General

A luxury beachfront resort with traditional Swahili charm, 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: excellent accommodation; fine wining and dining; a host of sports and leisure facilities; the famous Oasis Spa; and our award-winning service. Free WiFi is also available throughout the Resort.

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

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Zanzibar

ZanzibarZanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago off the coast of East Africa. On its main island, Unguja, familiarly called Zanzibar, is Stone Town, a historic trade center with Swahili and Islamic influences. Its winding lanes present minarets, carved doorways and 19th-century landmarks such as the House of Wonders, a former sultan’s palace. The northern villages Nungwi

Sports & nature

Sports & nature Water Skiing The sea of Zanzibar is calm for most of the year and it is ideal for waterskiing and wake-boarding. Those companies that are engaged in this kind of sport have powerful speedboats that produces the perfect ride, flexible for all levels. The skis are suitable for beginners and you can also be given you pointers to improve your skills. This activity is available throughout Zanzibar, particularly on the north coast. They can be done through local companies on the island that have all the most recent equipment you will need and this will ensure that it is safe and enjoyable. Kite Surfing Zanzibar is a great place for kite surfing. Here we have the perfect conditions for beginners and more experienced kiters. Shallow blue waters, sandy bottoms & constant winds make Zanzibar an idyllic place to kite surf. The reef is far out and here for the first part is flat water, perfect for beginners and freestylers. The reef itself gives you amazing waves for the more experienced kite surfer. Scuba Diving Zanzibar is endowed with very attractive diving site; most of the diving schools operate on PADI, or SSI and very few on NUI. These companies may accommodate up to 60 divers at a time and vary from open watercourses, to dive master. The depth of water is in the order of 12metres - 120 meters, drift and deep dives. Octopus, moray eel, can be located during diving. Snorkelling The most famous place for snorkeling in Zanzibar is the beautiful Mnemba Marine Reserve. There are about three different places to snorkel. The area is well known for its fish life and you can expect to see lion fish, moray eels, stingrays and turtles swimming around in the shallows. If you venture further out the reef drops away into a big wall where you will see emperor fish hunting, yellow snappers, barracuda and if you are lucky napoleon fish and turtles. Dow Sailing The sunsets in Zanzibar can be stunning and the best way to get an uninterrupted view from the deck of a sailing dhow. The comfortable traditional style boats are used for sailing around and past the fishing fleet, allowing for some great photo opportunities. The traditional dhow under the power of sail and enjoy the feeling of the wind at your back, just as the old Arab traders have done. Some have board and out board engines. Cruising around the small island is fantastic especially when combined with the sun set watching. Kayak This kind of sport is available in some hotels. The coastline around Zanzibar is very varied and interesting. There many places to be explored and the best way is by kayaks. Those who have this kind of sport they have two man boats so you can enjoy the trip with your partner, or single person kayaks if you fancy a bit of privacy. Parasailing Tourists can enjoy the best views in Zanzibar - from the sky! From 300 meters in the air, see the brilliant colors of the coral reef around the Island. Here you will have the chance to fly like a bird and to defy gravity. It's an adventure anyone, from 8 to 80 years old, can enjoy because there is no running or jumping, and no experience is necessary. Deep Sea Fishing In Zanzibar game fishing is based at the northern part of the island. Tourists can clients to enjoy some of Africa’s best deep sea fishing grounds. The channel between Zanzibar and Pemba in particular, is an internationally renowned site consistently providing first-rate big game fishing opportunities. Jet Skiing Feel the wind in your hair and salt spray on your face as you zip across the Gulf. Personal watercraft, usually called “jet ski,” are a longtime favorite for fun in the sun at Zanzibar Beach, whether riding solo or on a 2- seat. Drive your own jet ski, follow the guide, and go on an unforgettable journey of jet-skiing and sightseeing

Nightlife info

Nightlife infoZanzibar is never short of festivals and celebrations. It is one of the countries with highest number of celebrations/festivals in East Africa. Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), Mwaka Kogwa, “Sauti ya Busara”, Cultural Festivals, Mangapwani Festival and Makunduchi Food Festival are among the events that showcase the best of Zanzibar culture

Culture and history info

Culture and history infoZanzibar is a unique and the right destination for heritage tourism. Apart from Stone town - a world heritage site, a collection of buildings have been marked as the most cultural and architecturally important in Zanzibar including Maruhubi Palace and Kizimkazi Mosques. Many of these demonstrate classic feature of this unique architectural and cultural synthesis. Zanzibar is a unique and the right destination for heritage tourism. Apart from Stone town - a world heritage site, a collection of buildings have been marked as the most cultural and architecturally important in Zanzibar including Maruhubi Palace and Kizimkazi Mosques. Many of these demonstrate classic feature of this unique architectural and cultural synthesis.

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