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Michamvi Sunset Bay

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Aerial view
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Michamvi Sunset Bay

Michamvi Sunset Bay

4.0 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
Michamvi Kae, Michamvi

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMichamvi Kae Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationPingwe Beach24 min drive
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)70 min drive
  • Popular LocationMarumbi Beach70 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Michamvi, Michamvi Sunset Bay is on the beach. Kite Centre Zanzibar is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Michamvi Kae Beach and Pingwe Beach. Looking to get your feet wet? Kayaking, scuba diving and snorkeling adventures can be found near the property.

What's nearby

  • Michamvi Kae Beach - 1 min walk
  • Dongwe Beach - 9 min drive
  • Pingwe Beach - 24 min drive
  • Marumbi Beach - 70 min drive
  • Uroa Beach - 74 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 70 min drive


  • Mnyasa local food - 2 min walk
  • Kae Funk - 9 min walk
  • Chuale Local Food - 10 min walk
  • Kae Beach Bar - 11 min walk
  • Mangrove Sunset Beach Bar - 12 min walk

About this property

Michamvi Sunset Bay

4-star family-friendly hotel by the ocean
You can look forward to a free breakfast buffet, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a beach bar at Michamvi Sunset Bay. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach, sun loungers, and beach umbrellas. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a Swedish massage, a manicure/pedicure, or a body scrub. Enjoy local and international cuisine and more at the two onsite restaurants. Enjoy onsite activities like rowing/canoeing, boat tours, and beach volleyball. In addition to a terrace and a garden, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi, with speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices).
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Bike rentals, an area shuttle, and an area shuttle
  • A front desk safe, wedding services, and concierge services
  • Guest reviews speak well of the breakfast, beach locale, and helpful staff
Room features
All 20 rooms boast comforts such as laptop-compatible safes and air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi and free bottled water.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with separate tubs/showers and free toiletries
  • Furnished balconies or patios, free infant beds, and coffee/tea makers


Afrikaans, Arabic, English, German, Italian, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • In-room WiFi speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free self parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) up to 100 km

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 beach bar and 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Sea Breeze
  • Garden restuarant

Things to do

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Boat tours
  • Canoeing
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Body scrubs
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - Swedish


  • This property does not have elevators


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Late check-in fee: 50-percent of room rate for check-in between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between April 1 and May 31.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 3 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information


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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2321.34 per person, per night

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

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: TZS 310000 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Late check-in fee: 50-percent of room rate for check-in between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 5 percent

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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Michamvi Sunset Bay
Sunset Hotel Michamvi Bay
Michamvi Sunset Bay Hotel Michamvi
Michamvi Sunset Bay Resort Zanzibar
Michamvi Water Sports Hotel
Michamvi Sunset Bay Hotel
Michamvi Water Sports Hotel
Michamvi Sunset Bay Resort Zanzibar Island
Michamvi Sunset Bay Hotel
Michamvi Sunset Bay Michamvi
Michamvi Sunset Bay Hotel Michamvi

Frequently asked questions

Does Michamvi Sunset Bay have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Michamvi Sunset Bay?

As of Dec 3, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Michamvi Sunset Bay on Dec 9, 2022 start from $165.6, 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.

Is Michamvi Sunset Bay pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Michamvi Sunset Bay?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Michamvi Sunset Bay?

Check-in is from 2 PM - 10 PM. Late check-in is available from 10:00 AM– 2:00 PM for a fee of 50%.

What time is check-out at Michamvi Sunset Bay?

Check-out is at 10 AM.

Does Michamvi Sunset Bay provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of TZS 310000 per vehicle applies.

Where is Michamvi Sunset Bay located?

Nestled on the beach, this Michamvi hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Michamvi Kae Beach and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Pingwe Beach. Dongwe Beach and Bwejuu Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 42 out of 62 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 68%
Rating 4 - Good. 17 out of 62 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 62 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 62 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 62 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness
The property is just basic. However, very relaxing! I witnessed some very unsanitary things happening with food and utensils. That turned me off and honestly, I was counting down till my departure within 2 hours of being on the property. They do not do anything to protect the food and they stick a wild cat in the cabinets that they store the silverware. This particular cat had all sorts of cuts around his neck and head, The thought of a cat let alone a wild cat in his condition being mixed closed into a cabinet where they were storing silverware for the guest is appalling! There was a limited terrible breakfast offered. However, after seeing the cat being stored with the utensils, eating was the farthest thing from my mind! The plus the owner/manager was really sweet. The rest of the staff was just okay.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Verified traveler
Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Good boutique hotel
It a small hotel and staff all friendly. It may not be for everyone it depends what you like. The pool was clean. The rooms ok, nothing to write home about. Bathroom dirty tiles and in the corners of floor. All in all we had a great time. Food varied but you need to choose what you want for the evening meal at breakfast in the morning. There is a choice of 3 starters, main and dessert. Sometimes there was nothing I liked but they can tweak it if you ask. The beach has a lot of rubbish and seaweed and is tidal so cannot always swim. When tide is in the sea is like a bath, so warm. We would recommend this if you are not setting your standards too high. Also good idea to book half board as only the rock restaurant as alternative and you will either need to walk or get a cab.
Stayed 8 nights in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Overall a nice stay!
The hotel rooms are a bit dated, otherwise nice host! The beach & pool & bar area are quite nice!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Will definitely return to this magical friendly place
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Marcel, Moroni, Comoros
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very Good location. Service is quite good, rooms are very confortable and management is excellent.
Stayed 7 nights in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Michamwi, s place to relax.
A great small little hotel, if looking for a place where to relax you found your place, not much to do more than doing nothing. Pictures on are genuine, great management as well as staff. The only thing that travelers must be aware of it that the tide is clearly not to be neglected, bring reef shoes. If looking for more action it’s just a seven minutes walk and you find a hip beach bar where you also can rent jet skis for example.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a wonderful 4 night/5 day stay at this property. With only 20 rooms, you got very personalized service and all the staff were very friendly and helpful, and compliments to the chef as the food was great! If you are looking for a nice quiet place to relax and appreciate the sunset this is the place. Although the beaches are public, we felt like we had the place entirely to ourselves, never had to fight or rush for beach chairs/loungers.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff and management were very friendly and accommodating. We were a family of 4 with two small boys who are picky eaters. The staff accommodated special kids meal request anytime during our stay. Beach is beautiful and the water is very warm. The pool is a nice break, very clean and warm as well. I communicated with the hotel prior to our arrival and always received a quick response. We didn't venture far from the hotel beach however other guests took advantage of various off-site activities. Keep in mind there is only hotel laundry services so pack accordingly and no market or store that is within walking distance to get snacks etc if you are travelling with children. The hotel arranged transit to and from the airport with no issues.
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wish we could go back.
It was beautiful, right on the beach, large room. For the property it's a good price. Staff is fabulous.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Ask Eirik
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Just what we were looking for