Zanzibar Island is a premium destination in Africa for honeymooners.  Let’s love lead and let alone Zanzibar

This Africa’s archipelagos is the perfect choice you can make in life to visit, it makes you feel very emotional, excited and so fun. It really has the WOW effects.

The beautiful fringed palm trees, the turquoise water, and the endless clear water beaches are magical experiences.

Zanzibar can best combine with Tanzania or Kenya wildlife safari to add spice to your honeymoon vacation or purely alone.

In this article, we would like to recommend a couple of hotels and lodges in Zanzibar.

This is for couples or honeymooners who are looking for something special on this beautiful island of Zanzibar.

Here is the list of the top 7 luxury hotels and lodges in Zanzibar for honeymooners.

Riu Palace Zanzibar

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The Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar is located on Nungwi Beach, a beautiful white-sand beach with crystalline waters that will make you feel like you’re truly in paradise.

This adults-only hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania, offers you an all-inclusive holiday with the exclusive services of RIU Hotels & Resorts.

The rooms at this hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania stand out for their design and spaciousness.

All of them have air conditioning, satellite TV, a minibar, and a balcony or terrace, along with many other amenities.

Plus, the hotel has villas with private pools for those who want a stay in total luxury.

At the Riu Palace Zanzibar, you can enjoy a refreshing dip in one of the three pools, relax under the sun in a lounge chair, or go to the beach and enjoy the private area for hotel guests.

When it comes to gastronomy, you have the main restaurant where you can enjoy buffet breakfasts with show-cooking stations, and three themed restaurants that serve exquisite dishes.

And if you want to sample the best snacks and appetizers, the staff in the bars of this all-inclusive resort in Zanzibar will be happy to serve you.

Fun and relaxation are guaranteed during your holiday at this all-inclusive resort in Zanzibar.

With our entertainment programs, you can enjoy activities, live shows, and music.

The spa at this hotel in Zanzibar offers a relaxation pool, hydromassage zone, steam bath, and the best services and treatments so that you can go home from your holiday totally renewed.

Likewise, most athletic guests have the gym to practice their favorite activities, and also the option of enjoying water sports like kayaking and diving.

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Baraza Resort & Spa

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This stunning hotel, which sits on the east coast of Zanzibar, is infused with Zanzibari and Arabic designs, bringing you back to the era of the Sultans.

Located in Paje Beach, Baraza Resort & Spa is a 5-star all-inclusive hotel that is particularly adored by honeymooners.

Although there are about 45 rooms, the villas are well located around the manicured gardens, offering a spacious and private feel.

Their interior has been hand-designed and built to the highest specifications, using marble and dark wood throughout.

Learn more:  Baraza Resort & Spa



As far as luxury accommodation goes in Zanzibar, Kilindi has raised the bar of what is to be expected at the top end of the market.

The accommodation at Kilindi is unique, with rounded pavilion suites spread along the hill overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Each pavilion is set in its own tropical garden, and with its own private plunge pool and dedicated butler, privacy is most definitely guaranteed.

Away from your private suite, the main pavilion offers a 25-meter infinity pool overlooking the waters of the Indian Ocean, and a waterfall bar, alfresco dining, and a relaxing spa are just a few of the other facilities to make a visit to.

White Sands Villas

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The 5-star villas that form White Sands sit on the eastern coast of Zanzibar and are ideal for couples looking for spacious accommodation in a private retreat.

The villas (a choice of one, two, or five-bedroom villas), are situated amongst tropical gardens and a white sand beach, with access to communal facilities such as a rooftop lounge, a restaurant, bar, pool, and spa.

The villas themselves are the height of luxury – the architecture is modern and sleek and the villas themselves offer memorable features such as outdoor staircases, private rooftops, and relaxing daybeds.

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Mnemba Island Lodge, Zanzibar

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Travel writers have often named Mnemba as one of the top beaches in the world, certainly in Africa.

Mnemba is the ultimate definition of barefoot luxury, one of the few places where you can snorkel straight off the beach and onto the pristine reef.

Mnemba may be one of the most expensive beach lodges on the coast of Zanzibar (and Africa as a whole!),

However, the lodge is very simple and the sheer beauty of the beach delivers one of the finest barefoot luxury experiences in Africa.

Its luxury is that it sits on one of the more beautiful private islands in Africa

Accommodation is in just 10 roomy, thatched beach bandhas with bathrooms set back along a soft corridor of the woven coconut palm.

Each set back from the beach in a private clearing in the forest.

All bedrooms, verandas, and central living areas are atmospherically designed with light cotton nets, soft African prints, and cushions.

Is one of the astronomical rates that have been afforded – all fresh tropical cocktails, diving expeditions, water sports, and fishing trips are included!

This is the best place to take a Tanzania honeymoon.

“Visitors to this most exclusive Indian Ocean island hideaway could find themselves sharing cocktails with Mnemba fan Bill Gates”

If this place interest you? Why not contact us today, let’s start planning for your epic honeymoon vacation.

Learn more: Mnemba Island Lodge, Zanzibar

The Palms Hotel, Zanzibar

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The Palms is the most intimate and luxurious lodge in Zanzibar.  It is a honeymooner’s paradise!

It offers an impeccable standard of service one of the most beautiful beaches in Zanzibar and some incredibly lavish accommodations.

The staff at Palms go that extra mile to make sure that their guest’s every need is catered for. It’s an extremely romantic beach destination….

The Palms do provide an exceptionally intimate service that goes way beyond what one would usually be expecting from a beach lodge.

They go to great extremes to make sure that each one of their guests is completely content.

The lodge is located in between its two sister properties, Baraza, and Breezes, on the beautiful southeast coast of Zanzibar.

It is the most exclusive of the three, with only 6 thatched rooms (bandas) built in a very secluded Tanzania holiday resort.

The bands are set back from the beach but with a lovely view of the Indian Ocean in all its glimmering glory.

Between the bandas and the beach is the main guest area which is designed in true Swahili style and exudes an effortless charm

Each banda contains two bedrooms and a large en-suite bathroom.

They all have a private plunge pool, satellite television, mini bar, and every other little luxury you could ask for.

Each banda is also given its sheltered beach bed to allow for maximum privacy, even on the beachfront.

Read more: The Palms Hotel, Zanzibar

Xanadu Villa Zanzibar

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Xanadu is a new and welcome addition to Zanzibar, a boutique property with 6 beautiful private villas.

Situated on the South East Coast of Zanzibar, Xanadu has a beautiful private beach and views over the Indian Ocean.

Xanadu is situated on the South East Coast of Zanzibar on a beautiful stretch of beach, just South of the luxury Baraza Lodge.

It is relatively new but establishing a quick name for itself as one of the best luxury villa options on the island.

There are 6 luxury 1 and 2-bedroom private villas, each beautifully designed and uniquely appointed and perfect for couples or groups.

There is an element of Zanzibari tradition in the architecture, but it also has a very contemporary and understated feel.

Since its opening, Xanadu has only had Michelin-starred chefs, so naturally, the menu is a big focus and the food is incredible.

There is no dining room as such, with guests free to choose where they want to eat, whether it be in the privacy of their villa lounge or the main pool/bar area.

The hotel is perfect for all Tanzania holidays, honeymooners, and families alike.

It does come with a fairly hefty price tag, but it certainly doesn’t have many rivals in Zanzibar.

If you are looking for other honeymoon recommendations, please feel free to contact us regarding the most romantic options for a Zanzibar honeymoon.

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Thinking of which place to visit in Tanzania and where to stay while on honeymoon, can be a tricky decision to make.

We hope that this article for the Top 7 luxury hotels and lodges in Zanzibar for honeymooners has shown you where to start.

Feel free to contact us today to discuss options.

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