Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa


East coast of Zanzibar

Accommodation Type

Beach hotel

Accommodation Level
Price Guide

Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa

Family friendly resort in extensive gardens beside the Indian Ocean, with a choice of restaurants including a beachside grill, watersports centre, spa, and rooms and suites with a private terrace or balcony.

Zanzibar has for centuries attracted visitors from around the globe, initially to trade, but latterly to enjoy the climate and relax beside the azure Indian Ocean.

Bluebay Beach Resort is a popular choice among holidaymakers of all ages. Located on the east coast of the island overlooking a picture postcard sandy beach, it has an attractive easy going atmosphere and a great range of facilities including several dining venues, choice of pools and Oasis Spa. It’s the ideal place to enjoy lazy days by the pool or on the beach, soaking up the sun.

Those wanting a little more action are well served at the recreation and watersports centre with options ranging from windsurfing to dhow cruises. On dry land you can explore the island on excursions to spice plantations, forests and historic Stone Town.

Families are well catered for at Blue Bay, with a kid’s club offering a range of indoor and outdoor activities designed for youngsters between the ages of three and 13 engaged and happy.  Bluebay is also an excellent venue for weddings and anniversaries, with dedicated experts to help plan celebrations. 

Why Stay?

Bluebay combines perfectly with a safari, offering the opportunity to unwind after days of early starts and exciting game drives, and works equally well as a single centre beach holiday destination in its own right. With its gorgeous beach, large swimming pool, spa and choice of dining venues it has all you need right on the doorstep for some rest and relaxation plus a range of watersports and island excursions for some added variety. 

Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa highlights

  • Superb beachfront location
  • Water and land based activities
  • Relax on your private terrace
  • Children’s club on the premises
  • Choice of restaurants
  • Oasis Spa for total relaxation

Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa location

Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa


  • 106 rooms and suites
  • Open all year round
  • Children of all ages welcome


  • Three restaurants
  • Cafe
  • Pool bar
  • Two swimming pools
  • Tennis court
  • Watersports centre
  • Dive centre
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Toto children’s club
  • Two clothes and souvenir shops
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Windsurfing
  • Beach volleyball
  • Tennis
  • table tennis and pool
  • Gym workout
  • Cruises and boat trips (optional)
  • Snorkelling (optional)
  • Diving (optional)
  • Fishing (optional)
  • Island excursions (optional)
  • Spa treatments (optional)

Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa rooms

There are garden rooms, superior rooms, juniors suites and sultan suites. All are air conditioned, have double or two twin beds with mosquito nets, satellite TV, phone, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee maker, minibar, safe, hairdryer, dressing room, en-suite bathroom and a terrace or balcony.

Garden rooms

The 24 garden rooms are arranged in six bungalows, and share a swimming pool and sunbathing area which is excusive to guests staying in these rooms.

Superior rooms

The 74 superior rooms have the same amenities. They are set on high ground in the grounds so have commanding views across the gardens to the ocean.

Junior suites

There are six junior suites in three bungalows, nearer the beach than the rooms. The 90sqm of space includes a sitting area and bathroom with both a shower and bath. Outside each has a large veranda and an enclosed garden with an outdoor shower.

Sultan suites

The two sultan suites are the closest to the ocean. Each has a large bedroom, dressing room, spacious bathroom with bath and walk-in shower, a lounge and a wide ocean-facing terrace. They can be interconnecting if needed.

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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.