Zanzibar's Luxury Hotspots

The most exclusive hotel recommendations

14 February 2020

Framed by white sandy beaches and turquoise waters - the dream island of Zanzibar off the coast of East Africa is part of Tanzania and always worth a trip. These are our exclusive hotel recommendations for all those who love luxury:


Xanadu Villas - Private butler service with spacious villas


Framed by a picturesque white sandy beach, turquoise waters and cool tropical gardens, the luxurious 5-star Hotel Xanadu Villas is located on the eastern side of the island of Zanzibar. This exclusive resort consists of 6 stylishly furnished villas, each different in location and design. All villas have been individually designed and furnished and are idyllically situated amongst beautiful tropical palms. The amenities of each villa include a private pool, private butler and many other exclusive specials to make the holiday an unforgettable experience.The retreat offers a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and a beautiful spa. Dinners are held where you choose: in your private villa, on the beach, or on a secluded island. At Xanadu Villas, you are accompanied on a culinary safari for all the senses.

DZ from € 700 / night | xanadu-villas.com


Qambani Zanzibar - Sunsets at Michamvi Beach


Not a soul, pure sea water and small fishing boats in the distance. With a hot cup of coffee in hand, the view sweeps over the calm Indian Ocean. Here, on the east coast of Zanzibar, you will find a place of complete relaxation in six bungalows built in traditional Swahili style. More specifically, the Qambani is located at the tip of an out-of-the-way peninsula. Thanks to the special location, guests don't have to struggle with jet lag, as the time difference to Europe is only 2 or 3 hours, depending on the season. The modern, light-flooded design not only offers an open view of the sea, but also shady oases of peace where guests can unwind. Wooden steps lead past the palm trees directly to the beach and coral reef. A stay is also suitable for larger groups: The Qambani Zanzibar can accommodate up to 16 guests. So nothing stands in the way of a family reunion or a dream wedding on the white sandy beach.

Double room from € 515 / night | qambani.com.


Park Hyatt Zanzibar - Colonial mansion by the sea


In the vibrant center of Swahili culture, a colorful blend of African and Oriental influences, a luxurious hotel of the renowned Hyatt chain has settled in a prime location directly on the Indian Ocean. The hotel is optimally embedded in its surroundings through the use of traditional elements and the use of the local architectural style. 67 rooms and 11 suites score with breathtaking views of the turquoise waters - from private balconies, of course. The bedrooms are very spacious and offer the internationally renowned, exceptional Hyatt standard. Bright and elegantly furnished, the hotel alternates maritime elements such as drawings of traditional dhow sailboats with African-Oriental accents. The expansive outdoor terrace along the beach is home to the pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. Many of the many attractions are within walking distance, including the Forodhani Gardens, the Old Fort, the Old Dispensary, the Peace Memorial Museum, the Palace Museum, and the House of Wonders.

DZ from € 300 / night | hyatt.com

Picture credits: Dookphoto; Qambani Zanzibar; Tom Sullam; Unsplash (Humphrey Muleba)


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