Smiles Beach Hotel

Zanzibar – North

Smiles Beach Hotel is situated in the small coastal village called Nungwi, in the Northern tip of Zanzibar just 1hour from Zanzibar airport.


Smiles Beach Hotel has its own pristine private beach for all guests to enjoy whilst on holiday, and only a short walk away is the bars, restaurants and shops of Nungwi.

Features of Smiles Beach Hotel

  • A stunning beachfront location with private beach
  • It’s very own yoga centre
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • …and just a short walk into town!


Smiles Beach Hotel has 4 different types of room available for you to select from: twin, double, triple and deluxe.

An intimate resort with just 16 rooms. All rooms in this tropical resort have been recently refurbished; each room has been tastefully decorated ensuring the comfort of its guests.

At Smiles Beach Hotel, all rooms feature patios or balconies over-looking the tropical gardens of the resort or with views over the pristine beaches. They also feature:

  • En-suite bathrooms with showers
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Egyptian cotton towels
  • A safety deposit box
  • A phone in each room
  • Satellite TV
  • Air-conditioning and mosquito nets.


Smiles Beach Hotel offers a range of on-site facilities, these include:

  • A restaurant with sea views serving a fusion of local and international food buffet style and also a la carte.
  • Board games
  • Coffee shop

Romantic candle lit private dinners can be arranged on the beach, but you will need to request this on arrival at the hotel.

Other activities

If you are seeking more excitement and want to explore the surrounding areas a bit more, then Smiles Beach Hotel has plenty of activities close by:

  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Dhow cruises
  • Culture tours
  • Bike hire

All this can be organized directly at the hotel reception, or in Nungwi town itself.

Zanziplanet reviews

If you are looking for an affordable holiday to Zanzibar and want to experience the beautiful white sandy beaches, then Smiles Beach Hotel is definitely right for you.

Although basic, the hotel has everything you need to be comfortable. It is also the perfect location for the younger traveler who wants to experience the local nightlife or those who like to adventure out at meal times. The surrounding area has everything you need in terms of entertainment. Another bonus is that you are able to swim in the sea at all times, as this area is not affected by the tides, which makes for perfect swimming.


Dongwe Ocean View Hotel

Zanzibar – East Coast – South

Situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in Zanzibar, Dongwe Ocean View is a new Boutique Resort.


Dongwe Ocean View is a new Boutique Resort situated on one of Zanzibar’s most beautiful beaches. It is located 50km from Stone Town and the airport, closer to the northern tip of the South East Peninsula.

It boasts a breath taking scenery and is the perfect setting for gateways of all kinds, whether romantic or total relaxation.


The resort, consisting of two double storey buildings, has 16 sea facing rooms and 2 garden view rooms convertible into 2 rooms for families or friends.

Each room is tastefully furnished in Tarrant style all with modern amenities air conditioning, ceiling fans, minibar, TV and combination safe.

The hotel has a restaurant and a bar overlooking the sea allowing you to enjoy the sea breeze and spectacular sea view.

There are two terraces, situated on the top of both buildings – one houses a small spa and massage area, while the other offers a private lounge for ultimate relaxation and tranquility. Their unique positions provide an enchanting view of the ocean and the coast during the day and a romantic star-lit sky at night.

Zanziplanet reviews

We think that Dongwe Ocean View offers something a little different from the other beach lodges that are popular all along the east coast of Zanzibar – the majority being makuti thatched bungalows. Dongwe Ocean View on the other hand is set over two floors in a boutique style which works well. It’s simple but luxurious and should be considered by anyone.

Currently (as a relatively new property) we have some fantastic introductory offers which make Dongwe Ocean View one of the best buys on the island.