• 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
Hotel Category
Trusted
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1102 Reviews
Beach

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

  • 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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club

  • Beach
  • approx. 45 minutes from Zanzibar Airport
1102 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 686
  • Very Good 328
  • Average 53
  • Poor 26
  • Terrible 9

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jan 21, 2020

GREAT HOLIDAY WITH FANTASTIC STAFF

Plattekloof, South Africa

We arrived in Zanzibar with little expectations, but from the first day we had the best stay at Mapenzi. All the staff was very friendly and helpful. The Chef, Victor and his assistant, Helal, done so much more than anticipated. Eva, who attended to our table at lunch and dinner time, was exceptionally helpful. I hereby congratulate the GM for his great leadership at this Fantastic Resort.
Jan 19, 2020

40th birthday celebrations in paradise! 🧡

Essex, United Kingdom

Absolutely stunning resort with great views of the indian ocean, endless palms, white sands, great food and a team of fantastic welcoming staff. Christmas eve and Christmas Day were ones that we’ll always remember including my 4 and 9 year old. We easily got use to singing Christmas songs poolside contending with over 30 degrees of heat!! The children loved the pool, beach and animation activities, led by Hassan, Siad, Shuma or Rachel - all were great with children. They picked up some of the language with help from the waiteresses. The resort does cater for everyone including those with small children, the grounds are substantial and safe, we were happy for the girls to walk by themselves to get a drink etc. Food was plentiful and varied, Victor was so kind to make special bits for the kids and always made time to come and say hello to the guests. Superior Room was fine for us and was cleaned everyday with flowers on the beds inc, a cute HB message for my 40th. Only minor complaints from us but nothing that the resort can control, is the amount of seaweed present in the ocean and number of hawkers on the beach front. Getting approached numerous times as soon as you got onto the beach, did put you off going onto the beach but in fairness you only have to say no once and they do leave you alone.. Zanzibar, you are a gem of an island... we can’t wait to return!! 🏝
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Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club

Facilities

a large pool of water

Swimming Pool

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

diving

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.

Spa

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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