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Filao Beach Resort by Sansi

4.0 star property
Chwaka beachfront lodge with outdoor pool and restaurant
7.6 out of 10 Good
7.6/10 Good

33 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
Chwaka Bay, East Coast, Chwaka, Unguja South, 4836
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
Feel at home
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate bedroom
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 46 min drive
  • Muyuni Beach - 51 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 59 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 53 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • The Rock - 55 min drive
  • Kae Beach Bar - 61 min drive
  • Michamvi Sunset Bay Resort - 60 min drive
  • Zanzi Bar - 4 min drive
  • Breakfast @ Uroa Bay Beach Resort - 8 min drive

About this property

Filao Beach Resort by Sansi

At Filao Beach Resort by Sansi, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale lodge include a snack bar/deli and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On the beach


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 63 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 136.0 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Filao Beach Zanzibar Lodge Chwaka
Filao Beach Zanzibar Lodge
Filao Beach Zanzibar Chwaka
Filao Beach Zanzibar
Filao Beach By Sansi Chwaka
Filao Beach Resort Spa Zanzibar
Filao Beach Resort by Sansi Lodge
Filao Beach Resort by Sansi Chwaka
Filao Beach Resort by Sansi Lodge Chwaka

Frequently asked questions

Does Filao Beach Resort by Sansi offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Filao Beach Resort by Sansi does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Filao Beach Resort by Sansi?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Filao Beach Resort by Sansi?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Filao Beach Resort by Sansi?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Filao Beach Resort by Sansi?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Filao Beach Resort by Sansi?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 63 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Filao Beach Resort by Sansi?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Filao Beach Resort by Sansi and nearby?
Filao Beach Resort by Sansi has an outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Filao Beach Resort by Sansi?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Filao Beach Resort by Sansi have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

VICTORIA, 4-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Hotel was closed for renovations and they didn’t inform us before we arrived. We had to look for an alternative place to stay at night and Expedia was not helpful either with finding another hotel. I would never recommend this place because of the lack of communication and inconvenience caused!
Hilda, 5-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Quiet, gardens, secluded, nice staff, good facilities
6-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great pool, but not a great beach
Our family stayed here 3 nights. The pool was great and so was the bar. It is a very secluded, small resort. It would take quite a while, and a driver, to go eat away from the resort. They have various meal packages which include, or don't include drinks. The beach is not swimmable, and not very sightly due to the amount of seaweed. But, if you look beyond the beach to the water and horizon, it's beautiful. They offer a boat ride Mon, Wed, and Fri to another beach to swim. The restaurant is outdoors, but covered. Rooms have individual AC units. We spent most of our time at the pool, or relaxing in a hammock.
3-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Lyubomira, 6-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

One of the best experience! Wonderful staff, very friendly, they make as feel like part of their family. A very clean hotel, good service, exceptional food and beautiful cocktails! You can also find at the hotel a guide how can arrange your excursion around the island at a very good price. We fully recommend this hotel and look forward to returning soon. Mr Christopher
10-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Five star experince😍
Nice place for family getaway and relaxation, there customer services is SUPER👍 from Managers to attendants, we enjoyed the night that there were African dances near the pool wish to have activities like these everyday. There rooms are superclean what U see in pictures is what U will see when u get there.We loved the addition of children play ground as we travelled with kids.Thank U for ur hospitality we will definetely come again
Jesse, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Loved the intimacy, the bar on the beach and the fact that it is a SMALL RESORT. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Renovations might have dampened the experience a bit.
7-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

14-night trip
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