8 days from £895pp plus international flights.
Since we are an independent company and we plan tailor made holidays, we can book any hotel on Zanzibar for you. And the choice is wide. There are larger resort-type hotels to small boutique hotels, but here are just three of our favourites at different price ranges.
Pongwe Beach Hotelis a little gem. It overlooks a quiet bay fringed by a coral reef, ideal for swimming and snorkelling, and has a gorgeous rim-flow pool overlooking the beach. Hammocks are strung beneath trees where you can doze, lulled by the sounds of the waves, and you can explore by bike or kayak as you wish.
Echo Beach is a delightful small hotel with just 10 villas, owned and run by a British couple. It's set on 5 acres of beach and is a stylish, yet pleasantly rustic and unsophisticated property, free of TVs and phone, and with lots of locally-crafted wooden furniture and long, brightly coloured silk fabrics. It has a pool and jacuzzi, spa and PADI centre
White Sand Villas and Spa is a luxurious resort with 11 lavish villas set in tropical gardens leading down to the beach, designed by one of East Africa's foremost architects. There's a large rooftop lounge with stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, a spa, 2 pools and watersports' centre. All interiors are air conditioned and there's Wi-Fi throughout.
You may find all you need right where you are and feel no need to stir beyond the hotel! However staff at all hotels can arrange activities and excursions such as a spice tour, boat trips, snorkelling, diving and more.
This holiday is a slice of paradise that you really won't want to miss.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £895 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2017 guide price pp - PONGWE: From £895 to £1120 pp sharing. ECHO BEACH: from £1060 to £1200 pp sharing. WHITE SANDS VILLAS: from £1775 pp in April, May, Nov sharing (using a 'Stay 7, pay 5' offer), to £3650 pp in July-Aug. Please ask us for more detail on any hotel/resort you're interested in.
7 nights twin share accommodation on half board basis; return airport transfers
International flights and taxes; visa; meals not specified; drinks; optional excursions and activities; tips; items of a personal nature
Getting there: For a Zanzibar-only holiday it's possibly more convenient to fly via Nairobi with Kenya Airways, but you can also use BA to Dar es Salaam then get a domestic flight to the island. Flights will cost from £700 per person depending on availability and season. We usually book flights for you.
Departure dates: This trip can be tailor made to begin on any date you choose, subject to availability.
Echo Beach is a lovely owner run small hotel on the South East Zanzibar coast.
Pongwe Beach Hotel is on a secluded bay on Zanzibar's east coast, ideal for swimming, snorkelling and diving.
A luxury 11-villa resort on a beautiful east coast beach, with a rooftop lounge, large pool and superb spa.
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