Bluebay Beach Resort

Luxury beachfront resort with traditional Swahili charm

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Luxury beachfront resort with traditional Swahili charm

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Bluebay Beach Resort

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Welcome to Bluebay Beach Resort, a romantic Zanzibar getaway.

Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is situated on the finest white, sandy beach on the east coast of the island of Zanzibar. Set in 30-acres of tropical gardens with over 1,000 palm trees, the resort is one of Zanzibar’s most prestigious properties offering the ultimate in beach comfort.

As well as being a magical destination for holidaymakers wishing to soak up the sun and the enchanting culture of Zanzibar, the resort also offers excellent facilities for meetings, conferences and group incentives. Our weddings and events team can also plan your private party, your wedding ceremony and reception and, of course, your honeymoon

Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is Bluebay’s premier brand. The resort shares a 500m stretch of beach with its sister property – Sultan Sands Island Resort.

Resort Highlights

Vast palm-dotted gardens
Traditional Makuti thatched buildings
Themed cuisine and entertainment


All rooms at Bluebay are spacious, bright and beautifully decorated in Zanzibari style with hand-carved furniture. The comfortable Garden Rooms overlook the grounds, while the popular Superior Rooms are elevated, offering views over the gardens to the beach and ocean beyond. The exclusive Junior Suites are only 30 meters from the ocean and are split level with a large seating area, magnificent verandah and even a private garden with outdoor shower. Finally, there are two beachfront Sultan Suites: the ultimate in opulence, privacy and luxury – a Sultan would expect nothing less!


  • 4 Restaurants
  • Bar
  • 2 Swimming pools and Jacuzzi®
  • 2 Boutiques
  • Kids pool
  • Water sports centre offering windsurfing, canoeing and sailing
  • PADI scuba and snorkeling centre
  • Oasis Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Kids club (3-13 years)


Dining at the Bluebay Beach Resort showcases Zanzibar’s celebrated local ingredients with an emphasis on fresh seafood and contemporary cuisine.


Makuti is the main dining facility at the Resort where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served, depending on the meal plan. The Makuti Restaurant enjoys magnificent views over the swimming pool to the ocean beyond.

Blue Marlin Beach Restaurant

Situated right at the ocean’s edge, the Blue Marlin restaurant serves a la carte al fresco lunchtime grilled or stir-fried seafood buffets. Fresh fish, chilled wine and a cool ocean breeze – it doesn’t get better!

Blu Deli Terrace Café

For Bluebay Beach Resort guests, the coffee lounge & terrace is the perfect place to cool off after a hard morning sunbathing! Read, play board games, check your e-mail using the free Wi-Fi or just enjoy Zanzibar’s world-famous coffee and a delicious slice of cake. You are on holiday after all.

Bahari Grill

Serving seafood and Italian specialties, the Bahari Grill offers an exclusive dining experience for à la carte lunch or dinner.

Palms Pool Bar

The Pool Bar is located by the swimming pool and serves a full range of wines, spirits, soft drinks and fresh juices as well as specialized coffees.


The Oasis Spa at Bluebay takes pampering to a whole new level! The Spa is idyllically situated right on the beach where the cool breeze and sounds of the ocean provide you with the ultimate experience in relaxation. Bluebay’s qualified massage and beauty therapists offer an impressive range of treatments to soothe away the stresses of modern day life. Unwind in your own personal sanctuary and discover a quiet and soothing space for your total relaxation and well-being.


The Water Sports Centre at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa caters to a variety of water sports and recreation activities except for Scuba diving - which is provided separately at the Dive Centre.

Among the water sports and recreation equipment available are:

  • Windsurfers
  • Single and Double Kayaks
  • Sail Boats
  • Peddle Boats
  • Hobie Cats
  • Bongo Jumpe (Water trampoline)
  • Body Boards

Instructors for water sports and recreation are available at the Centre. The Centre also provides sailing and fishing excursions for our guest.

The dive centre is located on the seafront close to the beach restaurant. This is the hub of many of our East Coast activities and a friendly, professional team, excellent gear and the full array of dive courses and activities can be organised here.

Besides a Fitness Centre featuring a range of modern equipment, the Resorts also feature the following sports facilities:

  • Flood lit tennis court with tennis equipment available for hire
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Bicycles for a ride in the wide beach
  • Table tennis
  • Snooker and billiards
  • A myriad of table games (cards, black gammon, monopoly, etc)


We understand the need for parents to have a fun-filled holiday with their kids, as well as a bit of adult time! For children aged between 3 and 13 years, we offer a professionally run children’s club with weekly themed programs and a range of indoor and outdoor activities. As well as arts, crafts and sports, the children also enjoy cultural experiences and even an introduction to the Swahili language. Most of our multi-lingual staff have worked as kindergarten teachers and have undergone first aid training. Nutritional kids’ meals are also offered at the Toto Club and we also provide ‘ayah’ or babysitter services at an additional charge.

Weddings & Honeymoon

At Bluebay we would love to help you plan your dream wedding with a choice of venues that can be transformed to reflect your desired theme and style. Or for newly-weds, after the excitement and stress of planning a wedding, what could be more relaxing than stretching out under the warmth of the sun on a tropical beach? Your honeymoon at Bluebay will simply be heaven; we’ll make sure of it.


Bluebay is an inspirational venue for meetings and conferences and our excellent facilities and professional team will ensure that everything goes to plan. Our stylish conference room can be configured for groups of up to 60 and we provide all conference resources and audiovisual equipment. Our team can assist with team-building activities, theme planning, catering, and accommodation and leisure-time activities – so you can definitely combine business with pleasure.


Zanzibar Escape
Flights, Accommodation and Meals

R26,370 per person
Room: Garden Room
Valid between: 10-Jan-22 to: 28-Feb-22
Book before: 28-Feb-22

Garden Room

  • Return flights to Zanzibar on Kenya Airways
  • Return resort transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation in a Garden Room
  • Breakfast & Dinner daily
  • All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

BONUS: 1 x Child share FREE with 2 adults (pay flights only)

  • Travel Insurance and Medical cover
  • Infrastructure Tax of USD 1 per person per night, payable directly to the hotel.
  • Visa costs where applicable (SA passport holders DO NOT require a visa)                                  
  • All Covid-19 tests and Covid-19 related costs are not included.

Important Notes:

  • Yellow fever vaccination: NO longer required for South Africans travelling from South Africa.
  • Malaria: Malaria prophylactics is not compulsory but it is strongly recommended.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
  • Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
  • Rebooking and cancellation fees apply.
  • All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.Standard terms and conditions apply.
  • All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

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