by Chris
February 28, 2018

The Zanzibar All Inclusive Experience

When you're planning your dream Zanzibar vacation, you want something that combines the beauty of the island with a stress-free and fun experience.

There are countless Zanzibar hotels to consider but choosing an all-inclusive Zanzibar hotel takes away the worry of finding restaurants and bars every night.

Instead, you can just lay back in soak in the sun on Zanzibar's famous beaches, enjoy some Zanzibar tours, and plot your Tanzania safari.

Below, we have highlighted some of our favorite Zanzibar all-inclusive hotels.


Gold Zanzibar

For people looking for a social Zanzibar all-inclusive experience, Gold Zanzibar is the place to be!

Gold Zanzibar's deluxe ocean view and garden view rooms can be booked on an all-inclusive basis, meaning you can enjoy the beach by day and dine in one of the resort's Kilimanjaro Restaurant every night.

The free flow beers, wine, and cocktails (from a set menu) guarantee that every night at Gold Zanzibar is a party!

For a little extra, guests can dine at the decadent Sultan Bar or enjoy delicious cocktails at the Dhow beach bar.



Our preferred all-inclusive Zanzibar hotel for those on a budget, MyBlue Hotel doesn't sacrifice quality in the search for a bargain.

MyBlue Hotel has delicious buffets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as light breakfasts by the pool for all of their guests. Soft drinks, water, tea, and coffee are included.

Alcohol is not included in room rates, so this is the perfect place for a family wanting to get away from the party scene.


Melia Zanzibar

Offering a truly all-inclusive Zanzibar experience, Melia Zanzibar's guests can choose from five restaurants and four bars.

We'd say you'll never eat the same thing twice at Melia Zanzibar, but the food is so good, you just might!

From laid-back dining at Gabi Beach Restaurant to sundowners at The Jetty Lounge to romance at the exclusive Aqua Restaurant, there is a dining option for all tastes at this lavish escape.

For those wanting a longer stay, Melia Zanzibar's variety of cuisines is sure to keep you busy.


&Beyond Mnemba Island

We've written before about our affection for &Beyond's decadent Mnemba Island.

This luxurious escape offers you the private island dream we've all had since we were kids.

Guests on the island not only enjoy an all-inclusive meal and drinks package, but also have access to included activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling excursions, sunset cruises, stand up paddle boarding, and much more.

The cost might seem steep, but it's a small price to pay for not having to pull out your wallet even once while you're on Zanzibar.


Diamonds La Gemma Dell'est

A luxury experience usually reserved for the rich and famous, Diamonds La Gemma treats each and every guest like a VIP.

Delicious meals, free flow alcohol, and even a private butler are all part of the package when you book one of Diamonds La Gemma's gorgeous rooms.

Like &Beyond, Diamonds La Gemma also offers plenty of activities and entertainment to its guests. Beach volleyball, water sports, and nightly music and dance performances all ensure that there is never a dull moment.


Dream of Zanzibar

Owned by the same people behind Hideaway of Nungwi, Dream of Zanzibar is an ultra-luxurious resort with a flair for food!

There are twelve restaurants and bars on the resort, each of them offering something unique.

Dine on Italian cuisine on Monday, fresh sushi on Tuesday, traditional African cuisine on Wednesday, and sink your teeth into juicy burgers on Thursday. With each restaurant offering something different, you're in for a culinary treat!

It's not just meals, either. Every ice cold beer, fruity cocktail, and flavourful wine is included too!

Water sports such as snorkeling, kite surfing, and more are also included.


Royal Zanzibar

One of the most romantic Zanzibar all-inclusive hotels, Royal Zanzibar is perfect for honeymoons and anniversaries.

With special packages for your special day, lovebirds can feel confident that they'll have an all-inclusive experience to remember.


Planning your Zanzibar all-inclusive vacation doesn't need to be stressful!

Let your Shadows of Africa safari expert do the hard work of planning so that you can just enjoy your vacation.

Are you interested in an African safari?

Contact one of our safari experts and we will tailor-make a safari for you!