The Aiyana

5.0 star property
Pemba Island beachfront hotel with spa, outdoor pool
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The Aiyana

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Poolside bar
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Minibar, in-room safe, individually furnished, desk
Outdoor pool, an infinity pool, free pool cabanas, pool umbrellas

Overview of The Aiyana

9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
Makangale Beach, Pemba Island, Zanzibar
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Marina
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free babysitting
  • Health club
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (free)
  • Sofa bed
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Living room
  • Premium TV channels

Room options

Prestige Beach Villa

  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

Presidential Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Private Pool, Oceanfront

  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 King Beds

Royal Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Private Pool, Oceanfront

  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 King Beds

Ambassador 2 bedroom Villa, Private pool Ocean Front

  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 King Beds

Senior Suite, 1 Bedroom, Oceanfront

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a regional park

Getting around

  • Pemba Island (PMA) - 91 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Aiyana

The Aiyana offers a private beach where you can enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax on a sunlounger, plus activities such as scuba-diving, snorkelling and kayaking are nearby. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, facials and manicures and pedicures. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat, and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. A marina, a poolside bar and a health club are other highlights at this luxurious hotel. Fellow travellers say good things about the WiFi.


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Free babysitting


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Wi-Fi (speed: 250+ Mbps (good for 3–5 people or up to 10 devices)) in rooms*


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Room service (late night)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Free babysitting

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free bike hire
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Romance packages


  • Built in 2015
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Health club
  • An outdoor pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Marina
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reception hall


  • Wheelchair-accessible bathroom dressing table
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Accessible bath

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Single sofa bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Patio
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate living room

Freshen up

  • Separate bath and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Wireless Internet access (surcharge) (speed of 250+ Mbps (good for 3–5 people or up to 10 devices))
  • Free local calls
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site spa, which has 6 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body scrubs, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 5.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms for USD 20 per day (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 140 per vehicle (one-way. Maximum occupancy 3)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • There is a service fee of 10 per cent

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Aiyana Hotel Pemba Island
Aiyana Hotel
Aiyana Pemba Island
The Aiyana Hotel
The Aiyana Resort Spa
The Aiyana Pemba Island
The Aiyana Hotel Pemba Island

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Aiyana?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Aiyana?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Aiyana?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Aiyana?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Aiyana?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on request. The charge is USD 140 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Aiyana?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Aiyana and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as cycling and hiking. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. The Aiyana also has a private beach, a health club and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Aiyana?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
Does The Aiyana have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around The Aiyana like?
The Aiyana is a short 12-minute walk from Manta Beach and 6 minutes' walk from Panga ya Watoro Beach.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Our experience at The Ayana was impeccable. The beach is amazing and the villas have a wonderful view. Staff are great and super kind. The team accommodated our last minute reservation and plans swiftly. Cuisine is very good and veggetarian friendly. We will definitely come back!!
nadir, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely amazing with stunning garden surroundings. First Class Pemba, sweet staff. Freshest seafood possible? Gorgeous Villa Nyumbani! Beach dinners are paradise 💝
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8/10 Very good

DENISA ANDREEA, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect setting, great staff, close to diving. Will return.
Jo, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best place we stayed at in our 6weeks in Tanzania. Just a beautiful property.
Jake, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Peer, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

The property was in disrepair and the staff seemed untrained. There was no WiFi in the rooms (which was not mentioned when we booked the stay) and VERY limited hot water (and sometimes the water did not work at all. There is honestly nothing I liked/can recommend about this place.
Nicole, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hussayn, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

They property was nice friendly and found activity to do on our stay. Relaxing
kellia, 3-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

5-night trip
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