Zanzibar offers everything from luxury hotels, private beach villas, boutique hotels and luxury beach resorts across the island. Many visitors choose to stay either in one or two beach areas, often combined with a night or two in Stonetown. This combination can be extended by adding time on the islands of Pemba or Mafia.
For a beach stay in Zanzibar, we particularly like The Z Hotel situated 50kms from Stone Town in a secluded plot on the corner of an idyllic beach in Nungwi located on the northern tip of the island. This chic, boutique hotel blends elegant, contemporary design with traditional Zanzibari features to create a unique cool and relaxing environment.
Exclusive and yet unpretentious, with a peaceful and private atmosphere, Pole Pole is perfect both for those looking for relaxation after a safari and for the ocean-lovers who just can’t get enough of diving, sailing, islets and sandbanks. Romantic without the clichés, it is a perfect honeymoon getaway thanks to its special inspired service.
Pole Pole organizes a variety of activities and excursions: by boat, by 4x4 car and by foot. The Marine Park offers exquisite sites for scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing and the occasion of visiting the local villages. Boat excursions and picnics in isolated islets, sandbanks or islands are arranged daily in accordance with the tidal patterns. In addition to the wonders of its reefs that make it a world-class diving destination, Mafia Island hosts the rare pleasure of swimming with whale sharks.