Anna of Zanzibar


Bwejuu on the south east of Zanzibar

Accommodation Type

Small beach hotel

Accommodation Level
DeluxeSomething special. Indulge yourself with a high-quality experience.
Price Guide

Anna of Zanzibar

Five villas set in tropical gardens leading down to beautiful beach, Anna of Zanzibar is beguilingly simple yet delightfully indulgent. Dine where, and when, you wish, laze by the pool, relax in the spa or run the gamut of activities by land and water, this is your home by the ocean.

A boutique hotel on lovely Bwejuu beach on the east coast of Zanzibar, with just five villas set in one and half hectares of gardens. This owner run property provides personalised service, including your own butler, and genuine hospitality. You are invited to make yourself at home at Anna of Zanzibar!

You stay on an all-inclusive basis and can enjoy meals when and where you want, indoors and outside on the main or your own terrace, by the pool or beneath the shade of a banda on the beach. The hotel occasionally organises Swahili dinners and seafood barbecues for an extra culinary treat. Quench your thirst with freshly squeezed juices, local beers, wines and spirits, as desired.

You’ll soon feel at home in your villa, with its spacious lounge and a private veranda. They are arranged well apart to ensure privacy. During the day you can laze by the pool or on the beach, with sun loungers and parasols in both locations. Pampering body treatments can be enjoyed in the spa, where the therapist uses local and Africology products to make you feel extra special.

The main house is the social heart of the hotel, where you can share conversation with other guests, enjoy afternoon tea, curl up with a book from the library or watch a DVD. With its easy going atmosphere, Anna is well suited to families, with the living room of each the three larger villas able to be used as a second bedroom.

If you want to explore further afield, staff at the tour desk are on hand to book cultural and wildlife tours of the island. Water lovers will be in their element with opportunities for snorkelling and diving to observe the coral reefs and tropical fish, plus various watersports. The beach here is tidal, good for swimming at high tide and perfect for walks to the reef and rock pools when the tide is out. 

Times to Go

The main rains last from March to May, and Anna of Zanzibar is closed for most of this period. There is a shorter rainy season in November. June to October is popular with visitors, with its sunny, warm days, and sun lovers will enjoy December to January which are usually the hottest months.

Anna of Zanzibar highlights

  • Owner-run hotel with friendly staff
  • Spacious villa with butler service
  • Snorkel and dive by the coral reef
  • Go for walks along Bwejuu beach
  • Dine by the pool and on the beach
  • Take your pick of island tours
  • Indulge in a spa treatment

Anna of Zanzibar location

Anna of Zanzibar


  • Five guest villas
  • Closed from late April till early June
  • Children of all ages welcome


  • Dining room
  • TV lounge with DVD selection
  • Shisha lounge
  • Bar
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Spa
  • Freshwater swimming pool
  • Sunbathing area
  • 1.5 hectares of gardens
  • Sun loungers, parasols and hammocks on the beach
  • Beach bandas for private dining
  • Gift shop
  • Activities desk


All optional

  • Watersports
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Nature tours
  • Cultural trips

Anna of Zanzibar villas

There are five villas, all air conditioned, have a bedroom with a mosquito net-draped bed, dressing area, en-suite bathroom, sitting room and a private terrace. In room facilities include Wi-Fi and tea and coffee maker, with minibar, hairdryer and safe available on request.

There is private butler service and room service is available on request.

Three of the villas make excellent family accommodation with living rooms that can be used as an additional bedroom.


Twiga the giraffe likes this because…

“The owners are involved in the local community, and have helped provide practical equipment like benches for the school, whose pupils previously had to sit on the floor.”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Tanzania Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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Amanda Marks

Managing Director
Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.


Tracy Edwards

Travel Consultant
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.


Sinead Bailey

Travel Consultant
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.


Christine MacDougall

Travel Consultant
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.