• Swimming pool

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club

Traditional East African style

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club is set in a secluded spot on the north east coast of Zanzibar, beside a long white sand beach on the Kiwengwa shoreline, amid a lush tropical garden filled with palms and vibrant bougainvillea trees.

From sunrise to sunset, you'll feel a wonderful sense of serenity at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club. Make your way to the Mvua African Rain Spa – an oasis of calm for the senses. Alternatively, spend time on the resort's tennis court or get active at the watersports centre with catamaran and laser boat sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. 

When it comes to dining, the resort offers a number of options with several bars and an array of local and international cuisine ensuring your thirst and hunger will always be quenched; the Palm Restaurant offers buffet-style options, spanning international and Mediterranean cuisine as well as themed evenings; Nakupenda Pizzeria, situated close to the beach bar, serves freshly made pizza in the evening; and Suli Suli is an à la carte restaurant on the beach, serving wonderful fresh seafood under small enclosed cabanas for a romantic evening meal.

Whatever your holiday aspirations, Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club is the perfect retreat for relaxation, activities and fine dining in Zanzibar. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 3.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

£1,759 per person
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Tripadvisor rating 1064 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • Traditional East African-style rooms
  • An array of enticing dining options available
  • Watersports centre
  • Explore the tropical gardens and grounds
  • Relax and enjoy a pampering treatment at Mvua African Rain Spa

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 87 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 45 minutes from Zanzibar Airport
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Babysitting

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club

  • Beach
  • approx. 45 minutes from Zanzibar Airport
1064 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 655
  • Very Good 324
  • Average 51
  • Poor 26
  • Terrible 9

What to Expect

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


Sep 20, 2019

Wedding birthday

Incredible holidays !! The hotel is wonderfull Animation team is really good ! Some speak french, as Rama, which is a very good point when you re so far from home :-) Continue like this,you do very good job !
Sep 18, 2019

10 days of relaxation

Enfield, United Kingdom

The resort is located about 1 hour from the airport on the east of the island. Don't make the mistake that we made in booking a hotel transfer directly from the hotel as they are obliged to use the in-house "Zanzitours" transfer service at $75. (We booked a local taxi for the return transfer at $40) We arrived at the hotel just after 15:00 local time which was after lunch time cut-off but we were invited to have lunch regardless - big thumbs up for that The hotel is about 25 years old and is beginning to look a little tired but it is a lovely nonetheless. Our room was nice: well appointed but again, needs a refresh. We had a beachside villa (room 145) which was probably the best located villa on the resort - closest villa to the main resort building and the beach club hut. Rooms 144 and 147 will also share this ideal location The food is delicious - drinks are plentiful (we took the all inclusive option) and service is friendly. However, step out onto the public beach and you are fair game for constant pestering from the locals, selling their wares and offering sightseeing tours and sailing trips (at reduced costs offered by the hotel) Entertainment is provided by the "animation team" led by Shuma, who are young, enthusiastic and linguistically talented - amongt them, they could converse with all Europeans guests and provided a number of activities for those who wanted to take part A special mention to one of the waitresses, Zazibu, who was stand-out friendly and always looked after us
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Swimming Pool

Take a cooling dip in the swimming pool or stretch out and relax on a sun bed on the terrace.

Dive Centre

Diving services are provided by Scuba Do Dive Centre and activities are payable locally. The centre offers a wide range of activities including: catamaran, laser boat, windsurfing, canoeing, sailing and windsurfing courses, as well as snorkelling equipment and snorkelling trips to Mnemba Marine Park.

Mvua African Rain Spa

At the Mvua African Rain Spa you'll enjoy a range of treatments, based on African, Asian, and European traditions. After your spa time you'll feel reinvigorated in body and soul.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in Public Areas

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club

Room Types


Superior Garden Room

Superior Garden Rooms are located on the higher level of the resort and are surrounded by beautiful gardens. All rooms have either a canopy king-sized bed or twin bed with mosquito net and are furnished in traditional East African style.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Superior Room

Superior Rooms are furnished in traditional East African style, have either a canopy king-sized bed or twin bed with mosquito net and a large private verandah for your comfort.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Beach Front Room

Deluxe Beachfront Rooms are located on the beach and have a private verandah; the rooms offer either one canopy king-sized bed or twin bed with mosquito net and are also furnished in elegant East African style.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Beachfront rooms

Beach Villa

Beach Villas feature a large private verandah by the beach and include a ceiling fan, large bathroom with walk in shower, double basin, mosquito net and many other amenities. The villas have either a king-sized bed or twin beds.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club

Food & Drink

Sheesha Lounge

Relax at the resort's outdoor sheesha lounge.

Upepo Beach Bar

The beach bar serves snacks, soft drinks, fruit juices and beer throughout the day.

The Palm Restaurant

The Palm Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet style. There is a variety of local and international cuisines and themed nights. Also dinner is served once a week on the beach.

Ocean Reef Beach Grill

Enjoy tasty light lunches at this beachfront venue.

Nakupenda Pizzeria

Located directly on the beach, serving fresh pizza, salads, soft drinks, selected wines, local beer and juices. Restrictions: One dinner per stay included in the All Inclusive package.

Suli Suli Restaurant

The à la carte restaurant is perfect for special romantic candlelight dinners under the open skies, and serves seafood specialities under intimate and enclosed gazebos. Restrictions: Reservations must be made with Guest Relations, Restaurant Supervisor or beach bar staff and meals are at a charge.

Hibiscus Pool Bar

The pool bar offers guests snacks, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, cocktails, house wine, tea and coffee with spirits. Long drinks are served after 6:00pm. Restrictions: After midnight all drinks are at a charge. Premium brand beverages are available at a charge.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main restaurant. One dinner per stay can be taken at the pizzeria. Snacks are available from the pool and beach bars.
Drinks: Soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, house wine, selected spirits, cocktails, tea, coffee and mineral water.
Activities: Land-based sports activities including beach volleyball, tennis, football and table tennis. Non-motorised watersports including windsurfing and canoeing. Evening entertainment.