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Sea Cliff Zanzibar

Large and fresh with a wealth of facilities for the discerning traveller.

Seacliff Resort and Spa is located 20 minutes north of Stone Town on the west coast of Zanzibar. The large, 120 room resort boasts a wealth of facilities for a luxury break where every whim is catered for. From squash courts to horse riding, yoga to wake boarding – for the fast paced adrenaline junkie to the pampered princess (or indeed prince!), this is an ideal resort for families as well as couples or groups of friends with contrasting ideas of holiday activities.


Whilst the rooms are more European in design and built in low rise blocks, this hotel is about the public areas and facilities. By comparison to the rest of the island, the rooms are not as inspiring or original however they are modern, bright and stylish with every mod con you would expect from an international luxury hotel including iPod docks and wireless internet.

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This hotel is available throughout the year. Below are some prices for holidays on selected dates intended as a guide:

£13407 Nights at The Sea Cliff Zanzibar for 2 people in a Superior Room.
Includes transfers, breakfast and dinner each day.
Valid: September and October 2013.

Subject to availability. International flights to be quoted separately.


  • Home to some of the best facilities on the island.
  • Very large swimming pool.
  • Excellent choice of restaurants.
  • Complementary shuttle service into Stone Town for bookings of three nights or more.

Right for you?

  • This is not a small traditional resort.
  • The beach here is not the picture postcard of the east coast, more a private bay.

? Do all rooms have sea views?
No. Only the superior and the deluxe rooms have a sea view.

$$$Prices for The Sea Cliff start at: $139 per person per night, including all meals and drinks, during Low Season.
Depending when you travel, room categories and party size prices rise to $256 per person per night during Peak Season.
Check rates for your dates: 0843 634 2258

Price Promise: We guarantee that booking with us is cheaper than with the hotel direct and we will beat any other operator, agency or website.

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The Sea Cliff Resort - The Details

Vast public areas with two infinity pools set over two ocean front levels on the rock face. The beach is just a short stroll, bicycle or buggy ride away and unlike the east coast, you can swim from the beach throughout the day. The elevated position gives you commanding views across the ocean. Large pools surrounded by generously spaced loungers mean you will never feel short of space. The architects have cleverly created a large hotel that maintains a boutique feel by providing different spaces for relaxing, dining and drinking. In addition to a comprehensive list of activities, Seacliff is unique in that they offer you the choice of half board, full board or all inclusive meal plans. The only down side is that there is no dive centre. Beginner divers will have to travel to Stone Town, whilst experienced divers can be collected from the resort and join groups heading out to explore the plentiful reefs of the Zanzibar Archipelago with One Ocean Divers.

For those who enjoy exploring, the Mangapwani Caves, Stone Town and access to neighbouring small islands from the port in Stone Town are all a short distance away. Car hire can be arranged and so long as you are armed with a compass and creative map reading skills, then the island is your oyster!


Room Descriptions & Facilities

Rooms and Suites

All the rooms at Seacliff have the following facilities: air-conditioning and ceiling fan, complimentary Internet, electronic fire alarm, telephone, tea and coffee station; mini bars (stocked on request), LCD TV with international satellite channels, hair dryers, outdoor seating area and iPod docking stations.

Twenty-four Garden Rooms and 80 Superior Rooms all have the exact same footprint but offer different views. The Superior Rooms have panoramic ocean views from the bedroom and balcony.

Sixteen Junior Suites offer sweeping ocean views from dual aspects over two separate balconies. They also feature a standalone Jacuzzi bath which once again takes in those glorious views from the suite.


Resort Service & Facilities

The Mangapwani Restaurant is the hotel’s premier dining space serving breakfast, lunch and dinner under a vast thatched Makuti roof. You can dine outside on the expansive terraces or in the open plan dining room. A secondary Kobe Restaurant offers lunches and light meals by the smaller swimming pool in a relaxed and informal dining area. The Kobe restaurant is open daily from 12.30-19.00 and also features a bar for poolside drinks.

The Zanzi-bar is located between the main restaurant and the recreation area. This formal bar is full of Zanzibari chests and leather sofas, a perfect meeting point and fantastic for pre-dinner drinks and sun downers.

The Jetty Bar specialises in sunset cocktails and is open for just a few hours from 17.00 – 19.00 each day. There is an additional beach bar next to the water sports centre which opens from 10.00 – 17.00 each day.

The water sports centre offers a wide range of activities with non-motorised sports being complimentary to all guests. They offer equipment for sailing, wake boarding, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, water skiing and pedaloe boat trips. Lessons in any of the sports offered can be arranged with the guest relation manager at reception and are chargeable.

Up amongst the main public areas, the Sports and Recreation Centre offers darts, table tennis, squash court, gym, snooker table, two floodlight tennis courts, volley ball court and bicycles. All the sports and recreation facilities are free to guests.

The Shwari Spa (Shwari translates to peace and tranquillity in Kiswahili) has five indoor and two outdoor treatment rooms. One of the indoor rooms is designed for couple’s treatments and in addition to the private treatment spaces there is a sauna, steam room and plunge pool. The Spa works in partnership with Africology and they share the following vision: passion for the healing essence of plant life and the restorative power of essential oils. We blend this insight with our respect for the wisdom of traditional healers. Our aim is to share this over-arching wisdom with all. The Shwari spa offers treatments including facials, manicures, pedicures, body scrubs and massages using the Africology range of products.

Community & Conservation

The Seacliff supports the community around Mangapwani by employing and training local people within the resort as well as purchasing fish and food produce for the kitchens from local farmers and fishermen.

Their spa partnership aids the Africology Community Development Projects – working to supply clean water and encourage education and enterprise throughout Africa.

The Sea Cliff Zanzibar - Opinions and Reviews

Unlike many operators we not only visit all the hotels we offer regularly but we also stay in them. Please find a few hints, tips and opinions from our staff plus some genuine feedback from our clients below.

The Sea Cliff is a large, all inclusive resort that aims to be amongst the best – it certainly delivers in terms of service and facilities but sadly not on location. Being sat on a tall coral cliff, it isn’t quite the idyllic beach destination that many other similar hotels offer in other parts of the island.


We are THE Zanzibar experts and would be happy to discuss anything from this page and more anytime on 0843 634 2258.

Check prices & availability for your dates:

Need more info?

We are THE Zanzibar experts and would be happy to discuss anything from this page and more anytime on 01227 753 180

Price Promise: We guarantee that booking with us is cheaper than with the hotel direct and we will beat any other operator, agency or website.

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About Us

Pure Zanzibar Ltd
Registered in the UK
Company No. 5905581
ATOL Protected: No. 10212

Pure Zanzibar was started in 2006 and is still owner run and 100% independent.

We favor smaller more intimate lodges and camps and know the island better than anyone else.

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01227 753 180
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