A luxury beachfront resort with traditional Swahili charm, Blue bay Beach Resort & Spa is situated on the finest white, sandy beach on the east coast of the island of Zanzibar. Set in 30-acres of tropical gardens with over 1,000 palm trees, the resort is one of Zanzibar’s most prestigious properties offering the ultimate in beach comfort: excellent accommodation; fine wining and dining; a host of sports and leisure facilities; the famous Oasis Spa; and our award-winning service. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the Resort. As well as being a magical destination for holidaymakers wishing to soak up the sun and the enchanting culture of Zanzibar, the resort also offers excellent facilities for meetings, conferences, and group incentives. Our weddings and events team can also plan your private party, your wedding ceremony, and reception, and, of course, your honeymoon. Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is Bluebay’s premier brand. The resort shares a 500m stretch of beach with its sister property – Sultan Sands Island Resort


All rooms at Bluebay are spacious, bright, and beautifully decorated in Zanzibari style with hand-carved furniture. The comfortable Garden Rooms overlook the grounds, while the popular Superior Rooms are elevated, offering views over the gardens to the beach and ocean beyond. The exclusive Junior Suites are only 30 meters from the ocean and are split level with a large seating area, magnificent verandah, and even a private garden with an outdoor shower. Finally, there are two beachfront Sultan Suites: the ultimate in opulence, privacy, and luxury a Sultan would expect nothing less

Garden Rooms. Comprising six bungalows, each with four en-suite rooms, the 24 Garden Rooms overlook the resort’s beautiful landscaped gardens. The Garden Rooms share their own private pool.

Junior Suites. Privately situated in three bungalows just 30 meters from the beach, the 6 Junior Suites are extremely spacious and luxurious-90m2. Each suite has its own lounge area, a huge verandah, and a private garden featuring an external shower: your private enclave of peace and tranquillity.

Superior Rooms. The 74 Superior Rooms occupy an elevated position in the grounds, overlooking the verdant gardens to the azure ocean beyond. All the rooms in this category are sea-facing.

Sultan Suites. The ultimate in opulence, the two Sultan Suites are situated at the ocean’s edge and offer accommodation truly fit for a Sultan. A huge double room, with a separate dressing room, leads to a relaxing lounge and out onto a magnificent verandah.

For more than 200 years, the islands of Unguja and Pemba along with much of the coast of Eastern Africa was ruled by the mighty Sultans of Zanzibar. They lived in absolute splendor in magnificent palaces where large, spacious rooms contained every creature’s comfort imaginable. At Bluebay Beach Resort we think they would feel right at home!

In-room facilities

  • Double Bed with billowing mosquito nets
  • Walk-in dressing room
  • En-suite bathroom with bathtub and walk-in shower
  • Verandah or balcony
  • Split-level air conditioning
  • Large satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Electronic safe
  • Telephone
  • Smoke detector
  • Free WiFi