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*, telephone, 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.

  • Early booking offer: book by 30 Nov '19 for stays 1 May-15 Jul '20 and 20 Aug-22 Dec '20 and save 10% off accommodation costs.

    Valid in Standard Garden Rooms, Superior Garden Rooms, Interconnecting Superior Rooms and Superior Rooms.

    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-6 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*.

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 ourSpecial Assistance page

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

  • Excellent (700)
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  • Poor (24)
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Sep 11, 2019 fionmckwn Rugeley, United Kingdom

Excellent hotel. Went there after safari and was totally amazed by the cleanliness, friendliness of staff, food, location and overall ambience of the hotel. It is obviously well managed. Someone came round ever morning at breakfast to make sure you were happy. Daytime entertainment continuous without being pestered. Lovely setting for evening meal… Read more
Excellent hotel. Went there after safari and was totally amazed by the cleanliness, friendliness of staff, food, location and overall ambience of the hotel. It is obviously well managed. Someone came round ever morning at breakfast to make sure you were happy. Daytime entertainment continuous without being pestered. Lovely setting for evening meal with leisurely band. Cannot praise the staff enough (Anika kept me going with beautiful made pasta).if you are lucky enough to visit the island you must go there Read less
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Sep 9, 2019 Barbara I Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

Luxurious hotel. Excellent accommodation and facilities. Really good food and entertainment each evening. Right on the beach. Staff very friendly and helpful. Only complaint was having to pay quite a lot for use of WiFi otherwise full marks
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely relaxing week with our three children

Sep 8, 2019 336julie Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

This is a beautiful place to stay. The beach and pool area is lovely. The sea was like a warm bath but you do need swim shoes in the water in case of sea urchins. The dive shop in the hotel 'One Ocean'is very good. The food at lunch and dinner was excellent and the breakfast was good. The all inclusive package is good value. All the staff were… Read more
This is a beautiful place to stay. The beach and pool area is lovely. The sea was like a warm bath but you do need swim shoes in the water in case of sea urchins. The dive shop in the hotel 'One Ocean'is very good. The food at lunch and dinner was excellent and the breakfast was good. The all inclusive package is good value. All the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Rooms and gardens very attractive and we were allocated two interconnecting bungalows as requested. Cleaning of the rooms and bathrooms was done to a high standard every day. We really enjoyed the evening entertainment. One of our children has a food allergy and a chef was able to advise us each night to ensure there were no problems with ingredients. We stayed for a week to unwind after a safari and would definately visit again. Read less
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Sep 1, 2019 Chickys Bognor Regis

Just returned from 10 days AI in this wonderful resort. The staff here are fantastic, first class service from everyone, they can not do enough to help you and every one of them has the most amazing smile. We stayed in a detached rondle close to the beach which was superb. The whole site is well kept and the food was excellent. We used the spa… Read more
Just returned from 10 days AI in this wonderful resort. The staff here are fantastic, first class service from everyone, they can not do enough to help you and every one of them has the most amazing smile. We stayed in a detached rondle close to the beach which was superb. The whole site is well kept and the food was excellent. We used the spa which I would thoroughly recommended. The resort has a very calm, quiet and laid back feel about it. It is run like a well oiled machine and for us was just perfect. Read less
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Aug 31, 2019 Suziewong123

We stayed here after a full 5 days on Safari when we needed total R&R. Rooms were meticulous, bed comfortable, shower excellent. Outside balcony overlooking beautiful grounds - look out for Bush babies in the evening! Beach, pool, restaurant, staff, food, trips all excellent. We loved the relaxed atmosphere at the hotel. Activities are also… Read more
We stayed here after a full 5 days on Safari when we needed total R&R. Rooms were meticulous, bed comfortable, shower excellent. Outside balcony overlooking beautiful grounds - look out for Bush babies in the evening! Beach, pool, restaurant, staff, food, trips all excellent. We loved the relaxed atmosphere at the hotel. Activities are also arranged, beach volleyball, Aqua aerobics, visit to school, beach safari, bike hire, quad bikes, and water sports all available. Lovely evening local groups singing at evening meal as well. Thank you to all staff, we have very happy memories made more special by you! Hakuna matata, we loved our stay with you! Read less