• Beach


  • Beach Dinner

    Beach Dining

  • Kids Club

    Kids Club

  • Pool


  • Pool Bar

    Pool Bar

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Meliá Zanzibar is a luxury beach all inclusive resort situated on the north-east coast of the exotic island of Zanzibar, in Tanzania, also known as the “Spice Island”.

Meliá Zanzibar is built on a 40 acre estate with a beautiful beach of pearlescent white sand lapped by warm ocean waters, 300 meters long, situated at the very end of the property to procure the perfect combination with nature.

The resort is ringed by a natural coral reef, making bathing a relaxing and safe experience.

The hotel is around 45 minutes from the international airport of Zanzibar, and the capital city Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Melia is part of the World Leisure Holidays group.

Meliá Zanzibar Room Types

Melia Garden Room (60 Units)

Standard rooms designed with an exquisite taste to enjoy all the comforts of this spacious room situated on the ground floor. Direct access to the spectacular tropical gardens. Features an outdoor tropical shower. Measuring 50 m2

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Meliá Room With Terrace Partial Sea View (40 Units)

Standard spacious room with partial view to the magnificent Indian ocean situated on the first floor with an exclusive private balcony. Enjoy the outdoor tropical shower. Measuring 50 m2

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Romance Ocean Front Pavilion (7 Units)

7 Exquisite rooms directly located on top of the hotel’s Cliff directly in the Indian ocean with the most amazing ocean front views. The perfect choice for Honeymooners seeking a Romantic and unforgettable stay. Design with different coconut tree wood sizes and shapes with the typical “Makuti” roof (Made and braid with the dry leaves from the Coconut trees itself).

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Grand Suite Zanzibar (10 Units)

Consisting of oversized room featuring a separate living room with dining table situated on the first floor with partial views to the magnificent Indian ocean. Outdoor tropical shower. Enjoy the All-inclusive Premium package plus the exclusive The LEVEL service. Measuring 117 m2

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1 Bedroom Villa

Our Exclusive Villas feature breathtaking private pool, fully furnished terrace with sun beds and tropical gardens. Enjoy the All-inclusive Premium package plus the exclusive The LEVEL service. The villa spans 160 m2, in addition to 240 m2 of gardens and a private swimming pool.

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2 Bedroom Villa

Two complete bedrooms with two complete bathrooms, Features separate living room with dining table, kitchen, outdoor tropical shower, breathtaking private infinity pool, fully furnished terrace with sun beds and an amazing view of the Indian ocean. Enjoy the All-inclusive Premium package plus the exclusive The LEVEL service. The villa spans 244 m2, in addition to 300 m2 of gardens and a private swimming pool.

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3 Bedroom Villa

Three complete bedrooms with three full bathrooms. Features separate living room with dining table, kitchen, breathtaking private infinity pool, fully furnished terrace with sun beds and an amazing ocean view to the Indian ocean. Enjoy the All-inclusive Premium package plus the exclusive The LEVEL service. The villa spans 270 m2, in addition to 1220 m2 of gardens and a private swimming pool.

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Family Room

Room ideal for families with two children, consisting of a bedroom separate from a very large lounge with a seating area and dining table, located on the first floor with partial views of the magnificent Indian Ocean. Tropical outdoor shower. The room measures 117m2.

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Meliá Zanzibar Facilities

Spices Restaurant

Modelled after the traditional spice market found in Stone Town, the restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience that features an international mixture of cuisines with a distinct Arabian and African influence in buffet style.

With 3 spectacular open show cooking islands. The restaurant spills out on to a beautiful terrace sheltered by island trees that allows for “al fresco” dining and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our Chefs from all around the world will prepare surprising theme evenings for you to have a great culinary experience.

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Perched on the Cliffside overlooking the magnificent Indian Ocean, Aqua prides itself on its excellent a la carte menu with a definite Mediterranean influence touched by African colors.

Included only for Premium or The Level guests.

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Jetty Lounge

One of the landmarks at the Melia Zanzibar is the beautiful Jetty that transports you out into the Indian Ocean. At the end of your walk you will discover the Jetty Bar and Restaurant ready to welcome you for pre and after dinner drinks and snacks.

A journey through International cuisine with small portions from different countries will surprise you.

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Pool Bar

As relaxed as it sounds, the pool bar & restaurant is located alongside the main infinity pool, and is a perfect venue for light meals, sandwiches, wraps, burgers and snacks.

The pool bar offers an extensive menu of cocktails, beers and other beverages.

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Gabi Beach

The powder white sand of the Meliá Zanzibar beach provides a dramatic natural entrance to the resort’s beautiful Gabi beach restaurant nestled quietly in the palm trees.

Feel the beat, have a drink, catch a groove, grill menu in an informal atmosphere, chill out music and much more. About one kilometre from the Main Lobby, golf carts can take you to the Gabi Beach. Golf service car available every 15/20 minutes.

Comfortable sun lounges draped in soft towels are arranged under the palm trees to allow you to enjoy your “own piece of paradise”. Beach volleyball, canoeing, and life jackets are available for guest use at the beach club.

Bali Beds available to spend a perfect day on the beach (*). Included for Villa guests upon reservation.

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The Library

The Library Bar is close to the Lobby, with air conditioned and perfect for pre and after dinner drinks, or just reading your newspaper in a quiet atmosphere comfortably seated on one of the sofas.

As well different kind of cigars can be available ($).

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Sport & Leisure


Stone Town City Tour

Come and join our experienced guides as they show you the historic charms of old Stone Town. Please do not hesitate to consult your guide prior to departure to tailor make a tour in order to optimize your day. Our flexible tour incorporates a visit to the Town market, Slave Market and Slave Chambers, National Museum, House of Wonders, Old Fort, Sultan's Palace, Livingstone House and many more.

This private tour is recommended to do either in morning or in the afternoon where you can enjoy the magnificent sunset.

Jozani Forest

Jozani Forest boasts a rich diversity of native wildlife, including swamp forest, evergreen thicket and mangrove. Red Colobus and Sykes Monkeys can be seen frolicking amongst the exotic indigenous flora. Spend a day wandering through the forest and discover its hidden secrets.

Morning excursion recommended as you can commonly spot more monkeys!

Deep Sea Fishing

Zanzibar is home to some of Africa's best deep sea fishing grounds. An excellent year-round game fishing can be found between the waters of Zanzibar and Pemba Island. Big Yellow Fin Tuna, Sailfish, Blue Marlin and Striped and Black Marlin are plentiful.

Fishing boats are operated by professionals and equipped with the latest technology and conform to the highest international safety standards.

If you are a fishing lover then this is the excursion for you!

Prison Island

Prison Island takes approximately 30 minutes to get there by boat. The prison on this island was built in 1893, which was later used as a quarantine Hospital. It has a frangipani lined path around the island where the former patients took their evening walks. Apart from the prison ruins you can also see the beautiful peacocks and the enormous giant tortoises, some of which are over a 100 years old. On this little paradise one can also swim, snorkel, sunbathe or just relax and enjoy the peacefulness that this beautiful island has to offer.

Half day trip! Recommended to go see the sunset in the afternoon! Don’t miss this beautiful experience!

Spice Tour

Our Spice Tour offers you the opportunity to indulge your senses with a kaleidoscope of smells, tastes and textures. From the punch of the chili to the refreshing succulence if green coconut flesh. It also provides you with the unique chance to purchase those exclusive spices straight from the source.

Indeed, no trip to Zanzibar is complete without a visit to one of our carefully selected Spice Farms.

Timing: Half day excursion, at your convenience

Sunset Dhow Cruise

The whole experience is about sunset, stars and romance! Let the evening breeze carry you into the spirit of the night.

Music takes over, the sounds of Taarab, songs of love and loss, on violin and oud, as your personal Butler serves canapés and keeps your glass topped up with your choice of beers, wine, cocktails, or sodas. This all encourages you to sink back into the cushions and enjoy the romance of Africa while watching the scenery drift by.

Sunset cruise is available depending on the weather. Don’t miss a spectacular mix of colours, viewed from a calm ocean breeze!

Timing: Departure 3 pm, return around 7 pm

4 Wheels Quad Adventure

This half day guided tour will take you around the natural beauties of Zanzibar.

Driving almost on dirt-road and crossing wild palm groves, tropical fruit plantations and paddy fields, we will reach traditional villages and visit the typical houses made by palm leaves. A unique experience for the adventure and nature lovers…

Note: A driving license is required. A briefing regarding all the information and rules will be done prior departure.

Timing: Half day, morning or afternoon excursion

Serengeti dream

During your stay in Zanzibar, you have the opportunity to experience the wildlife and nature and go on a luxurious short safari, from 1 to 3 nights, in one of the different National Parks in Tanzania.   LUXURY SHORT SAFARI will organize the safari of your dreams , including all the services you need to fully enjoy the experience.

These activities are not organised nor managed by the hotel; more information at reception.

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Anantara is ancient Sanskrit meaning “without borders”, and is a concept that perfectly reflects both the fusion of cultures offered in our treatments and our magnificent surroundings.

Reminiscent of the days when Out of Africa author Karen Blixen came to this timeless paradise, Anantara experiences provide an authentic connection between breathtaking landscapes, rich history and local culture.

Our spa menu is a lyrical meditation on the strength and grace of Blixen, as well as the stunning natural beauty which so captivated her after arriving as a young bride in 1924. Discover spa journeys and healing treatments inspired by the rugged Savannah, majestic mountains and exotic flora.

Immerse yourself in the luxury of our spa sanctuary and indulge in an Out Of Africa journey full of 1920s decadence and refinement. By stepping into this intimate world you can discover true relaxation and indulgent pleasures.

Natural elements from Africa have been chosen for their purity and cultural authenticity, allowing you to benefit from exquisite fragrances in oils and elixirs that soothe all the five senses. While centuries-old therapies from East to West, which has been reinvented for the modern age, can be tailored precisely to your needs.

Anantara Spa offers a peaceful environment with following facilities:

• 6 private treatment rooms, 3 of them with steam bath
• 1 Thai massage room
• Beauty salon
• Fitness center
• Infinity lap pool
• Sauna (men and women separately)

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At a glance

  • Luxury All Inclusive resort located on a private beach
  • All Inclusive bases offers a variety of 5 restaurants and 4 bars
  • Beautiful beach of pearlescent white sand lapped by warm ocean waters, 300m long
  • 2 swimming pools with sun beds
  • Family friendly resort with seasonal kids club for 5-12 year olds