5 Great Value For Money Resorts In Zanzibar – FAQ Fridays

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Welcome to another edition of Travelstart’s FAQ Friday with me, Nick Paul. This week we are going to be looking at 5 great value for money resorts in Zanzibar. These packages are not necessarily the cheapest, but they are the best value for money in terms of locations, inclusions and the quality of the hotel. All of the prices we are quoting are rough guidelines for per person sharing, travelling up until the 22nd of December 2014. The prices are for holidays including flights from Joburg, taxes, 7 nights accommodation, all meals and selected drinks, which include some alcoholic beverages.

Melia Hotel

If you are looking for great luxury, this is the best value for money hotel on the island. It is located on the northeast coast of Zanzibar, just 45 minutes away from the airport. It is a beautiful 40 acre estate with a fantastic beach and luxurious rooms.

At the resort:

  • 5 restaurants
  • 4 bars
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Spa
  • Wifi
  • Aqua gym
  • Beach Club
  • Table tennis
  • Kayaking
  • Beach volley ball
  • Diving & snorkeling

Prices from R16 550 pp sharing

Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

Located one hour from the airport in the southeast of the island, Karafuu is known for its friendly service, excellent cuisine and great facilities.

At the resort:

  • 4 restaurants
  • 3 bars
  • 1 swimming pool
  • Kiddies pool
  • Water sports center (deep sea fishing, snorkeling and diving)
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Tennis courts
  • Wifi

Price: from R14 995 pp sharing

Voi Kiwengwa Resort

Just 40 minutes from the airport on the east coast of Zanzibar, the Voi Kiwengwa is on one of the best stretches of coastline on the whole island. The great Italian style resort has:

  • 5 restaurants
  • 1 bars
  • 1 swimming pool
  • Satellite TV lounge
  • Library
  • Spa
  • Tennis court
  • Fitness area
  • Aqua gym
  • Beach volley ball

Prices from R13 595pp sharing

Double Tree by Hilton

The 4 star Double Tree by Hilton is located on the northern tip of the island, about one hour from the airport.

You may think that it is unusual for there to be a Hilton on the island of Zanzibar, but this is not like any of the other city style Hiltons. This Hilton is right on the beach complete with swaying palm trees and a great island feel.

At the resort:

  • Swimming pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Fitness room
  • Pool table
  • Fishing
  • Laundry service

Prices from R12 960 pp sharing

Uroa Bay Beach Resort

This is the most affordable of the value for money resorts on Zanzibar. It is located on the east coast of Zanzibar alongside the quite little fishing village of Uroa. The resort boasts its very own private beach for its guests.

At the resort:

  • Restuarants
  • 2 bars
  • Swimming pool
  • Wellness centre
  • Conference room
  • Kite surfing
  • Diving
  • Tennis courts
  • Beach volley ball
  • Soccer
  • Local tours and Safaris

Prices from R11 495 pp sharing

So that is a rap of 5 affordable Zanzibar resorts. Just a reminder that all the prices we have quoted here are rough guidelines, per person sharing, limited to travel dates before 22nd of December 2014 and are subject to availability. Prices include: flights from Joburg,  taxes, 7 nights accommodation, all meals, and selected drinks.

If you are interested in getting a quote on one of these packages please contact TravelBar on 0861 878 278 or travelbar@travelstart.com

That is it from us for this week, please post your questions or suggestions in the comments section below and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel by clicking here.


Our Readers Comments

  1. Hi I want to go to zanzibar for our honeymoon on the 17 – 24 Dec 2014 please send me quotes and availableties pleas!

    • Hello Marcel, thank you for contacting us. One of our agents will be in contact with you within the next 24 – 48 hours with a quotation.

  2. Send info on all of the above hotels dates from /between 15 jan to 15 feb for a 2 week stay flights from ct return 30th anniversary tx
    2 pax

    • Hello Maryna, thank you for contacting us! One of our agents will be in contact with you within the next 24 – 48 hours with a quotation. You can also contact them on 0861 878 278 / +2721-468-4300 for assistance with this – Almene

  3. A couple of years ago I spent 10 days at a hotel on the East Coast of Zanzibar, What a disaster. It was a rip off. Very expensive and the beaches nothing to write home about. Won’t go back even if given a whole expenses paid freebie.

    • I have had 3 amazing trips to Zanzibar, staying in inexpensive places in Stone Town and on the north and east coasts. It is a real pity you had such a bad experience, as it is a beautiful country and it is not necessary to be ripped off. Only on one of my trips did I pre-book accommodation. I just went with the flow and found people helpful. And it is always possible to bargain 🙂

  4. Good day, could you kindly send me a quote for all four resorts, except the hilton double tree resort. We are looking to book for jan /feb 2015 for x2 adults sharing.

    Thank you.

    • Hello Stephanie, thank you for contacting us! I am forwarding your request to our Agents who will be sending you quotes within the next 24 – 48 hours. Almene

  5. Travel to Melia resort Zanzibar for 2 adults and 2 kids 12 years and 9 years
    Between sep/oct

    • Hello Feroz, thank you for contacting us! Your request for a package has been sent to one of our agents, who will be in contact with you within the next 24 – 48 hours. Have a great day further – Almene

  6. Hi!

    Please could you advise which of the featured resorts would be the most suited towards a family.

    Thanks a mil!


    • Hello Pam, thank you for contacting us! Please send your requirements to travelbar@travelstart.com or call us on 0861 878 278 / +2721-468-4300 to assist with this. We will need your budget, dates as well as specific requirements. We look forward to hearing from you soon, Almene

  7. Hi

    I’ve checked the video with regard to the 5 value for money resorts in Zanzibar. Please send me quotations for all 5 resorts for a person travelling alone. No specific date, but should be for September/October 2014.

    • Hello Martie, thank you for contacting us! One of our agents will be in contact with you with a quotation for these resorts. Hopefully you will be able to go on your trip 🙂 Almene

  8. I am the owner of Crazy Mzungo’s, Zanzibar – we don’t offer flash hotel/resort style entertainment and deals, just colorful, friendly beach accommodation, fabulous Seafood and amazing cocktails (toes in the sand).
    There’s loads of fun activities for the whole family on the super soft beaches…meet some locals, learn to drum, play football, snorkel the blue lagoon, take super sunset drinki cruises, rates start at $600 per person per day on Half Board basis!

    We are located near Paje, and offer amazing accommodation for a range of travelers, right on the beach…
    Happy to provide details and offers!


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