Tamarind Beach Hotel

Zanzibar – East Coast – North

Experience the Peaceful friendly accommodation on an unspoilt paradise beach.

Tamarind is nestled in the middle of the east coast approximately 35 km from Stone Town, which takes about 40 minutes along tarmac road all the way. The nearest village is Uroa Village, which is a traditional Zanzibar fishing village that still remains relatively unchanged by tourism.


Accommodation here comprises a total of 18 rooms spread over several beach front bungalows. Rooms are basic but clean and comfortable and like the rest of the hotel, have recently been refurbished. All rooms include private bathrooms, mosquito nets and ceiling fan.


Tamarind Beach hotel restaurant is pleasant and serves good international food, including dishes aimed at children, as well as Zanzibar cuisine.

The hotel also has a nice bar area which is fully stocked, serving various shakes and fruit juices as well as a good selection of alcoholic beverages.

Other activities

Like most guest houses in this area the hotel can provide various water sports such as fishing and snorkeling as well as day trips to other areas on the island. Despite its rural position Tamarind actually makes a good base from which to explore the rest of the Island as it’s not too far from anything and has good road access.

Zanziplanet reviews

The Tamarind has recently been refurbished to include a Swimming Pool and new bathrooms throughout. We think this is now a very keenly priced option for the standard and will suit anyone who is looking for a true escape, away from the Beach Boys on one of the paradise beaches Zanzibar is famous for. This is affordable paradise, perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sun.


Zanzibar Retreat Hotel

Zanzibar – East Coast – North

The Zanzibar Retreat Hotel is a privately owned hotel with top management from Norway and Finland.


The Zanzibar Retreat is a gorgeous small 10 room boutique hotel situated on the north east coast of the island and only 50 minutes away from Stone Town and boasts a beautiful 16x8m swimming pool with lime stone decking. Zanzibar retreat was built in 2007 using the highest quality local materials, and specifically designed for pure tranquility and relaxation. It is also located on the longest stretch of uninterrupted stunning beach of white coral sand on the island, making it the perfect place for long walks and swimming at high tide.

Zanzibar Retreat Hotel:

  • Perfect for tranquility and relaxation
  • Stunning white coral sand beach
  • Great for couples
  • Large swimming pool
  • Well stocked beach bar
  • Wi-Fi in rooms & internet corner in reception
  • Air conditioning and fans in all rooms


Each of the 10 rooms are designed in a traditional Swahili style with wooden hand carved furniture, large hard board veranda’s and traditional Makuti thatched roofing. All rooms are situated in the main building with stunning views over the ocean and are fully air conditioned, they all have fans, and access to Wi-Fi. The bathrooms are really spacious and have large showers.


All meals at the Zanzibar Retreat are served in the open close to the beach where you can enjoy the gentle sea breeze whilst dining al fresco. You will be able to enjoy a mix of exquisite local cooking by the hotels four chefs using the finest fresh ingredients of locally sourced food whenever possible.

The service at this hotel is excellent and the staffs are very friendly nothing is too much trouble. The owner really makes sure that all guests are having a nice relaxing time.

Other activities

  • Massage and Henna body painting
  • Mountain bike rental
  • Enduro motorcross bikes
  • Car rental
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • PADI diving
  • Village walk
  • Volleyball

Environment and local community

The hotel really prides itself in maintaining a good relationship with the locals using locally sourced food and selling local hand crafted products in its gift shop.

Zanziplanet reviews

This hotel really is excellent value for money offering the ultimate retreat experience for all clients at an affordable cost. It is beautifully presented, clean and the quality of food is excellent with a wide variety of choice and plenty of fresh fruit.