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Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 3.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
941 Reviews
Guide Price £1,529 per person
Based on 10 December 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with Ethiopian Airlines, staying for 7 nights all inclusive in a Superior 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 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. 

  • 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

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 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
Location Highlights

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club

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

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 574
  • Very Good 293
  • Average 45
  • Poor 21
  • Terrible 8

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Sep 16, 2018

Paradise

Gdansk, Poland

We stayed in Diamonds Mapenzi for 8 nights. As they offer Wedding Package we have choosen the hotel for our small Wedding (only two of us) and we couldn't choose better. Normally we travel in different way- we move a lot, change places and we didn't expect that we can spend 8 nights in one hotel almost without excursions but we did it and we totally fell in love with this place. Hotel is not small but you can feel very intimate because there are many different public areas with seats and beds when you can relax, have a drink or read a book, so you don't feel many guests there. All the areas are really clean and desinged in African style which is amazing. Beach area is beautiful. It is not crowded with sunbeds so we felt like we were in paradise. It's very claen because staff takes care of the area very much. They can also bring you a coconut directly from the palm if you wish- gardeners ask guests if they want coconut :) Staff in the hotel is really great, smiling and friendly. Staff in the reception is eager to help- Ester is lovely, she also organized our wedding perfectly. Thanks to Amination team- Shuma- absolutely great guy and also Hassan the trainee- we hope that he will really be the part of regular staff because he deserves it :) Staff is so great that you want tip everybody all the time but if you sometimes don't tip, the staff treats you the same friendly way- it was not a rule in previous all inclusive hotels we stayed. Restaurant is beautiful. Maybe some guests could wear more elegant clothes for dinner (but it is not a fault of the hotel what people wear;) ) Food is great- we both put on weight during this vacation. Big choice of vegetarian and even vegan food (but not for breakfasts)-special table with Indian currys, big choice of fresh salads, steamed and grilled vegetables (amazing eggplants <3 :D), but there are also meat dishes everyday- chicken, beef, pork, fish and seafood. Quite nice desserts. Breakfast is the same everyday, but you get almost everything. To sum up- the Head Chef rules :) Beach Dinner in Monday is gorgeous with nice African animations. We spent half of our vacation in superior room and the second half in beach villa. They were both very nice furnitured, very clean and really spacious. We know that other bungalows- suahilli are smaller but very similar inside. Superior room had a little bit of bad smell but we opened some windows and finally it disappeared. Rooms are cleaned every day, fresh towels also every day. In both rooms there is a double shower place- great solutions for couples. Summing up- there is nothing we can complain. Diamonds Mapenzi is a little piece of paradise and we really hope to come back in the future. The place is beautiful, but it wouldn't be such a paradise without this lovely, smiling staff.
Sep 13, 2018

Paradise

Johannesburg

We spent our honeymoon at Mapenzi Beach and could not have asked for a more magical experience. The hotel is beautiful, set in stunning gardens and alongside a breathtaking beach where the water is warm and turquoise blue. The staff at the resort go out of their way to make you feel welcome, and special mention must be made of Shuma, who's energy and friendliness is remarkable, as well as Godfrey and Elizabet at the pool bar who always had our favourite drinks ready with a smile. To the garden staff who made us fresh flower arrangements daily - thank you. It is such a special touch, as is the fresh flowers on the bed everyday by the cleaning ladies. The food was outstanding and we were spoilt for choice and thouraghly enjoyed all our meals. We highly recommend this resort and will definitely return. Thank you for making our honeymoon magical.
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Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club

Facilities

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

Bungalow

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
Bedroom

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.

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