East Coast Zanzibar

Beach lodges & resorts in East Coast Zanzibar

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Pongwe Beach Hotel

Pongwe Beach Hotel

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Nestled between two outcrops of coral rock and on a secluded stretch of white-powdery beach, Pongwe Beach Hotel is a quiet, simple ...More about Pongwe Beach Hotel

Excellent  94%
(47 reviews)

The Pongwe Beach Hotel was a truly idyllic location - the hotel beach is one of the most impressive I have been to, at low tide you get a picture postcard view. The rooms ... reviews...

Mchanga Beach Lodge

Mchanga Beach Lodge

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Sadly Mchanga Beach Lodge closed down in March 2014 - We are waiting to hear if it will re-open in the future. Standing ...More about Mchanga Beach Lodge

Good  90%
(35 reviews)

Mchanga Beach Lodge is a perfect place for lazy and relaxing time, especially if one looks for a bit more privacy. Food was excellent, and so was restaurant and bar service... reviews...

Matemwe Lodge

Matemwe Lodge

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Matemwe Lodge (formerly Matemwe Bungalows) has always been a long-standing favourite with our travellers - read the recent feedback ...More about Matemwe Lodge

Good  88%
(27 reviews)

It was slightly difficult coming off a busy safari routine to such a peaceful retreat and we did feel slightly at a loss when we first arrived as it is very low key. However, ... reviews...

Shooting Star Lodge

Shooting Star Lodge

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Shooting Star Lodge stands on top of a coral cliff, affording stunning views of the powdery-white Kiwengwa Beach, and is a firm ...More about Shooting Star Lodge

Good  87%
(27 reviews)

We stayed here as our son was getting married here - everything about it was lovely, very relaxed and welcoming, a place comfortable in its own skin and no pretensions. It ... reviews...

Matemwe Beach Village

Matemwe Beach Village

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Set in lush tropical gardens, Matemwe Beach Village is strung along its own stretch of palm-fringed, white sandy beach, on the ...More about Matemwe Beach Village

Good  85%
(13 reviews)

After a our adventures across Rwanda and Selous, Zanzibar was to be a place to collapse and do nothing. Matemwe Beach Village was a decent place to do this and we enjoyed ... reviews...

Matemwe Retreat

Matemwe Retreat

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Matemwe Retreat is one of the most exclusive lodges on Zanzibar, arguably the ultimate in private luxury. Located on the east ...More about Matemwe Retreat

Good  90%
(8 reviews)

Incredible accommodation and a luxury experience having our own butler - who was really nice and attentive. As we were on honeymoon we spent most of the time at the retreat ... reviews...

Mnemba Island Lodge

Mnemba Island Lodge

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The term 'barefoot luxury' might have been coined for Mnemba, a private, previously uninhabited island about 5km from the east ...More about Mnemba Island Lodge

Excellent  93%
(3 reviews)

Mnemba most unexpectedly provided us with two viewings of a turtle hatching which were a fantastic experience, and made our stay unforgetable. It was also very nice to be ... reviews...

Fairmont Zanzibar

Fairmont Zanzibar

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Oct 2011 update: The Fairmont Zanzibar has unfortunately closed due to a fire. There are plans for the hotel to be rebuit - call ...More about Fairmont Zanzibar

Good  80%
(2 reviews)

Facilities were really good but no bath - the ony disappointment. The climate was hot quite what I had hoped - wind and cool in the evenings (even some rain) - we were ... reviews...

Sunshine Hotel

Sunshine Hotel

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Opened in June 2010, the sunny Sunshine Hotel is a new addition to the beachside accommodation in Matemwe, on Zanzibar’s east coast...More about Sunshine Hotel

Good  80%
(2 reviews)

It's a good hotel run by extremely friendly people. We had a minor problem with a leaking toilet but this was fixed promptly...also the water was off for a while ... reviews...

Sunshine Marine Lodge

Sunshine Marine Lodge

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Recently opened in 2013, the aptly named Sunshine Marine Lodge is a new beach lodge in Matemwe, on Zanzibar’s east coast. It ...More about Sunshine Marine Lodge

Excellent  100%
(2 reviews)

Beautiful rooms and setting. A week of complete relaxation. reviews...

Bluebay Beach Resort

Bluebay Beach Resort

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Bluebay Beach Resort is situated on the east coast of Zanzibar, in the middle of a long, palm-fringed beach of soft white sand...More about Bluebay Resort

Average  60%
(1 reviews)

There is nothing wrong with this hotel. The staff are friendly and attentive. The beach and shallow sea is terrific. The rooms are big and clean and the facilities are good... reviews...

Green and Blue

Green and Blue

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New in 2012, Green and Blue has a picture-postcard setting on a sweeping curve of white sand on Zanzibar’s east coast. A lot ...More about Green & Blue

Good  80%
(1 reviews)

Green and Blue is a very nice hotel but it did seem to lack that special "Honeymoon" touch you might for. The rooms are nice but a little spartan and seem oddly ... reviews...

Next Paradise

Next Paradise

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Next Paradise is a 20-room resort situated between Kiwengwa and Matemwe, near the fishing village of Pwani Mchangani, on the ...More about Next Paradise

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

We loved our stay at Next Paradise. It is in a beautiful setting, the accommodation was clean, comfortable and spacious (and ours had a lovely beach front view). The food ... reviews...

Matemwe Beach House

Matemwe Beach House

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Matemwe Beach House is a private house located just next door to Matemwe Lodge. Added in 2009, it has three bedrooms, sleeping a maximum of six, and is a good choice for families or groups of friends travelling together. The house has it own pool and kitchen with full butler service, but guests ...More about Matemwe Beach House

Melia Zanzibar

Melia Zanzibar

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Melia Zanzibar is the new name for the former Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski, which changed hands in May 2011 and was reopened by the Melia hotel chain in June of the same year. Located on Zanzibar’s east coast, it has its own beach complete with a private jetty. Being part of a hotel group, this large ...More about Melia Zanzibar