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Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa

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Kiwengwa Beach, Kiwengwa 3276 Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 20/08/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/08/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 20 hotels in Kiwengwa
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A luxury beachfront resort with traditional Swahili charm, Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is situated on the finest white beach on the east coast of Zanzibar. The resort is one of the island’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. Bluebay’s rooms and suites are set within 30-acres of tropical gardens with over 1,000 palm trees, some right at the ocean’s edge. All rooms are spacious, bright and beautifully decorated in Zanzibari style. Dining at Bluebay showcases Zanzibar’s celebrated local ingredients with an emphasis on fresh seafood and contemporary cuisine. As well as being a magical destination for holidaymakers wishing to soak up the sun and absorb the enchanting culture of Zanzibar, the resort offers excellent facilities for meetings, conferences and group incentives. And our weddings and events team can help you plan a private party, a wedding and, of course, a 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Bay View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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FarAway02361980494 wrote a review Jul 2021
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I have unexpectedly gone through a very difficult time and dealing with a family emergency while at the resort. Jonathan (originally from Zimbabwe) and the staff at the resort have gone above and beyond for me. If I need to travel back through Zanzibar, this is a place I would happily support! Never mind the services, food, rooms and location (which are all great!), they have heart, during these times that is all we need!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Belinda S wrote a review Jul 2021
Cape Town, South Africa49 contributions1 helpful vote
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This is an amazing resort. It is so quiet and relaxing here, just what I needed. Food and drinks and entertainment was excellent. I would suggest to take the All Inclusive package. Lots of activities are available to the quests like table tennis, pool tables, tennis court, water sports, kayak, scuba diving, snorkeling etc. Staff are friendly and always willing to assist you. It was nice of Eliza to always greet me by my name whenever I walked into the restuarant. Then there is Thomas with his big smile and warm personality, always made you feel special. To Hawa that cleaned my room everyday... thank you So I had the Garden Room that was spacious with one hell of a huge bed😯I loved it. Beautiful garden view with a pool which was my favourite spot with birds chirping and squirels running. Also saw an Elephant Shrew. Big shout out to the guys that attended to the pools and gardens... thank you, you are doing a wonderful job as it does feel like paradise❤ Safety and security is a big thing there as you need to advise the resort when you are leaving the premises. They also have security on the grounds, at the gates and on the beach. I met a beautiful stray cat that is always at the resort, there are 3 I think, luckily staff and guests do feed them☺ Just some advise... if you have any issues or concerns please raise this with management in order for them to resolve in stead of writing bad reviews. I will surely come back hete again
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Jonathan Cox, General Manager at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear BelindaS1375 We thank you for your detailed review on your recent stay with us. As you mentioned as Management we do like to deal with issues on the ground so they can be resolved immediately. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Best Regards
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Vanessa R wrote a review Jul 2021
Gonubie, South Africa4 contributions
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Loved every minute of our holiday, thank you, Jonathan- management, Jimmy- restaurant, Joyce, serving us with cocktails even before we ordered! All the lovely food, awesome cocktails and friendly smiles. We had the most amazing suites close to the beach and swimming pool, with our own outdoor shower. We were so spoilt, this being our 3rd visit to the Island, not sure if another resort will live up to Bluebay after this! So, we will definitely choose to go back there. Thank you once again for an amazing 6* experience! 🥰
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Do book the suites, it was amazing, private outdoor shower, massive 2.5m bed, loads of space, a...
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Response from Jonathan Cox, General Manager at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear vanessarJ7146IF Thank you for the wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Best Regards
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Aws wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions3 helpful votes
We appreciate staying in Bluebay Zanzibar, the food was amazing, staff and management were very welcoming and so kind to us. They have alot of activities going on in the resort e.g music band, water aerobics classes, coconut demonstration sessions right on the beach. I highly recommend bluebay.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Jonathan Cox, General Manager at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa
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Dear 882awsa Thank you for the wonderful feedback on your recent stay with us. We do that you will visit us again in the not too distant future. Best Regards
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Joanna wrote a review Jul 2021
Poland10 contributions
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It was our first trip to Zanzibar. Best experience ever. Perfect place for escape the everyday life and full chill out. The resort is amazing. Always clean and quiet- everything you hear during the day is just breathtaking nature- birds, waves etc. Very tasty food, great drinks, and perfect live music in the evening. Beautiful beach and sea- good for snorkelling. Staff is outstanding, helpful and always friendly. Highly recommend! Asia & Kamil from Poland
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jonathan Cox, General Manager at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Asia & Kamil Thank you for the wonderful review on your recent stay withy us in Paradise. I will certainly share your sentiments with our amazing staff. Best Regards
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PRICE RANGE
US$170 - US$362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
bluebay beach hotel kiwengwa, bluebay beach resort
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandKiwengwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
104
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Nearby attractions include Kiwengwa Beach (1.0 km), Kiwengwa Caves (2.5 km), and Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Base JungleKite, Papaya Restaurant & Beach Bar, and Zan View Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (1.3 km).