Option 4: The Palms of Zanzibar
Located on the peaceful South Eastern coast of the island, lying on an untouched beach, The Palms Private Villas is the ultimate getaway retreat, providing a stunning recluse for the discerning traveller. The 6 private villas are beautifully designed, creating an atmosphere of relaxed, understated elegance. The Palms Private Villas, Zanzibar offers all the luxurious comforts and amenities of a five-star resort providing an intimate setting with the most personal attention given throughout your stay.
The Palms Private Villas is a sanctuary for those in search of tranquillity, a place to stimulate the senses and to experience the very best of the magical island of Zanzibar. The name Zanzibar means, 'Land of the Blacks' and originates from the Arabic words 'Zinj' meaning black and 'barr' meaning land. The island of Zanzibar consists of 2 main islands, Pemba and Unguja, with some 50 smaller islands surrounding the archipelago. Unguja is the main and most developed island. Many people refer to it as Zanzibar. The population of Zanzibar is about 800 000 people, of which 150 000 are found on Pemba.
The majority of people inhabit Stone Town, which is the capital of Zanzibar. Many of the rural people prefer the fertile northern section of the island, whilst the east coast has coral rag, and provides the most spectacular beaches and holiday destinations. These areas are so sparse, that at the right time of the year you may even have a whole stretch of beach to yourself.
Option 5: Breezes Beach Club
Breezes Beach Club is a five star beach resort situated on the eastern side of the Zanzibar Island near the village of Bwejuu. It is set on the beautiful, pristine, untouched beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. The rooms and public areas arebuilt in traditional architecture respecting the natural environment. The resort has two restaurants, a dining room, two bars, a swimming pool, a tennis and volleyball court, an aerobic and fitness centre, a curio shop, a discotheque and conference facilities for up to 75 delegates.
All 70 rooms are spacious and have air-conditioning, en suite bathrooms and a personal safe. There are three categories of rooms, standard, deluxe and superior deluxe. The resort offers a variety of activities from relaxing by the poolside to the more energetic water sports and activities. Breezes Beach Club’s setting is ideal for long walks along the beach and marine activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing.
Option 6: Blue Bay Beach Resort
Situated on the East Coast of Zanzibar Island in an area known as Kiwengwa. This is a beautiful setting on a fine wide, white, and sandy beach, which is fringed with palm trees. The public areas are open and airy and both the lounge and dining area overlook the pool and the sea beyond. There are 88 spacious rooms each with en suite bathroom, mosquito net, ceiling fan, air conditioner and TV.
Bluebay Beach Resort has plenty to offer from relaxing by the poolside to the more energetic venturing into the clear blue seawater. The facilities include a flood lit tennis court, a fitness centre, a fully equipped diving base, windsurfing, sailing and many other water sports. The resort also offers visits to Stone Town and neighbouring islands at an additional cost.