Sea Cliff Resort & Spa Zanzibar
Surrounded by bright green coconut plantations and set on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, the five-star Sea Cliff Resort & Spa Zanzibar is the perfect exotic island escape. Lounge by one of the infinity pools. Enjoy a hot stone massage at the Mail Spa. Indulge at the resort’s five restaurants and bars. Tee off at the island's only golf course, and then go windsurfing and wake boarding. With the clean, blue waters of the Indian Ocean as an idyllic backdrop, this extraordinary resort really does feel like something out of a dream.
- Awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor in 2016
- Choose from 120 beautiful guestrooms, all with a private balcony or terrace
- Splash around in two infinity pools flanked by daybeds
- Swim, sunbathe, and snorkel at the private sandy beach
- Play tennis on two floodlit courts, or enjoy a game of squash
- Go horseback riding along the beach and “swim” with your horse
Hang out in the huge recreation area and play pool or table tennis — or take one of the complimentary bicycles for a spin. You will have no trouble keeping your kids entertained, as the resort is home to trampolines, a splash pool, and a kids’ club with a mini climbing wall.
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With tiled floors, lanterns, and muslin-draped beds, the resort’s 120 guestrooms are chic and relaxing. You can see the Indian Ocean from most balconies or patios, while other rooms overlook the palm-dotted tropical gardens. Deluxe rooms come with a freestanding whirlpool bath, and, as you recline for a soak, you will be gazing out over the trees towards the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean.
Interconnecting rooms are available if you are travelling with friends or family. The hotel can also provide cots, and arrange babysitting so you can enjoy a night off. For your convenience, personal laundry service is available, as well as 24-hour room service.
Sea Cliff Resort & Spa Zanzibar’s two restaurants and three bars have a laid-back vibe, with open-air thatched pavilions that make the most of the tropical climate. Dine on local and international cuisine at Mangapwani and Kobe, and enjoy sea breezes and idyllic views at Zanzi-bar, Jetty Bar and the Beach Bar.
Mangapwani Restaurant – With a pavilion and large terrace, the all-day dining restaurant overlooks the main pool and ocean. Choose from a buffet stocked with local and international dishes, and at night, look forward to lantern-lit tables and live entertainment.
Kobe Restaurant – For a casual lunch, dine at an umbrella-shaded table by the second infinity pool. On the menu are fresh salads, healthy wraps, and tasty pizzas, plus you can order food and drinks from your sun-lounger around either pool.
Zanzi-bar – Under a pitched makuti roof with whirring fans, this chilled bar has leather sofas, wicker chairs, and old wooden trunks. Amble over for a tropical cocktail any time of day, and be sure to catch sunset from here at least once during your stay.
Jetty Bar – At the end of the wooden jetty, this thatched-roof gazebo offers a front-row seat for Zanzibar’s stunning sunsets. Descend the staircase for a dip in the sea, then enjoy the view from a comfy chair or sun lounger with a cocktail in hand.
Beach Bar – Unwind at this blissful spot overlooking the resort’s private beach dotted with sun loungers and umbrellas. Sip cocktails, beer, wine, and juices in-between spells of swimming and snorkeling.
Gaze at endless ocean vistas from a sun lounger, or head to the watersports center to enjoy complimentary kayaking, paddle-boarding, and sailing — or try your hand at water-skiing and tubing. Play a game of beach volleyball, and keep fit with Technogym machines in the gym. Indulge in Africology treatments in the Mali Spa, and hang out in the sauna, steam room, and plunge pool. Swing by the stables and go horse riding, or play a round of golf at the nine-hole seaside course.
Away from the resort, visit Stone Town to explore the atmospheric alleyways and fascinating architecture influenced by African, Arab, European, and Indian cultures. Haggle for souvenirs in the bazaars and stop by the house where Freddie Mercury, the legendary Queen singer, was born. Take a boat to Changuu Island, home to giant Aldabra tortoises, and visit Jozani National Park, where you can see the rare red Colobus monkey.
Sea Cliff Resort & Spa Zanzibar
On the northwest coast of Zanzibar in Tanzania, Sea Cliff Resort & Spa Zanzibar is set on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. The resort is the ideal base from which to discover the Unesco World Heritage-listed quarter of Stone Town, just half an hour’s drive away.
There are direct flights from East Africa, Europe, and the Middle East to Zanzibar’s Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, which is 13.9 mi / 22.3 km from the hotel.