The most famous are located on Zanzibar Island, but for those in the know, there are plenty of magical beaches on the mainland and smaller Tanzanian islands as well.
In this article we bring our selection of Tanzania beach resorts.
1. Riu Palace Zanzibar
Riu Palace Zanzibar features luxurious accommodation with private terraces offering Indian Ocean views. Facilities include an outdoor pool, private beach with watersports and a dive centre. The spa provides massages and a steam bath.
Each unit features air-conditioning. Some are set right on Nungwi Beach and have a private pool, hot tub and garden.
Drinks are served at the beach bar and sunset terrace. Riu Palace Zanzibar offers an all inclusive concept, where you can enjoy buffet breakfasts with show-cooking stations, there are two theme restaurants that serve exquisite dishes. And you can enjoy the best snacks and appetisers, in ours bars, also with fantastics cocktails.
2. Melia Zanzibar
Set in Kiwengwa, 11 km from Kichwele Forest Reserve, Melia Zanzibar has a private beach area, an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court. Guests can make use of the fitness centre at the property.
Guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom, while selected rooms here will provide you with a terrace and others also provide guests with a sea view. At Melia Zanzibar, each room comes with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.
A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. The property has a selection of 5 restaurants that specialize in international, Mediterranean and local cuisines.
3. Reef & Beach Resort
Situated along a white sand beach, Reef & Beach Resort features a swimming pool, sun loungers and a restaurant. The jetty, which extends into the Indian Ocean, hosts a lounge and bar area.
The spacious, air-conditioned rooms all come with Zanzibar-style furniture. They also include an electric kettle and minibar. Each en suite bathroom is equipped with a shower.
Guests can relax on the beach or in the swimming pool. A variety of massages are offered at the spa. The restaurant serves a variety of African, Indian and seafood cuisine. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort.
4. Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa
Located on Kendwa Beach, the oasis of luxury that is Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa offers guests stylish, individually decorated accommodation with a terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean or garden. It features a restaurant, bar and an outdoor pool with tropical garden surroundings.
The air-conditioned rooms and suites are decorated with modern furnishings and feature a TV, wardrobe and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. There is a 24-hour front desk and room service.
A buffet breakfast is served daily. The 2 restaurants at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa serve an array of international and local à la carte and buffet-style cuisine. The 2 Bars serve a variety of cocktails and beverages throughout the day.
5. Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est – All Inclusive
The Hotel La Gemma dell’Est is a luxury hotel located on the northern tip of Unguja, the main island of the archipelago of Zanzibar, and right on Nungwi Beach, one of the loveliest beaches in the area. The location is ideal because of its proximity to Nungwi (2km), Stone Town (60km) and Abeid Amani Karume Int’l Airport (ZNZ) (66km) and invites you to explore the area.
The hotel has 149 cozily furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi & offers modern amenities. Relax in our spa or get in shape at the gym. 1 saltwater pool with integrated children’s pool and 1 pool exclusively for the villas guests. For the youngest members of the family, children’s entertainment (4-12 yrs) and for adults, daytime and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, live cooking stations at our main buffet; Italian, Asian and Seafood specialty restaurants as well as two à la carte restaurants; 5 bars.
6. Neptune Pwani Beach Resort & Spa – All Inclusive
Situated in Kiwengwa on the north eastern peninsula of Zanzibar, Neptune Pwani Beach Resort & Spa features 2 fresh water pools and a tropical garden.
All air-conditioned rooms boast traditional Zanzibar décor and have a furnished balcony, an en suite bathroom with shower and a flat-screen TV. Free Wi-Fi is provided in all rooms and public areas.
Earth & Rain Spa features a sauna, steam bath, pool and offers massage and beauty treatments.
7. Diamonds Mapenzi Beach – All Inclusive
Surrounded by luxurious gardens with tall palm trees, Diamonds Mapenzi Beach is situated on the Kiwengwa shoreline on the east coast of Zanzibar. It features 3 restaurants, 2 bars and a spa.
The rooms at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach are furnished in a traditional East Africa style. Each room has a spacious private patio and the bed is draped in mosquito nets.
Ocean Reef, the main restaurant, serves a lavish breakfast, lunch and dinner and special theme nights are arranged weekly. Nakupenda Pizzeria serves fresh pizza and salads and Suli-Suli Restaurant serves an à la carte menu.