Gold Beach House & Spa
Kendwa beach, north-west Zanzibar
Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa
If a stunning beach is top of your Zanzibar wishlist, Gold has to be high on your list even though it’s a large resort. It’s a contemporary place with a superb spa, and its own diving centre too.
The majority of beach resorts on Zanzibar are affected by the tides. Kendwa Beach is on the north west of the island, and is generally agreed to be one of the best beaches on Zanzibar. It’s not tidal, so you can swim here all day, and it is rarely affected by seaweed. It has beautiful white sand, and it gets fabulous sunsets. Sold? It is for many travellers.
The hotel is a contemporary beach getaway combining classic sea views, watersports and ocean sunsets with sophisticated spa services. The rooms, suites and villas have all the mod cons you’d expect of a property of this calibre, and each has its own private terrace.
Spend easy days on the beach or by the seawater pool, the widest in Zanzibar, interrupted only by waiter service from the bar. If you crave activity, the hotel offers a selection of half and full-day island excursions, while watersports, snorkelling, diving and sunset cruises are available at the Zanzibar Watersports Centre nearby.
Kilimanjaro Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving international and local dishes, with Gold offering specialist seafood dinners and sea views. If you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to spoil yourself you can have a private dinner on the beach.
The spa resembles a Balinese village, with each tented pavilion a haven for private treatments and personalised therapy programmes.
Gold is particularly popular with Italian holidaymakers as it is Italian-owned, but it’s certainly not exclusively Italian. It seems to suit people who like a larger hotel with good facilities, but perhaps not those who like somewhere quiet, and with a more personal touch and great service. As with many things, compromise might need to brought into play with this one. But, that beach!
Times to Go
Temperatures vary little year round, but there are 2 rainy seasons, the main one roughly April to May, which beach and lovers may prefer to avoid, and shorter, lighter rains in November.
Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa highlights
- On beautiful Kendwa Beach
- Superb large swimming pool
- Customised spa treatments
- Good watersports
Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa location
Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa
- 67 rooms
- Open all year round
- Children of all ages welcome
- 2 restaurants
- 2 bars
- Swimming pool
- Beach with loungers and parasols
- Gym and personal trainers
- Pilates and yoga classes
- Excursion desk
- Boat trips
- Island tours
- Kids Club for ages 3-12
Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa rooms
There are 5 categories of room: deluxe garden, deluxe ocean view, beach suite, beach suite with pavilion, and luxury villa retreat. There are 67 rooms in total. All rooms have air conditioning, ceiling fan, indoor seating, safe, TV, phone, Wi-Fi, minibar, tea and coffee maker, bathroom with bath and shower and veranda. Suites and villas have CD and DVD players and Nespresso machines.
Deluxe garden rooms are on the ground floor and have 70sqm of space. Deluxe ocean view rooms are the same size and are arranged over the ground and 1st floors. Some of the rooms are interconnecting. Beach suites cover 90sqm, and 8 have a private pavilion. Each of the 3 villas occupies 200sqm, has 2 en-suite bedrooms, lounge, veranda with jacuzzi, a private tent on the beach and butler service.
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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.