Sea Cliff Resort and Spa


  • Wide choice of activities on water and land
  • Family-friendly
  • Watch the sunset from the jetty bar
  • Air-conditioned rooms with private balconies
  • Spa and fitness centre

Open: Sea Cliff Resort and Spa is open all year.

Location: The resort is on the northwest coast of Zanzibar. It is about a 25-minute drive from both the airport and Stone Town.

Rooms: There are 3 styles of rooms: garden rooms, superior rooms and deluxe rooms. All are equipped with air conditioning, have flat screen satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, phone, minibar, desk and chair and en-suite bathroom. Garden rooms are on the ground floor and have balconies and direct access to the grounds. The 80 superior rooms have ocean views and balconies, and the 16 deluxe rooms have jacuzzi baths, separate shower and a sea-facing double balcony. iPod docks are available on request. Interconnecting rooms are available and there are also some rooms adapted for wheelchairs.

Activities: The resort has a water sports centre offering water skiing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing, wakeboarding, tubing and sailing. Non-motorised water sports are complimentary. You can explore by bike (free for hotel guests) and go horse riding with lessons available for beginners. The hotel has its own 9-hole golf course, plus a driving range and practice greens. Hotel staff can arrange a number of excursions to different locations on Zanzibar such as Stone Town and Jozani Forest, and themed tours including spice tours, plus sandbar picnics, sunset cruises, and Safari Blue day trip combining snorkelling and a barbecue lunch.

Facilities: Sea Cliff Resort has 2 swimming pools and a children’s pool. There’s a games area with facilities for darts, table tennis and pool, and there are tennis courts (floodlit), a squash court, trampolines and beach volleyball. The hotel has a fitness centre. Various board games are available. These facilities are free for hotel guests. Shwari Spa has 5 treatment rooms for massages and saunas, facials, manicures and body wraps, plus a plunge pool. There are 2 restaurants (more details below) and 3 bars, one by the main restaurant, another on the beach and the third on the private jetty. Please note that the beach is not large and not a focus of this property. this is a good seaside resort, but if a specifically beach resort is wanted, you should probably consider a different property.

Dining: Mangapwani Restaurant has open and shaded dining areas and is open for breakfast (07:00-10:00), lunch (12:30-15:00) and dinner (19:00-22:00) each day. It serves local and continental dishes and has regular live entertainment. Kobe Restaurant specialises in light meals and snacks served from 12:00 to 18:00.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. The hotel has a Kidz Club with a children’s climbing wall, various arts and crafts facilities, indoor and outdoor activities all supervised by child minders. There are interconnecting rooms for families.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in rooms and communal areas.

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Client Rating for Tanzania 5/5 from 217 reviews

Lovely rooms and an amazing setting over looking the sea. We were disappointed to be told that there were no connecting rooms only to find that our children's room had a connecting door but we were 2 rooms away. The resort was much bigger and so didn't have the same personal feel as the lodges. However the service and food were all top quality, as well as the spa facilities. A great place to relax with opportunities to explore Zanzibar.

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