The Zanzibar Collection is a privately owned collection of beautiful boutique hotels, lying on one of the Top 30 Island beaches in the world on one of the most exotic and breathtakingly beautiful destinations of the world. While each property has its own unique character and identity they are joined by the unifying story of a family owned and run business with great attention to detail, excellent service and a celebration of Zanzibar.
When we first arrived over 20 years ago as one of the very first investors in tourism, hardly any journalists or travel writers had ever visited our beach and Zanzibar was a unique destination. We really were explorers, searching for the perfect spot. We are family owned and run, dedicated to preserving the spirit, history and legacy of Zanzibar, through our commitment to tourism and a close cooperation with the local community.
Our properties, Breezes Beach Club, The Palms, Baraza Resort & Spa and Zawadi Hotel are a reflection of the island and its captivating culture. Attention to detail is a priority for us and we decided to use our degrees from the Cornell School of Hotel Management to create a place with world class facilities, with the warmth of a family owned and run business featuring beautiful design reflecting the skills of Zanzibari craftsmen. At our hotels one can learn Swahili, palm weaving, visit the local clinic and school which we support, learn to cook signature local dishes and much more.
We offer a range of watersports, stunning Spas & East Africa’s only National Geographic affiliated PADI 5 star Dive Centre. The latest addition to the collection is the tranquil & stunning Zawadi Hotel, offering the best ocean views on the Island. Baraza Resort & Spa was voted as the No.1 Hotel in Africa & also among the Top 25 Hotels in the World on TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016.
Breezes Beach Club & Spa with 70 rooms, has the traditional Swahili thatched roofs and the relaxing communal areas have views of the beautiful Indian Ocean.
The Palms is an exclusive small boutique hotel with just six ocean view villas offering unparalleled personalized service. A perfect romantic getaway and a sanctuary for those in search of tranquillity, The Palms was voted one of the World’s most Romantic Hotels by Travel & Leisure. We do not accept children under 16 at the Palms.
Baraza Resort & Spa, an exclusive 30 villa resort, which evokes the heritage dating back to the era of the Sultans, featuring beautiful brass lanterns, antiques and carved stucco was just chosen among was just chosen the no 1 Hotel in Africa and also among the top 25 hotels in the World on Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016 , an accolade of which we are very proud.
Zawadi Hotel, sits atop a cliff with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. In the middle the cliff recedes creating a pristine white, sandy beach and guests have access to the beach from a short staircase leading directly to the sand. We do not accept Children under 16 at the Zawadi.
Each of the hotels has a range of fantastic offers and honeymooners or wedding parties can find out about the special packages and arrangements that the hotels can arrange.