1. BARAZA RESORT & SPA
Located along the Bwejuu – Paje beach (which has been voted ast one of the top 30 beaches in the world by Conde Nast, this gorgeous all inclu-sive 5-star resort hosts only 30 villas. Designed with a fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian architecture aesthetic, Baraza is consid-ered one of the top 60 hotels in the world to holiday. The Frangipani spa in Baraza is an oasis featuring its own lap pool with underwater music, indoor and outdoor relaxation rooms. Profession-al therapists come from Thailand, Bali and India and offer a wide array of specialized massage techniques and treatments. Immerse yourself in a tranquil off-the-grid luxury on south-eastern coast of the island of Zanzibar when on holiday at Baraza.
2. &BEYOND MNEMBA, PRIVATE ISLAND
Go past the expected in the Zanzibar Archipelago with adventures of a lifetime at &Beyond Mnemba Island. This is the epic trip of a lifetime.The fully-staffed luxury retreat only has 12 rustic palm-frond bandas tucked away on its private island inside a tropical forest fringed by a white coral sand beach. Relax and unwind on your own stretch of beachfront or immerse your-self in activities from yoga to water activites trips to Stone Town and spice farms, as well as spa and wellness treatments. This intimate, exclusive island getaway is located off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar.
3. KILINDI ZANZIBAR
Kilindi Zanzibar, is comprised of a series of white-domed Pavilion guest rooms all set on 50 acres of lush tropical gardens and beach. The architec-ture is Scandinavian minimalism combined with the dramatic architectural overtones of Middle Eastern heritage and a “back-to-nature” ambi-ance throughout. Often favorited by couples on their honeymoon, the experience of Kilindi will bring memories one will never forget. With each Pavilion, a private butler is assigned for the length of your stay. Can we say yes, please?
4. Z HOTEL ZANZIBAR
Located on Ngunwi, Z Hotel is set in a tropical garden with steps to white powder sand. This ho-tel with ocean view villas provides you everything you need for an away-from-it-all holiday. but with all the advantages of modern living, includ-ing lcd tv, cable tv, wifi & docking stations in all rooms. It’s also pet friendly! This amazing hotel has a rooftop bar and restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean as well. It’s great for solo travelers or a getaway with friends. It’s situated in an area where you can meet other guests and go for a scuba dive or tuck yourself away in an secluded area of the beach or hotel for some well-deserved self-care.. This 5- star hotel was voted top 7 in Tanzania in Tripadvisor with over 500 hotels registered.
5. HOTEL RIU PALACE ZANZIBAR
Eco-certified, Hotel Riu palace is a 5-star inclu-sive exclusive hotel that has something for everyone. Situated on the white sands of Ngungwi, the rooms at are notable for their design and spaciousness. In all of them, you will find air conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and a balcony or terrace, along with many other ame-nities. In addition, the hotel has villas with private pools for those who want a stay in total luxury.
6. QUAMBANI BEACHFRONT HOTEL
Qambani is a luxury beach front resort boasting expansive grounds, plenty of outdoor and indoor living areas, and singular features like its two pools—one of which is a large infinity pool built for a breathtaking ocean view. Enjoy access to a secluded Zanzibar island beach with all meals included with your stay. With your choice of seven exquisite villas, and a tailored experience, Qambani is sure to make your Zanzibar Holiday unforgettable.
7. THE RESIDENCE ZANZIBAR
Cocooned among 80 acres of tropical gardens, fringed by a pristine mile-long beach, The Resi-dence Zanzibar immerses you in the splendor of a secluded hideaway. This villa only resort, lies within a lush, forested acre estate grounds where five-star luxuries sit harmoniously alongside nature’s untouched beauty. Get recon-nected again amid extensive tropical gardens that meet with powder-soft white sand lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Discover more of the island and the waters that surround it in a myriad of activities, such as: visiting historic sites, spice farms and rare natu-ral wonders to deep sea fishing and diving with dolphins. Whether you dream of a quiet couple’s retreat or fun in the sun for the whole family Teeming with natural beauty, The Residence Zan-zibar will create a home away from home.
8. THE LOOP ZANZIBAR
The loop is a wonderful boutique resort located in the center of the Jambiani village on the east coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania. The village of Jambiani is considered the most fascinating and exciting village of Zanzibar, because, it has re-mained unchanged despite the development of tourism over time, with fishermen leaving the sea every morning with their dhow boats and wom-en who grow seaweed in their seaside gardens. Jambiani gorgeous, white and fine coral beach extends north to south for 7 km. The Loop is the ideal resort for both sports enthusiasts seeking water activities and travelers looking for pam-pering and relaxation. An environment of refined simplicity, an ideal place to be within a tropical paradise. If you are looking for a genuine taste of Zanzibar coastal life with all the comforts of an affordable luxury boutique hotel and fun activi-ties, then The Loop is an excellent choice.
9. NUNGWI DREAMS BY MANTIS
A sleek modern boutique hotel with all of the wonderful amenities you will need on a winter holiday, Nungwi Dreams is truly that… a dream come true. This hotel was created by Mantis, a leading, conservation-focused hotel group with luxury hotels, eco-lodges, and waterways, pro-viding travel experiences located all over the world. Rooted in conservation, Mantis offers a uxury experience, mounted on the platform of eco-tourism and sustainability. Nungwi Dreams offers a secluded and luxurious hideaway, with direct access to the beach and stunning views of the island. Of course, our favorite – indulge in freshly prepared seafood platters and exotic dishes, with a cocktail in hand. Marvel at sunsets while taking leisurely strolls along pristine white-sand beaches, directly accessed from the hotel. Nungwi Dreams offers barefoot luxury in a setting unlike any other in Zanzibar. Highly recommended!
10. CHUINI ZANZIBAR BEACH LODGE & SPA For those who are looking for full relaxation and self care in a beautiful locale that’s truly off-the-grid, then Chuini is the beach lodge for you. With NO phones or televisions in the rooms and suites, one can lose themselves in complete tranquility. Located on the very edge of the Un-guja Island (literally), guests can enjoy expansive ocean views and balmy sunsets on one of the most stylish properties to grace Zanzibar’s west coast. Did we mentions spa? True to the spa’s setting, therapists make use of African-derived Healing Earth products which comprise of natural therapeutic properties. The lodge is set on the west coast of Zanzibar, twelve kilometers north of Stone Town, and its bungalows are spread out over a 5 acres, allowing for excellent privacy.
*BONUS* THE ZANZIBARI BOUTIQUE HOTEL
The Zanzibari is a black-owned hotel and is a favorite, often revisited by many. The Zanzibari prides itself on privacy and exclusivity. With only 11 rooms, your stay is peaceful and relaxing, never feeling crowded. This hotel prides itself on treating its guest as if they were the only one visiting. To make you feel like family, is there signature touch.
*BONUS* QUAMBANI LUXURY RESORT
With only seven exclusive villas, Qambani is a luxury beach front resort boasting expansive grounds, plenty of outdoor and indoor living ar-eas, and singular features like its two pools—one of which is a large infinity pool built for a breath-taking ocean view. Enjoy access to a secluded Zanzibar island beach and all meals included with your stay.