This charming beachfront resort is a favourite with Kuoni guests.
Bluebay’s beautiful 30-acre gardens house over 1000 palm trees. The Makuti Restaurant is the main eatery set around the large swimming pool, and if you book on All Inclusive, you’ll take all your meals here. Breakfast is a relaxed affair, offered buffet-style or from the live cooking stations. For dinner, you’ll be able to sample a variety of different cuisines during your stay through ten themed evenings, which include Indian, Swahili and Italian. And the theme carries on after dinner, when there’s entertainment ranging from Swahili dancers to acrobats. Each night there’s also live music from the resort’s resident band.
Other dining options include the Makuti thatch-roofed Beach Bar & Restaurant for daytime pizza and snacks, and the evening restaurant, Bahari Grill, which serves up an à la carte menu specialising in succulent steak and seafood. At the Oasis Spa, ask the therapists to mix local spices and fruits right in front of you and you’ll see how freshly prepared the treatments are here. The spa has a small pool in a lovely stone-walled garden and seafront treatment rooms. There’s also plenty to do at Bluebay, with a range of sports and watersports.
All rooms are decorated in traditional Zanzibari style with four-poster beds. Comfortable Garden Rooms overlook the grounds, while the popular Superior Rooms are slightly elevated, offering views over the gardens to the beach and ocean beyond. Spacious Junior Suites are the closest to the beach and are split level, with a sitting area and an outdoor shower in the private garden.
In tropical gardens fronting a wide stretch of white sand beach on Zanzibar’s north-east coast
Good to know
Minimum stay: 5 nights 27 Dec-02 Jan.
112 rooms and suites
• Go windsurfing or kayaking, or try out the water trampoline!* • Try to spot dolphins on a boat trip* • Book a spice tour*.
2 restaurants, 2 bars
Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Makuti Restaurant
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Full Board from £17 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Makuti Restaurant
All Inclusive from £26 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Makuti Restaurant • Snacks 11am-1pm and 3pm-6pm • Selected drinks by the glass including local alcohol and wine, soft drinks and water 11am-midnight.
*Denotes local charge