This luxury, beach hotel is embraced by the warmth of the Indian Ocean. Pristine white sandy beaches, swaying palms and breathtaking location set the scene for an unforgettable stay. You’re
surrounded by aquamarine waters that stretch towards an endless horizon. Here there is more than sand, sea and sunshine, there is also the special warmth of our hospitality.
Situated on the North Eastern coast of Zanzibar, and approximately 45 minutes from the airport in Stone Town. Azanzi is a special destination which boasts 35 luxury rooms comprising 8 suites, 17 Deluxe rooms and 10 Deluxe Villas. Each with a well appointed bathroom offering every modern comfort.
This island paradise features a central guest entertainment area, which flows onto vast uninterrupted stretches of silky sands that will tempt you to bare your feet and touch the water’s edge. This entertainment area, with its sublime ocean and beach views offers guests multi-level viewing decks, comprising an azure swimming pool, relaxing bar and dining area and a well-stocked curio shop. Enjoy the freedom and seclusion of this perfect spot as you’re enticed onto the decks for the most fabulous views and relaxing experience.
Dining is a relaxed affair, featuring simple, classic cuisine, and being so close to the ocean features an abundance of delicious fish dishes cooked to perfection. The relaxing bar and pool are perfect to watch the sun setting on the Indian ocean.
Discover an unfettered way of life as you settle into island living and relax and unwind.
There are 35 luxury rooms comprising of 8 Standard Rooms, 12 Luxury Suites, 9 Villas, and 6 Deluxe Villas.
Specific room facilities and configurations, all feature air conditioners, mini bars and tea and coffee facilities.
1. The Standard Rooms feature an en-suite shower only
2. Luxury suites are available as inter-leading rooms should families require an additional room for children but require there own space. It is also possible for up to two children to share with adults in a luxury suite. In addition to the adjoining or inter-leading luxury suites there are also individual luxury suites.
3. Villas are stand alone rooms with full en-suite bathroom as well as an out door shower.
4. Deluxe villas are identical to the standard villa with the exception that they also feature a jacuzzi.
Azanzi Spice Tour (A guests account of the days events)
The spice tour, this lasts about 3 hours in total and costs $15 per person for the transfer and then just a donation is given to the tour leader and this is divided amongst the staff. We gave $10 per guest and this was money very well spent. The tour begins with a walk thru a natural spice farm and the guides are really good and point out heaps of herbs and spices, we also watched a chap climb up a palm tree to retrieve coconuts for all, these prepared infornt of us and we all enjoyed a cool coconut drink. The tour ends with everyone seated around a table while our guide sliced and diced a myriad of fruits for us to try (so much that you come away having felt that you had had a meal.
This is a fantastic tour which will cost guests $75 and it is a whole day story, the charge includes return transfers from hotel, drinks, lunch, and snorkeling.
We were collected at the hotel at approx 08h30, and made our way to town. Quite close to the harbour. Here we were met by our guide who gathered us on a park bench and went through a brief history of Zanzibar, very well done, long enough to give you an overview of the island from the early sultans to the present day Tanzania, but short enough to hold the attention of even kiddies. This was followed by a walk through parts of stone town, along the windy narrow passage ways, stopping (often) to browse in the many shops that are in town. A highlight for me was learning about the history and meanings behind the famous Zanzibar doors.
The walk through and shopping lasted about 2 hours, but could be longer or shorter depending on how much time folk spend browsing and shopping. The tour ends back close to the harbour and it is here that we climbed aboard a fantastic motorized / sailing dow. We head out towards a tiny island and here a theme out of an Arabian Nights movie unfolds. Refreshments, snacks under a bedoiun style tent, before we are fitted with fins and masks and then its back on the dhow and off a little way to the edge of the reef. At this point the group is divided into two and we are led by a really competent snorkeling guide, and away we go into a wonder world of marine life as we drift effortlessly with the gentle current. The guides are fantastic and occasionally dive down to point out a lion fish or two.
The snorkeling will last for as long as you like and then it is back on the dhow and back to the island for a traditional Swahili lunch, this is outstanding. All that is left is laze around in shallow waters or under the tent before heading back to stone town.
The return transfer gets guests back to the hotel at about 17h00.
Safari Blue has been running great days out in Zanzibar since 1996. Safari Blue starts from Fumba village, south west of Stone Town. Visit Zanzibar's beautiful sandbanks, enjoy a gourmet seafood lunch, dolphin watching, snorkelling. dhow sailing and more... Fumba is the ideal location for exploring the wildlife, isolated sandbanks and rugged island scenery of the Menai Bay Conservation Area.