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Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

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1189 Reviews
Guide Price £1,769 per person
Based on 07 January 20 departure from London Heathrow flying with Qatar, staying for 7 nights half board in a Garden Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Traditional Zanzibari charm

Ideally situated on one of Zanzibar's finest sweeps of white sandy beach, the Blue Bay Beach Resort & Spa is spread through tropical landscaped gardens and shaded by lofty palms.

All rooms are decorated in traditional Zanzibari style, with four poster beds and beautiful views of the gardens and Indian Ocean beyond. Relax in the swimming pool, enjoy a treatment at the Oasis Spa, or opt to partake in some tennis or other sports at this luxurious resort.

When it comes to dining, the hotel offers a choice of themed buffets in the Makuti Restaurant or a la carte dining in the Bahari Grill and Beach bar. Ideal for couples, as well as families – with its kid’s club and children’s swimming pool – Blue Bay Beach Resort offers barefoot luxury in paradise. 

  • Relax and enjoy a pampering treatment in the Oasis Spa
  • Enjoy delicious fresh seafood, Italian cuisine and beach barbecues
  • 5-star PADI dive centre
  • Suitable for families, with a kid's club and children's pool

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Away from it all
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:00
  • 112 rooms
  • Transfer duration approximately one hour from Zanzibar airport
  • Has a kids club

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports

Accommodation Type

  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board

For Families

  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool
Location Highlights

Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

  • Away from it all
  • Approximately one hour from Zanzibar airport
  • On the beach
1189 Reviews 77% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 628
  • Very Good 360
  • Average 111
  • Poor 53
  • Terrible 37

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jun 18, 2019

OASIS SPA at The BlueBay Beach Resort KIWENGWA

Pissouri, Cyprus

All I can say is WOW wow WOW, the therapists are AMAZING, their technique is unique if you ever visit KIWENGWA in Zanzibar, or the Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa, definitely make a booking at the SPA, you will not regret it. We went in as a couples massage and our therapists Dhani & Hellen were out of this world, actually Dhani was from Bali & Hellen a local from Zanzibar, both equally AMAZING 🙏🙏🙏🙏💐💐💐💐🙌🙌🙌🙌
Jun 18, 2019

A stay in paradise

London, United Kingdom

What a wonderful stay we had..... we stayed 11 days. Firstly the amazing staff; everyone was wonderful from the concierge, reception, bar, spa, restaurant, to the hotel representative etc; Abdullah, Witness, Rehema, Mary, Joyce, Helen (massage therapist), Op”una (reception)?!, Nadrah (housekeeping), Ahmed, Mustafa, young trainee lady from restaurant / bar, Wahid (hotel rep) and of course the fantastic Lidya! which always greeted us with our names (she also remembered our room number) had a lovely smile (incl the other staff) and Lidya always had time for us ;))!! For my birthday over at the Bahary Grill Restaurant I had a huge birthday surprise after dinner : a birthday cake including most of the staff singing for me in English and Swahili - it brought me to tears of joy!!! Food was fantastic, plenty of choice & we loved the salads / soups & fresh fruit - all was so fresh, thanks to all chefs and team! There were always sun beds available to enjoy the amazing view over the beach , with high and low tide. The gardens with the plants / trees are stunning, and all so clean.. housekeeping did put down the mosquito net / mosquito spray in the room every day in the evening, which was very helpful! Some small suggestions only; perhaps a minibar with just standard drinks incl beer / water , if possible... ? Maybe daily changing cocktails, could be lesser choice then.. also some Ice cream available as part of all inclusive ? maybe also a daily activity sheet given to guests, like small Zumba, bingo etc. ? We went to do the stone town & spice tour for 1 day which was fantastic, we learned a lot about culture / local food. To mention, as we both work in catering ourselves and do understand hospitality service, the hotel can be very proud of their staff! Thank you for the great time we had! Sandra and Marco from Germany (room number 131)
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Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

Facilities

Sports Facilities

The Bluebay Resort features a state-of-the-art fitness centre with all modern equipment, as well as flood-lit tennis court (with equipment available for hire), beach volleyball, bicycle hire, table tennis, snooker and billiards.

Swimming Pool

Enjoy a leisurely swim in either one of the two pools. The resort also has a Jacuzzi and a children's pool.

Oasis Spa

The Oasis Spa has a wooden deck and an abundance of exotic plants which create a calming atmosphere that will help relax your mind. Well known for professional massages, the skincare products used here are especially selected for their pure and natural ingredients. You can also try out the health food options created by the resort's connoisseur chefs using ingredients grown in the gardens.

Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

Room Types

Superior Room

Superior Rooms come with 50 square metres of living space and consist of cottages located on rising ground overlooking verdant gardens, the pool, the sparkling white beach and the azure seas beyond. All the rooms in this category have sea views; Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Garden Room

Garden Rooms come with 45 square metres of living space and are located behind the Junior Suites in beautiful landscaped gardens. Garden Rooms share their own private pool.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Junior Suite

Junior Suites come with 90 square metres of living space and consist of three bungalows, each with two suites, in a private area and are closer to the ocean (approx. 30 metres from the beach). All feature sea views, a lounge area, an extensive external verandah and a very unique  external garden shower (at the back of the room and enclosed in a private compound). Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Beach sunrise at Bluebay Beach, Zanzibar

Sultan Suite

For more than 200 years, the islands of Unguja and Pemba, along with much of the coast of Eastern Africa, were ruled by the mighty Sultans of Zanzibar. They lived in splendor in their magnificent palaces where large, spacious rooms contained every creature comfort imaginable. At Bluebay Beach Resort, there are two "super deluxe" suites where the sultans themselves would have wanted to stay.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Butler Service
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

Food & Drink

The Beach Bar and Restaurant

The Beach Bar and Restaurant is a fabulous place for guests to sip cold drinks or enjoy the seafood speciality. Pizza and other light fare is also available - all served in an informal 'toes-in-the-sand' setting with the ocean right in front of you. The Beach Bar and Restaurant has an impressive Makuti-roofed structure to protect guests from the midday sun. The restaurant serves a la carte lunch for resort guests and it also has popular themed lunch fairs, on top of the wide selection available on the menu.

Makuti Restaurant

Makuti Restaurant enjoys magnificent views over the modern deck-level swimming pool to the ocean beyond. It is the main dining setting, serving breakfast and dinner - and is included in the Half Board meal plan arrangement for all the guests at the Resort. Lunch for the supplement Full Board option is also served here. Breakfasts are buffet with live cooking. Dinners have 10 different themes on rotation. Themed evenings include Indian, Italian, Swahili, Set Menu, BBQ Nyama Choma, Oriental, Trip around the World, Zanzibar, Seafood Kiwengwa and Gala Dinner night. Besides a resident band, each themed evening has its own after-dinner entertainment, ranging from Swahili dancers, Taarab music and acrobats to live performances by a variety of local Zanzibari bands. Opening Times: breakfast: 7:00-10:00am Lunch: 12:30-3:00pm Dinner: 7:00-10:00pm Dress code: Smart casual, no shorts or sleeveless shirts for men. A dress is recommended for ladies.

Bahari Grill

The Bahari Grill serves the best seafood and steaks on the island. It is a specialist restaurant and offers an exclusive dining experience, open in the evenings only – bookings are necessary. Guests should make reservations at the Guest Relations Office for a table. Honeymooners staying for a minimum of 7 nights are entitled to a free seafood dinner at this restaurant. Dress code: Strictly smart casual for the gents - collared shirts and no shorts or sleeveless shirts. For the ladies a dress is recommended.

The Pool Bar

The Pool Bar is located by the swimming pool and serves a full range of wines, spirits, mineral waters and fresh juices as well as specialised coffees. The Pool Bar provides pre and after-dinner cocktails for guests and has a well-cultivated ambience for relaxation of guests as they enjoy the various entertainments provided in the evenings. There are also live band performances for most evenings, until closing time.

Board Basis Options

Half Board

Enjoy breakfast and dinner on the half board package.

Full Board

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on the Full Board package.

Food: buffet breakfast, lunch and themed dinners in the main restaurant. Dinner can be taken in the Grill Restaurant at a supplement. Drinks: soft drinks, tea, coffee, juices, house wines by the glass, beer, cocktails with local and international (non premium) spirits and whiskeys served 10.00am – midnight.

Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

Family Friendly Facilities

Children's Club

For children aged between three and 13 years old the hotel provides a children's club, offering various fun activities from pool and beach to indoor games. Children are also provided with the opportunity to learn about the Swahili culture. The children's club runs from 10:00am with an optional children's dinner menu at 6:30pm.

Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

Special Offers

Minor offer catch all

Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners receive flowers and a bottle of wine during their stay. 

The bride also receives a 25% discount when staying in a Superior Room.

Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Travelling
Saturday, January 6, 2018 to Friday, December 21, 2018

Free night offer

Free Night Offer

Valid for all room types

  • Stay 4 Pay 3 
    or
  • Stay 7 Pay 5

Not combinable with any other offers, stays must be consecutive nights and board basis upgrade supplements to Full Board or All Inclusive must be paid on free nights.

Travelling
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 to Sunday, June 30, 2019
Offer ends in 4 days

Free night offer

Free Night Offer

Valid for Superior room type only

  • Stay 7 Pay 6

Not combinable with any other offers, stays must be consecutive nights, board basis upgrade supplements to Full Board or All Inclusive must be paid on free nights, black out dates may apply.  

Travelling
Monday, July 1, 2019 to Saturday, December 21, 2019
Offer ends in 178 days

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