Blue Bay Beach Resort

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Bluebay Beach Resort is located on the North Eastern Coastline of Zanzibar Island next to the village of Kiwengwa which is around an hour drive from Zanzibar International Airport and Stone Town.

A luxury beachfront resort with traditional Swahili charm, Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is situated on the finest white, sandy beach on the east coast of the island of Zanzibar. Set in 30 acres of tropical gardens with over 1,000 palm trees, the resort is one of Zanzibar’s most prestigious properties offering the ultimate in beach comfort: excellent accommodation; fine wining and dining; a host of sports and leisure facilities; the famous Oasis Spa; and our award-winning service. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the Resort.

As well as being a magical destination for holidaymakers wishing to soak up the sun and the enchanting culture of Zanzibar, the resort also offers excellent facilities for meetings, conferences and group incentives. Our weddings and events team can also plan your private party, your wedding ceremony and reception and, of course, your honeymoon.

The resort has a very relaxed feeling about it and the main objective is to relax, put your feet up and enjoy this tropical paradise.




A copy of marriage certificate is required upon check-in.
Honeymooners will receive:
- Complimentary tropical fruit basket
- Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine


All rooms at Bluebay are spacious, bright and beautifully decorated in Zanzibari style with hand-carved furniture. The comfortable Garden Rooms overlook the grounds, while the popular Superior Rooms are elevated, offering views over the gardens to the beach and ocean beyond.

The exclusive Junior Suites are only 30 metres from the ocean and are split level with a large seating area, magnificent veranda and even a private garden with outdoor shower.

Finally, there are 2 beachfront Sultan Suites: the ultimate in opulence, privacy and luxury – a Sultan would expect nothing less!

Rooms comprising of:
- Garden Room
- Superior Room
- Junior Suite
- Sultan Suite

In-room facilities:
- Veranda or balcony
- Split-level air conditioning
- Large satellite television
- Minibar
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Hairdryer
- Electronic safe
- Telephone
- Smoke detector
- Free Wi-Fi


Bluebay Beach Resort’s simple mission is to make your stay with them perfect and their Guest Services staff will attend to your every need and endeavour to satisfy every request.
If you require a babysitter or a butler, dinner on the beach or a show, or perhaps you have a particular dietary request, please talk to us. Guest Services will also help you plan and book excursions, group events and corporate functions.
- 3 Restaurants
- Bar
- Spa & Wellness Centre
- 2 Boutiques
- Fresh-water swimming pool
- Air-conditioned fitness centre
- Floodlit tennis court
- PADI scuba diving centre
- Fully-equipped water sports centre
- Games rooms with table tennis, snooker and billiard tables
- Open-air discotheque
- Open-air Jacuzzi
- Children’s paddling pool
- Children’s entertainment club (on demand)
- Babysitting
- Fully equipped conference facilities and business centre
- Medical dispensary with doctor on call
- Laundry


Makuti Restaurant is the main dining facility at the Resort where breakfast, lunch and dinner is served, depending on the meal plan. The Makuti Restaurant enjoys views over the swimming pool to the ocean beyond.

The Bahari Grill serves seafood and local specialities and offers an exclusive dining experience for à la carte lunch and dinner.

Palms Pool Bar is a poolside oasis offers a full range of cocktails, wines, spirits, fresh juices and specialised coffees. The bar features a Shisha Corner and there is a live band most evenings until closing time.

Blue Marlin Beach Restaurant is situated at the ocean’s edge, the restaurant serves à la carte al fresco lunchtime grilled or stir-fried specialities including fresh seafood.

For freshly ground coffee and a great selection of cakes, pastries and freshly made sandwiches, Blu Deli Terrace Café can satisfy your pallet. It also serves a delicious range of ice creams.

Mawimbi Pool Bar overlooks the swimming pool, beach and the ocean beyond. This is the perfect venue to enjoy a range of beverages and cocktails.

Located on the beach and offering ‘toes-in-the-sand’ à la carte for either lunch or dinner you will find Kivuli Bar & Restaurant which specialises in Far Eastern Fusion cuisine.

Half-board package consists of:
- Breakfast and dinner daily

All-inclusive package consists of:
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as light snacks twice daily
Soft drinks, water, local alcohol and wine

All information in this fact sheet is subject to change by the relevant hotel without prior notice.


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Bluebay Beach Resort

General Policies & Disclaimers

Rates are based on 2 persons sharing.
All packages are quoted per person sharing
Rates are subject to rate of exchange fluctuation.
All prices are subject to Rate of Exchange and when a deposit is paid the balance of the booking is subject to the rate of exchange on date of full payment
Availability can change at any time and is never guaranteed.
Airfare and Airport taxes fluctuate daily and cannot be guaranteed.
In case of increase this will be added on to the package price.
Peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply.
Book and pay in full to avoid disappointment.
Prices and availability are correct as at 01 October 2021 and are subject to change without notice.
Covid antigen test on arrival in Zanzibar at a cost of USD25 per person (payable directly)
PCR test in Zanzibar at a cost of ZAR1650 per person (prepayable prior to your departure).
All costs associated to quarantining in Zanzibar (in the event of a positive Covid test result) shall be for the passengers’ account.
Visas (USD50) obtained upon arrival in Zanzibar (not applicable to South African passport holders).
An infrastructure levy of USD1 per person per day is payable to the hotel direct (applicable to both adults and children).
Zanzibar is a malaria area (please consult doctor for medical advice)
Yellow Fever injections (no longer required by South African residents)
E and OE.

Price From: R9 795.00

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Blue Bay Beach Resort

Blue Bay Beach Resort Reviews

Traveller Rating:

Current Reviews: 5

Title: Total experience

Author: Ndumiso
Posted: Tue, 31 July 2012, 09:10:53
To the AfricaStay team We'd like to express our heartfelt gratitude for helping experience the most wonderful place called Zanzibar. From the initial enquiry to the boarding of the plane back to SA, we are still speechless at how well and professional the team carried itselft. We had a warm reception curtosy of Garrib who also went out of his way to assist us with minor challenges we ran into as we were first time travellers (lacked knowledge of currency exchange) and our card got stuck in the ATM. The very next day, AfricaStay team was already waiting for us to assist with getting the card back and that happened with ease as Jay helped with the translation at the bank. We enjoyed staying at BlueBay, amazing views, food, staff...everything was to our expectations and a bit more. On our way back to the airport, my wife accidentally forgot her cellphone in the tour bus. We made enquiries with Marian who immediately notified us that the cellphone was safe and sound and he had it couriered a week later. Jay had told us that Zanzibar is a crime free island and that proved to us it was no lie. We'll definitely be using AfricaStay for our future bookings, forever greatful to you for making the last leg of our marriage week a memorable one! Thank you so mcuh!

Title: Great Experience

Author: Peter
Posted: Thu, 24 May 2012, 13:55:49
We stayed here on a weekday and loved it. The wooden cottages were new and sported excellent fittings. Peaceful beach and the Guards were quite accomodative yet firm when reasoning with guests. Pool was clean and inviting.The lights were on beyond 10/11 PM which was encouraging. Check in and out were smooth and they even accepted a cancellation without a second word. Overall a memorable weekend for us.

Title: choice for corporate / group outing

Author: Tonny Parry
Posted: Thu, 24 May 2012, 13:53:24
We a group of 18 people visited blubay resort on 23/09/11 and we really enjoyed our day. We enjoyed our time in swimming pool and indoor, outdoor games..staffs were courteous. resort was simple and neat.

Title: excellent corporate get together

Author: Chad Austin
Posted: Thu, 24 May 2012, 13:51:17
We has a wonderful get-together at Blue Bay resort .All went well as per plan. Resort Manger Mr John had made very good arrangement and was very co operative throughout the day , serving us in every possible way . We would like to thanks him for the nice arrangements done including the food selections .Food was too good beyond our expectation . Overall i would rate 5 out of 5 Would definitely plan to visit again and recommend other groups from our company to plan offsite at your location.

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