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Boasting a private beach area and sea views, Zanziblue in Matemwe provides accommodations, water sports facilities, an outdoor swimming pool, barbecue facilities and a garden. Free WiFi is provided. Each unit features a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with shower and free toiletries. A toaster and kettle are also offered. A continental, à la carte or vegetarian breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. The villa offers a terrace. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at this property, while cycling and canoeing can be enjoyed nearby. Dove Spot is 5 mi from Zanziblue Villas.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Zanziblue has been welcoming guests since Feb 5, 2018

Property Highlights

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian

Free Private Parking Available On Site




Hot tub/Jacuzzi


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Room Type
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
Bedroom 1:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4:
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
Bedroom 1:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4:
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
Bedroom 3:
1 king bed
Bedroom 4:
1 king bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 3
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Matemwe
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  • Yosizw
    Great location, comfortable rooms, and amazing staff. Hazel and Doris made us feel at home and helped us to arrange trips to different parts of the island including to Mnemba Island to see dolphins. Thank you to these ladies for making our trip a...
  • Fahed
    one of the most amazing vacations we’ve ever had, the location and the rooms are just perfect for a summer retreat, the reception (specifically Sabina) was so welcoming and helped us alot during our stay and made is so comfortable for us, the food...
  • Joachim
    The premises is beautiful and the staff top notch. Restaurant is rich and tasty. Close to the beach and great offers for getaways.
  • Howard
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Quiet, Amazing staff, excellent chef, beautiful location, endless beautiful beach, and so much more. would highly recommend this property.
  • Gabrielle
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Sabina and Hazel-amazing from the get-go! My driver pulls up and an entire entourage descends-the team comes to the car and welcomes every guest. Doris and Tuma provided all the necessary information regarding the property with smiles and...
  • Erin
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everything about Zanziblue was wonderful. The entire staff was kind and accommodating. No desire was unanswered and all with such friendliness and care. I want to express my deep gratitude and appreciation for all that was done to make my...
  • Robin
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    It is a secluded location with nothing much around which adds to the serenity and tranquility of the place. If you are looking for a quiet getaway, this is the place to be.The hotel is beautiful and the staff are even better. They try and help...
  • Amira
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    What wasn't there to like? The staff, location, communication, professionalism, and the premises were beyond breathtaking! So many useful services were available and it really felt like my friends and I were in a dream over there during our stay....
  • Eb440
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We loved every minute at Zanziblue, in such a beautiful surrounding. Every staff member we met checked we were having the best possible experience and were so helpful. Our driver Soldier took us on many exploring trips which will be happy memories...
  • Monika
    Amazing and helpful staff, Bella and her team made sure that we felt very special. I've chosen the hotel as a surprise bday gift for my boyfriend and he was extremely happy. They even made a bday cake for him. Room was great, with cozy bed and...

Property questions and answers
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  • Hello do you offer a transport from airport thank you

    Yes we organize transfers from Airport/ Stone Town/ Ferry, as well as from anywhere else on the island.
    Answered on 24 November 2021
  • what is included in the full board option? is it all meals a la carte? drinks included as well as much as you want?

    Full board includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. These are currently a-la-carte with most of the dishes, soft drinks and coffee included. Alcoholic dr..
    Answered on 18 June 2022
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?

    Anytime except late April and May when it is rainy. Zanzibar enjoys an equatorial climate, so all year around temperatures vary between 25C to 31C. We..
    Answered on 13 September 2019
  • Hi ‘ do you accept day pass for using swimming pool and having lunch if yes how much dose it cost per person ! Thanks

    We may allow restaurant clients to use the pool during the day, subject to availability of places around the pool and reasonable consumption. Please c..
    Answered on 18 December 2022
  • does the villa have a private pool? can a lifeguard be hired for sea swimming extra safety

    Yes, the villas have private dip/ jet pools perfect to relax and cool off. The resort pool can be used for swimming. We can look into providing a priv..
    Answered on 18 June 2021
  • Hello, is it possible to go to Mnembe island from your location, a day trip? Do you have an approximate price if so? We are two persons. Thanks from M..

    We are closed to Mnemba island. We typically start the excursion early to beat the crowds and to increase the chance of spotting dolphins. Please chec..
    Answered on 5 March 2023
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Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Mzee Husa
    • Cuisine
      African • International
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Kosher • Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Resort Facilities at Zanziblue
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Airport shuttle
  • Spa
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Pool view
  • Ocean view
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Dryer
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Beach
  • Water sports facilities on site
    Additional charge
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
  • Parking garage
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Mosquito net
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Laptop safe
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
  • Swimming pool toys
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Swahili

House rules

Zanziblue takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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


From 4:00 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.

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 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
$30 per child, per night
Crib upon request
3 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
$30 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
$60 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

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.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

Mastercard Visa Cash Zanziblue accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

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.

Please inform Zanziblue 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.

FAQs about Zanziblue

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

    • Spa
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Beachfront
    • Swimming pool
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Private beach area
    • Beach
    • Spa/Wellness packages

  • Room options at Zanziblue include:

    • Double
    • Villa
    • Family

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

  • Yes, Zanziblue is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Guests staying at Zanziblue can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian

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

  • Zanziblue has 1 restaurant:

    • Mzee Husa

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

  • Zanziblue is 1.9 miles from the center of Matemwe. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Zanziblue on this page.