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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Super hotel, lovely location

Nov 17, 2019 cynthiahuckle Hereford, United Kingdom

Visited for some sun & rest after a safari, and certainly was not disappointed. The hotel is beautifully laid out in nice gardens, on the coast with a beach that stretches for miles & miles. Security here was excellent and we felt completely safe at all times. Our room was lovely - large superior room with balcony , large bathroom and well equiped… Read more
Visited for some sun & rest after a safari, and certainly was not disappointed. The hotel is beautifully laid out in nice gardens, on the coast with a beach that stretches for miles & miles. Security here was excellent and we felt completely safe at all times. Our room was lovely - large superior room with balcony , large bathroom and well equiped dressing area. The food in the main restaurant was very good - although always buffet style. But plenty of variety and lots of freshly cooked items at both breakfast & dinner. Several cafe type places around to light lunches. Drink all very reasonably priced too. Pool and sunlounger areas were always clean and well staffed. There was entertainment on every evening - music and/or dancing which was very light & pleasant. Reception staff very helpful - especially on our last day looking after our luggage and arranging for us to shower & changes before leaving late afternoon. Would recommend this hotel for a quiet beach stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice location friendly staff

Nov 6, 2019 TPatel21

Thank you to Simona manager for listening to us and upgrading the room and solving the problem. We had wonderful stay. Thank you to all 3 manager in restaurant jimmy Antonis and kalei,mgeni for going extra mile and serving amazing food with smile and accommodate our requirements . Special thanks to bar staff Nenza, Ayesha Johnathan . Entertainment… Read more
Thank you to Simona manager for listening to us and upgrading the room and solving the problem. We had wonderful stay. Thank you to all 3 manager in restaurant jimmy Antonis and kalei,mgeni for going extra mile and serving amazing food with smile and accommodate our requirements . Special thanks to bar staff Nenza, Ayesha Johnathan . Entertainment and food was very good. All the other staff was very friendly too .made our stay memorable . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating ♥️Perfect Honeymoon♥️

Nov 6, 2019 U7511JEandreasm Zurich, Switzerland

Beautiful setting from reception, our room, restaurant and all around. Walking around you just fill relax somewhere in another world. As honeymooners Gido went out of his way to give us special attention and care, his service was unexplainable from our private dinner at Bahari restaurant. We also liked the way staff coordinate to each other,… Read more
Beautiful setting from reception, our room, restaurant and all around. Walking around you just fill relax somewhere in another world. As honeymooners Gido went out of his way to give us special attention and care, his service was unexplainable from our private dinner at Bahari restaurant. We also liked the way staff coordinate to each other, working hard, the fantasy is how they don't care about their hard job, you can see always they are happy. Thank you Bluebay team, we appreciated what we got there. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Familiarity and Discrimination

Oct 31, 2019 Hilda N Nairobi, Kenya

If you are black and/ or from EA be sure to expect poor service with disrespect. They treated whites as superior yet I was an equally paying guest in a superior room. Soo terrible and shame on you Blue Bay!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An excellent place

Oct 30, 2019 efn789 Aarhus, Denmark

A really enjoyable place - nice view from the room, clean, staff polite and really doing their jobs. Nice beach (except the people trying desparetely to sell your things you don't need - but it is nice that the hotel has a guard on the beach).