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Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa

Zanzibar – East Coast – North

A good quality large resort with excellent facilities; an ideal Hideaway for families.

Overview

Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa is set on a secluded 25 acre plot near Kiwengwa on the East coast of Zanzibar Island. It takes approximately 45 minutes to reach from Stone Town along tarmac road all the way.

Bluebay is a very large property, especially by Zanzibar standards, and has loads of features to keep both adults and children amused.

Accommodation

Bluebay Beach Resort is a large property and has over 80 rooms in total. The vast majority are ‘Superior Rooms’. All rooms consist of a spacious bedroom, separate dressing room, en suite bathroom and either a veranda or balcony. All rooms enjoy ocean views.
Superior Rooms

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All rooms are tastefully decorated using traditional Zanzibar furniture to include large four poster beds with mosquito nets, a writing bureau, coffee table and easy chairs. Split level air conditioners, ceiling fans, satellite TV’s, mini-bars, hair dryers and telephones add a touch of luxury to each room whilst the presence of smoke detectors and fire alarms are a sign of commitment to the safety and well-being of guests.
Sultan Rooms

Bluebay has two flagship rooms. They are perfectly located on the very edge of the Indian Ocean, only a few meters from the brilliant white sandy beach.
The two Sultan Rooms are also attended by Butlers, dressed in flowing traditional Swahili robes, whose sole aim is to ensure that your every need is met and surpassed.

Facilities

Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa has a wealth of features made possible by its size which, although not to everyone’s ‘cup of tea’, make it a good choice for those not wishing to be idle.
Facilities include:

* An open air discotheque.
* A fully equipped fitness centre.
* A Spa facility.
* Flood lit tennis courts.
* A wide screen TV viewing facility.
* Guest safes.
* A large fresh water swimming pool with adjoining open-air Jacuzzi.
* Children’s paddling pool.
* A children’s club (on demand).
* A dive centre.
* A water sports centre.
* Snooker room.
* A fully equipped conference room.

Bluebay beach resort also offers a variety of dining options. The ‘Makuti Restaurant’ is the main place, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is nicely located providing views out over the swimming pool and to the ocean beyond.

Additionally there is ‘The Beach Bar and Restaurant’ which is set down on the edge of the beach – as you may have guessed. Food here varies from seafood dishes to fresh pizzas baked in a wood burning oven. It is also a nice alternative to the ‘Pool Bar’, and provides an excellent setting to enjoy both daytime and evenings alike.

Other activities

The Bluebay also has a full Spa facility which it claims to be the ‘most fantastic Spa in East Africa’.

The truth is its actually quite good, spas are not really my thing but this one is nicely built out of natural materials overlooking the ocean, with palm trees and exotic flowers growing up through the wooden decking.

All the products used are natural and grown locally and, in many cases prepared in front of you.

As with many properties in this area there is a strong focus on diving and snorkeling. However this particular property can offer many ‘on-land’ activities without having to leave the hotel. This makes the property a good choice for families and active types.
It is also possible to hire a Jeep to explore the island. The roads here are good tarmac and largely very quiet with the exception of the odd bit of livestock wandering around.

Environment and local community

At Bluebay Beach Resort, measures taken to support the environment include:

  • All rooms are fitted with modern energy saving devices.
  • A waste recycling plant.
  • The landscaping has been done using indigenous trees and plants to attract the varied birds of the island.
  • All solid roof areas are designed to allow the collection of rain water that is treated and used to supplement other water supplies.

Zanziplanet reviews

This is one of the larger properties on the island and therefore represents a trade of facilities vs. intimacy. The rooms are well spread out but at peak times communal areas can become busy. Stay here if you (or somebody in your party) are easily bored or unlikely to venture out of the confines of the hotel. An Ideal for families or large parties.

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Melia Zanzibar Resort

A pinnacle of romance draped in immaculate grandeur. With the Indian Ocean as the backdrop, you find yourself immersed in a palette of heavenly tropical scenery, splendid rooms, exuberant service, world-class facilities, enchanting stretches of private beach and the captivating mystique of the Jetty bar.

Experience the romantic enigma that is Zanzibar; get lost in the captivating beauty that floods its streets and beaches; explore the richness of its heritage and let the rhythm guide you as you enjoy the local culture at its most vibrant. So, whether it is romantic getaway that you covet, or a professional function with all of the trimmings, Hotel Melia Zanzibar is the destination you have been craving.

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The Villas

One often pictures dream lodging, but even the most vivid of imaginations could not conjure up a creation that rivals the sheer exquisiteness of Zamani Villas. As expressions of pure beauty and brimming luxury, the 7 private Zamani Villas each feature an infinity pool, sundeck, spacious living and dining room, fully equipped kitchenette and a private butler service – all cast the epic proportions of the Indian Ocean.

Villa Facilities

Flat screen satellite TV with movies channels Luxurious bathrooms with outdoor showers Mini bar and kitchenette DVD/CD player Complimentary Internet access In-room safe Shoeshine service Air-conditioning Butler service Infinity pool.

Anantara Spa Zanzibar

Embark on a spiritual awakening of mind, body and soul. With the stressful trappings of daily life, one must find it upon themselves to escape to higher grounds – Enter the Anantara Spa Zanzibar. Located within the hotel premises, Anantara Spa Zanzibar is the most luxurious wellness centre in Zanzibar, offering a range of cathartic treatments that are sure to bring your ying’s and yang’s back into harmony.

Anantara Spa offers treatments including: massages, one day spa rituals, body treatments, facials, steam bath rituals and in-room massages. Also on offer is a range of service that is sure to leave you looking as great as feel. These services include: gym, spa pool, beauty salon and Thai therapists.

Hotel Restaurants, Bars & Jetty

Red Snapper Restaurant: Fine seafood dining with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.

Cloves Restaurant: A smart, casual, all-day dining restaurant serving international cuisine with a twist of Arabian – African influence.

Zanzi Bar: A relaxing and cozy bar serving a variety of international cocktails, wines and spirits.

Pool Bar: Offering a selection of refreshing cocktails and light snacks throughout the day.

Jetty Bar: Stretching 150 meters over the reef, the Jetty offers a variety of international cocktails, wines, spirits, and a light grill lunch affair.

Zanzibar Beach Club Grill & Bar: Situated under lush drooping palm and coconut trees, offering light cuisine and a wide selection of cocktails.

Private Dining: Different dining venues available, from the privacy of your own villa, or Jetty or the pool, etc.

Jetty: Melt into the finer things in life and enjoy relaxing amidst a 150-metre stretch of pearly beach as the warm sun and the cool breeze gently caress your body. Enjoy tanning on a sun bed as you indulge in a refreshing cocktail from the Jetty bar. No such experience is complete without a quick dip in the tantalizing currents of the Indian Ocean, which is simply a staircase away.

Paint your perfect getaway with a palette that includes an exclusive 800-metre long private beach with powder white sand, crystal clear waters, and lush constellations of palm trees. The famed shallow reef of Kiwengwa underlines the beauty of this secluded spot, making it an exceptionally safe and fun location. Lying about 1 Kilometer from the hotel, the Zamani Club offers a Grill and bar setting surrounded by lounge chairs amidst drooping palms. Transportation to and from Zamani Beach Club is provided by boat, bicycle, bus, or by walking on the beach.

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