Ocean Paradise Resort

Zanzibar, Tanzania

The hotel

Surrounded by unspoiled natural palm groves and fronted by a spectacular white sand beach, the Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa is an enchanting resort offering a relaxed and stylish getaway. The buildings are all constructed using natural, local materials in traditional style with an impressive open-air thatched lobby, while accommodation is in delightful, fully air-conditioned rooms and thatched cottages. There are three restaurants to choose from, offering fine food and no less than four treatment rooms in the spa.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Volley Ball

Where is it

Beachside location on the north east coast of Zanzibar. Transfer time from Zanzibar Airport: 50 minutes.

Hotel information

98 rooms decorated in traditional Zanzibari style. All with air-conditioning, balcony, ceiling fan, satellite TV, WiFi access*, fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, walk-in shower and hairdryer. Standard Garden Rooms, Superior Garden Rooms and Interconnecting Superior Garden Rooms are situated in double storey buildings at the rear of the resort. Standard Garden Rooms have either 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive of: breakfast in the Ocean Restaurant and lunch and dinner in the Jahazi Restaurant or poolside, snack menu, soft drinks, water, juice, local beer, house wine and local brand spirits. All-inclusive starts at 12pm on the day of arrival and finishes at 12pm on the day of departure.

 

 

Superior Garden Rooms are located in the middle of the resort, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Interconnecting Superior Garden Rooms, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Superior Rooms, Junior Suites and Sea Front Rooms are in single storey Rondavels (African Roundhouses) dotted amongst the gardens, all facing the ocean. Superior Rooms, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 2 adults and 1 child. Sea Front Rooms are located towards the beach with ocean views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. Junior Suites are larger with a separate lounge area, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

  • Free nights: Stay 7, pay 6 for stays completed between 1 Jun–15 Jul '19, 21 Aug-23 Dec '19 and 10 Jan-31 Mar '20. Similarly, stay 7, pay 5 for stays completed between 1 May-31 May '19 and 01-30 Apr '20.

    Valid on Superior Garden Rooms, Interconnecting Garden Rooms, Superior Rooms and Interconnecting Superior Room categories.

    All Inclusive supplement is applicable on free nights. 

    Terms and conditions apply.

  • Anniversary offer: couples travelling on their 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th and 50th wedding anniversary will receive a fruit/flower basket, and a celebration cake.

    Offers may not be combinable. Valid for stays between 1 May '19-5 Jan '21.

  • Honeymooners: Couples will receive a fruit/flower basket, a bottle of sparkling wine and a lobster dinner for two. Valid for stays between 01 May '19-5 Jan '21.

    Marriage certificate not older than 6 months must be shown at check in for all honeymoon offers.

    Offers may not be combinable.

  • Free nights: stay 7, pay 6 for stays completed between 1 Jun–15 Jul '20 and 21 Aug-23 Dec '20.

    Valid on Standard Garden Room category. All Inclusive supplement is applicable on free nights. 

    Terms and conditions apply.

  • Honeymooners: bride saves 13% off accommodation costs when staying in a Superior Garden Room or a Superior Room between 1-30 Jun '20 and 01 Sep-30 Nov '20.

    Marriage certificate not older than 6 months must be shown at check in for all honeymoon offers. 

    Offers may not be combinable.

  • Free nights: stay 7, pay 6 for stays completed between 1 Jun–15 Jul '19, 21 Aug-23 Dec '19 and 1-31 Mar '20. 

    Valid on Standard Garden Room category. All Inclusive supplement is applicable on free nights. 

    Terms and conditions apply.

  • Free nights: stay 7, pay 6 for stays completed between 1 Jun–15 Jul '20 and 21 Aug-23 Dec '20. Similarly, stay 7, pay 5 for stays completed between 1-31 May '20. Valid on Superior Garden Rooms, Interconnecting Garden Rooms, Superior Rooms and Interconnecting Superior Room categories.

    All Inclusive supplement is applicable on free nights. 

    Terms and conditions apply.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Resting on a white sandy beach

Great choice of accommodation with garden and beachfront Rondavels

Traditional resort with tropical gardens

Lagoon style swimming pool

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Early check-in (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary 30-minute couples massage
  • Guaranteed room upgrade for stays of ten nights or more (excludes 16 Jul-20 Aug and 23 Dec-5 Jan) Excludes to Junior Suites and Seafront categories.

3 restaurants: The Ocean Restaurant with panoramic views (breakfast), Jahazi Restaurant (snacks, wood-fired pizza) and Mawimbi Restaurant (à la carte menu; Zanzibarian fusion cuisine). 3 bars including a swim-up bar. Lagoon swimming pool with kids' pool, sun terrace. Spa* with 4 massage rooms, 2 Jacuzzis, steam room, sauna and fitness centre. Water sports centre onsite with windsurfing*, sailing* and PADI dive centre*. Kayaking, table tennis and beach volleyball. Bicycle rental*. Complimentary WiFi available at the Bahari Bar. 24-hour reception. Boutique*. Babysitting*.

5 nights betweeen 23 Dec-5 Jan.

* Denotes local charge. 

Please note: this property is not suitable for those with walking difficulties due to the number of steps.

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Traveller rating

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Jan 21, 2020 Martin0564 Kingston Upon Huill

On arrival late evening the welcome was warm and very accommodating to arrange a meal for us. The ambiance is excellently in context to African style, our room was tired decoratively however kept very clean. As all inclusive and access to a minibar in the room, the contents were not replenished daily even though we hardly utilised the service.… Read more
On arrival late evening the welcome was warm and very accommodating to arrange a meal for us. The ambiance is excellently in context to African style, our room was tired decoratively however kept very clean. As all inclusive and access to a minibar in the room, the contents were not replenished daily even though we hardly utilised the service. Meal times appeared rushed to remove finished cutlery, getting another drink was problematic at these times and within the pool bar a lack of resources was evident. The staff were extremely friendly throughout our stay and the food varied each day was very tasty. A different band played each evening and a pleasure to be entertained by, even with the constant need for the animations guy to keep getting on stage with them a great guy but why? Upon the Ocean Beach was spoiled when venturing beyond the safety of the Hotel border. Beach Boys and Massi prowling even waiting for people to come out of the Ocean to try the hard sell of trips or local produce. We had a wonderful stay at the resort, sadly the services are impacted by lack of great resources. Read less
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Jan 21, 2020 rossimaria1943 Parma, Italy

Marvellous staying at Ocean Paradise Resort & SPA Pwani Mchangani Kiwenga-Tanzania Zanzibar! ... In fact actually I feel like as Though I still were there, so deeply that Resort Place influenced and captured my soul and sensibility.... Not only for the touch of class of their luxurious hospitality, but also: - for the opportunity of two hours… Read more
Marvellous staying at Ocean Paradise Resort & SPA Pwani Mchangani Kiwenga-Tanzania Zanzibar! ... In fact actually I feel like as Though I still were there, so deeply that Resort Place influenced and captured my soul and sensibility.... Not only for the touch of class of their luxurious hospitality, but also: - for the opportunity of two hours walk at 8.00 a. m. along the Resort white sand shore up to the coral reef, during the low tide, with a native, expert guide who can show you and explain the rich world of extraordinary little creatures of those crystalline waters. - or for the nice total immersion in the vivid colours and sounds of streets and markets during the "Ocean Paradise Resort & SPA" excursion to Stone Town with the Legend Freddy Mercury Museum and even a complete natural science lesson inside the "SPICE FARM DOLEZANZIBAR".... - or for another of their dream excursions to the "iced jade-crystal waters changing into turquoise, lapis lazuli, cobalt blue" in the environmental area not far from a private island named Mnemba, unapproachable of course, but in the same extraordinary bright waters as in the rest of the whole Indian Ocean around Zanzibar where we all can dive, snorkel, even swim under crystalline waters together with dolphins, following the native expert guide-sailor who admits to be the dolphins loving best friend... or for having a superb lobster-crab-shrimps lunch served under the coconut palms after all that swimming and diving..... Thank you so much all the Staff of unforgettable Ocean Paradise Resort & SPA Giwenga-Tanzania-Zanzibar!!! mariarossi1943 Thank Read less
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Jan 18, 2020 CaptainswifeCannes Cannes

We stayed her for 5 nights and loved it. The staff were so friendly and helpful. We went half board and the breakfast buffet had lots of choice. The dinner buffet was really good with a different theme each night. Ocean night was excellent with very tasty and plentiful fresh seafood. The pool was clean and large, and the hotel is on the beachfront… Read more
We stayed her for 5 nights and loved it. The staff were so friendly and helpful. We went half board and the breakfast buffet had lots of choice. The dinner buffet was really good with a different theme each night. Ocean night was excellent with very tasty and plentiful fresh seafood. The pool was clean and large, and the hotel is on the beachfront so we could walk straight onto it. The tide goes far out exposing the reef and a tour of that with locals was very interesting. There is a good choice of excursions available to book at the hotel. Our 'cottage' was roomy and clean with a nice balcony overlooking attractive and well maintained grounds. As the hotel is on a slope there are quite a lot of steps...worth noting if that is a problem for you. It was fine for us. Read less
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Jan 17, 2020 871murraya

We visited Ocean Paradise with friends and family over Christmas 2019 and had an absolutely fabulous stay. It is not the first time we have visited but it was better than we remembered. The staff seem to be able to attend to all guests with limitless attention. Guest relations are always ready to help you with all sorts of things and plan great… Read more
We visited Ocean Paradise with friends and family over Christmas 2019 and had an absolutely fabulous stay. It is not the first time we have visited but it was better than we remembered. The staff seem to be able to attend to all guests with limitless attention. Guest relations are always ready to help you with all sorts of things and plan great trips. The food at OP is excellent and everything works in this beautiful setting. The beach is beautiful and well maintained as are the tropical gardens and large pool. A big thank you to Berndt, Ellie and Antonie, who are excellent hosts. See you soon! Read less
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Jan 15, 2020 Eugene028 eMalahleni, South Africa

Beautiful resort with direct access to the beach an close to a local village. Daily activities are provided to keep guests not going on excursions entertained. They have themed evenings every night with a live band performance. A lot of effort is made to ensure your comfort