Zanzibar Bay Resort

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On the beach
On the beach
On the beach
Outdoor pool

Overview of Zanzibar Bay Resort

Zanzibar Bay Resort

3.5 star property
Beachfront hotel in Marumbi with outdoor pool, restaurant

9.2/10 Superb

10 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is €126
Price available on 25/05/2022
Road Chwaka, Marumbi, Zanzibar
Main amenities
  • 104 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 17 min drive
  • Mapenzi Beach - 35 min drive
  • Muyuni Beach - 41 min drive
  • Nakupenda Beach - 53 min drive
  • Shangani Beach - 58 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 55 min drive
  • Paje Beach - 54 min drive
  • Jambiani Beach - 54 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 37 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Zanzibar Bay Resort

Zanzibar Bay Resort is a great choice for your beach stay in Marumbi, putting you near activities such as scuba-diving. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in spa services. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat, and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden, and rooms offer balconies or patios and flat-screen TVs. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff.


All-inclusive room rates at Zanzibar Bay Resort are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 104 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

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
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - midnight
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property charges the following airport transportation fees per vehicle each way: EUR 40 per vehicle for 1-2 guests; EUR 45 per vehicle for 3-5 guests; and EUR 65 per vehicle for 6-14 guests.

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


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Taking the kids

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Built in 2018
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Electric kettle

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


All-inclusive room rates at Zanzibar Bay Resort are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services.

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 1.00 per person, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 12.5 per person, per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 65 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

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


This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Zanzibar Bay Resort Hotel
Zanzibar Bay Resort Marumbi
Zanzibar Bay Resort Hotel Marumbi

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Nice jetty to swim from!
ingvar, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Tumi, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great range of pools and bars. Good activities and helpful excursion desk on site. Staff were professional and helpful. Food delicious.
10-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The staff is ready nice. Very clean but it's looks like the place is far away from all the activities
7-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Very good hotel (with some trade-offs)
This hotel was very good. I really enjoyed my stay. The service was pretty good including the reception attendants, bartenders, and waiters. The breakfast was also tasty with a wide selection. The biggest issue is the location. It is far from the touristy areas and the beach is covered in algae and is very shallow. But honestly, I didn't mind saving money on this hotel and spending more on transport and excursions. I went to Prison Island and there was a beautiful beach there plus the free shuttle bus took me to a really nice beach ten minutes away. I did have a small issue with my bed, but it was fixed literally the next day. I highly recommend this place especially if you don't mind the distance from Stone Town (40 min away). If you're doing a shorter trip, you might want to stay someplace more conveniently located.
Alyssa, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This was a nice resort on Zanzibar. The facilities were certainly good for East African standards. This is actually two resorts (soon to be three) combined. The reception is actually on the side called "Paradise Bay Resort," but you have full access to both sides. The pool shown in the picture is in Zanzibar Bay Resort, and is more relaxing (and shallower) than the one on the other side. The Paradise Bay one is blue, and has a 3 meter deep portion. It is also has more trees blocking the view of the ocean. The beach is not very good here. Due to the bay, it is full of seaweed, and the tide comes in close to the wall. Smartly, they have a free shuttle to another piece of beach up the coast, which is beautiful. It was much quieter and cheaper on their main facility. If you are there for long, I recommend getting on the free shuttle and spending every day at the other beach. Massages there were super cheap, and they had food and drinks (not included, if you are "all inclusive", but we awere a la carte). The staff was nice and very professional. You pay for everything using your room number/wrist band and signature. I did have one instance of a staff member offering to give me free drinks in exchange for paying cash for the rest of the bill, but that can happen at any resort, not just in East Africa. I hope the Dutch owners pay their people enough to make up for the fact that it is very inconvenient to tip them. We would have liked more local food at the a la carte restaurant.
4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Es war wirklich sehr schön dort. Allerdings würde ich jedem All-Inclusive empfehlen, da das Essen im Hotel ansonsten recht teuer ist
5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Bien disfrutado.
Perfecta estadia en el hotel. Mucho espacio verde, bares bien distribuidos ,playas limpias. Un buen lugar para disfrutar y descansar, habitaciones amplias ,limpias cómodas. Seguro.
FERNANDO, 2-night romance trip
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