About Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa
A luxury beachfront resort with traditional Swahili charm, Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is situated on the finest white, sandy beach on the east coast of the island of Zanzibar. Set in 30acres of tropical gardens with over 1,000 palm trees, the resort is one of Zanzibar’s most prestigious properties offering the ultimate in beach comfort: excellent accommodation; fine wining and dining; a host of sports and leisure facilities; the famous Oasis Spa; and our award winning service. Free WiFi is also available throughout the Resort.
As well as being a magical destination for holidaymakers wishing to soak up the sun and the enchanting culture of Zanzibar, the resort also offers excellent facilities for meetings, conferences and group incentives. Our weddings and events team can also plan your private party, your wedding ceremony and reception and, of course, your honeymoon.
Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is Bluebay’s premier brand. The resort shares a 500m stretch of beach with its sister property – Sultan Sands Island Resort.
Amenities and Services
Our simple mission at Bluebay and Sultan Sands is to make your stay with us perfect and our Guest Services staff will attend to your every need and endeavour to satisfy every request. If you require a babysitter or a butler, dinner on the beach or on a dhow, or perhaps you have a particular dietary request, please talk to us. Guest Services will also help you plan and book excursions, group events and corporate functions
Whether you want to Skype home, upload your digital photos, or actually do a bit of work, Bluebay has it covered. The Resort offers a fully equipped Business Centre providing the following facilities and services:
We understand the need for parents to have a fun-filled holiday with their kids, as well as a bit of adult time! For children aged between 3 and 13 years, we offer a professionally run children’s club with weekly themed programmes and a range of indoor and outdoor activities. As well as arts, crafts and sports, the children also enjoy cultural experiences and even an introduction to the Swahili language. Most of our multi-lingual staff have worked as kindergarten teachers and have undergone first aid training. Nutritional kids’ meals are also offered at the Toto Club and we also provide ‘ayah’ or babysitter services at an additional charge.
The Resort operates two boutiques offering a wide range of East African crafts, books, postcards, souvenirs and gifts as well as clothing, jewellery and accessories. Don’t worry if you forgot to pack something, the boutique also stocks beachwear, sun-creams, sunglasses and a host of general supplies to ensure everything you need is on hand.
Entertainment and Sport
A range of water sports and activities can be arranged at the Recreation & Water Sports Centre including:
The Oasis Spa at Bluebay takes pampering to a whole new level! The Spa is idyllically situated right on the beach where the cool breeze and sounds of the ocean provide you with the ultimate experience in relaxation. Bluebay’s qualified massage and beauty therapists offer an impressive range of treatments to soothe away the stresses of modern day life. Unwind in your own personal sanctuary and discover a quiet and soothing space for your total relaxation and well-being.
One Ocean Dive Centre
Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is home to the One Ocean Dive Centre, Zanzibar’s most respected 5-star PADI dive operator. The most popular destination for divers and snorkellers is Mnemba Atoll, which lies off the northern tip of the island in the channel that separates Zanzibar from Pemba Island. The pear-shaped atoll measures around 15 square kilometres and the reefs are home to a huge variety of marine life from the tiniest of shrimp to huge turtles. The rare dragon moray eel and the world’s largest nudibranch, the Djibouti Spanish Dancer are frequently seen. Whilst most dives are relaxing and shallow, there are also some very deep wall dives suitable for advanced divers. Transport is provided to and from the resort.
All rooms at Bluebay are spacious, bright and beautifully decorated in Zanzibari style with hand-carved furniture. The comfortable Garden Rooms overlook the grounds, while the popular Superior Rooms are elevated, offering views over the gardens to the beach and ocean beyond. The exclusive Junior Suites are only 30 metres from the ocean and are split level with a large seating area, magnificent verandah and even a private garden with outdoor shower. Finally, there are two beachfront Sultan Suites: the ultimate in opulence, privacy and luxury – a Sultan would expect nothing less.