A luxury beachfront resort with traditional Swahili charm, Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is situated on the finest white, sandy beach on the east coast of the island of Zanzibar. The hotel spreads over 30 acres of tropical gardens with over 1,000 palm trees.
The Oasis Spa is idyllically situated right on the beach where the cool breeze and sounds of the ocean provide you with the ultimate experience in relaxation. Bluebay’s qualified massage and beauty therapists offer an impressive range of treatments to soothe away the stresses of modern day life.
The Makuti Restaurant enjoys magnificent views over the swimming pool to the ocean beyond and offers breakfast, lunch and themed evening meals with live entertainment. If you prefer an exclusive dining experience, the beachfront Bahari Grill is famous on Zanzibar for its fresh seafood and Italian specialities - the perfect setting for a romantic meal. The Blue Marlin Restaurant offers beach barbecues and the Pool Bar boasts an enticing selection of wines and spirits.
The resort is home to the 5* PADI One Ocean Dive Centre. The most popular destination for divers and snorkellers is Mnemba Atoll, which lies off the northern tip of the island in the channel that separates Zanzibar from Pemba Island. The pear-shaped atoll measures around 15 square kilometres and the reefs are home to a huge variety of marine life from the tiniest of shrimp to huge turtles.
Other watersport activities include big game fishing, boat trips and dhow cruises, windsurfing and snorkelling. On the land, there is a floodlit tennis court, a fully equipped gym, and table tennis and pool tables.
All rooms at Bluebay are spacious, bright and beautifully decorated in Zanzibari style with hand-carved furniture.
The comfortable Garden Rooms overlook the grounds, while the popular Superior Rooms are elevated, offering views over the gardens to the beach and ocean beyond. The exclusive Junior Suites are only 30 metres from the ocean and are split level with a large seating area, magnificent verandah and even a private garden with outdoor shower.
Finally, there are 2 beachfront Sultan Suites - the ultimate in opulence, privacy and luxury – a Sultan would expect nothing less!
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General Information For Guests
All rooms and suites have either twin or double beds with mosquito nets, a dressing room, an en-suite bathroom, a verandah or balcony, air conditioning, large satellite TV, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, electronic safe and a telephone.
The Garden Rooms overlook the gardens and are set in 6 bungalows, each comprising of 4 separate rooms.
The Superior Rooms occupy an elevated position in the grounds, overlooking the tropical gardens.
The Junior Suites are located in 3 bungalows just 30 metres from the beach. Each bungalow has 2 Junior Suites. Each suite has its own own lounge area, a verandah and a private garden featuring an external shower.
The two Sultan Suites are situated at the ocean's edge and a large double room, with a separate dressing room, leads to a lounge and out onto a verandah.
A range of water sports and activities can be arranged at the Recreation and Water Sports Centre including wind-surfing, beach sports, tennis (courts are floodlit), and complimentary table tennis/pool table.
Activities that can also be arranged at an additional cost include big game fishing, boat trips, dhow cruises, scuba diving and snorkelling excursions.
The resort has 2 boutiques, offering a wide range of East African crafts, books, postcards, souvenirs and gifts as well as clothing, jewellery and accessories, and general supplies such as sun cream and sunglasses.
The Spa is situated right on the beach, and offers a range of treatments (additional cost).
The Makuti Restaurant has views over the swimming pool to the ocean beyond and offers breakfast, lunch and themed evening meals with live entertainment, depending on the meal plan. If you prefer an exclusive dining experience, the beachfront Bahari Grill is famous for its fresh seafood and Italian specialities and is the perfect setting for a romantic meal. The Blue Marlin Restaurant offers beach barbecues and the Pool Bar boasts a selection of wines and spirits.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort.
There is a fully equipped gymnasium.
For children aged between 3 and 13 years, there is a professionally run children's club with weekly themed programmes and a range of indoor and outdoor activities. As well as arts, crafts and sports, the children also enjoy cultural experiences and even an introduction to the Swahili language. Most of the multi-lingual staff have worked as kindergarten teachers and have undergone first aid training. Nutritional kids meals are also offered at the Toto Club. Babysitting services are also available (additional cost).