ZANZIBAR – DHOW PALACE HOTEL
This small yet luxurious hotel is situated in the heart of Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town, where East meets West. The hotel lounge has an impressive selection of antique ornaments and furniture, and adds to the relaxed ambiance that is a Dhow Palace trademark. The Roof-top restaurant offers a variety of seafood, local and international cuisine as well as panoramic views of Zanzibar’s Stone Town and the Indian Ocean. Its 16 self-contained and spacious rooms are furnished with traditional Sultan-size four-poster beds. All rooms are comfortably equipped, and tastefully appointed with Zanzibari artifacts. All rooms have large balconies overlooking an attractive and cool central courtyard. This creates a tranquil atmosphere, making the Dhow Palace a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of Stone Town and one of the most popular hotels in Zanzibar.
ZANZIBAR – MTONI MARINE
Mtoni Marine is located on the west coast of Zanzibar, 10 minutes north of Stone Town and neighboring the legendary Mtoni Palace. This laid back and family friendly hotel is the ideal location from which to explore Stone Town and the rest of the island, while providing a peaceful retreat from it all. The hotel offers great facilities including a newly built infinity pool, a variety of restaurants and entertainment, The traditional Mrembo spa, the neighboring Mtoni Palace where Princess Salme was born and the perfect setting for Zanzibar weddings!
ZANZIBAR – MBWENI RUINS HOTEL
Set in botanic gardens by the ocean, the Mbweni Ruins Hotel is 10 minutes from Stone Town or from the Airport but is an oasis of peace to return to after your busy day. Prices are reasonable and the emphasis is on giving you good value while maintaining high standards of service. Mbweni offers accommodation for no more than 30 guests. All the rooms are air-conditioned, with ceiling fans and louvred windows to the balcony. They are furnished in exotic Zanzibar style and every room has views of the Indian Ocean and of the gardens.
The crystal clear fresh water pool, enfolded by the lush gardens lies on the edge of the beach, between the rooms and the restaurant where traditional spicy foods and a panoply of seafood delicacies await the discerning diner. The jetty passes through the mangroves (you can borrow the hotel kayak to explore them!) to the sea. The Mangrove Bar just under the jetty perches over the ocean, perfect for that evening drink while you watch the sunset! Or the older Sundowner Bar next to the Raintree Restaurant offers a comfortable and shady venue for meeting friends.
ZANZIBAR – FLAME TREE COTTAGES
This small family run beach hotel is situated on the north-western coast of Zanzibar island, on the beautiful turquoise coastline of Nungwi. A warm welcome awaits you. Ideally situated for swimming, snorkeling and diving activities. Mnemba Atoll, just a short boat trip away, is one of the best diving spots in the world. The hotel lies within a private tropical garden, which fronts the famous north-west coast beaches. We offer comfortable accommodation in a tranquil setting. Each room is en-suite with A/C with its own entrance and its own shady veranda. At Flame Tree Cottages we believe in a responsibility to the community and as such, the majority of our staff is from the local village of Nungwi. Much of the furniture you will find at Flame Tree Cottages has been made by a local carpenter. Local labour was used for the construction of Flame Tree Cottages.
PEMBA – FUNDU LAGOON
Fundu Lagoon is a remote and peaceful resort, only accessible by boat. Set on a beautiful beach on the south west of Pemba island, it is privately owned and run with a love for the natural environment that surrounds it; the epitome of shabby chic – stylish, cosseting and totally relaxed. Wooden walkways and sandy paths lead to 18 Makuti thatched tented rooms and suites – all of our accommodation has breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean. Fundu Lagoon’s main areas are open sided with thatched roofing. There are 3 bars, an excellent restaurant, a beautiful infinity pool and a calming fusion spa.
PEMBA – THE MANTA RESORT
You might just have stumbled upon one of those rare gems few people ever get to see. Elevated and crafted along an idyllic island beach, The Manta Resort offers privacy, romance, adventure, and water sports on East Africa’s finest island sanctuary. Accommodation consists of garden rooms, superior garden rooms and beachside villas, all with different features. In the beach lounge see the tide come and go while sipping away at a “Lemongrass Ginger Sling”, your feet buried in the warm sand, and a soft breeze cooling your skin. The sound of the breaking waves and a breathtaking sunset over the Pemba Channel makes this one of the most chilled places on the planet. Our hand-picked team will treat you to a mouth-watering variety of fresh locally caught seafood as well as a variety of beef, chicken and vegetable dishes, some of which have a distinct Pemba touch to them. After all we are on the original Spice Island! The diving round Pemba is nothing else but breathtaking. The untouched coral reef surrounding the entire island makes Pemba one of the top dive sites in the world.
MAFIA – MAFIA LODGE
14 Superior rooms, 18 Standard rooms and 2 Family rooms are set among the coconut palms with their own veranda overlooking the bay. They are all self-contained with air conditioning. Twin and double beds are available. Among the 35 rooms there are 2 family rooms with a living room. Hot and cold water is available 24 hours a day. The main lodge has a relaxing atmosphere with a large open restaurant, bar and lounge area. Board games, table tennis and volleyball are also available.
FANJOVE – FANJOVE PRIVATE ISLAND LODGE
Surrounded by 1.4 kilometers of glorious white beaches and ringed by 10 kilometers coral reef, Fanjove Island it is the very best of the Indian Ocean. The lodge is still under construction. The bandas are ready, yet the old lighthouse still has to be converted in reception and dining area. Opening will be in December 12.