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Melia Zanzibar, Zanzibar


★★★★★5 star
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Melia Zanzibar, overview

This spacious resort covers an estate measuring more than forty acres on Zanzibar's eastern coast. There are sweeping views of the ocean from the two infinity pools and the jetty restaurant, and almost at every turn a superb stretch of pristine beach to discover.

Rooms and suites are contemporary in style, with elegant terraces and large windows bringing a little of the exotic outdoors inside. There are al fresco tropical showers, beneath sun-dried coconut leaves, with ocean views. Exquisitely carved furniture made from exotic woods adds originality and authenticity to the design.

From the tapas lounge at the end of the resort's jetty, to the freshest seafood delicately grilled at the beach, the chefs at the resort's five restaurants bring a whole variety of different flavours and dishes into play. Spice Restaurant offers Arabian and African food, a la carte Aqua features cliffside Mediterranean dining and Gabi Beach is ideal for healthy salads a light bites.

Melia Zanzibar is as much a retreat for families as it is for couples. With a children's club, specially adapted menus for children, and an array of family-friendly excursions, children of all ages are made very welcome here.

The two infinity pools are perfect for cooling off whilst enjoying the ocean views. The beach club offers all manner of activities from beach volleyball to kayaking. The resort's extensive spa offers both African and Asian therapies using locally produced oils, plants and herbs.

  • Fitness room
  • Gymnasium
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Kids club (supervised)
  • On-site Watersports
  • Outdoor Pool (not heated)
  • Spa/Wellness centre
  • Tennis courts
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Wifi in reception

Standard Garden View contains a Air Conditioning, Bath, Mini Bar, Outdoor Rain Shower, Separate Shower, Tea and Coffee Making, Terrace, Wifi (no charge)

Terrace Partial Ocean View contains a Air Conditioning, Balcony or Terrace, Bath, Mini Bar, Outdoor Rain Shower, Separate Shower, Tea and Coffee Making, Wifi (no charge)

The Level Romance Pavilion Ocean Front View contains a Air Conditioning, Balcony, Bath, Mini Bar, Separate Shower, Tea and Coffee Making, Wifi (no charge)

Bungalow Ocean View contains a Air Conditioning, Bath, Mini Bar, Tea and Coffee Making, Terrace, Wifi (no charge)

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner the menus here are inspired by traditional spice markets, and are full of Arabian and African flair, alongside international favourites. Themed evening meals showcase the best cuisine from particular regions of the world. Live cooking stations add to the occasion.

Breakfast: 6:30-10:30am; Lunch: 12:30-3:00pm; Dinner: 6:30-10:00pm

From colourful salads and to wood-fired pizzas heaped with seafood, meals of all sizes are ready to be enjoyed down by the beach. With cushioned bench seating amidst palm trees, this is a comfortable and shady place to linger over lunch.

Open: 10:00am-6:00pm

In a spellbinding setting at the end of the resort’s jetty, the views of the shimmering ocean are everywhere you turn. Enjoy cocktails and Asian tapas as the sunsets.

Open: 5:00pm-1:00am

A cliffside restaurant, the views of the Indian Ocean from this elevated position are quite extraordinary. The a la carte menu blends Mediterranean with African seamlessly, while the best seasonal ingredients are used to produce mouth-watering dishes.

Open: 6:30-10:00pm

An array of sandwiches, small plates and lighter meals can be ordered, while the drinks menu is perfect for cooling off following a day under the sun.

Open: 9:00am-6:00pm

The spa at Melia Zanzibar features six treatment rooms, Thai massage room, beauty salon and saunas. Signature treatments incorporate the best of Asian and African therapies, using locally produced oils imbued with the scents of local plant life.

There’s a well-equipped fitness centre, an outdoor tennis court and two outdoor pools. Gabi Beach Club organises everything from kayaking to beach volleyball. Elsewhere on the resort, it is possible to play petanque and table tennis.

The children’s club at Melia Zanzibar is for children aged from four to twelve years. A range of daily activities are organised, from crafts to sports, while a good mixture of books, games and toys also keep younger family members happy. Open: 10:00am-6:00pm

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Hotel Summary

Melia Zanzibar, overview

Melia Zanzibar



LOCATION: Zanzibar

NEAREST AIRPORT: Tanzania Zanzibar Airport


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