The best hotels in Zanzibar. Where to stay – hotels “5 stars”

The tourist infrastructure of Tanzania offers travelers a large number of hotels of different levels. Zanzibar is no exception in this regard – on the island you can find both budget guesthouses and bungalows with a minimum of services (for example, only breakfasts from meals), and TOP level hotels. Let’s dwell on the latter and see where exactly wealthy tourists can be accommodated, putting maximum comfort in the first place during the holiday.


Konokono among the hotels of Zanzibar “5 stars” is a bastion of peace and privacy. Here you can fully devote all the time to your beloved, at the same time see Zanzibar from its best side. The hotel is just an hour’s drive from the island’s only airport. The hotel complex has the status of a boutique hotel and is located on the south-eastern coast of the island. European elegance and Zanzibar uniqueness are embodied here. The hotel is represented by twenty-four villas with chic decoration and luxurious design.

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The Palms

The Palms – another five-star hotel in Zanzibar, located on the east coast of the island, can rightly be called the most luxurious on the island. This is a great option for the most demanding and demanding guests, because every detail in the hotel is executed with chic and sophistication. In the hotel you will find true African exoticism, complete privacy from worldly problems, absolute comfort, everything that is inherent in luxury hotels. Guests can stay in one of the six luxury villas. The villas are equipped with spacious terraces, from which there is access to the beach and to the Indian Ocean.

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Baraza Resort & Spa

Baraza Resort & Spa – a hotel “five stars”, is remarkable for being in close proximity to the beach, which is included in the list of thirty best beaches in the world. The hotel is represented by thirty villas, created in the style of the junction of three cultures – Arabic, Khowahili and Indian. A special chic hotel is provided by exquisite arches with intricate carvings, handmade furniture, antiques.

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Diamonds Star of the East

Diamonds Star of the East is a five-star hotel in Zanzibar, located in Nungwi. This chic hotel complex is located next to the beaches of Kendwa and Nungwi, as well as next to the natural aquarium of Mnarani. In fact, the hotel itself is a private reserve, which houses 11 luxury villas. There is everything to ensure that every guest can fully enjoy the rest of the elite level, as well as get unforgettable impressions of the amazing beauty of the Indian Ocean, nature and magnificent sunsets in Zanzibar.

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Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel

Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel is a five-star hotel located in the north of the island. It offers guests a friendly environment, comfortable living conditions, its own ideal beach with all amenities. This hotel is best suited for those who like active water recreation – diving, surfing, kiting and other marine activities.

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Alina Abramova

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