Luxury Hotels & Lodges in Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands

Water babies will be in heaven at Manta Resort Pemba in Zanzibar, as you can go to sleep and wake up surrounded by the brilliant azure sea in their Underwater Room, while those looking for an exclusive beach lodge should head straight for the island bliss of &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge. 

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Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Even the Sultans of Zanzibar would be satisfied with the opulent service at Baraza Beach Resort. Everything about this luxury beachside haven is indicative of style and exclusivity, from the secluded shore side location, to the intricate hand carved architectural features that showcase the very best of local craftsmanship and design.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Barefoot, Chic Design, Luxury Hotel

The Manta Resort

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Cast away on the idyllic island of Pemba in Zanzibar, The Manta Resort encapsulates barefoot luxury. As well as the dreamy beachfront villas and thatched guestrooms, it is also home to the utterly unique Underwater Room, so you can spend the night with the fishes - a totally once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Best for: Setting & Views, Water activities, Unusual, Romantic

The Residence Zanzibar

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

The Residence Zanzibar is a luxurious boutique resort on the southwestern coast of Zanzibar, with a striking heritage style which brings together the many international influences on the island over the centuries.

Best for: Honeymoon, Barefoot, Hideaway, Couples

Fundu Lagoon

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Enchanting and unique, Fundu Lagoon is the ideal post-safari wind-down. This beach lodge is a winning combination of luxury, style, romance and fantasy, with the added bonus of offering some of the best diving in the world.

Best for: Barefoot, Chic Design, Luxury Hotel, Family-friendly

&Beyond Mnemba Island

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Ever dreamt of a secluded island surrounded by colourful coral reefs, turquoise seas and pristine beaches? An island with an abundance of fresh fruit, seafood and lobster daily? A paradise shared with only you, your loved one and a handful of other people? Look no further than the &Beyond Mnemba Island, Tanzania's most exclusive beach lodge.

Best for: Setting & Views, Beach, Hideaway, Snorkelling & Diving


Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Kilindi is one of Zanzibar’s most grown-up and romantic retreats. With huge rooms straight from the pages of a style magazine, a beautiful stretch of powdery beach, and some seriously impressive food, we can’t imagine a more delightful escape from the world.

Best for: Barefoot, Chic Design, Luxury Hotel, Family-friendly

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Park Hyatt Zanzibar is a delightfully decadent hotel sitting right on the beachfront with spellbinding views over the glittering Indian Ocean. Park Hyatt Zanzibar occupies two elegant buildings: the Mambo Msiige mansion, dating back to the 17th century, and Zamani Village, whose sleek design fuses Swahili culture with Arab, Persian and European influences.

Best for: Cultural Immersion, History & Heritage, City Hotel, Luxury Hotel

Chole Mjini

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Chole Mjini is a castaway retreat on Chole Island, just off the coast of Mafia Island, providing an exclusive and secluded escape. Sleep in treehouses for a truly unique experience and the chance to admire the wild landscapes from a different perspective. Chole Mjini provides a genuine community feel, with hosts who engage their guest and do their upmost to ensure an unforgettable stay. The lodge also tries to conserve the beauty of the nature surrounding it by making everything eco-friendly, using solar panels for electricity.

Best for: Village Life, Off the Beaten Track, Setting & Views, Family-friendly

Matemwe Bungalows

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Set on a rocky outcrop and with views of a dramatic beach and lagoon, Matemwe Bungalows has evolved over the years into an elegant and discreet hotel.

Best for: Setting & Views, Barefoot, Chic Design, Family-friendly

Zanzibar Serena Inn

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

The gorgeous Zanzibar Serena Inn has been a reliable bet for luxury accommodation in Stone Town since it opened over ten years ago. This hotel has been beautifully converted from two historic buildings and the Serena Inn has a prime setting, great facilities and bags of exotic character.

Best for: History & Heritage, Service & Hospitality, Setting & Views, City Hotel

Pole Pole

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Arriving at Mafia Airport (one small stone hut and a thatched “waving bay”) you’ll know you’re landing somewhere special. This delightfully rural unspoilt island is the timeless Africa that has charmed travellers for decades, and Pole Pole (meaning literally, “slowly, slowly”) is castaway luxury at its most relaxed.

Best for: Hideaway, Beach, Boutique Hotel, Family-friendly

Breezes Beach Club

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

Unravel and rejuvenate at Breezes Beach Club, a luxurious Oriental hideaway overlooking Zanzibar’s turquoise coast. Voted one of the top 30 island beaches in the world, this oceanfront retreat lines Zanzibar's untouched southeast coast, and is a place for resting under the palms, indulging in spa treatments and diving into the colourful marine world off-shore.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Beach, Village Life, Setting & Views

Pongwe Beach

Location: Zanzibar, Pemba & the Islands | Tanzania

In true Indian Ocean style, soaking up the sun and swimming in the warm water is the order of the day at Pongwe Beach Hotel, a laid-back and unpretentious retreat set along a palm-fringed beach in Zanzibar. Seclusion and privacy are key aspects of this hotel, which gets cut off from the rest of the east coast at high tide, creating a sense of privacy. Pongwe Beach is the perfect place to unwind and soak up the tranquil atmosphere whilst enjoying a range of activities.

Best for: Honeymoon, Peace & Quiet, Setting & Views, Boutique Hotel


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