Kiwengwa Beach Resort

5.0 star property
Kiwengwa beachfront resort with 3 restaurants, spa

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Kiwengwa Beach Resort

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3 bars/lounges, poolside bar, beach bar
Property grounds
Standard Double Room, Garden View, Garden Area
3 bars/lounges, poolside bar, beach bar

Overview of Kiwengwa Beach Resort

8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Kiwengwa beach, Kiwengwa, 2144
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 3 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Health club
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Supervised childcare (free)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom

Room options

Standard Double Room, Garden View, Garden Area

  • 32 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Family Room

  • 34 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

Deluxe Double Room, Pool View, Beachfront

  • 3 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Sea View

  • 34 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Suite, 1 Double Bed, Sea View, Sea Facing

  • 42 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Superior Double or Twin Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 9 min drive
  • Muyuni Beach - 20 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 38 min drive
  • Kendwa Beach - 57 min drive
  • Nungwi Beach - 59 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 65 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • The Jetty - 9 min drive
  • Sipano Reastaurant - 8 min walk
  • Bahari Grill - 4 min drive
  • level aqua - 9 min drive
  • Juma Restaurant - 3 min drive

About this property

Kiwengwa Beach Resort

Kiwengwa Beach Resort offers a private beach where you can enjoy beach umbrellas, beachside drinks and sunloungers. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages at the spa. Main Restaurant, one of 3 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious resort include 3 bars/lounges, a poolside bar and a health club.


Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 120 units


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Free supervised childcare


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Tennis


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Bike hire
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Health club
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Tile flooring in room

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The on-site spa has 5 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include massages.


Main Restaurant – This buffet restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A la Carte Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in seafood and only serves dinner. Open selected days.

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
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 80
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per child: USD 40 (from 3 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 100
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per child: USD 50 (from 3 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms for USD 15.00 per week (1-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 100 per person (one way)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 1 April and 31 May.

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for USD 20.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 90.0 per day

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; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Kiwengwa Beach Resort Zanzibar Island
Kiwengwa Beach Resort Resort
Kiwengwa Beach Resort Kiwengwa
Kiwengwa Beach Resort Resort Kiwengwa

Frequently asked questions

Is Kiwengwa Beach Resort currently open?
The property is closed between 1 April and 31 May.
Does Kiwengwa Beach Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kiwengwa Beach Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Kiwengwa Beach Resort.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 100 per person one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Kiwengwa Beach Resort and nearby?
Practise your swing on the tennis courts. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Kiwengwa Beach Resort also has 3 bars, a private beach and a health club, as well as spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants, featuring international cuisine.
Does Kiwengwa Beach Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Kiwengwa Beach Resort like?
Kiwengwa Beach Resort is a short 9-minute walk from Kiwengwa Beach and 9 minutes' walk from Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest.



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10/10 Exceptional

Kind staff, prompt response, good security, beautiful beach, good enough meals, good for family
Kevin, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Emanual Lira, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything was pleasant
feliciah, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Five star family breakaway
Excellent family holiday. Staff is friendly. Room by the pool with balcony very comfortable. Good variety of food. Spa was such a great spoil. Overall highly recommended.
Jasper, 5-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Property is some what quieter than the other beaches around the coast. Very limited restaurants options around the area. Food at the buffet was very basic and underspiced on many of the days. Nevertheless, we liked the location and how quiet the beach was. Was amazing taking walks without feeling surrounded by many people. Staff were great, friendly all the time and very helpful.
Khuloud, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ansar, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff very kind and helpful. Property very well located , well maintained and the entire day they offered all type of different activities.
juan, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was amazing. Foods, scenic views, and facilities.
Sang Lyun, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Fair, but need to elevate cleaning & food
Fair stay, reception staff very friendly 10/10. Unfortunately zero follow through on requests for room to be cleaned and plates removed. I found more plates on steps leading up to my room after returning from beach and dinner even when i asked reception to send someone to clear up. Housekeeping is under performing, they simply make the bed and take dirty towels, nothing more. No sweeping, mopping, cleaning desk or counters, no enhanced cleaning for covid. No cleaning wash basin or leaving new towels, i had dirty towels on arrival and requested new ones. Food & drinks are VERY bland, same buffet items both nights I stayed. I highly recommend only getting bed & breakfast then pay for your dinner at the a la carte seafood restaurant onsite. Their seafood is 10/10. Hotel provides great activities and exercise classes throughout the day to keep guests entertained, a good spa and gym is available. Wonderful pools, beautiful beach & plenty sunbeds provided by hotel. The sea water is warmer/same as air temperature, and in December summer! so truly a great beach experience! Note: no hotels have private beaches in Zanzibar, beach is public property & rightfully so. There are security guards to help keep order though, so perfectly safe. Overall I'd definitely not return anytime soon to this hotel, it echos of a great bygone era that has sadly passed. Simple things like cleaning and decent food is absent, but easy and inexpensive to elevate. I hope they'll do something about this.
interesting jacuzzi bar concept, each jacuzzi is filled only on request.
Beach and hotel view from the water
Beach view from hotel sunbeds
2-night trip
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