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.
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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 south east coast of Zanzibar. It is about a one-hour drive from the airport.
Rooms: Accommodation at this small resort is in 10 standard and 40 deluxe rooms and 20 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. There is a tennis court.
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, a tea lounge and a TV room. The Frangipani Spa offers health and beauty treatments and there is a yoga and meditation centre, and a gym. 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, shop and a currency exchange.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables. Dress code: men are required to wear long trousers at dinner.
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 very good family hotel. Delicious food and very attentive staff. Comfortable rooms and we were lucky to be right on the beach. A good diving centre along with good water sports kept everyone entertained when not lounging by the lovely pool. "