Zanzibar beach holidays: Where to stay: Top End:
Breezes sister hotels Baraza and The Palms are much more expensive, but they are amongst the finest hotels on the island and make a superb location for a Zanzibar Holiday or Zanzibar Honeymoon Baraza has about 36 rooms and with private plunge pools, offers some of the best accommodation on the island. It is among our favorites hotel for families wanting the best the island can offer.The Palms is next door and with only six rooms offers a more intimate experience that fits very well with couples wanting to keep to themselves. The newly opened La Residence is a new top end resort with exceptionally high, although fairly expensive, service levels. The quality of the beach here is our only issue but we cannot deny their effort; your every need is attended to here! A smaller hotel also at the top end of the market, Kilindi is an elaborately designed hotel that has amazing rooms and certainly offers the most privacy of any hotel, though the beach is not as good as it should be.
Zanzibar beach holidays; Where to stay: Mid-range
Different level of hotels and prices found here normally cost between $245 p.p.p.n and $350 p.p.p.n . General standards are a step up from the lower end of the market and the hotels tend to have their own dive centers and the facilities of larger resorts such as tennis courts etc. Food and service levels are very high. To start with is a hotel Ras Nungwi on the Northern tip of the island.Nungwi has arguably the best beach on the island and all the facilities of a large resort but with 28 rooms. Ras Nungwi has stood the test of time to consistently deliver great service. It is a small hotel that delivers great reports. It is superb value and with the best dive center on the island it excels in its price bracket. Matemwe Bungalows is an old favorite, but also one that seems to split opinion amongst travelers – you are either a Matemwe Bungalows person, or you are not!
Zanzibar beach holidays; where to stay: Bottom end
The most economical hotels for Zanzibar holidays are Shooting Star,The Palm, Mchanga and Echo Beach all are well established, good value small hotels that have good beaches and personal service. Shooting Star is the oldest of the bunch and with its location on the top of a cliff it has the best views on Zanzibar. The rooms are spacious and the food and service is very good for the price.Mchanga is a similar style lodge, located further north from Shooting Star. With only 10 rooms it’s much smaller and a cozier feel. The pick of the bunch however is Echo Beach. Located further South on Zanzibar’s southerly-east beach.