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. Valid from 10:00am-11:00pm daily.

 

 

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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (652)
  • Very good (261)
  • Average (50)
  • Poor (24)
  • Terrible (25)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic place!

Apr 27, 2019 Mashkhas H

The hotel was serene and relaxing. It was beautiful in every sense. The rooms were spacious and clean. Great views and amazing staff. The food was okay and the distance to stone town was 40 minutes drive. It is a stones throw away from the beach.
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Apr 20, 2019 golanhights Kadima, Israel

We arrived here a group of 9, from a 14 month old to 69 years. We choose this location based on sima safari recommendation. ( we closed with them as our off site tours). This resort is wonderful, staff are welcoming and friendly. Many hotel activities are free and we took advantage of them. Spa is clean but little pricey- they do offer special… Read more
We arrived here a group of 9, from a 14 month old to 69 years. We choose this location based on sima safari recommendation. ( we closed with them as our off site tours). This resort is wonderful, staff are welcoming and friendly. Many hotel activities are free and we took advantage of them. Spa is clean but little pricey- they do offer special prices on some days. We had a few suggestions that would make the resort 5 stars worthy: - bathrooms was clean but shower could use an update . ( cleanliness as well). - internet - I feel that these days should be free throughout hotel. 15$ per devise is little pricy for a week - breakfast buffet was limited with options and was identical each day. Cheese option are limited and veggies are poor. (On the other hand dinner has lots of options - not many vegetarian once but lots of sides and meat / chicken...and each night has a different themed ) - we arrived on a Friday and throughout the week there was only one show ( other then live band during dinner - which were very good and fun!) Overall, we loved the place! And if going back to Zanzibar I believe we will beach there. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our best hotel experience ever!

Apr 14, 2019 Lotta K

Incredible nice hotel that blends in with nature right by the turquoise ocean, really a paradise! Our room was super nice, we liked it so much. The pool was amazing. All food and all drinks were really great every day. Great fun with a lot of good bands and performances every night. What really made our stay here a memory for life was all the… Read more
Incredible nice hotel that blends in with nature right by the turquoise ocean, really a paradise! Our room was super nice, we liked it so much. The pool was amazing. All food and all drinks were really great every day. Great fun with a lot of good bands and performances every night. What really made our stay here a memory for life was all the friendly, positive, nice, fun and helpful staff. Extra thanks to the staff in the restaurants and bars and the guys who arranged all the nice hotel activities every day, you all are absolutely fantastic!! Greetings from Lotta and Wilma - moja nane moja :) Read less
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Apr 13, 2019 Poppy217 Lowestoft, United Kingdom

After our 7 Day Safari in Tanzania we flew to Zanzibar for our second week all inclusive at the Ocean Paradise resort. This three star resort should have been at least four or five star. The surroundings on the resort were well kept with lovely gardens and the accommodation all had thatched roofs and were round with a hallway large bathroom and… Read more
After our 7 Day Safari in Tanzania we flew to Zanzibar for our second week all inclusive at the Ocean Paradise resort. This three star resort should have been at least four or five star. The surroundings on the resort were well kept with lovely gardens and the accommodation all had thatched roofs and were round with a hallway large bathroom and a separate bedroom. The food in the evening had a different theme and this corresponded with the evenings entertainment. There was a lot of food to choose from at breakfast lunch and evening meals. The staff were very pleasant and were a credit to the hotel which was situated right on the beach and the Indian Ocean it truly was paradise and finished our holiday of a lifetime. I wound highly recommended this resort. Read less
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Apr 13, 2019 Stefanototis

Really very great team, super service, top location. Absolutely to visit I visited also the other resorts here, in Zanzibar, nothing to compare, this is absolutely the best one! Compliments guys, really great job!!!