Tanzania is home to some of Africa’s finest beach destinations. Beautiful islands with world-class coral reefs and mile upon mile of palm-fringed beaches stretch up and down Tanzania’s coast.
As we do not offer set departures, the beach resorts on your Tanzania holiday can be completely tailored to your needs. So whether you want to live in the lap of luxury or just want a little pampering, we can plan the perfect accommodation for you. Check out your options here, or call our team for their suggestions.
Indicates: YZ star rating, the level of luxury that you’ll experience
Indicates: YZ price guide, ranging from value to high-end
Just a short boat ride from Zanzibar, Mnemba Island offers barefoot luxury at its best! A maximum of two children aged under 12 years can be accommodated at any time, and access for disabled persons is available on request.
The Serena Inn is located in Zanzibar’s capital Stone Town. It is the most luxurious property in Stone Town and one of our favourite town hotels in Tanzania.
The Zanzibar Palace Hotel is located in the heart of Zanzibar’s Stone Town. It is one of our favourite hotels in the old town. Small and quirky, it epitomises the very essence of Stone Town itself.
The Residence is located on the south-west coast of Zanzibar just north of the famous beaches at Kizimkazi.
Sunshine Hotel is located in the heart of Matemwe village, on the northeast coast of Zanzibar.
Offering beautiful beachside accommodation, and oozing an intimate charm, Breezes is one of our favourite properties on Zanzibar! Children of all ages are welcome, and accessible rooms are available.
The most luxurious hotel in the north of Zanzibar, Essque offers high-quality accommodation at a good price! There’s no direct beach access, but the closest beach is just a few minutes’ walk down the road.
Fumba Beach Lodge is located on the south-west coast of Zanzibar, set within the Menai beach conservation area.
The Palms Zanzibar is the flagship accommodation of the Breezes Hotel Group portfolio, and the most exclusive luxury hotel on Zanzibar.
Matemwe Lodge has a stunning location and an authenticity about it that epitomises Zanzibar – we love it! It’s perfect for travellers seeking rustic accommodation on this idyllic island.
Intimate, stylish, luxurious… Matemwe Retreat is the perfect place for honeymooners and couples. Offering oodles of wow-factor, it’s one of our top picks for romantic travellers seeking something very special on Zanzibar.
Retaining the charm of a boutique hotel while offering all the facilities of a large resort, Baraza is a fabulous favourite at YZ! Children of all ages are welcome, and access for disabled travellers is available on request.
Previously known as Emerson and Green, it is one of the oldest and most famous hotels on the island.
Opened in 2009, Kilindi was designed to be one of the most luxurious small beach lodges in Africa! We think it met the brief pretty well. There’s a minimum age requirement of 16 years.
Kasha Boutique Hotel is in a beautiful area of Zanzibar and offers extremely good value for money.
With its phenomenal beach and friendly atmosphere, Pongwe is a fantastic base from which to explore Zanzibar! Children of all ages are welcome, and youngsters aged under 4 years stay free of charge.
Emerson Spice is chic and full of character. It is the latest creation of Emerson Skeens, the American designer of Emerson and Green and several other boutique hotels in Zanzibar.
Occupying a remote area on Zanzibar’s east coast, Konokono is highly recommended for travellers seeking a lot of laidback beach time! Children of all ages are welcome.
If you’re looking for villa accommodation on Zanzibar, where you can relax or explore the island to your heart’s content, Matlai is an excellent option for you! Children of all ages are welcome when the property is booked for exclusive use.
Mchanga Beach Lodge is pleasant, friendly and very good value.
Gold Zanzibar is much larger than the hotels we usually recommend, but sits on one of Zanzibar's best beaches and offers a wide range of accommodation to suit different people.
Sunshine Marine is a good-value property that lies on a remote corner of Zanzibar. It is arguably one of the best properties for diving around Mnemba Island.
Named after an old-fashioned Zanzibar trade currency, Anna of Zanzibar offers idyllic barefoot luxury.
Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas and Spa is a modern luxury property that is aiming to compete at the top end of the market.
Unguja Lodge consists of 12 huge villas set among the forest. With its distinctive fusion of nature and beach lodge, it offers something completely unique on Zanzibar.
Park Hyatt has a fabulous location right on the beachfront within the fascinating capital of Zanzibar, Stone Town.
Zawadi Hotel is situated on the Michamvi Peninsula on Zanzibar’s scenic south-east coast.
Thanda Island is a gorgeous tropical island, situated 30 kilometres off the coast of Tanzania. It was recognised as World’s Leading Private Island at the 2016 World Travel Awards!
Ras Kutani is situated approximately 40 kilometres south of Dar es Salaam. It is a wonderful location, seemingly a world away from Dar es Salaam itself.
This is an island paradise – an extremely beautiful location that is totally unspoiled, yet at only a fraction of the price one would expect to have to pay.
Fundu Lagoon is located on Pemba Island, the lesser-known island of the Zanzibar Archipelago.
Kinasi Lodge is one of the oldest lodges on the island with a loyal following of guests and extremely knowledgeable diving guides.
Chole Mjini is wonderfully eccentric. It is the perfect choice for adventurous travellers who love the outdoor life.
‘Pole Pole’ is Swahili for ‘Take it easy!’ – and that’s exactly what you can do here. Various watersports are available, and so is simple laidback beach bliss! Children aged 10 years and over are welcome.
Xanadu Villas & Retreat is situated on the south-east coast of Zanzibar, only 50 minutes’ drive from the island’s capital Stone Town.
Perfect for a laidback beach break, The Tides offers a good range of accommodation and high-quality service! An exciting variety of activities is available too.
Mawimbi Villa is situated on East Tanzania’s Ushongo Beach, a remote location within the country’s Pangani and Tanga area. It is ideal for a group of friends or family members looking for a very special beach break!
Lupita Island is situated amidst a group of small islands on Lake Tanganyika, about 5 kilometres off the shore of Kipili, a fishing settlement. Serene and remote, the resort provides an ideal location for a beach break.
Alexander’s Hotel is situated on the Masaki peninsula in Dar es Salaam. It was set up in 2008 by the Alexander family, who run the hotel to this day and aim to provide a home from home featuring their friendly dog Hobbit.
Zuri Zanzibar opened its doors on 1st May 2018. It is situated on the north shores of Zanzibar, within the Kendwa area of the island.
Aiyana is situated in the north region of Pemba Island, which lies off the coast of south-east Tanzania.
This barefoot beachside property offers a luxurious base from which to explore the beaches and other attractions of Zanzibar! Children of all ages are welcome, and accommodation for disabled persons is available.
This villa property provides a super-sumptuous base from which to enjoy a thrilling range of activities on Zanzibar. Children of all ages are welcome, and access for disabled persons is available on request.
With an emphasis on barefoot beach chic, this property is perfect for an authentic beach break. Children are welcome, and the family bungalow option sleeps a maximum of two adults and three children.
This boutique hotel offers a luxurious base from which to explore Stone Town and many other attractions on and around Zanzibar! Children of all ages are welcome.
This villa, which can be booked exclusively, provides a lavish base from which to explore Zanzibar! It’s ideal for simple relaxation too. And when you book both suites, there’s no minimum age requirement.
Highly recommended for a family or group of up to four adults and two children, this traditional Zanzibari-style property has a lovely location on the north-eastern coast! It’s one of the island’s most charming and characterful exclusive-use options.