Zanzibar Accommodation

Recommended accommodations for Zanzibar

Nicknamed the spice island, Zanzibar is one of the jewels of the Indian Ocean. A place where Arabia meets Africa the island has lured visitors for centuries and has a he wealth of history and culture thanks to its fertile lands, tropical oceans and trade routings. The capital, Stone Town is a maze of tiny streets, bustling markets, intricate woodcarvings and unique large brass doors. Weaving through them you will see, smell, touch and taste true authentic Zanzibar.

The rest of the island is dotted with indigenous forests, ancient ruins and picturesque white sandy beaches. Take a trip to the spice plantations to learn about the lucrative, fascinating and tasty experience of learning about the exported flavours, which fuelled the economy of Zanzibar over the past 2 centuries. You get a sense of a bygone era with the fishing villages and their traditional dhows and rigger canoes among the swaying palm trees. The sea withholds a underwater world of tropical life, diving among the coral reefs you will see schools of colourful fish, sharks, manta rays,  turtles, dolphins and even whales! 


As though it was taken right out of a movie, this resort is an Arabian splendour. It has elegant dramatic arches that grace its passages.

Matemwe Lodge

A 60-minute drive from Stone Town and a 30-minute boat ride away from Mnemba Island, Matemwe is another great escape.

The Z Hotel

As the only hotel in Tanzania to be named one of the “trendiest hotels in Africa”, the Z is absolutely a dream in delivering on its title.

Zuri Hotel

If you want to experience peace and tranquillity but also have the occasional tug for activity, the services and dazzling beaches of Zuri are for you.

The Residence

Set on a whopping 32 hectares of tropical gardens this has to be one of the biggest resorts I visited on the Island. It has 66 beautifully designed luxury villas.