Breezes Beach Club is on a pristine, peaceful beach on the east coast of Zanzibar. It is a family-owned and run hotel that offers warm, personalised service and exquisite cuisine, which makes it perfect for unwinding after a busy safari. The tropical gardens are wonderfully peaceful and there is a large swimming pool ideal for a cooling dip. There is a selection of al fresco restaurants and bars, a spa, marine activities centre and dive centre on site, though none of these compromises the resort's relaxed atmosphere.
Guest rooms are scattered around the tropical garden. They are tastefully decorated in muted ivory tones, with cotton throws, teak wood finishes and Zanzibari carvings. Each has a terrace or balcony, the perfect place for a sundowner. The resort has 4 restaurants offering an extensive range of cuisines and styles of food including the best seafood, tropical fruits and spices that the island has to offer. There are several bars where guests can socialise over a refreshing drink.
Open: Breezes Beach Club is open all year, unlike most beach hotels on Zanzibar.
Location: Breezes is on a beautiful beach on the Michamvi Peninsula on the east coast of Zanzibar. It is about a one-hour drive from the airport.
Rooms: Accommodation at this small resort is in standard and deluxe rooms and suites. All are air conditioned, have fridge, tea and coffee makers, safe, sofa bed and en-suite bathroom. They are furnished in muted colours and have teak wood furniture. Standard rooms have terraces with garden views, deluxe rooms are on the ground floor of bungalows near the beach and have patios. The suites are on the upper floor of the bungalows, they have larger bathrooms, a dressing room and large balcony with sun beds. There is also a large 2-floor villa with 4 deluxe rooms.
Activities: Breezes has a marine activities centre which can arrange canoeing trips, snorkelling, boat cruises, windsurfing, sailing and beach volleyball. There is also a PADI dive centre on site which offers services from beginners to advanced diving. The lodge offers classes in Swahili, cooking, and palm weaving. Excursions to places of interest on the island can be arranged. Guests are welcome to sunbathe by the pool or on the beach and enjoy a cooling swim.
Facilities: There are 4 places to eat. The Salama dining room serves buffet breakfasts and dinners, The Breakers Grill specialises in barbecues and has a tandoori oven, The Tides offers romantic meals for 2 by the ocean and The Sultans Table serves a fusion of Indian and Swahili cuisines and fresh seafood. There are several bars, including one by the pool, and a tea lounge. The Frangipani Spa offers health and beauty treatments and there is a yoga and meditation centre. The library has a selection of historical and educational books about Zanzibar. Outside in the tropical gardens there is a large swimming pool. Breezes offers a laundry service and a currency exchange.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is internet access for a fee and there is mobile reception in public areas.
An exciting African safari & beach holiday for the whole family. Wildlife of north Tanzania then 5 days on Zanzibar.
"A nice hotel with friendly staff and great food. One of the positive things was the fact that we could always get into the sea, even at low tide albeit if only for a paddle."
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
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Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499