Reef & Beach Resort

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Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool

Overview of Reef & Beach Resort

Reef & Beach Resort

3.5 out of 5

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • All inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
Jambiani Beach, Jambiani

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationJambiani Beach5 min drive
  • Popular LocationMakunduchi Beach13 min drive
  • Popular LocationKuza Cave16 min drive
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)67 min drive

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About this area


Located in Jambiani, Reef & Beach Resort is on a private beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park and Jambiani Beach. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as boat tours.

What's nearby

  • Jambiani Beach - 5 min drive
  • Paje Beach - 12 min drive
  • Makunduchi Beach - 13 min drive
  • Kuza Cave - 16 min drive
  • Mchangamble Beach - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 67 min drive


  • Makuti Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Mfumbwi Lodge — 4 min drive
  • Chez Hassan — 6 min drive
  • Uhuru Beach — 6 min drive
  • Karibu Restaurant — 6 min drive

About this property

Reef & Beach Resort

Beachfront hotel with relaxing spa services
At Reef & Beach Resort, hit the private white sand beach, dine onsite at Makuti Restaurant, or enjoy a drink at one of the hotel's 4 bars/lounges. All 44 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus balconies and room service. Other amenities available to guests include ceiling fans, hair dryers, and showers.
Reef & Beach Resort offers 44 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to balconies. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach and an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

All inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Reef & Beach Resort are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

All buffet meals, snacks, and select beverages included


Onsite entertainment and activities
Onsite live performances

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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
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
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 4 coffee shops
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Beach volleyball
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Ecotours
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkeling

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator


  • Banquet hall
  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • Swahili


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • Massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 32.5 per day

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 60 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • In-room safe fee: USD 5.00 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 32.5 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Shungi Beach
Shungi Beach Jambiani
Shungi Beach Resort
Shungi Beach Resort Jambiani
Reef Beach Resort Jambiani
Reef Beach Jambiani
Reef Beach Resort
Reef & Beach Resort Hotel
Reef & Beach Resort Jambiani
Reef & Beach Resort Hotel Jambiani

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 35 out of 102 reviews
5 - Excellent 34%
Rating 4 - Good. 44 out of 102 reviews
4 - Good 43%
Rating 3 - Okay. 16 out of 102 reviews
3 - Okay 16%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 102 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 102 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Big resort with really friendly staff. But the place is too bag to cope as soon as more than a couple of people arrive. Check in was a nightmare, no sign of booking despite having received an email asking my time of arrival 3 hours earlier. Room not ready. A/C didn’t work and no Basic amenities in the bathroom. Lighting is also very dingy. The curtains don’t fit the windows. Imagine trying to cover a car windscreen with a hand towel. food options were limited and service was chaotic but got better through the week. Despite all inclusive, charged for safe, towels and late check out. Feels like it’s growing and it has potential to be very good. Not quite there yet though. Location is a bit isolated aswell
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Mixed Feelings on this one.......
Lets start by saying we enjoyed our stay. The location is fantastic. We booked a Seafront Bungalow that we strongly recommend and not a lot extra. The room was lovely, the location great but it was destinctly rustic and the bathroom was well overdue for a refurb. We loved the Jetty Bar too BUT BUT BUT the hotel was not as described on They have just opened two new blocks of rooms and are building two blocks more. They have also just finished a huge new swimming pool all done in sandstone (rather odd) and a huge two storey restuarant. It is now firmly a package tour hotel with large numbers of Polish, South African and Dutch customers. Individual bookings are overwhelmed. There is also an entertainment programme which is great if that is what you want but the deafening music on a few evenings and for the pool exercise was very trying. There is an all inclusive offer for US$30 per person per day. Not expensive but not great either. The buffet meals became tedious and rather bland and annoyingly the deserts kept running out. The drinks were all the very cheapest brands - a single cheap beer, cheap Vodka/Rum and an Indian Brandy that you could dissolve bodies in. The Cocktails were clearly made with watered down Vodka/Rum (officially or unofficially??) and tasted of well.... not a lot. The staff are lovely as in so many places in East Africa. We spent most of our time outside our room and enjoyed our stay but we wouldn't go back!!
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The beach was beautiful. And the resort was great. The food was good but not incredible.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Absolutely amazing
I loved my stay here. We were booked bed and breakfast but upgraded to all inclusive for $30 a day each. The hotel was spotlessly clean. The staff were excellent in every way. The jetty bar was stunning and you could get down to the sea for a swim. Is two lots of steps from the bar. Meals are buffet style with live cooking available every meal and the well stocked bars do a range of cocktails in addition to other drinks. The swimming pool was very clean and in the afternoon the kirks red colobus monkeys came down to play. The beach is right next to the pool although the waves can be strong and I would recommend wearing coral shoes. The room was spacious with a/c and a lovely balcony to enjoy a drink in the evening. If you are there on a Monday or Friday the hotel run a complimentary village trip where you are taken by Abdul one of the animation team to a nearby village where you can visit a school, a local house and have the opportunity to buy exercise books and sweets for the local children. Abdul is an excellent guide and this trip was one of the highlights of our holiday. The manager Silvana was also great and very helpful in returning paintings t us that we left in the hotel. I would highly recommend this hotel.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
everything was good, except there was no fresh brewed coffee anywhere
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2018