Located in Jambiani, Dhow Resort offers beachfront accommodations a few steps from Jambiani Beach and has facilities like a bar and a private beach area. With an outdoor swimming pool, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property provides room service, a tour desk and currency exchange for guests. At the hotel, every room has a desk, bed linen and a balcony with a pool view. Rooms have a safety deposit box, while some rooms will provide you with a patio. All guest rooms include a closet. The daily breakfast offers buffet, vegetarian or halal options. At Dhow Resort you'll find a restaurant serving African and American cuisine. Vegetarian and halal options can also be requested. The accommodation has a sun terrace. Paje Beach is 1.5 miles from Dhow Resort, while Jozani Forest is 17 miles away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Dhow Resort has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Dec 26, 2021

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Breakfast Info

Vegetarian, Halal, Buffet, Breakfast to go


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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 3
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Omer
    Nice area, nice staff, close to other restaurants and there are evening activities in the area almost every day. Would recommend this place for a nice leisure time in Zanzibar
  • Nina
    This was a small, quiet, boutique beachfront hotel, nicely furnished (also we loved the smell of the coconut and lime shampoo, bath soap and conditioner that were available in the beautiful bathroom) with very helpfull and kind staff. I must also...
  • H
    Breakfast included was fantastic. Most of the staff were helpful and cheerful. The location couldn't be better, and the rooms were beautiful.
  • Bozhena
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    nice place, that you don’t want to move out of resort, very peaceful
  • Erick
    The location is great for those who look for quietness and a more local experience in Zanzibar. At first, one may think that the place is not the greatest but actually you get to see and understand how an original fisherman's village is in the...
  • Guillaume
    Amazing place. The rooms are well decorated and cleaned, the staff is very warm. The sea is just at few meters with dhows laying or floating according the tide level. The restaurant is excellent ! Waiting time is a bit long as anywhere in...
  • Philipp
    Amazing staff! Super nice, helpful and decent people. Francis, the managing director is a very positive person, radiating happiness all the time! Thanks!!! 🙏
  • Carl
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very well located on the beach front of Jambiani, next to the main kitesurf spots / schools. Staff was very kind, always happy to help and the food is actually very good.
  • Teresa
    We loved everything about the Hotel! The Stuff and the Manager was so nice and friendly, and the rooms were very clean! Everything looks exactly like the pictures. If we come back to zanzibar we will definetly book dhow Resort again!!
  • Amber
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Fabulous place to stay in Jambiani Zanzibar. Love the pool and all the facilities. It's right on the beach which is a huge plus. Breakfast was a treat. Dinner is good but not amazing. I recommend checking out the bento foodcourt in Paje as a...

Property questions and answers
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  • Hello! Do your rooms have doors for the bathrooms? Thnx

    The bathrooms now have doors, thank you
    Answered on 21 June 2022
  • Can u change the queen bed to twin bed

    Its not possible to change the queen bed to twin bed, as the beds are not possible to move
    Answered on 4 August 2022
  • Hi, good day! Can you organize activities like goin to stone town, jet ski n swimming wit turtles?

    Hello, We are happy to talk to our guests about their expectations for Zanzibar and, based on this, we are happy to advise activities and excursions...
    Answered on 1 August 2023
  • hey we are planning to came on 5th July and our anniversary is on 7th, do you guys do special dinner at the beach or something special

    Hello. Thank you for your question. If you want a special dinner we are happy to arrange it for you. Charges will apply as usual. If you have any oth..
    Answered on 26 March 2023
  • Hello, I want to know if you provide transport from the airport to the resort?

    Hello,yes we do provide airport shuttle its 50$ one way
    Answered on 15 June 2023
  • Hello, do you have 2 rooms from today to 4th January? We are 3 people. Thanks!

    Good morning Thank you for your enquiry yes i do have availability at the moment
    Answered on 27 December 2021
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • 58 Bar & Grill
    • Cuisine
      African • American
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Vegetarian

Amenities of Dhow Resort
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Pool view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Patio
  • Balcony
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Live music/Performance
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Bar crawls
  • Beach
  • Water sports facilities on site
    Additional charge
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Windsurfing
    Additional charge
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Mosquito net
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples' massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage
  • Spa
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Polish
  • Swahili

House rules

Dhow Resort takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Extra bed upon request
Crib upon request
4+ years
Extra bed upon request

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Dhow Resort accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please inform Dhow Resort of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Dhow Resort

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Guests staying at Dhow Resort can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Vegetarian
    • Halal
    • Buffet
    • Breakfast to go

  • Dhow Resort is 0.8 miles from the center of Jambiani. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Dhow Resort is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at Dhow Resort include:

    • Double
    • Family

  • Dhow Resort offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Massage
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Windsurfing
    • Beachfront
    • Foot massage
    • Happy hour
    • Back massage
    • Beach
    • Full-body massage
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Private beach area
    • Swimming pool
    • Head massage
    • Live music/Performance
    • Neck massage
    • Bar crawls
    • Couples' massage
    • Horseback riding
    • Hand massage
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area

  • Dhow Resort has 1 restaurant:

    • 58 Bar & Grill

  • The prices at Dhow Resort may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Dhow Resort. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.