ZANZIBLUE
beach resort
"What a fantastic place, excellent throughout!!!! Bonus is the in house chef that blew us away with his fantastic food. Thank you for a memorable magic stay!!!!! We will definitely be back!!!"
Philip, South Africa
"Amazing place, great host. Cristina and her team go above and beyond to make you welcome and comfortable, before and during your stay. House is massive, comfortable, with plenty of space for a family. Location is on the beach, with a great private pool. Service is amazing and you can have meals delivered to your house. If you look for a private home (versus resort), this is the place."
Rene, Canada
"Amongst all the potential places/beaches in Zanzibar where we could have stayed, we chose Matemwe mainly because we fell in love with the pics from zanziblue the moment we saw them. And oh boy, it did not let us down. The hotel has been beautifully laid out and furnished to very good standards by the owners who have a great eye for detail. The villas are all very comfortable."
Oscar, UK
"Zanziblue is the perfect place to spend your vacations if you want to have a relaxed carefree holiday, getting spoiled, enjoy absolutley delicious food (no need to search for restaurants) that will be served to your room/ porch/villa. Great choice for breakfast , lovely varied lunch and dinner. The owners Chris and Christina are superfriendly and caring and are providing help and information, help with booking activities or organize you a driver whenever needed. Christina even upgraded us from a Kingsizeroom to a whole Beachfrontvilla (felt like a princess) The stuff is extremly friendly and caring. The rooms are stylish, clean and spacious, the setting of the 4 villas is very well thought of. This place is the perfect place for those who enjoy a private hideaway instead of an unpersonal big resort or hotel."
Victoria, Austria
"Wonderful view, so relaxing. The personal care and attention to detail was astonishing. We are already planning to come back"
K, South Africa
"The facilities are superb, the beds are big and comfy and the bath was clean and spacious. We really enjoyed our breakfast and dinner (delicious and fresh!) in our room and on the balcony and the staff was super friendly and helpful (thanks again Sharlene and everyone else). The hotel is also situated on a lovely beach, off the beaten path in a quiet area. We loved it!"
Tina, Germany
"We were honeymooners at zanziblue and we were so pleased to stay nearly a week here. It’s so serene and close to the beach. Every morning we woke up with the sea view. Service is excellent, friendly and considerate staff. Snorkling trip to memba island is cheap. We ate so healthy with various fresh sea food and tropical fruits. This is paradise place for people who want to be away from hustle."
Thu, Finland
"Great luxurious yet small / private resort on a pristine piece of beach on Zanzibar's east cost. Everything was taken off and we loved our stay. The team takes care of all your needs including day trips, transport and meal requests. All was perfect!"
John, Netherlands
"Amazing staff ready to help with all your needs - from organizing trips around the island to getting you fresh coconut from the palm. General manager is always ready to go extra mile to meet guests needs and such a sweetheart. Just by the ocean and have a beautiful territory. We like that you can choose where to have your breakfast/lunch/dinner - villa, by the poolside etc. Prices for food, transfers and island tours are very reasonable (we checked the market). We had dinner one time - delicious! Breakfast choices are good, more than enough. Minibar is also full of choices - from fresh juice to champagne by a reasonable prices. Water was free and filled on demand."
Krystyna, Ukraine
"Nice pool area & personal jacuzzi on the porch Very nice and accommodating staff Awesome room with kitchen Breakfast served on porch."
Jenny, Sweden
"Cosy, family atmosphere created by Cristina and Sharine. Perfect composition of the African style and atmosphere with full comfort and convinience. Good cousine."
Rafal, Poland
"Very delicious and reasonably-priced food. Although the menu is small, it changes daily. Very personalised and prompt service. The manager Sharlene and staff were very friendly and accommodating to our requests. Sharlene was super efficient and really cool! The staff organised an awesome BBQ dinner for 3 families (including our friends not staying there). Facilities were amazing. Clean comfortable rooms, love the coconut bar soap, great kitchenette, lovely pool and personal jacuzzi on the terrace, cosy terrace to have our meals, nice fine white sand all around the villas, nice layout and good space for kids to run around. Gorgeous view of the beach and ocean. Feels like home away from home! We love it and will definitely be back!"
Michelle, Tanzania

4
Villas

16
Rooms

Stunning
Seaviews

Personalized
Service
Karibu, Welcome to
Zanziblue

A warm welcome to Zanziblue, your home away from home on the amazing Matemwe white sand beach of the exotic Zanzibar island! We created Zanziblue as an oasis of tranquility where our guests can truly unwind thanks to a highly personalized service in a comfortable and authentic environment.

We aim to provide a true home feel with a Zanzibari flavor and including modern conveniences such as internet access, warm water, and air conditioning. The design of the resort combines privacy for the families and groups of friends staying at the villas with opportunities to interact with other guests at the share pool & beach areas.

Dining

SPA

Activities

Authentic
Villas
Choose from our four villas right on the sea front, on the amazing white sand beach. Tangawizi, Karafuu and Iliki are rented as units with 3 bedrooms and a suite in the attic. Pili-Pili has four separate studios and is rented by room.
Karafuu Villa
Karafuu Villa

Oceanfront private villa. Accommodates 8 to 10 guests.
Breathtaking ocean views from all rooms.


3 bedrooms
(AC/1 double bed)

1 Attic suite
(1 double & 2 single beds)

4 Bathrooms
(towels & toiletries)

1 Kitchen

1 Living / Dining

1 Jet Pool
Iliki Villa
Iliki Villa

Oceanfront private villa. Accommodates 8 to 10 guests.
Breathtaking ocean views from all rooms.


3 bedrooms
(AC/1 double bed)

1 Attic suite
(1 double & 2 single beds)

4 Bathrooms
(towels & toiletries)

1 Kitchen

1 Living / Dining

1 Jet Pool
Tangawizi Villa
Tangawizi Villa

Oceanfront private villa. Accommodates 8 to 10 guests.
Other than one room all bedrooms and terraces enjoy breathtaking ocean views.


3 bedrooms
(AC/1 double bed)

1 Attic suite
(1 double & 2 single beds)

4.5 Bathrooms
(towels & toiletries)

1 Kitchen

1 Living / Dining

1 Jet Pool
The most comfortable
Rooms
With four villas right on the sea front, Zanziblue offers 4 separate studios (Pili Pili villa), 9 queen rooms (Iliki, Karafuu or Tangawizi villas), and 3 attic suites. You can enjoy stunning sea views from all balconies.
King Room
King Room

Large beachfront room (55 m2 including terraces).
Perfect for families.


1 King bed

1 Single bed
(upon request)

1 Bathroom
(towels & toiletries)

1 Kitchinette

1 Large Patio

1 Jet Pool
(groundfloor only)
Queen Room
Queen Room

Private room (30 m2) in a villa with spectacular ocean views.
Great for couples.


1 Queen bed

Stunning Seaview

1 Bathroom
(towels & toiletries)

1 Kitchen
(shared)

1 Living / Dining
(shared)

1 Jet Pool
(shared)
Attic Suite
Attic Suite

Spacious suite (70m2) under the palm leaves roof.
Semi-open concept exposed to nature, imagine safari on the beach.


1 King bed

2 Single beds

1 Bathroom
(towels & toiletries)

1 Kitchen
(shared)

1 Living / Dining
(shared)

1 Jet Pool
(shared)
Explore
Zanzibar

White sand long beaches are not just for calendars and screen savers. Let Zanziblue make you experience the exotic and vibrant Zanzibar island.

Discover the turquoise surroundings and coral reef with a local dhow. Swimm with dolphins in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Paddle through the unforgettable wild mangrove forest. Enjoy a wonderful sunset on big wooden local sailing boat. Discover the rare red colobus monkey, as well as Sykes monkeys of the Jozani national park. Have a guided walk through the colorful Stone Town city to immerse in the Swahili history and culture. Feel and taste cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, vanilla, and other essential ingredients of Zanzibari life while visiting a spice farm.

Are you ready to explore?

If you have any
questions feel free to
contact us!
Enjoy the fresh and local flavours
Dining
Our chefs are preparing delicious meals for our guests only based on fresh seasonal products locally sourced. You can enjoy the taste of Zanzibar from the privacy of your balcony with sea view.
Breakfast
Breakfast

Your breakfast is served from 7am to 10am on your balcony. Exotic Zanzibar fruits, freshly squeezed juices, hot drinks and a seasonal menu. Everything is local and homemade 🙂

Lunch or Dinner
Lunch or Dinner

We offer delicious and local dishes from 12h to 15h for lucnh and from 18h to 21h for dinner. Seafood specialities. Vegetarian options. Starters, main dishes and desserts.

You can pre-order 1h in advance and will deliver to your balcony.

A perfect location for celebrations
Events
Whether looking for the perfect wedding location or wishing to celebrate in style, enjoy a spectacular private event, a corporate presentation or exhibition, Zanziblue is the place. The beautiful long white sand beach, authentic architecture and stunning Ocean views provide an experience you will never forget.
Weddings
Weddings

Surrounded by the abundance of nature, your union of love will be magical. Whether your ceremony is along the fresh water pool, on the white sand beach or under the palms, you will enjoy a beautiful wedding location on an exotic island for an unforgettable special day.

Quality, service, style and authenticity are just a few of the things that we are renowned for, so you can be sure of a very special experience indeed.

Private events & celebrations
Private events & celebrations

Whether celebrating a special birthday, a unique party, sophisticated occasion, cocktails, gala dinner or special surprise, the white sand beach, fresh water swimming pool and palms garden provide the beautiful environment for all of your event needs.

The highly experienced staff take care of your every desire and make everything flow beautifully for you, professional, trusted and recommended.

Corporate Events and Retreats
Corporate Events and Retreats

Wishing for something natural or spectacular for your conference, team building, presentation, business dinner or retreat, you will find no better on the island.

The professional and experienced team will meet your every need to help you create an event polished and full of style.

Explore
Zanzibar

We put together personalized activities for our guests only to discover the archipelago in an enjoyable and safe way.

Please contact us for more details and indicative prices.

Around Matemwe
Meet the corals

Snorkel around Mnemba island, not far away from us (can see the island from the resort) to observe a spectacular marine conservation area. High probability of seeing dolphins.

Half day trip, leaving early morning around 7:30am to ensure we are the first there and back by lunch/ early afternoon.

For something more special, we can organise a private BBQ on the Muiuni white sand beach.

Dive in another universe

Tanzania is known for breathtaking safaris, but there are no lions or giraffes in Zanzibar - the wildlife is all underwater. Dive into the Indian Ocean life!

Some of the best diving spots are also around Mnemba. If you are an experienced diver or you just want to discover scuba diving, we will be pleased to arrange it for you.

Catch your own fish

Time to yourself or time to catch up with friends and family whilst you have fun “sourcing” your own food! Tuna, Barracuda, Kingfish, Dorados and many other fish are happily swimming in the blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

You will leave very early in the morning and be back early afternoon with your cath. Our chefs will be pleased to prepare you the catch of the day.

North of the island
Visit Nungwi village

You may want to visit Nungwi for a half day trip in the afternoon so you can catch the sunset. Nungwi is the touristic part of the island with many restaurants and bars. You could have some dinner or enjoy some drinks on the beach.

Half day trip, leaving in the afternoon.

You may also visit an aquarium, which is nurturing green turtles.

Sailing off into the sunset

Take in the sunset without the crowds with a big wooden local sailing boat you sail south between the main island (Unguja) and Tumbatu Island.

You can enjoy a wonderful sunset on the sun deck and see how the captain sets his triangle shaped sail. While the sun sets behind Tumbatu, you can enjoy your pre ordered drinks on the boat.

The cruise starts at around 4pm in Kendwa on the west coast of the island and takes approx 2h.

Stone Town and around
Historical and cultural walk

A guided walk through the colorful Stone Town will include the city's key attractions as Forodhani Gardens, the Old Fort, the Old Dispensary, the Peace Memorial Museum, the Palace Museum and the House of Wonders. Also worthwhile seeing is the Darajani fish market (be prepared for the smells), fruits & spices markets.

The guided walk takes approx 1-2h and can be organised any time during the day.

Prison island

It is an island which lies about 5km and an easy boat ride northwest of Zanzibar Town. It was originally used to detain “recalcitrant” slaves and later as a quarantine station. The island is known now for its colony of giant tortoises. There is also a small beach and a nearby reef perfect for a bit of snorkeling.

A short boat ride from Stone Town, about 20-30 minutes, is the best way to get to the Island. We recommend combing this trip with a visit of the Stone Town.

Spice up

If you are curious to learn more about what cloves, vanilla, cinnamon and other spices look like in the wild, then definitely we recommend you to visit one of the many spices plantations / farms on the island.

The tour takes approx. half-day: approx. 1h transfer to the plantation, 1-2h hours visit and 30 min for an exotic fruit tasting and shopping for spices.

You can combine this with a Stone Town visit in a one day trip.

South of the island
Jozani National Park

This is the largest area of mature forest left in Zanzibar where you can discover populations of the rare red colobus monkey, as well as Sykes monkeys, bush babies, more than 50 species of butterflies, about 40 species of birds and several other animals. There is also a mangrove forest which is quite amazing.

The park is open daily from 7.30am until 5.00pm. The guided visit takes approx 1h.

You could combine this with a trip to the Rock, Paje or Jambiani for a ful day exploration.

the Rock

Located in a unique position on a rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean, The Rock Restaurant is a charming exclusive restaurant that in a very short time has become one of the icons of the island.

Clients can reach the restaurant by foot with low tide or by boat with high tide, boat service is offered by the property.

We will be pleased to make the arrangements for you (book a table for lunch, dinner or drinks only).

Paje & Jambiani

The south-eastern coast of Zanzibar is well known for kite-surfering spots in Paje and the seaweed farming in Jambiani.

You could include this optionally with the Jozani tour or a visit to the Rock.

the Zanzibari Safari
Blue Safari

A one day journey to explore the blue waters of Zanzibar in a Dhow, the traditional sailing boat in Zanzibar: snorkeling, enjoying seafood barbecue, exotic fruit tasting, climbing a baobab tree, lounging on the beach, spotting dolphins and more.

You will leave early in the morning around 7.30am to go to Fumba (southern part of the island), where you embark on the Dhow. You will return in time for dinner.

Mangrove Safari

We are proud to be among the very few on the island who can organize this unique, off the beaten path day trip to Uzi Island to experience the authentic and unspoiled Zanzibar, combined with a paddling (SUP or kayak) through the wild mangroves.

A village tour, a generous seafood lunch and the amazing mangrove paddling are part of this unforgettable safari.

This full day trip starts after breakfast (aound 9am) and you will return before dinner.

Chumbe Coral Safari

This private nature reserve has been developed from 1991 for the conservation and sustainable management of uninhabited Chumbe Island off Zanzibar.

The reserve includes a fully protected Coral Reef Sanctuary and Forest Reserve that harbour rare wildlife, a Visitor and Education centre, a small eco-lodge, nature walks and historical monuments.

Starting around 8am, this full day trip will finish before dinner.

We are looking forward to hear from you
Contact us
Get in touch
Address: Kilimajuu, Matemwe, Zanzibar
Phone / Whatsapp: +255 68 525 6242
Email: cristina@zanziblue.com
Frequently Asked Questions
We want you to have access to as much upfront information as possible, so here are the most frequently asked questions about accommodation, facilities and the island. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’re always ready and happy to help!
COVID-19
Have you trained your team about health and safety measures?

Our team is trained to keep a safe distance, to disinfect their hands regularly and to disinfect several times a day the common areas, machines and buttons with which our guests are in contact.

Do you do extra cleaning in the rooms and common areas?

We have always carried out a thorough cleaning in our villas, rooms and common areas. However, since the beginning of the health crisis, we have been using more powerful products and disinfectants, which allows us to reduce the risk of transmission as much as possible.

Location & Transfer
How far is Zanziblue from the airport?

Zanziblue is located in Kilimajuu, a small fishermen village, part of the Matemwe region on the North East coast. Expect an approx. 60-80 minutes drive from the airport. Please let us know if you want us to arrange for a car & driver to come and pick you up.

Restoration
Do you offer a breakfast service?

We offer our guests a breakfast service delivered on your terrace included in the accommodation price.

When is breakfast served?

Breakfast is served between 7am and 10.00am.