Bluebay Beach Resort

Zanzibar, Tanzania

The hotel

Set on almost 500 metres of stunning white sand beach, the Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is a wonderful place to relax with comfortable rooms and suites set within whitewashed, palm thatched cottages. Surrounded by 30 acres of lush tropical gardens attracting exotic bird life, the hotel boasts a beautiful garden spa as well as glorious blue swimming pool. There are also plenty of activities both in and out of the water with the coral reef offering warm, safe swimming and a range of water sports are available. If you prefer dry land, perhaps a game of tennis or even volleyball to help build an appetite for dinner!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Windsurfing

Where is it

On one of Zanzibar’s finest powder white beaches in Kiwengwa area, on the eastern coast of Zanzibar. Transfer time from airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

86 rooms and suites. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV with in-house films, telephone, mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer and 4-poster beds. Garden Rooms overlook the resort’s landscaped gardens with 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Full Board Option: Available at a supplement, includes breakfast lunch and dinner.

Superior Rooms occupy an elevated position and face the sea with partial sea views and 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

2 restaurants including the Makuti Restaurant (breakfast, lunch and themed evening meals). 2 bars including late night lounge bar 'Casablanca' at Sultan Sands. Swimming pool, Jacuzzi. Oasis Spa*. Fitness centre. Floodlit tennis court, table tennis, billiards, volleyball, windsurfing and canoeing. Bicycling*, sailing*and scuba-diving* are available. Regular evening entertainment. Boutique.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge. 

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Jul 27, 2021 FarAway02361980494

I have unexpectedly gone through a very difficult time and dealing with a family emergency while at the resort. Jonathan (originally from Zimbabwe) and the staff at the resort have gone above and beyond for me. If I need to travel back through Zanzibar, this is a place I would happily support! Never mind the services, food, rooms and location… Read more
I have unexpectedly gone through a very difficult time and dealing with a family emergency while at the resort. Jonathan (originally from Zimbabwe) and the staff at the resort have gone above and beyond for me. If I need to travel back through Zanzibar, this is a place I would happily support! Never mind the services, food, rooms and location (which are all great!), they have heart, during these times that is all we need! Read less
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Jul 25, 2021 BelindaS1375 Cape Town, South Africa

This is an amazing resort. It is so quiet and relaxing here, just what I needed. Food and drinks and entertainment was excellent. I would suggest to take the All Inclusive package. Lots of activities are available to the quests like table tennis, pool tables, tennis court, water sports, kayak, scuba diving, snorkeling etc. Staff are friendly and… Read more
This is an amazing resort. It is so quiet and relaxing here, just what I needed. Food and drinks and entertainment was excellent. I would suggest to take the All Inclusive package. Lots of activities are available to the quests like table tennis, pool tables, tennis court, water sports, kayak, scuba diving, snorkeling etc. Staff are friendly and always willing to assist you. It was nice of Eliza to always greet me by my name whenever I walked into the restuarant. Then there is Thomas with his big smile and warm personality, always made you feel special. To Hawa that cleaned my room everyday... thank you So I had the Garden Room that was spacious with one hell of a huge bed😯I loved it. Beautiful garden view with a pool which was my favourite spot with birds chirping and squirels running. Also saw an Elephant Shrew. Big shout out to the guys that attended to the pools and gardens... thank you, you are doing a wonderful job as it does feel like paradise❤ Safety and security is a big thing there as you need to advise the resort when you are leaving the premises. They also have security on the grounds, at the gates and on the beach. I met a beautiful stray cat that is always at the resort, there are 3 I think, luckily staff and guests do feed them☺ Just some advise... if you have any issues or concerns please raise this with management in order for them to resolve in stead of writing bad reviews. I will surely come back hete again Read less
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Jul 25, 2021 vanessarJ7146IF Gonubie, South Africa

Loved every minute of our holiday, thank you, Jonathan- management, Jimmy- restaurant, Joyce, serving us with cocktails even before we ordered! All the lovely food, awesome cocktails and friendly smiles. We had the most amazing suites close to the beach and swimming pool, with our own outdoor shower. We were so spoilt, this being our 3rd… Read more
Loved every minute of our holiday, thank you, Jonathan- management, Jimmy- restaurant, Joyce, serving us with cocktails even before we ordered! All the lovely food, awesome cocktails and friendly smiles. We had the most amazing suites close to the beach and swimming pool, with our own outdoor shower. We were so spoilt, this being our 3rd visit to the Island, not sure if another resort will live up to Bluebay after this! So, we will definitely choose to go back there. Thank you once again for an amazing 6* experience! 🥰 Read less
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Jul 24, 2021 882awsa

We appreciate staying in Bluebay Zanzibar, the food was amazing, staff and management were very welcoming and so kind to us. They have alot of activities going on in the resort e.g music band, water aerobics classes, coconut demonstration sessions right on the beach. I highly recommend bluebay.
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Jul 16, 2021 sssssssssdj Poland

It was our first trip to Zanzibar. Best experience ever. Perfect place for escape the everyday life and full chill out. The resort is amazing. Always clean and quiet- everything you hear during the day is just breathtaking nature- birds, waves etc. Very tasty food, great drinks, and perfect live music in the evening. Beautiful beach and sea- good… Read more
It was our first trip to Zanzibar. Best experience ever. Perfect place for escape the everyday life and full chill out. The resort is amazing. Always clean and quiet- everything you hear during the day is just breathtaking nature- birds, waves etc. Very tasty food, great drinks, and perfect live music in the evening. Beautiful beach and sea- good for snorkelling. Staff is outstanding, helpful and always friendly. Highly recommend! Asia & Kamil from Poland Read less