Beach Club is the perfect place for those looking for a relatively small resort style accommodation with excellent service and ...

S&B Rating:
$125 Per person, per night  
Breezes Beach Club

Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est

Located on the north-western shores of Zanzibar near Nungwi, Diamonds La Gemma dell' Est is a large all inclusive resort from the Planh...

S&B Rating:
$110 Per person, per night  
Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est

Dongwe Ocean View

Newly refubished boutique 18 roomed hotel adjacent to fabulous beach at Dongwe on south east coast...

S&B Rating:
$75 Per person, per night  
Dongwe Ocean View

Emerson on Hurumzi

Emerson on Hurumzi is the second tallest building in Stone Town, Zanzibar. The hotel has been restored to it's former glory when it was...

S&B Rating:
$110 Per person, per night  
Emerson on Hurumzi

Emerson Spice

Fusing a restored nineteenth-century Swahili sultanâ??s palace and Zanzibarâ??s first photographic studio, this multi-storied small h...

S&B Rating:
$100 Per person, per night  
Emerson Spice

Essque Zalu

Boutique luxe arrives in Zanzibar as Essque Zalu opens its beautifully crafted doors at Nungwi...

S&B Rating:
$360 Per person, per night  
Essque Zalu

Fanjove Private Island

Fanjove Island a wonderful tropical island, part of the Songo Songo Archipeligo, off the southern coast of Tanzania. At this rare priv...

S&B Rating:
$320 Per person, per night  
Fanjove Private Island

Fundu Lagoon

Fundu Lagoon is a beautifully remote luxury lodge on the wonderful island of Pemba. It's a truly amazing place....

S&B Rating:
$350 Per person, per night  
Fundu Lagoon

Gold Zanzibar

Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa is located on the long stretching white sands of Kendwa beach in the north west of the Zanzibar: one of...

S&B Rating:
$125 Per person, per night  
Gold Zanzibar

Green & Blue Ocean Lodge

Located in Matemwe, a very intimate bay in north-eastern Zanzibar, surrounded by a tropical garden with a direct view of the small isla...

S&B Rating:
$200 Per person, per night  
Green & Blue Ocean Lodge

Hideaway of Nungwi

A large resort style hotel offering stylish rooms and extensive facilities on the beach between Kendwa and Nungwi....

S&B Rating:
$175 Per person, per night  
Hideaway of Nungwi

Indigo Beach

A lovely little boutique hotel well placed at Bwejuu on the south east coast of Zanzibar. Indigo beach positions itself as barefoot an...

S&B Rating:
$90 Per person, per night  
Indigo Beach

Kilindi

Kilindi is a luxurious 15 unit piece of functional art scattered along a picturesque-perfect stretch of Northern Zanzibar....

S&B Rating:
$650 Per person, per night  
Kilindi

Kisiwa House

Luxury boutique hotel convenient for exploring the centre of Stone Town. A great option for those seeking an authentic hotel catering ...

S&B Rating:
$85 Per person, per night  
Kisiwa House

Kisiwa On The Beach

Kisiwa On The Beach, is situated on the seductive south east coast of Zanzibar, among swaying palm trees, on a sandy stretch of white b...

S&B Rating:
$150 Per person, per night  
Kisiwa On The Beach

Kono Kono Beach Resort

This lodge sits on one of the best beaches in Zanzibar. It has been recently refurbished with improved and new guest villas with a stu...

S&B Rating:
$170 Per person, per night  
Kono Kono Beach Resort

Matemwe Lodge

Matemwe Lodge is a wonderfully secluded luxury beach lodge at the northern tip of the stunning beach of Matemwe....

S&B Rating:
$250 Per person, per night  
Matemwe Lodge

Matemwe Retreat Villas

Matemwe Retreat is located on an amazing stretch of private land overlooking the Mnemba Atoll....

S&B Rating:
$400 Per person, per night  
Matemwe Retreat Villas

Mnemba Island

Set on a private island off the north eastern tip of Zanzibar, Mnemba Island Lodge offers guests the perfect destination to get away fr...

S&B Rating:
$950 Per person, per night  
Mnemba Island

Next Paradise

A charming small hotel on a stunning stretch of beach between Matemwe and Kiwengwa. Excellent food, beautiful rooms and good fun atmos...

S&B Rating:
$125 Per person, per night  
Next Paradise

Park Hyatt

Brand new large scale hotel sitting on the waterfront in Stone Town. Very comfortable with excellent facilities and ideally placed for...

S&B Rating:
$225 Per person, per night  
Park Hyatt

Pongwe Beach Hotel

Pongwe Beach is one of the best beach lodges on Zanzibar. Set within a secluded bay on the east coast, it has one of the finest beach l...

S&B Rating:
$100 Per person, per night  
Pongwe Beach Hotel

Qambani

S&B Rating:
$150 Per person, per night  
Qambani

Ras Kutani

Ras Kutani is a beautiful remote beach lodge only 35kms south of Dar Es Salaam. A really perfect place to relax and recoup either at th...

S&B Rating:
$400 Per person, per night  
Ras Kutani

Saadani Lodge

Saadani is Tanzania's newest National Park and is unique as the only wildlife park which has a beachfront on one side....

S&B Rating:
$320 Per person, per night  
Saadani Lodge

Seasons Lodge

Seasons lodge is a family built, and family run, hotel, opened in 2011 by the Clarkes, an Irish-Ugandan family.  The lodge has been m...

S&B Rating:
$100 Per person, per night  
Seasons Lodge

Serena Inn

The Serena Inn is Stone Town's most luxurious hotel with an old colonial style, and is a haven of tranquillity and opulence amongst the...

S&B Rating:
$150 Per person, per night  
Serena Inn

Sharazad Boutique Hotel

A charming boutique hotel located on the stunning Jambiani beach along the south east coast of Zanzibar.  There is very much a relaxed...

S&B Rating:
$140 Per person, per night  
Sharazad Boutique Hotel

Sunshine Hotel

A cool boutique hotel located on the stunning beach at Matemwe. It claims modern design whilst maintaining eco-chic and chilled out am...

S&B Rating:
$100 Per person, per night  
Sunshine Hotel

Sunshine Marine Lodge

Beautifully located amidst colourful gardens and providing spectactular views of the sea towards Mnemba Island, Sunshine Marine Lodge i...

S&B Rating:
$110 Per person, per night  
Sunshine Marine Lodge

Swahili House

Located in the bustling heart of Stonetown, Swahili House has re-opened after a full renovation and is one of the best small boutique h...

S&B Rating:
$75 Per person, per night  
Swahili House

Thanda Island

Thanda Island is a new and exciting Indian Ocean private retreat, just off the coast of Tanzania, near Mafia Island, Thanda offers exc...

S&B Rating:
$300 Per person, per night  
Thanda Island

The Loop

The Loop is a lovely little beach resort offering a cool vibe and excellent water sport facililties.  The hotel is located on Jambiani...

S&B Rating:
$100 Per person, per night  
The Loop

The Oyster Bay

The Oyster Bay is like staying with friends, a beautiful large home and garden with eight luxurious ocean facing guest suites, spacious...

S&B Rating:
$450 Per person, per night  
The Oyster Bay

The Palms

The Palms is a small private and intimate luxury resort with only six villas on the south east coast of Zanzibar....

S&B Rating:
$600 Per person, per night  
The Palms

The Residence

A luxury hotel bringing a new style and quality to Zanzibar whilst retaining resident Swahili charm...

S&B Rating:
$300 Per person, per night  
The Residence

The Sands

A brand new boutique beach hotel located on the northern stretch of stunning Paje...

$125 Per person, per night  
The Sands

The Seyyida

The Seyyida is an elegant 17-room boutique hotel located in the heart of the World Heritage Site of Stonetown - Zanzibar. The hotel is ...

S&B Rating:
$60 Per person, per night  
The Seyyida

The Slipway

The Slipway lies 7km from Dar city centre on the Msasani peninsula overlooking Msasani Bay and Indian Ocean beyond....

S&B Rating:
$75 Per person, per night  
The Slipway

Tides Beach Lodge

A friendly and unpretentious beach lodge. The Tides Beach Lodge is located on the spectacular stretch of the mainland coast, north of S...

S&B Rating:
$140 Per person, per night  
Tides Beach Lodge

Unguja Lodge

Unguja Lodge is a small, owner-run, luxury hide-away enjoying a private and tucked away beach location in Kizimkazi on the southern tip...

S&B Rating:
$165 Per person, per night  
Unguja Lodge

Upendo

A gem of a spot, Upendo is a very cool little beach lodge on a fantastic stretch of beach at Paje. Think barefoot, relax and chill and...

S&B Rating:
$175 Per person, per night  
Upendo

White Sands Luxury Villas

A stunning beach chic hotel made up of a collection villas spreading across this beautiful stretch of coastline....

S&B Rating:
$400 Per person, per night  
White Sands Luxury Villas

ZanziBlue

A lovely new addition to the Safari&Beach portfolio, this charming boutique hotel has everything you want for a beach holiday.  Well l...

S&B Rating:
$160 Per person, per night  
ZanziBlue

Zawadi

An exciting new addition to our luxury hotels in Zanzibar, Zawadi is a cool all villa, all inclusive boutique hotel beside the Indian O...

S&B Rating:
$250 Per person, per night  
Zawadi

Zuri Zanzibar

Zuri is a welcome new style of property in Zanzibar. For those looking for the ultimate stylish, hip and cool beach break – Zuri is ...

S&B Rating:
$165 Per person, per night  
Zuri Zanzibar

Accommodation

The Manta Resort

The Manta Resort was re-launched in 2008 after an extensive upgrade. Located in the far north of the island the hotel is set up along t...

S&B Rating:
$280 Per person, per night  
The Manta Resort

Indigo Beach

Tanzania Safari, Zanzibar

ZanziBlue

Zanzibar

Park Hyatt

Zanzibar, Coast and Islands

Upendo

Zanzibar

Zuri Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Xanadu Villas

Zanzibar

The Loop

Zanzibar

Qambani

Zanzibar

The Sands

Zanzibar

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