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Overview of The Island Beach Resort

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

The Island Beach Resort

3.5 out of 5

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Free airport shuttle

Explore the area

    AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)10 min drive
    Popular LocationChrist Church Cathedral22 min drive
    Popular LocationOld Fort31 min drive
    Popular LocationShangani Beach32 min drive

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Deluxe Triple Room (Forest View)

  • 237 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Deluxe Triple Room (Sea View)

  • 237 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Deluxe Double Room (Sea View)

  • 194 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Double Room (Forest View)

  • 194 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Zanzibar Town

The Island Beach Resort is located near the beach and in an area with good airport proximity. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Nakupenda Beach and Shangani Beach. Looking to get your feet wet? Kayaking, scuba diving and snorkeling adventures can be found near the property.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Christ Church Cathedral - 22 min drive
  • Old Fort - 31 min drive
  • Forodhani Gardens - 31 min drive
  • Shangani Beach - 32 min drive
  • House of Wonders - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 9 min drive


  • Abyssinian Maritim — 9 min drive
  • La Taverna — 9 min drive
  • Le Spices Rendez-Vous — 9 min drive
  • Green Garden — 9 min drive
  • 6 Degrees South — 9 min drive

About this property

The Island Beach Resort

3.5-star hotel with free breakfast and free airport shuttle
This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and massage/treatment rooms. Free continental breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. Additionally, a meeting room, a children's pool, and concierge services are onsite. All 12 rooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Furnished balconies, room service, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.
The Island Beach Resort offers 12 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. This Zanzibar Town hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

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

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms. Services include massages.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

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

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 6 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Outdoor pool


  • Newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

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.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30 per night

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 cribs/infant beds
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Alcohol is not served at this property

Property is also known as

Island Beach Zanzibar Town
The Island Beach Resort Hotel
The Island Beach Resort Zanzibar Town
The Island Beach Resort Hotel Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Island Beach Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Island Beach Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Island Beach Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does The Island Beach Resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is The Island Beach Resort pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Island Beach Resort?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Island Beach Resort?
Check-in begins at noon.
What time is check-out at The Island Beach Resort?
Check-out is at 10 AM.
Does The Island Beach Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free airport shuttle.
Where is The Island Beach Resort located?
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Christ Church Cathedral, Nakupenda Beach, and Shangani Beach. Livingstone's House and Zanzibar Ferry Terminal are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 11 reviews
5 - Excellent 9%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 11 reviews
4 - Good 55%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 11 reviews
3 - Okay 36%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 11 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 11 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice hotel, not big, but very cozy
We had a nice holiday with good ocean view, relaxing and interesting activities. Enjoyed every moments of it. Planning to visit Zanzibar more often.
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2017

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Staff & service
Accommodation fares
First hotel I have experience to pay for coffee in the evening.No coffee or tea available in the room. Just check my bank statement and discover additional ZAR 1906 were deducted from my account.This was done on the 07Oct 2017. Would like to have any feedback especially about the extra deduction .
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Quiet and blissful
Was awesome. The view to the beach was spectacular. Quiet environment and the staff were cheerful. The room was spacious. The room service was great. Accesibility to the airport and other island sites was very remarkable.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Nice staff, really attentive and caring.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, the staff where pleasant and caring and made me feel at home. The place could do with a few renovations but generally
Stayed 8 nights in May 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Affordable near airport and nice
Place is undergoing some reconstruction. Good pool area. Nice for a final or first night near the airport.

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