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Zanzibar Bay Resort

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5



4.6 / 5Wonderful
5 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • All inclusive


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
    10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kiwengwa Beach
    21 min drive
  • Airport
    Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)
    37 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pingwe Beach
    70 min drive

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Book online or call:

  • Luxury Double Room, Sea View

    Room Amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed
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  • Premium Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds
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  • Premium Double Room, Beach View

    Room Amenities

    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed
    More details

About this area


Located in Marumbi, Zanzibar Bay Resort is in a rural location and on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Kiwengwa Beach and Mapenzi Beach.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park - 10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kiwengwa Beach - 21 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Paje Beach - 46 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kite Centre Zanzibar - 53 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pingwe Beach - 70 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 37 min drive

About this property

Zanzibar Bay Resort

A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, spa services, dry cleaning, and tour/ticket assistance are onsite. All 44 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and electric kettles, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find balconies or patios, hair dryers, and showers.

All inclusive details

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



Check-in between 2 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - midnight.
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.
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.


Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Payment types

Important information


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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.0 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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 65 per vehicle (one-way)
  • In-room safe fee: USD 5 per stay

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

We should mention

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.

Property is also known as

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

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking spaces
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Safe (surcharge)

Nearby things to do


  • Scuba diving


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 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.

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

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.

Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Es war wirklich sehr schön dort. Allerdings würde ich jedem All-Inclusive empfehlen, da das Essen im Hotel ansonsten recht teuer ist

Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
Stayed 8 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

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.

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2018

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