Echo Beach Hotel

Tanzania

  • 10 villas with private verandas
  • PADI dive centre on site
  • Delicious fresh fish and seafood
  • Be pampered at the spa!
  • Enjoy a drink at the beach bar

Open:  Echo Beach Hotel is open all year.

Location: The hotel is on a 5-acre beach in Bwejuu on Zanzibar’s southeast coast. It is about an hour’s drive from the airport and Stone Town.

Rooms: There are 11 villas built in traditional style with thick stone walls and thatched roofs. Each has a bedroom, bathroom and private covered terrace of around 20 square metres. They are decorated in different colour themes with silk drapes and cushions, and locally-made furniture. Bathrooms are modern and feature Italian tiles and high quality fixtures and fittings. Each terrace has chairs and dining table, plus a daybeds. 2 of the villas have 2 en-suite bedrooms each and can accommodate families, and there's a large beach cottage for families or groups of friends. There is 24 hour mains electricity and each villas has battery charging points.    

Activities: The bay is protected by a coral reef and the calm waters are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and diving, and the hotel has its own PADI dive centre, so beginners can learn to dive and divers of all level of experience are catered for. Staff can arrange guided tours to areas of interest across Zanzibar, as well as fishing trips and swimming with dolphins.   

Facilities: The hotel has a thatched roof, open-sided restaurant by the beach, a bar and lounge, plus a beach bar. There’s a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. The spa offers pampering beauty treatments and massages, and the gift shop sells locally made crafts, clothes and jewellery.    

Dining:  Meals are eaten at individual tables in the restaurant.    

Children: Children of all ages are welcome, though there are no special facilities or activities for children. There are 3 larger villas for families.

Health:  This is a malarial area.

Communication:  There is mobile phone coverage and free Wi-Fi internet access.

Notes: There are no TVs or radios at Echo Beach Hotel. 

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Client Rating for Tanzania 5/5 from 217 reviews

Echo Beach was wonderful but very tired. Lots of things needed some attention and money spent (ripped bedspreads, some sunbeds were beginning to break, cushions and covers in poor state, outside beach bar ruined in a storm and not repaired so not in use which was a shame, pool light wires not attached to any lights, beach defences collapsed etc) but we loved it there. Food was exceptional and the highlight. Loved the beach and water sports in neighbouring Breezes were great.

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