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Beach Holiday Hotels - RA Safaris - Tanzania

Tanzania Beach Holiday Accommodations

Hotels and Lodges > Beach Holidays

Maruhubi Beach Villas
Maruhubi Beach Villas is situated on the seafront, just five minutes drive north of Zanzibar Stone Town between the famous Maruhubi Palace Grounds and the lush, tropical gardens of Mtoni Marine Centre.

The restaurant and rooms have spectacular views west across the sea to Chapwani and Changu Islands and south to Stone Town.

The six stone built villas all have excellent sea and river views. Each villa has two comfortable air-conditioned bedrooms and en suite bathrooms.

Maruhubi Beach Villas is located 5 minutes drive from the Stone Town. The bustling capital- Stone Town (declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2000) with its maze of narrow streets, shops and markets is a blur of colours, sounds and spiced aromas.

Famous too for its ornate carved and studded heavy wooden doors. Stone Town has much to offer the photographer, artist and culture seeker, blending as it has, many differing cultures into its present day mix. Around 100,000 people live in the capital and some days it can seem like they're all out shopping, playing in the streets or sitting under a shady tree and watching the world go by.

There's something for everyone here, museums, mosques and markets, crafts, cloves and curios-arts, antiques and artifacts. Stone Town is truly a shopper's paradise and one of those few precious places in Africa where getting lost is part of the experience!

ZANZIBAR SAFARI CLUB
Zanzibar Safari Club is idyllically located on the shores of the Indian Ocean, in Uroa, Eastern Coast of the island, 35 km from the Stone Town, reachable by a comfortable and safe tarmac road.
It is a unique place to experience the delightful sensation of living awake in the field of dreams,
of an Arabian dream of luxury and exuberance.

This exclusive hotel is characterized by its exquisite taste and attention to detail; elegantly decorated with an exclusive collection of Antiques, but offering the comfort and security of modern technologies; its fifty rooms are tastefully decorated with traditional Swahili furniture and equipped with modern elements to ensure maximum comfort ad relaxation. And, like the Cosmopolitan Swahili people of Zanzibar, the hotel combines perfectly an International high standard of hospitality and services with the best exotic touches of local lifestyle, offering to its guests a real but yet magic experience of Zanzibar.

There is no other place in the world welcoming in such a warm and generous way its guests,
by offering a unique real experience that goes beyond the best of the dreams…
Like Dr. Livingstone, you will feel you are in PARADISE!

FACILITIES
Whether your vacation dream is action packed or more relaxed, the world of Zanzibar Safari Club includes temptations for any interest, any time:

Observe the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean from the upper floor of the Recreational Area, while smoking in the Arabian Shisha special tobacco mixed with exotic flavours . Or, if you feel more active, just go downstairs and challenge your friends to table tennis and snooker.

Enjoy exciting matches in the footlit tennis court  and dance away the night in our state-of-the-art Zinc Discotheque.

Relax and enjoy the delicious cocktails that our experienced barmen will prepare exclusively for you in the Mashala Bar and swim the night away in the Moonlight Bar overlooking the irresistible swimming pool.
While getting a delicious suntan on the beach, let your body be artistically decorated by henna painting and relaxed by delightful massages; and let the experienced hands of our friendly staff give an exotic touch to your hair plaiting it.

Get to know the intense history and exuberant nature of the island, and receive Ki-swahili lessons to enjoy communication with the local people in their own native language . Swim like an experienced fish in these warm waters with our professional water sports centre.

And don’t forget your beloved people at home: find in our exclusive boutique gifts for all of the+m!
The services of the hotel also include telephone, fax & internet services, as well as laundry services.

BAWE TROPICAL ISLAND (ZANZIBAR)
Its 15 magnificent cottages are discretely scattered along the beach line, all of them with panoramic views of the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, ensuring maximum privacy and seclusion. The cottages, situated to make them feel like a part of the surrounded landscape, are built on local traditional materials and topped with thatched roofs, allowing the invigorating sea breeze to circulate and affording cool atmosphere day and night.

The spacious cottages host magnificent dhow type of beds equipped with mosquito nets. The tasteful interiors, known as los colores given their warm combination of soft colours (greens, yellows, oranges, grape fruit) are elegantly decorated and they all contain ensuite bathrooms, all with double basin, 2 al fresco showers and bathtub.

The large private wooden verandas looking over the ocean give an impression of living outdoors, with air remaining mild all year round.

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CHANGUU PRIVATE ISLANDS AND PARADISE ISLAND- ZANZIBAR
Prison Island offers two room categories, all in close proximity to the sea.
15 exclusive deluxe cottages are located in the north-west side of the island, discretely distributed along the sea-line, affording maximum privacy and seclusion. The cottages are built in local materials and topped with traditional thatched roofs, achieving cool atmosphere day and night.
The spacious interiors are elegantly decorated and equipped with mosquito nets and ensuite bathrooms, all with 2 al fresco showers and bathtub.

The private outdoor verandas face out to the sea, maximizing the views and sounds of the Ocean. In the south-west side of the island, the former Quarantine Area built in 1931 has been converted into 12 elegant standard sea facing rooms that afford the most fantastic views of Stone Town, all of them ensuite with shower equipments and mosquito nets.

ZANZIBAR SERENA INN
A unique, quintessentially Tanzanian experience alongside the Indian Ocean. Zanzibar Serena Inn is in Stone Town, so close to the sea, the waves are known to reach right up to the restaurant. A great base for exploring the region, with gourmet dining, a private beach club and easy access to many attractions.
Ceilings are fashioned from mangrove poles and rooms are designed to resemble a Swahili home, with cool white décor and fabrics. Antiques, crystal chandeliers, fretwork screens, iron balconies and carved wooden doors add to the splendour.

Swim in the pool with ocean views or travel to the private Mangapwani Beach Resort for seafood, sun, sand and sea. Book one of the dhows to take you diving, fishing or snorkeling on the nearby islands. Then in the evening watch them sail past whilst you dine in Baharia restaurant or the terrace seafood restaurant.

Location
Stone Town, Zanzibar. Near spice tours to the legendary Zanzibar spice gardens and Jozani Forest, the last sanctuary of Red Colobus monkeys.

Things to enjoy
Outdoor swimming pool, water sports.

Near Zanzibar Serena Inn
Fishing, boating, excursion to the Serena-owned Mangapwani Beach, historic Stone Town, spice gardens, Prison Island, dolphin tour, slave caves, Jozani Forest.

FUMBA BEACH LODGE - Zanzibar
Situated on one of Zanzibar’s most beautiful and secluded beaches, Fumba Beach Lodge is a luxurious and peaceful hideaway, offering a perfect blend of casual elegance and friendly, first class service.
Just 30 minutes southwest of Zanzibar’s historic capital, Stone Town, with its magnificent architecture and ancient culture, the Lodge is concealed well away from the busy tourist areas, making it the perfect venue for enjoying the peace and tranquility of this tropical island paradise.
Wake up to the romantic adventure you have been dreaming about and discover the hidden meaning of Fumba 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 of Zanzibar. Resident co-owners Ralph and Elies completed the design and building of Unguja in June 2007 using mostly locally source materials such as coral rock, makuti and the distinctive wood from the coconut tree for all its expertly handcrafted furniture.
Adventurous people looking for nature and culture without compromise feel at home in our resort. The hotel, restaurant and water activities are of the highest standard and integrated in the local environment to offer a true Zanzibar experience.

MNEMBA ISLAND LODGE - Zanzibar
CC Africa’s Mnemba Island Lodge is situated on an exclusive island just 4.5 kilometres (2.8 miles) off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar in the azure Indian Ocean. Surrounded by an atoll of breathtaking coral reefs, it boasts some of Africa’s most wonderful dive sites. Mnemba is renowned as one of the most romantic ocean destinations in the world, offering a privacy and rustic exclusivity unparalleled on the African coastline.

The Zanzibar Archipelago and its ‘Spice Islands’, discovered by Arab traders in the 8th century, are bathed in the heady scents and romance of a bygone era. Traditional dhows (coastal Arab sailing vessels) drift across the horizon, and gentle soft-spoken islanders tend to your every need. You may fill your days relaxing on the soft white-sand beaches or indulging in irresistible pursuits in the gloriously warm waters. Fresh fruit, fish and shellfish are served daily, and romantic candle-lit dinners at the water’s edge will capture your soul.

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THE PALMS HOTEL – ZANZIBAR
On the South Eastern coast of the exotic island of Zanzibar, lies an exclusive property, which combines effortless elegance with Zanzibari sophistication.

This collection of beautifully designed villas offers luxurious comfort in an intimate setting. On the veranda, a silk draped four poster Zanzibar bed accents a sunken, midnight blue plunge pool concealed by billowing curtains which reveal long views of the Indian Ocean.

The Palms provides a range of beautifully appointed facilities reflecting the warmth and character of the local architecture. Overlooking the beach, private palm thatched ‘bandas’ provide intimate beachfront privacy. The spa offers a variety of treatments and massages while listening to the lapping waves of the Indian Ocean. The colonnaded terrace of The Plantation House leads into the Spice inspired bar, and onto the elegant antique dining room which serves exotic cuisine.

The Palms is a sanctuary for those in search of tranquillity… a place to stimulate the senses and experience the magic of Zanzibar.

BARAZA HOTEL - ZANZIBAR
Baraza lies on the south eastern coast of the island of Zanzibar, along the award winning Bwejuu beach. The Resort is situated on a 400 metre stretch of fine sand beach, with a coral reef facing the beach that runs down the eastern shore of Zanzibar.

This beautiful resort evokes the heritage of Zanzibar dating back to the era of the Sultans. A fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, with stunning arches, intricate hand carved cement décor, beautiful antiques, hand made furniture and intricate brass lanterns. Baraza offers unparallel standards of luxury on the Island of Zanzibar.

Baraza boasts 14 one–bedroom villas and 15 two–bedroom villas, as well as one Presidential two–bedroom suite. All the accommodation villas are designed to characterize classic Swahili architecture featuring dramatic arches, cement baraza benches and intricate hand carved cement decorations. The spacious villas feature luxury interiors, beautiful fabrics, hand carved furniture and brass lanterns, large bathrooms with luxury fittings, as well as a spacious terrace and private plunge pool.

MBWENI RUINS HOTEL - ZANZIBAR
Set in botanic gardens by the ocean, the 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.

Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway vacation escape, spectacular family adventure or a serene environment for seminars and workshops, you will find all at the Paradise Holiday Resort.

BEYT AL CHAI HOME – Zanzibar
Beyt al Chai is, naturally, located in the famous Kelele Square at the heart of Zanzibar's renowned Stone Town. The Zanzibar Stone Town was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 2000.

For those who want to experience the charm of a classic African setting with a touch of ancient Arabian mystique, the place is Beyt al Chai. This is an exquisite 6-room boutique hotel within a traditional Zanzibar house, built on 3 floors on what was once a tea house.

Sitting only a few paces from the sea, the house is cool and breezy. On a typical day, guests relax in our beautifully appointed lounge and rooms overlooking a square filled with hibiscus and ancient tamarind trees - simultaneously feeling the pull of the mysterious Indian Ocean that lies just beyond the trees and soaking up the ambiance of this World Heritage Site only steps a way from the shops, restaurants and attractions of contemporary Zanzibar.

BLUEBAY BEACH RESORT AND Spa
Bluebay Beach Resort is situated on the finest wide, white, sandy beach on the island of Zanzibar.
The Resort is on the most beautiful 30-acre site with its bedroom cottages located on rising ground overlooking verdant gardens, the public areas, the pool, the more than 1,000 beautiful palm trees, the sparkling white beach and the azure seas beyond.

SULTAN SANDS ISLAND RESORT
The Sultan Sands Island Resort is the newest resort of the Bluebay Hotels Group, having received its first guests in July 2008.

It is a uniquely constructed magical Africa resort, with a choice of 76 rooms built in single storey African style rondavels - each with two tastefully decorated rooms with a separate changing room leading into the superbly appointed en-suite bathroom. It nestles on the beachfront of a 25 acre stretch of subtly landscaped gardens decked with over 1000 palm trees.

PONGWE BEACH HOTEL-Zanzibar
Situated on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, the Pongwe Beach Hotel is a true paradise retreat, set within a secluded bay on the east coast of Zanzibar; an island in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of Tanzania, Africa. We are a modestly sized hotel, with sixteen traditional beach-side cottages, and an intimate atmosphere.

Pongwe Beach Hotel offers the perfect paradise island experience. The bay's clear blue waters — protected by the reef one kilometers from the shore — are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. If the midday sun becomes too strong you can retreat into the shade of the palm trees that line the white sandy beach, and sip a long, cool drink.

Pongwe Beach is a tranquil location; the ideal place to relax and enjoy Zanzibar’s distinctive, mellow pace. You can dive into the crystal clear waters of the Indian ocean, or stretch out and soak up the sun on the beach. It is the ideal retreat for those looking for that extra special honeymoon, or a holiday with an air of exclusivity.

KINASI MAFIA ISLAND
KINASI is a small, private lodge situated in a coconut and cashew plantation facing Chole Bay on Mafia Island. It provides a high standard of accommodation in only lanteen bungalows (one is a family unit with two bedrooms), each with a large verandah and ensuite bathroom. The bungalows have been constructed in rendered concrete block, with palm-leaf (makuti) roofs, and concrete foundations and floors. There is all-day mains electricity and hot and cold water supply from three permanent wells on the property. Our rooms not air-conditioned but one cooled by fans and the large shutter doors and windows.

The intention has been to create a resort that is relaxing and stylish, with a very personal feel. KINASI is beautifully furnished with antiques and hand-crafted furniture, made for us to our own designs. The dining room is appointed with crockery and hand-blown glassware made specially for us and there are original works of art by East African artists

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