A top choice for couples, The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort’s got lots of secluded sunbathing spots around its four pools. Romantics can book a private table on the beach for dinner under the stars. Or you can dine at the two main restaurants, and spend time in the four bars. A diving centre and a spa mean there’s lots to do besides sunbathing.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Head to the hotel’s dive centre to get kitted out for exploring the reefs. Or stay at the resort and have a go at water aerobics and water polo in one of the pools.
- Aqua aerobics
- Water polo
- Table tennis
- Pool table
- Beach volleyball
- Scuba diving*
The Indian Ocean holds wondrous sights, which you can explore with East Africa Diving - a PADI™ Dive Centre.
Excursions are available if you wish to venture further out. You can visit the sights at Stone Town* or Jozani Forest*, plus there's even dolphin watching*.
FOOD & DRINK
The dining scene offers plenty in the way of choice. Spices is the main, open-air restaurant. Samaki – the Swahili word for fish – offers à la carte seafood with a side-order of great views.
Newlyweds might like to dine privately* on the beach. Expect a secluded table on the sand, waiter service, fresh lobster and wine.
- Spices restaurant
Opening Times: [07.00-10.00, 12.30-14.30 and 19.00-21.30]
There's a buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel's main restaurant, with ample choice on the evening menu. You'll find international dishes, a local speciality or two, a pizza and pasta corner, plus grilled meats.
- Coco bar
Opening Times: [10.00-18.00]
Coco bar offers a nice selection of light meals and drinks, plus it's got picturesque views of the Indian Ocean, too.
- Samaki à la carte
Opening Times: [07.00-11.00 and 12.00-17.00]
Fresh fish is on the cards at this à la carte restaurant, some food options* on the menu may be at a surcharge. Just so you know, it's recommended that you book a table when opting to dine here.
- Mapenzi bar
Opening Times: [12.00-24.00]
Enjoy a cocktail or two here, with live entertainment amongst your surroundings.
- Beach bar
Opening Times: [10.00-18.00]
This two-storey beach bar presents standout views of the Indian Ocean - that'll certainly complement your drink in hand.
- Upepo pool bar
Opening Times: [10.00-18.00]
You'll not need to go far for a drink at this swim-up pool bar. Its menu provides a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Private dining on the beach*
For that ultra-secluded dining experience at the beach you can book a private table, and have your own personal waiter. Delectable foods including lobster, fine wines and grandeur views of the Indian Ocean are on the cards here.
- A la carte dining
An à la carte menu is available at Samaki, with some options on the menu at a surcharge.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
The spa offers lots of different treatments – like Swedish massages*, which are said to reduce stress, and Zanzibarian massages*, which soothe aching muscles. The spa’s by-the-sea location means you can hear the soothing sounds of the ocean.
Massages, facials or a mani-pedi are listed on the spa's menu.
- Foot Reflexology*
- Fitness centre
Work up a sweat in the open-air fitness centre.
Evening entertainment, like live music and traditional island dancing, is put on in the evenings. You can finish off at the Mapenzi bar, known for its potent cocktails.
- Live music
The pool complex steals the show. Four large pools snake their way out towards the sea – one’s got a swim-up bar. Plus, there are luxury daybeds to lounge on.
As for the beach, it’s right outside. Expect a long sweep of fine sand fringed by palm trees, with cobalt-blue water completing the picture.
- Infinity pool
Head on over to the infinity pool for an idyllic swim that's complemented by incredible views of the Indian Ocean.
- Outdoor pools
The hotel's core feature is its humongous 4 pools, 1 of which is an infinity-number. A swim-up pool bar allows you to grab a drink easily, and there are sunbeds available, too.
- Pool towels
- Free Wi-Fi
- Reception area
- Safety deposit boxes
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
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