Breezes Beach Club
Michamvi Peninsula, eastern Zanzibar
Mid-rangeOverall good quality. This is a wide category, but you can expect a comfortable stay.
Breezes Beach Club
Though large, with 74 rooms, Breezes Beach Club feels more intimate than most large resorts. You get the excellent facilities of a larger property but still with the feel of a family-owned and run resort. We find that both families and couples love this place, and it’s also really great value for money.
With beautifully carved furniture and colourful fabrics Breezes is full of Zanzibari character. Choose a shady sun lounger on the sandy beach and listen to the water lapping the shore, or rent some reef shoes and explore the reef at low tide. The long beach is very good, but you can’t always swim off it as the tide retreats a long way, so the pool becomes important too.
Breezes offers good value for money in a resort style setting. It’s one of the larger properties that we recommend on the island, but has been going for years and is family owned and run, so escapes the usual anonymous atmosphere of larger resorts. The on-site dive centre is another attraction for those wanting to explore beneath the ocean.
Eating is always a popular past-time on holiday, and at Breezes you have a choice of restaurants and bars. Keeping things varied, dinner alternates between menu service and themed buffet nights. You can savour seafood cooked with Swahili and Indian flavours or you can push the boat out with a romantic dinner at The Tides, a beautiful thatched pavilion overlooking the shore which houses a candlelit table set for two.
In short, Breezes has a little something for everyone, be it the kids, honeymooners, divers, spa enthusiasts or sun worshippers! There’s plenty to do here, or not – the choice is entirely yours.
If you feel like splashing out, Breezes has three luxury boutique sister hotel nearby – exotic Baraza, beautiful Zawadi or the romantic Palms.
Times to Go
Breezes Beach Club & Spa is open all year round, though you may want to avoid the long rains around April-May. The short rains in about November tend not to bother most visitors. Note that Zanzibar is tidal, and here, as in most place in the east, the tide goes out quite a long way at any time of the year.
Breezes Beach Club highlights
- Relaxed, large beach resort
- Family owned and run
- Excellent value for money
- Dive centre on site
- Choice of bars & restaurants
- Kids Club
Breezes Beach Club location
Breezes Beach Club
- 74 rooms
- Open all year round
- Children of all ages welcome
- Swimming pool
- Kids Club
- Dive centre
- Marine Activities centre
- Movie room
- Fitness centre
- Tennis court
- (All activities are optional)
- Paddle Boards
- Kite surfing
- Bicycle hire
- Cookery classes
- Palm weaving
- Swahili classes
Breezes Beach Club rooms
Standard & Deluxe rooms
Standard and deluxe rooms are identical in terms of size and décor. Both feature elegant soft furnishings in neutral tones. Cotton throws and carved teak furniture finish the rooms. All are en-suite and have a fridge, safe and hairdryer as standard. A sofa can convert to an extra bed. The fundamental difference in the room types is that Deluxe rooms are closer to the sea and the Standard rooms are set further back.
The suites are situated on the upper level of the bungalows and have a large balcony with sun loungers, (not necessarily with a sea-view). The spacious rooms have a dressing area, and a larger bathroom. Like the standard and deluxe rooms, they are fully air-conditioned and have a fridge, safe and hairdryer.
Twiga the giraffe likes this because…
“The resort has a recycling system in place and also has a desalination plant. They support the local community too. They have funded the building of a maternity unit at the village clinic they provide ongoing funds for support.”
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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Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.
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 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.
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.