The Zanzibar Collection

Luxury Hotels and Resorts in Zanzibar

A privately owned collection of beautiful luxury hotels and resorts inspired by the magic of Zanzibar. Offering a range of water sports, stunning spas and East Africa’s only National Geographic affiliated PADI 5 star Dive Center. 

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Zanzibar is one of the Top 30 Island beaches in the world as voted by Conde Nast Traveler. ​The name Zanzibar conjures up exotic and romantic images, Zanzibar Island is an archipelago made up of Zanzibar and Pemba Island, and several islets. Zanzibar Island is located in Indian Ocean, about 40 Km. from the Tanzanian coast and 6o south of the equator. Zanzibar Island ( is known locally as Unguja, but as Zanzibar internationally) is 96 Km long and 32 km wide, occupying a total area of approx. 1040 square km. Zanzibar island has beautiful sandy beached with fringing coral reefs and the magic of historic Stone Town – the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.


Our Hotels

Zawadi Hotel sits atop a cliff, with a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean, framed by swaying coconut palms and bougainvillea.  It is a private, intimate getaway beach retreat with only nine spacious villas. With breathtaking unrivalled views of the Indian Ocean stretching as far as the eye can see.

Baraza Resort and Spa is a beautiful 30 villa, all inclusive boutique resort evokes the heritage of Zanzibar dating to the era of the Sultans. A fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, with Swahili arches, intricate hand carved cement decor, beautiful antiques, handmade furniture and intricate brass lanterns.

The Palms Zanzibar is the ultimate getaway retreat providing a stunning recluse for the discerning traveler. Six private villas are beautifully designed creating an atmosphere of relaxed, understated elegance with the most personal attention. It is a sanctuary for those in search of tranquility …

Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Zanzibar is an ideal choice for those in search of a romantic getaway. Famous for its attention to detail, intimate and private dining, its world-renowned beautiful Zanzibar decor with stunning carving, glistening brass and rich fabrics creating an elegant and unique atmosphere.

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The Zanzibar Experience

Our family has its roots in East Africa. We are passionate about Zanzibar and love the Island, the people and its spectacular natural environment. When we came to Zanzibar over 25 years ago, and set foot on our world renowned beach, we decided to use our degrees from the Cornell School of Hotel Management to combine the highest standards in hospitality with the personalization and warmth of a family owned and run business reflecting the beauty, culture, exoticism and the uniqueness of Zanzibar. We are not a chain and we have no formula and.. no, we do not have a fleet of resorts in other Indian Ocean islands. We are here, in every sense of the word.

We did not choose our location by accident. We are located on a beautiful, peaceful beach chosen by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the top island beaches in the world. Of course, when we came, hardly any journalists or travel writers had ever visited our beach-we were true explorers, searching for the perfect spot. We are delighted that the most prestigious Travel magazine in the world approved of our choice!



Welcome to Rising Sun Dive Center. The only PADI 5* Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Center in Zanzibar. Located on the untouched South East coast of the island, our dive center was the first to discover this unexplored region. With over 12 years experience we offer you the highest levels of customer care and attention whilst encouraging you to conserve and explore the marine environment.

We take divers from complete beginners up to professional level and have a massive variety of diving guaranteeing something for everyone. With our small groups of a maximum of 6 divers per guide we are able to offer you the chance to escape the large crowds and get the most from your dives. Rising Sun dive center is located on the South East beach which offers some of the best diving on this side of the island with its 65km fringing reef and abundant aquatic life.

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