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Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort

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Overview of Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort

Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort

3.5 star property

8.4/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
Matemwe, Matemwe, Unguja Kaskazini

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMuyuni Beach5 min walk
  • Popular LocationKigomani Beach5 min drive
  • Popular LocationPwani Mchangani Beach7 min drive
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)57 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Matemwe, Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort is in the suburbs and on the beach. Muyuni Beach and Kigomani Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Mnarani Natural Aquarium.

What's nearby

  • Muyuni Beach - 5 min walk
  • Kigomani Beach - 5 min drive
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 7 min drive
  • Mapenzi Beach - 11 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 57 min drive


  • Nangani Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • Dolphin Local Restaurant - 15 min walk
  • Makuti Beach - 16 min walk
  • Mtambo Sisi Kawa Sisi - 3 min drive
  • Shadow Local Restaurant - 5 min drive

About this property

Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort

3.5-star hotel in the suburbs
A roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and a garden are just a few of the amenities provided at Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort. With a beachfront location, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. Free in-room WiFi and a restaurant are available to all guests.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
  • An elevator, a 24-hour front desk, and smoke-free premises
  • Tour/ticket assistance and barbecue grills
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort offer comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Balconies or patios, daily housekeeping, and desks


Arabic, English, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available


  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • 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)
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in time starts at noon
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

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
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 40 per vehicle (one-way)

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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Property Registration Number 135231266

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort?

As of Feb 6, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort on Feb 18, 2023 start from $64.39, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort?

Check-in begins at noon. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort?

Check-out is at 10 AM.

Does Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 40 per vehicle applies.

Where is Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort located?

Nestled on the beach, this Matemwe hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Muyuni Beach, Kigomani Beach, and Pwani Mchangani Beach. Mapenzi Beach and Kiwengwa Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort and receive a full refund?

Yes, Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.



Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 13 out of 24 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 54%
Rating 8 - Good. 6 out of 24 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 25%
Rating 6 - Okay. 3 out of 24 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 13%
Rating 4 - Poor. 0 out of 24 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 2 out of 24 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 8%




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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very beautiful place and very quiet. The staffs were friendly. Our room was cleaned everyday. There is AC in the room if you don’t want the humidity filled in your room. There is also breakfast in the morning. Though the food choices are limited, otherwise everything was perfect.

8/10 Good


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Pros:We has a very peaceful and restful stay at the Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful as are the Manager and Assistant Manager. Great location. The village behind is full of life that you can observe and enjoy while lying on a lounge chair under the umbrella, facing the beach, or from the water. Lovely beach. Very safe for children. You can walk for hours. The food is well prepared and fresh. Rooms are clean, comfortable (air con) and Wi-Fi works admirably. Less Pros (no Cons): The hotel is a bit remote (but it is what we wanted - a million times better than staying around Nungui...); taxis and airport shuttle are available through the hotel. We hired a car at the airport and it was ideal to discover the island. Sometimes the electricity went down, but not a major issue. Food options in the hotel is limited but it seems that case in most places. Need to know the rule: order your dinner in the afternoon to avoid long wait for dinner (it applies everywhere). A little fridge in the room would be good. When we left, safe boxes were being installed. If next room guests are noisy, you might hear it. But there cannot be people noisier than that awful riff-raff family of six staying for few days. Their behaviour was well handled by the Manager after I complained.
Stayed 10 nights in Dec 2021

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Quiet Tranquility
Absolutely loved our stay here! The staff was fantastic, the views beautiful, and everything clean and neat. This place is a tremendous value. The road to it is a bit rough but the place is worth it. It is not a very crowded area so the beach is generally pretty empty and the water is beautiful, calm, and shallow for quite a ways out. Highly recommend this place!
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2020

10/10 Excellent

J van

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely stay at Isla Bonita...
Wonderful hotel. Great service and very friendly staff. The pool and rooms Were Very clean. It had a wonderful garden. Great beach views from rooms. Staff exceptional. Lovely breakfast with mixture of fruit and Various different continental and swahili style breakfast each morning. Thank you Isla bonita for making our holiday a wonderful experience.
Stayed 16 nights in Nov 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

10/10 Excellent

Aya, Dubai, UAE

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The place is amazing, it's so clean the staff is very helpfulfriendly, location and sea view are just right!
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2019

10/10 Excellent

Abdi, London

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing experience
Amazing stay. It's a pretty small hotel (10 rooms all facing the beach), and we had the whole place to ourselves when we were there! It's still new so they're still figuring a lot of things out but the staff are super helpful. Endless beach, mostly just locals around. Lots of seaweed but that's typical for the entire east coast. Would recommend renting a car if you want to get around as there aren't too many activities available in the local area.
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2018

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Très bon accueil, le manager est très investi et à notre disposition! Il sait nous orienter vers les guides en qui il a confiance et reprend avec eux en cas de soucis. L’hôtel est très agréable et le cadre merveilleux 😊
Stayed 10 nights in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

2/10 Terrible


Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fuyez cet hôtel, horrible.
Il y a tellement de chose à dire sur cet hôtel mais je vais essayer de vous résumer le tout. Pour commencer je ne comprend pas tout ces avis positifs aux quels je me suis fiés lors de ma réservation. Premièrement : Je veux prendre une douche à l’arrivé dans ma chambre et pour le coup il n’y a pas du tout d’eau chaude, nous appelons plusieurs fois le responsable qui met un temps énorme à venir puis qu’il me dit qu’il y a de l’eau chaude alors que ce n’est pas du tout le cas, puis je décide de me doucher à l’eau froide mais l’eau ne s’écoule pas car le siphon est complément boucher et pendant ma douche un cafard énorme sort du siphon donc cela laisse à désirer. Le temps que le responsable arrive l’eau s’écoule dans la chambre donc inondation. Il décide de nous changer de chambre en attendant de régler le problème de l’eau chaude et de l’inondation. C’est à ce moment là que ma femme ce fais voler sa paire de lunette qui coûte très chère donc pour le coup nous sommes vraiment énerver. Nous avons attendu jusqu’au soir pour récupérer notre chambre car toute la journée ils débouchaient le siphon à croire que cette chambre n’était pas louée depuis plusieurs mois. Sachez que au cours de notre séjour au moins 10 cafard énorme sortaient des évacuations. Les serveuses sont vraiment désagréables et non-chalantes. Le petit déjeuner est catastrophique deux toast pour deux personnes avec un jus imbuvable. Les serviettes ne sont pas changer il faut leur demander tout les jours.
Le petit déjeuner médiocre
La douche bouchée je n’ai pas pris en photo les cafards
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021