Zanzibar Collection April 2023
5th May 2023
The Zanzibar Collection presents a selection of the finest hotels in Zanzibar. A pioneer in luxury accommodation, the Collection comprises Breezes Beach Club, The Palms, Baraza Hotel and Zawadi Hotel. Together, they provide the best options for all kinds of travellers.
Positioned near each other, the properties have an enviable location in Bwejuu on the south-eastern coast, an area of quintessential white-sand beaches, turquoise blue waters, coconut palms and a low tourism density. And the soothing sound of the ocean is never far away.
The essence of Swahili life and the multicultural history pervades all aspects of the Collection. Palm-thatch roofing, hand-carved furniture, airy lounges, cultural collectibles, African fabrics, local cuisine and the famous Zanzibar spices. And everywhere you will encounter warm, friendly and personalised hospitality.
Gastronomy at the collection is a feast for the taste buds. Featuring delectable 'just caught' seafood and the freshest local ingredients, the meals draw inspiration from Swahili, Indian, Arab and continental cuisines, enhanced by local aromatic spices.
Plenty of water sports are offered at the Water Club centres of Breezes Beach Club and Baraza Hotel. Guided reef walks are a great introduction to tropical marine life. For keen ocean explorers, the Rising Sun Diving Centre is the only PADI 5-star Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre in Zanzibar. Beginners to experienced divers can discover the underwater treasures of the coastline.
The Frangipani Spa at Breezes and Baraza are oases of wellbeing and invigoration, with a range of treatments, Thai massage and indulgent 'Sultan Baths.' If you can tear yourself away from the lovely properties and beachfront, excursions to Zanzibar’s unique historic sites and natural treasures are easily organised from the guest relations desk. BREEZES BEACH CLUB & SPA
Breezes Beach Club personifies the history and cultural heritage of Zanzibar. Swahili-style handmade furnishings, cultural décor, antiques and Middle-Eastern lamps embellish the rooms and common areas. The comfortable, air-conditioned guestrooms face the ocean or lush gardens. All are en-suite, with modern amenities, and balcony and indoor seating.
Lounge all day at the beach bandas, just feet away from the warm Indian Ocean and take a refreshing dip in the large free-form pool. Breakers Grill is the epitome of beachside dining, offering flavourful meals as your toes dig into the sandy ground. Dinner service at the Salama Dining Room with themed meals is livened up by traditional music, cultural dances and more.
Breezes is ideal for all types of holidaymakers - families, groups of friends, couples or solo travellers. THE PALMS ZANZIBAR
A more exclusive and intimate experience than The Palms is hard to find in Zanzibar. It is rated 'One of the world's most romantic all-inclusive resorts,' by Travel + Leisure.
The all-inclusive Palms is ideal for couples, solo travellers or small families with older children wanting a super quiet holiday destination. Seven luxurious villas are nestled in a tropical garden setting by the beach. The interiors have an understated elegance embodying the African, Asian and European influences of the island. The en-suite, air-conditioned villas have a sitting area, adjacent room, terrace with a plunge pool, and individual beach cabanas for secluded seaside enjoyment.
Tableside meals are served at the veranda dining area overlooking the gardens, with light meals and cocktails by the poolside. The laid-back guest lounge is perfect for relaxed holiday reading and ocean escapades are available at the neighbouring Breezes and Baraza hotels. BARAZA HOTEL
Baraza Hotel takes you back to the era of Sultans, a time of Arabesque architecture, archways, curtained arcs, hammered brass ornaments, and handcrafted Swahili furniture.
This all-inclusive hotel is spread across large, palm-shaded gardens creating an uncrowded ambience. The heritage theme continues in the 30 en-suite villas, including a Presidential Suite, each with a private pool, terrace and thoughtful attention to interior details.
Several spacious, white-stone dining areas and lounges offer plenty of corners to tuck away or you can chill out at one of the beach bandas with the ocean just metres away.
Unique in-house activities such as palm frond weaving and the age-old African board game of Bao. Experience Swahili immersion through elementary language lessons, a session of Zanzibar history or cooking classic Swahili dishes. A marvellous children’s play centre keeps the young ones entertained with lots of games and toys. ZAWADI HOTEL
Situated on a cliff face overlooking the gorgeous blue ocean, Zawadi Hotel has arguably the most breath-taking views in Zanzibar. Tranquil, exclusive and utterly luxurious, Zawadi is perfect for honeymooners and intimate travellers.
The newest addition to the Collection has 12 exceptionally large villas discreetly spread out in the palm tree and bougainvillea garden. Each air-conditioned, sea-facing villa is designed in contemporary beach elegance, with huge double beds, a sitting area and en-suite bathrooms.
The main pool area offers pristine sea views or enjoy the convenience of your private plunge pools, hammock and sun loungers. Meals at the all-inclusive Zawadi are at the Mswakani Restaurant, caressed by ocean gentle breezes, or at the stylish Driftwood Dining Room.
The secluded beach alcove feels like your own private slice of paradise. To venture further afield, take in some adventure at The Water Club sports centre or pampering at the Frangipani Spa, both at the nearby Baraza Hotel. For cultural experiences, the concierge desk is happy to arrange tailored tours around the island.
For more information and bookings:
Tel: +254 710 138 138