Zanzibar. Located just off the coast of its mainland, Tanzania, Zanzibar is known for two things: Spice and Beaches. The beaches of Zanzibar are epic and its photogenic waters are known the world over. But at the Meliá Zanzibar, on the north-east coast of this exotic island, perfectly perched on 40 acres of pearlescent white sand, is where you will find the bluest of blue waters.
Located a short 45 minute drive from the bustling capital city of Stone Town, Meliá Zanzibar is a luxurious all-inclusive beachfront property featuring 124 rooms that range from private villas complete with their own beautiful gardens and breathtaking infinity pools, to romantic rooms decorated with ornate Zanzibari beds, large exquisite bathrooms and outdoor tropical rain showers with sky views. The hotel even offers Romance Pavilions, ideal for couples or honeymooners, perched on the cliff side with stunningly gorgeous ocean views that seem endless. The amazing staff at Meliá Zanzibar go above and beyond to ensure that Hakuna Matata isn’t just a song from The Lion King, but a way of life for each and every guest from the minute they step foot on the property, providing traditional Zanzibari service that is unparalled.
Need to relieve the stress of indulging in paradise? Hop a chauffeured golf cart to the serene Anantara Spa and let the stresses of real life melt away in one of 6 private treatment rooms. Treat yourself to 210 minutes of pure bliss with the spa’s signature treatment, the Zamani Experience, which includes a floral foot ritual, body scrub, facial, massage and more.
After such a hard day of luxuriating, it’s only natural for you to be hungry. Thankfully Meliá Zanzibar offers 5 restaurants and 4 bars for you to enjoy. Nosh on an international buffet at Spices Restaurant, sip a cool drink after a refreshing dip at the Pool Bar or have lunch in the middle of the Indian Ocean at the Jetty Lounge, the hotel’s awe inspiring landmark, and go from eating to swimming without skipping a beat or missing a sunset.
But romantic rooms, relaxing spas and delicious restaurants aren’t even the highlight of a stay at this hidden piece of heaven. When you come to Meliá Zanzibar you come to enjoy a hotel ringed by a natural coral reef and hushed by the waves of the Indian Ocean. Zanzibar Blue will surely become your new favorite color as you relax on the private Gabi Beach atop powder white sand, nestled quietly under palm trees and staring out into the bluest waters your eyes will probably ever see. There are no fisherman’s boats or hardworking villagers. No noisy tourists or bustling markets. Just pure, turquoise blue water. Water so blue it will seem imaginary and you will pinch yourself everyday of your stay wondering if the calm beauty that surrounds you is real. And once you realize it is real, your mouth will say Asante Meliá and your spirit, Karibu Zanzibar.