Sea Cliff  Resort & Spa


North-west coast of Zanzibar

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Sea Cliff Resort & Spa

Enjoy ocean-side life at this low rise, family-friendly resort with a choice of restaurants, bars, pools and a spa, plus land and water-based sports. If you want a Zanzibar stay that won’t break the bank yet offers plenty choices for both relaxation and activity, the Sea Cliff could be for you.

With an impressive range of facilities, Seacliff Resort and Spa is perfect for those desiring amenities and comforts while enjoying a slice of ocean-side living.

You’ll note we don’t say it’s a beach resort, and that’s because there isn’t a beach to speak of really. You’re by the Indian Ocean, but you’ll be using the pools for swimming, or walking out along the walkway to the jetty (with cosy chairs and settees and a bar) from where you can also take a dip in the sea.

Set in gardens bordering the beach, the hotel’s architecture reflects the island’s Swahili heritage with graceful arches, towers, heavy wooden doors and open courtyards. Amongst this there are 2 restaurants offering varied cuisines and indoor and outdoor dining, a choice of bars including one at the end of a jetty over the Indian Ocean, 2 infinity pools and the Shwari Spa.

There’s no end of things to do, many of them free of charge. Go kayaking, sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing, enjoy a game of tennis or squash and explore by bike. For an extra charge you can go horse riding or play a round on the only golf course on Zanzibar.

Guest rooms are decorated in soothing creams with glints of gold in the soft furnishings and Zanzibar lantern lights. There are creature comforts a-plenty and you have your own veranda or balcony with garden or sea views.

Families are welcome and there are interconnecting rooms, a children’s pool and a Kids Club with a playroom and organised activities for youngsters.

Sea Cliff is a large, mid-range hotel, so you shouldn’t come here expecting an exclusive, personal experience, but we find the staff really friendly and accommodating, and it is excellent value for money.

Times to Go

June to October is the long dry season, with January and February also largely rain-free. The main rainy season is mid-March to May, which sun lovers may wish to avoid, with shorter and less intense rains in November.

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa highlights

  • Well-priced resort
  • Indulge in spa treatments
  • The only golf course on Zanzibar
  • Children’s pool and club
  • Water and land-based sports
  • Easily-accessed from Stone Town (25 minutes)

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa location

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa


  • 120 rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Children of all ages welcome


  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 bars
  • Lounges
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Children’s pool
  • Spa
  • Sports and Recreation Centre
  • Gym
  • Kidz Club
  • Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour room service


  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Beach volleyball
  • Cycling
  • Darts, pool, table tennis
  • Board games
  • Non-motorised watersports
  • Waterskiing (optional)
  • Watersport lessons (optional)
  • The only golf course on the island (optional)
  • Horse riding and lessons (optional)
  • Island excursions (optional)

Sea Cliff resort rooms

The 24 garden rooms have tiled floors, flatscreen TV, phone, free Wi-Fi, desk, hot drinks maker, minibar and are decorated in neutral colours with curtains, throws and cushions adding bright accents. Double sliding doors open on to a small patio facing the garden. All have an en-suite bathroom, and are air-conditioned.

There are 80 superior rooms, slightly larger than the garden rooms and with the same facilities, and with balconies with ocean views. Some rooms are interconnecting.

The 16 deluxe rooms are the most spacious and best equipped. Bathrooms have a bathtub and jacuzzi as well as a shower, and twin hand basins. Each has a large balcony overlooking the beach and sea. There are some interconnecting rooms.

Some rooms are wheelchair accessible. There is round the clock room service.

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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.