A Tropical Christmas Holiday
The Zanzibar Collection welcomes you for an unforgettable Christmas by the white sandy beaches and gorgeous turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The host of offerings lined up will get you fully immersed into the spirit of the season in tropical island flair.
The holiday cheer begins immediately when you walk into the hotels which are all decked out with Christmas trees, fairy lights and locally-crafted decor. Christmas carols are on the menu, happening at the poolside with glasses of bubbly to accompany the yuletide tunes. Santa Claus will definitely find his way to Zanzibar and a special surprise awaits the youngsters at the beach on Christmas Day!
The dining experience will get anyone into the festive mood. Happy hour cocktails are served every twilight to stimulate your appetite. The hotels are going big on the meals, from a decadent Christmas Eve buffet and Christmas Day brunch to an extensive barbeque lunch on Boxing Day. A Swahili-inspired breakfast awaits you on New Year’s morning and an opulent lunch buffet later the same day. Expect traditional favourites, Christmas puddings and all the trimmings.
A repertoire of live bands and vocalists from Zanzibar and Tanzania is lined up for your entertainment, set to provide fun Afro-fusion soundtracks as you partake of delicious meals and dance the night away. The after-dinner party on Christmas night is at the beach, with a bonfire, DJ and the best dancing tunes. We recommend you pack an evening dress or two and long pants for men, as dinner times are a perfect excuse to get glammed up.
We cannot wait to welcome in 2024 with you. After the New Year's Eve gala dinner comes a late-night bonfire party on the beach, under the shining stars and ready for the final countdown to the end of the year.
Throughout the festive season enjoy all the usual activities that the Zanzibar Collection is renowned for: fabulous ocean fun at the Water Club, deep relaxation and energising at the Frangipani Spa, sunrise yoga, and top-notch scuba diving at the Rising Sun Dive Centre, Zanzibar's only PADI 5* Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre.
There will be lots of opportunities to immerse in Zanzibar's rich cultural heritage. Bao masters are on hand to teach you the basics of this traditional African board game. Bao playing is widespread throughout East Africa, and the rules of playing are passed on orally from generation to generation. Our bao bingwa (master) will be delighted to teach you the game. Try your hand at the traditional craft of making palm-woven baskets and hats. Learn the art of Swahili cuisine and spices at a chef's master class. Take in some Zanzibari history from our Mwalimu (teacher) who will also teach you how to speak Swahili.
As one of the most romantic vacation destinations in the world, take time for some intimate moments with your significant other through room service, dinner for two at the exclusive Tides restaurant or a romantic meal at a private beach setting.
Our location on Bwejuu Beach on the southeast coast is famous for its peaceful and secluded atmosphere, ideal for seaside Christmas escapes. Nevertheless, the hotels are within easy driving distance of the island’s main attractions and our concierge staff is happy to recommend and arrange all your excursions.
An unforgettable Christmas experience awaits you at the Zanzibar Collection, a holiday that will leave you feeling warm and merry.
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