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Rest, relaxation and rejuvenation


Enjoy a massage with your partner as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean or out in the bush, as antelope and zebra graze on the plains and quench their thirst at the watering hole.


The wellness phenomenon is sweeping Tanzania. Visitors see their holidays as a chance to unwind from the stresses of every day life, relax and pamper themselves. Spas are popping up across the country, becoming a standard addition to hotels and resorts in a response to tourist demand. Ease out the knots from a bone rattling game ride with a massage or recover from your flight with a refreshing facial.


More and more hotels, lodges and resorts are offering spa treatments. Thai and Balinese therapists run luxury spas, equipped with plunge pools, saunas and steam rooms, offering extensive treatment menus. However, spas in Tanzania blend European and Asian influences with a uniquely Swahili element, offering treatments drawing on Tanzanian natural ingredients. Seaweed, tropical fruit and Pemban honey are used in facials to rehydrate and rejuvenate skin. Aloe vera grown across the country and salt water is used to sooth sunburnt skin. Essential oils hail from the country’s spice farms, soaps are made from cloves, lemon grass and cinnamon.


Swahili beauty rituals are celebrated, with spas offering singo, an exfoliating spice scrub from Zanzibar, traditionally for brides. A paste is prepared using jasmine, ylang ylang, rose petals, sandalwood and rose water and applied to the body, leaving skin smooth, fragrant and as soft as silk. Hamman baths hail back to Tanzania’s Arab heritage. Coconut oil and clove oil are used in massages, hair is twisted into braids and hands and feet are adorned with henna. At Gibb’s Farm in the Serengeti, a Maasai healer offers traditional heat and clay treatments to revive and rejuvenate you.


Nature walks in the lush greenness of the forests and yoga revive the spirit. Tanzania’s tranquility combined with superb spas ensure you’ll be rejuvenated by your holiday.



Matemwe Retreat
Perfect for tranquil, luxurious and romantic escapes!

Matemwe Retreat is a group of just four incredibly spacious ocean view villas, with their own private beach. With personal butler service and the option of massages and meals served in your villa, this lodge truly is a retreat where all your needs catered for.


The Palms
Voted among the top 15... "World's Most Romantic All Inclusive Resorts"

If you had no choice but to live in a hotel in Zanzibar this unquestionably would be the one. The colonial style villas ooze timeless style and sophistication. The Plantation House bar and restaurant is elegant yet informal and feels very much like an extension of your own private villa.


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Essque Zalu

Changing the definition of luxury for a generation of conscientious travellers.

The resort is stylish and immaculate throughout with the lush mature tropical gardens around the rooms and suites providing a wonderful environment in which to relax. We stayed in an Ocean Front suite and the view was beautiful, with the beach and sea just metres away. The villas are huge, perfect for families and large groups wanting plenty of space to relax and looking for a real 'home away from home'.


See: Essque Zalu Zanzibar Offers .

Neptune Pwani Zanzibar

Considered to be the top choice in its category.

The bright pink, purple and white flowers accent the beautifully manicured lawns between the public areas and pathways. The rooms are spacious and feature traditional wooden furniture though they have air-conditioning, telephones and televisions as standard.

Dongwe Ocean View

Revitalise your senses at Dongwe’s luxury boutique resort on one of Zanzibar’s most beautiful beaches.

Dongwe is a small but comfortable resort with 16 ocean view rooms. Simple - yet very comfy - and extremely welcoming. The Dongwe Ocean View team will be sensitive to your needs for both good service and privacy. Dongwe has a large pool overlooking the beach, a spa and a choice of activities close to hand that will satisfy all appetites.

Baraza Zanzibar
Ultimate luxury on one of the world's best beaches!

Baraza is up there in the top end of luxury on Zanzibar and indeed the world over. The unique architectural style is born of the vision of a bygone era of Omani Sultans and Sultanas lazing in a heady flow of luxury silks. Ornately adorned passages giving way to archways opening into cavernous halls with sumptuous day beds where the eye is drawn on to the distant ocean framed by the intricate archways. It really is that breath taking, atmospheric and capable of transporting you through time.


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Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa
A stunning 30-acre site with bedroom cottages that are located on rising ground overlooking verdant gardens.

Bluebay is located in the North East of the island and found near the village of Kiwenga. It is quite a large resort with 112 rooms in total, each offering a fantastic experience of Zanzibari hospitality.

With 1,000 Palm trees adorning the 25 acres of stunning landscape, you can take comfort in the fact that your surroundings are what you have been searching for in a holiday to paradise! Kiwenga is by vocation, a charming fishing village that offers activities such as visits to the Kiwenga caves, fantastic snorkelling, diving and fishing excursions.


La Gemma dell Est
A large all inclusive popular with Italian package holiday makers.

This is a comfortable large boutique property which does lose the personal touches common in the smaller guest houses but overall represents some of the best accommodation on the island.

La Gemma dell Est is well suited to those who prefer to arrive and relax or have people in the party that will need entertaining. Everything is on site and the all-inclusive price plan means you don’t have to worry about running up a bar bill.


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Kilindi Resort

A bold statement of style, design and ethos !
Under blue skies accented by pristine powder white sands, aqua pools and luscious gardens, Kilindi is a truly unique vision of peace and tranquillity. It’s not for everyone, and if you’re looking for a lively atmosphere and more importantly fully air conditioned accommodation with all the mod cons, Kilindi might be too minimalistic for you. However we really can not recommend this lodge highly enough, speak to any of our agents and they will wax lyrical about their first hand experiences of Kilindi.


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The Residence Zanzibar
Considered to be one of the leading hotels of the world.

Every feature of The Residence is first class luxury. They cater wonderfully for children with a multi lingual kids club and a host of water based activities from their 150 metre jetty. For couples there is the privacy of your own villa and the spa to work away the aches and pains of a long journey or safari.


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Manta Resort

A treasured hideaway where you can feel the simplicity of a naturally evolved traditional Swahili island culture – and timeless peace and quiet.

At Manta Resort, you may just have discovered one of those rare gems few people ever get to see. Elevated and nestled along an idyllic island beach, Manta Resort offers romance, adventure, privacy, and a choice of water sports. Manta is arguably East Africa’s finest island sanctuary.


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White Sand Villas

Well appointed luxury boutique on a pristine white sandy beach .
White Sand Villas & Spa is comprised of just 11 high-end luxury villas, each with its own private swimming pool. The lodge is built upon the fine white sands of Paje Beach in the South East of the Island and is complete with fine-dining restaurant, spa and more...


Breezes Zanzibar
Beautiful family accommodation, perfect for all types of groups.

As one of Zanzibar’s most established and well-loved properties, Breezes undoubtedly has the essence of Zanzibari design running through its fingers down to the powder white sands of Bwejuu beach. The hotel was the first incarnation from the Raguz family who went on to build The Palms and Baraza in the decade following Breezes completion. Each room is furnished entirely in hand crafted wood and turned by a team of over 50 local craftsmen. Throughout the public areas are beautiful chests, tables, seats and day beds again attributed to the local carpenters.


See: Breezes Beach Club and Spa Offers .

Zanzi Resort

The ZanziResort is a luxurious oasis, nestled on the cliffs of Kama, on the tropical island of Zanzibar .
ZanziResort is a boutique eco-green hotel with a fantastic spa. A miniature paradise that is ideal for honeymooners, couples and celebrities looking for intimacy, just 15km from Stone Town. Look forward to comfort and satisfaction from both the accommodation and elaborate culinary tastes.


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