Zanzibar Bay Resort

3.5 star property
Beachfront hotel in Marumbi with spa and outdoor pool

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Zanzibar Bay Resort

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Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Soundproofing, free WiFi
Water view

Overview of Zanzibar Bay Resort

9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Road Chwaka, Marumbi, Zanzibar
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden

Room options

Standard Room

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Premium Double Room, Beach View

  • 60 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Luxury Double Room, Pool View

  • 50 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Premium Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

  • 80 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 30 min drive
  • Muyuni Beach - 42 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 55 min drive
  • Paje Beach - 65 min drive
  • Jambiani Beach - 47 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 37 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Kae Beach Bar - 62 min drive
  • Zanzi Bar - 1 min walk
  • Kae Beach Restoraunt - 61 min drive
  • Jetty bar @ paradise beach resort - 1 min walk
  • Michamvi Sunset Bay Resort - 61 min drive

About this property

Zanzibar Bay Resort

Zanzibar Bay Resort is a great choice for your beach stay in Marumbi, putting you near activities like scuba diving. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in body wraps and mani/pedis. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a children's pool, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace.

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Zanzibar Bay Resort are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 104 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 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
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - midnight
  • 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 24 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
  • This property charges the following airport transportation fees per vehicle each way: EUR 40 per vehicle for 1-2 guests; EUR 45 per vehicle for 3-5 guests; and EUR 65 per vehicle for 6-14 guests.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Pool table
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers


  • Built in 2018
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room
  • Full-service spa


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 4.00 per person, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 12.5 per person, per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 65 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Zanzibar Bay Resort Marumbi
Zanzibar Bay Marumbi
Zanzibar Bay Resort Marumbi
Zanzibar Bay Resort Marumbi
Zanzibar Bay Resort Hotel Marumbi
Zanzibar Bay Resort Hotel
Zanzibar Bay Resort Hotel
Zanzibar Bay Resort Marumbi
Zanzibar Bay Resort Hotel Marumbi

Frequently asked questions

Does Zanzibar Bay Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Zanzibar Bay Resort 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 Zanzibar Bay Resort?
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 Zanzibar Bay Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Zanzibar Bay Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Zanzibar Bay Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Zanzibar Bay Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 65 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Zanzibar Bay Resort?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Zanzibar Bay Resort and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Zanzibar Bay Resort also has spa services and an arcade, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Zanzibar Bay Resort?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Zanzibar Bay Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Zanzibar Bay Resort like?
Zanzibar Bay Resort is located a short 9-minute walk from Marumbi Beach.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very Good

Great. Beware of the tide
L'endroit est bien entretenu, en bonne condition. Le personnel est très sympathique et dévoué. Il ne faut pas y aller pour la plage. Les marées rendent la baignade difficile. Le mieux est d'aller sur la jetée pour profiter de l'océan.
marie-helene, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Suzanne, 5-night trip
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6/10 Good

The food is terrible, i paid for all inclusive for 8 days and every day breakfast , Lunch and dinner was the exact same. I expected more sea food options but that was not the case. There was grilled fish or calamari but poorly cooked, However the people were amazing.
Itai, 7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice jetty to swim from!
ingvar, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Tumi, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great range of pools and bars. Good activities and helpful excursion desk on site. Staff were professional and helpful. Food delicious.
10-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

The staff is ready nice. Very clean but it's looks like the place is far away from all the activities
7-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Very good hotel (with some trade-offs)
This hotel was very good. I really enjoyed my stay. The service was pretty good including the reception attendants, bartenders, and waiters. The breakfast was also tasty with a wide selection. The biggest issue is the location. It is far from the touristy areas and the beach is covered in algae and is very shallow. But honestly, I didn't mind saving money on this hotel and spending more on transport and excursions. I went to Prison Island and there was a beautiful beach there plus the free shuttle bus took me to a really nice beach ten minutes away. I did have a small issue with my bed, but it was fixed literally the next day. I highly recommend this place especially if you don't mind the distance from Stone Town (40 min away). If you're doing a shorter trip, you might want to stay someplace more conveniently located.
Alyssa, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This was a nice resort on Zanzibar. The facilities were certainly good for East African standards. This is actually two resorts (soon to be three) combined. The reception is actually on the side called "Paradise Bay Resort," but you have full access to both sides. The pool shown in the picture is in Zanzibar Bay Resort, and is more relaxing (and shallower) than the one on the other side. The Paradise Bay one is blue, and has a 3 meter deep portion. It is also has more trees blocking the view of the ocean. The beach is not very good here. Due to the bay, it is full of seaweed, and the tide comes in close to the wall. Smartly, they have a free shuttle to another piece of beach up the coast, which is beautiful. It was much quieter and cheaper on their main facility. If you are there for long, I recommend getting on the free shuttle and spending every day at the other beach. Massages there were super cheap, and they had food and drinks (not included, if you are "all inclusive", but we awere a la carte). The staff was nice and very professional. You pay for everything using your room number/wrist band and signature. I did have one instance of a staff member offering to give me free drinks in exchange for paying cash for the rest of the bill, but that can happen at any resort, not just in East Africa. I hope the Dutch owners pay their people enough to make up for the fact that it is very inconvenient to tip them. We would have liked more local food at the a la carte restaurant.
4-night family trip
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