Zanzibar is paradise! Recently we explored this East African island, and visited all our properties, to ensure we’re offering only the best to our clients. This affordable destination is a mere three hours away by air.
We boarded the Mango flight, which departs every Tuesday and Saturday, and were met by friendly, helpful staff who made the journey an absolute pleasure. On arrival we passed through immigration without any hitches and went to collect our bags - the conveyor belt was two guys and a trailer!
We spent the next three days checking out around 25 hotels and resorts. These range between basic 3-star properties, like Coral Rock, Amaan Bungalows , Paje by Night and Arabian Nights; to mid-range 4-stars of Azanzi, Ocean Paradise, Blue Bay, Mapenzi and Sultan Sands; and finally to the very upmarket 5-star hotels like Gemma Del Est, Melia and boutique property Essque Zalu. I’m pleased with our range of competitively priced hotels as there’s something to suit everyone's tastes and pocket.
It’s important to remember that the star ratings of properties in Zanzibar shouldn’t always be directly compared to either South Africa or places like Mauritius and the Seychelles. The lower category hotels are more basic in comparison, while they still offer great value for money. That said, the upmarket properties are on a par with their island neighbours. Zanzibar is certainly poorer than Mauritius and some facilities, like kid’s clubs, or the service may be a bit more rustic. You’ll find the friendliness of the staff plus the island’s immense beauty more than make up for it.
Zanzibar is the ideal destination for honeymooners, couples, students, pensioners and families. Get in touch today and we’ll be more than happy to find the perfect resort or hotel to suit the needs of your wonderful island holiday.
Be sure to take a look at our library on Facebook where you can browse all our properties, plus keep an eye out for updates on Zanzibar throughout the year!