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Top 5 hotels in Zanzibar for honeymooners

Renowned as a paradise island off the coast of Tanzania, the white sand beaches, the stunning choice of accommodation and the friendly people are collectively reason enough for couples and honeymooners to visit Zanzibar! Be it combined with a Tanzania or Kenya safari, or purely alone as a beach destination, there are a couple of properties we would recommend for honeymooners looking for something particularly special...

Baraza Resort & Spa

Baraza Resort & Spa, Zanzibar

This stunning hotel, that sits on the east coast of Zanzibar, is infused with Zanzibari and Arabic designs, bringing you back to the era of the Sultans. Located in Paje beach, Baraza Resort & Spa is a 5-star all-inclusive hotel that is particularly adored by honeymooners. Although there are about 45 rooms, the villas are well located around the manicured gardens, offering a spacious and private feel. Their interior has been hand designed and built to the highest specifications, using marble and dark woods throughout.


Kilindi, Zanzibar

As far as luxury accommodation goes in Zanzibar, Kilindi has raised the bar of what is to be expected at the top end of the market. The accommodation at Kilindi is unique, with rounded pavilion suites spread along the hill overlooking the Indian Ocean. Each pavilion is set on its own tropical garden, and with its own private plunge pool and dedicated butler, privacy is most definitely guaranteed. Away from your private suite, the main pavilion offers a 25-metre infinity pool overlooking the waters of the Indian Ocean, and a waterfall bar, alfresco dining and a relaxing spa are just a few of the other facilities to make a visit to.

White Sands Villas

White Sands Zanzibar

The 5-star villas that form White Sands are sat on the eastern coast of Zanzibar and are ideal for couples looking for spacious accommodation in a private retreat. The villas (a choice of one, two or five bedroom villas), are sat amongst tropical gardens and a white sand beach, with access to the communal facilities such as a rooftop lounge, a restaurant, bar, pool and spa. The villas themselves are the height of luxury - the architecture modern and sleek and the villas themselves offer memorable features such as outdoor staircases, private rooftops and relaxing daybeds.

Boutique Hotel Matlai

Boutique Hotel Matlai

Boutique Hotel Matlai is located on the south east coast of Zanzibar hidden amongst beautiful tropical gardens, and when it comes to the level of service and attention to detail, we would argue it is the best on the island! Without fail, the head chef will ask you on a daily basis what you’d like to eat and where… lobster on the beach? Not a problem! On top of their luxury accommodation and open air bathrooms, romantic extras such as candlelit dinners, cocktails on arrival, rose petal decorations, private open-air cinemas and breakfasts in bed are offered to newlyweds in their honeymoon packages which makes a stay even more memorable!

The Z Hotel

Z Hotel, Zanzibar

The Z Hotel is a fantastic choice for newlyweds on a bit of a budget. In the heart of Nungwi, the Z Hotel offers great value for money for its accommodation, location and facilities. There is a wide choice of accommodation to choose from, including deluxe sea view rooms, rooftop suites, ocean front cottages and its newly opened ‘Kidoti’ villas that sit on a small cliff that overlooks the Indian Ocean. Honeymoon couples that stay a minimum of 4 nights receive, free of charge, a fresh fruit platter and a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, and a lobster dinner for two on any night of their choice. Extend your stay to 6 nights and the newlyweds will receive an additional 30 minute luxurious couples massage on top!