ZANZIBAR. REVIEW OF HOTELS, BEACHES, EXCURSIONS, TOURS (MAY 2019).
North, Nungwi-Kendwa . These beaches are the best, in the sense of tides. Here you can always swim, even at low tide. There are also amazing sunsets here.
Stone Town (Stone Town) heart of the island .
Visit Zanzibar and not visit the Stone City it is the same as arriving in Moscow not to see the Red Square. For many centuries the island was influenced by different cultures, which left a bright imprint on the appearance of the ancient Stone Town (Stown Town). This historic part of the island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once in the heart of the old city, you become a witness of how antiquity and antiquity coexist with the simplicity of everyday life. Here you can call on the way to the airport or stay here for the night. From the beach hotels to the Stone Town go about an hour. From the airport about 20 minutes. If you stop overnight, from 5 * you can consider Park Hyatt Zanzibar or Serena Inn. The first one is more luxurious, the second one with the spirit of history and rooms is simpler. In the evening, you can go to the embankment, where the booming trade in freshly caught seafood. If you need a cheap hotel, then we recommend Tembo Hotel (by the way, one of the buildings of this hotel is in the former house where Fredi Mercury was born).
During this tour you will see how the spices grow that are used to buying in the store without thinking. Feel, taste and smell fresh cinnamon chips, clove buds, pepper, vanilla, nutmeg, turmeric, coffee and many other famous spices
Kizimkazi, southern part of the island
This is where you can swim with wild dolphins. This is a quiet and secluded part of the island, where there are no crowds of tourists, noise and annoying souvenir sellers. And here is the charming The Residence Zanzibar . These are spacious villas with swimming pools, a large landscaped area. These are bicycles in each villa, delicious food, a magical spa and yoga every day. Hotel concept rest is not only the beach! Here you rest with your soul, head and body. At low tide the water goes away, and at this time you can relax in different ways, if only with a book by the pool, or during a massage session. Around the clock at your disposal a large personal pool. At high tide you can swim in the ocean. For children there is a mini-zoo, a club, riding a donkey in a cart and a small spice garden.
Baraza , The Palms , Breezes , Zawadi . These hotels are located in the neighboring territories.
Baraza villas with pools. You can swim in the ocean when the tide is high. This hotel is considered one of the most luxurious on the island and is positioned as a suite. For an amateur, everything here breathes Arabian luxury, the rooms are decorated in the style of the Sultan's palace. There is a kids club. SPA, beautiful pool, live music in the evenings.
The Palms Hotel is near, for those who want to leave, there are only 7 villas.
Next comes Breezes 4 *, a simplified version of Baraza at a reasonable price.
Romantic couples built Zawadi new spacious villas in pastel colors.
If we consider hotels in segment 4 *, we can go to Neptun Pwani , Blue Bay Beach Resort , Sultan Sands , Dream of Zanzibar . Reasonable prices, good service, everything you need for a pleasant stay without pathos and complaints.
Of course, this is not all hotels with which we work. These are the choice ones we decided to visit on this trip.
And in conclusion, I would like to tell you about new hotel Zuri (north, Kendwa). This is really a bomb! Chic beach, designer bungalows, a huge spice park, cooking classes, tai chi, yoga and spa, kids club. The hotel opened in 2018 and today, in our opinion this is the most delightful hotel on the island.
Suitable for everyone who appreciates quality and is willing to pay for it!