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Best Zanzibar Family Hotels

Villa Kiva
Great for families
4 out of 5
Matemwe, Matemwe
The price is $98 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
4.7/5Exceptional! (206 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pools, on the beach, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"Friendly helpful staff!"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Villa Kiva
Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive
Great for families
5 out of 5
Nungwi Road, Nungwi
The price is $271 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
4.5/5Wonderful! (322 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pools, on the beach, games and toys, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...
"Stunning property with an amazing garden throughout and spectacular views of kendwa beach."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive
Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Great for families
5 out of 5
Kelele Square, Stone Town, Zanzibar Town
The price is $290 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 2
4.5/5Wonderful! (166 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, game room, babysitting, on the beach
Travelers say...
"All about the people... everyone was extremely helpful and reasonable. Yusuf went the extra mile to save us time and money outside the hotel even..."

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

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Kichanga Lodge
Great for families
4 out of 5
Michamvi Pingwe, Michamvi, Zanzibar
4.5/5Wonderful! (129 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, on the beach, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Good
"Pleasant stay beautiful scenery"

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2019

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Kichanga Lodge
Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa Zanzibar
Great for families
4 out of 5
Kiwengwa Beach, North East Coast, Kiwengwa
4.4/5Wonderful! (116 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, babysitting, on the beach, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...
"It was a lovely spacious hotel with a beautiful African theme spread out in beautiful grounds. The staff were lovely especially Hassan, the Bar Manager and the Animator boys Godgift, Marco and Festo who were great fun. We really enjoyed our holiday there."

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

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Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa Zanzibar
Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
Kibigija Beach, Jambiani
The price is $101 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
4.4/5Wonderful! (78 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, on the beach, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Amazing hotel on the breach.
"Everything was amazing, the staff was very accommodating and friendly. The location of the hotel is on the beach, very relaxing. Breakfast could be a little more varied and they could change the menu during the week."

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel
Albatross Ocean View
Great for families
4 out of 5
Dongwe Road, Dongwe
The price is $186 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
4.4/5Excellent! (130 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, on the beach, bicycle rentals nearby, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...
"Very cosy place, amazing stuff & just an amazing perfect long beach .. Best part is the owner Yana is always around to show you everywhere & help you around! Such a legend! .. Was planning for 4 days stay ended up with 10 days & definelty coming back again!"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Albatross Ocean View
Sea Cliff Resort & Spa
Great for families
5 out of 5
West Coast, 1763 Malawi Road, Mangapwani
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The price is $242 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
4.3/5Excellent! (186 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, on the beach, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Golf resort with class
"The golfing ecperience dinning and facikity conditions were excellent"

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach - All Inclusive
Great for families
4 out of 5
Mahonda, 100, Zanzibar, Kiwengwa
4.3/5Excellent! (93 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, on the beach, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...
"It's a beach front hotel! Pros: As it is a little higher than the beach, the beach boys would just bother you when you would go to the beach, when you are inside the hotel property they don't. They serve coconut water daily, and for it was a big plus! It's a big hotel, lots of sunbeds and places ..."

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

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Diamonds Mapenzi Beach - All Inclusive
Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
Mizingani Road, Malindi district, Zanzibar Town
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The price is $78 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 2
4.3/5Excellent! (281 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, babysitting, close to beach, laundry
Travelers say...
"Good location. Beautiful interior ambience. Friendly staff"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2021

Mizingani Seafront Hotel
TUI Blue Bahari Zanzibar
Great for families
5 out of 5
Mahonda, Kiwengwa
4.3/5Excellent! (123 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, kids club, playground, babysitting
Travelers say...
"Was excellent stay , amazing hotel , incredible ocean view ,"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

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TUI Blue Bahari Zanzibar
Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins
Great for families
4 out of 5
Mbweni, Zanzibar Town
4.3/5Excellent! (124 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, on the beach, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Great staff
"GREAT staff. Room was shockingly damp, musty, spotted and worn. We could not understand how Marriott could be affiliated with this hotel."

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi
Great for families
4 out of 5
Nungwi Village, Nungwi
The price is $163 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 8
4.2/5Very Good! (426 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, on the beach, bicycle rentals nearby, games and toys
Travelers say...
"A very nice stay."

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments
Great for families
4 out of 5
Forodhani Street, Zanzibar Town
The price is $74 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
4.2/5Very Good! (406 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, on the beach, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...
"Interesting architecture in this hotel, with lots of carved wood & painted glass panels. Huge tiled bathroom that looked like a “Turkish bath.” Nice pool & outdoor seating on the water. Hotel is walking distance to most shops & restaurants in Stonetown."

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Tembo House Hotel & Apartments
Smiles Beach Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
North Coast of Zanzibar, Nungwi
The price is $130 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
4.1/5Very Good! (190 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, on the beach, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Okay for a Short Stay
"The service lady checking us in was short and abrupt. She was not friendly and efficient in any engagement with her. The staff at lunch and breakfast were friendly, helpful, and genuinely cared about giving good service. However, the food was average (Hilton is just a few steps away - the majority ..."

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Smiles Beach Hotel
Uroa Bay Beach Resort
Great for families
4 out of 5
Uroa South Region, Uroa
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The price is $87 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
4.1/5Very Good! (149 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, on the beach, outdoor tennis court, bicycle rentals nearby
Travelers say...
"The hotel is not run like four star hotel. The staff is polite but totally untrained. I will not recommend people to go there"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Uroa Bay Beach Resort
Tausi Palace Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
Baghani Street, Zanzibar Town
The price is $76 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
4/5Very Good! (98 reviews)
Families like: babysitting, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"Very good location. Great staff! Affordable room rates."

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Tausi Palace Hotel
Mbuyuni Beach Village - Bungalows
Great for families
2 out of 5
East Coast of Zanzibar, Jambiani
The price is $52 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
3.8/5Good! (104 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, playground, game room, babysitting
Travelers say...
"The only thing to like was location. Based on the was we were treated, i would never recommend this place to anyone. There are ants and insects in every room, food is terrible and cold, run by men that dont even shower/wash their clothes( and they’re the same ones cooking and serving). I saw one ..."

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Mbuyuni Beach Village - Bungalows
Africa House Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
Shangani, Zanzibar Town
3.8/5Good! (154 reviews)
Families like: babysitting, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
historic colonial building excellent seafront loca
"the staff and management are very accomodating, even under challenging circumstances. this is not the ritz carlton or the four seasons, this is a historic colonial building right on the sea front and short walk to everything without being in the overpriced tourist traps like Hyatt. for authentic ..."

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

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Africa House Hotel
Blu Marlin Village
Great for families
3 out of 5
Kumba Urembo, Kiwengwa
3.3/5 (36 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, babysitting, on the beach, extra beds/cribs
Bullying owner - stay away
"The resort itself is pretty decent but what is absolutely terrible is the management. The owner forbids people to bring their food/drinks to the room. I stayed there for one night and wanted to park my motorbike behind the gate which never was a problem in Zanzibar. Initially, I was told that I could ..."

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2021

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Blu Marlin Village
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Where Should We Stay in Zanzibar?

The relaxing destination of Zanzibar is a good choice if you've been considering a getaway with your kids. The dolphin watching, snorkeling spots, and beaches are just a few things that make this an attractive vacation destination for families. Take to the air and fly into Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.), which is located 36.4 mi (58.6 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where you should stay in Zanzibar, you might want to consider one of the 144 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.

Families on vacation have good things to say about these accommodations:

Dongwe Ocean View - Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. Guests like the central location and helpful staff at this 4-star hotel.

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi - Features a private beach, a children's pool, and 2 restaurants. This 4-star resort is popular with guests for its comfy beds.

Dream of Zanzibar - Offers 3 outdoor pools, a kids' club, and 8 restaurants. Guests like the clean rooms and helpful staff at this 5-star resort.

Uroa Bay Beach Resort - Features a children's pool, a restaurant, and free parking. The clean rooms and breakfast options make this 4-star hotel popular with guests.

When Should We Visit Zanzibar?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family vacation. Use these tips to plan when to grab the kids and head to Zanzibar.

  • Hottest months: February, March, January, and December, with an average temperature of 91°F
  • Coldest months: July, August, September, and October, with an average temperature of 72°F
  • Driest months: July, August, September, and December, with an average rainfall of 0.09 inches
  • Rainiest months: May, November, December, and June, with an average rainfall of 0.14 inches

What Should We See and Do in Zanzibar?

While you and your family are visiting Zanzibar, you might want to check out some kid-friendly attractions such as Mnarani Natural Aquarium and Zanzibar Ferry Terminal. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Mnemba Island and Muyuni Beach.

Zanzibar is also well-known for its:
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Beaches
  • Tours
  • Dolphins
  • Entertainment

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