Sultan Sands Island Resort

The Sultan Sands Island Resort is the newest resort of the Bluebay Hotels Group, having received its first guests in July 2008.

It is a uniquely constructed magical Africa resort, with a choice of 76 rooms built in single storey African style rondavels - each with two tastefully decorated rooms with a separate changing room leading into the superbly appointed en-suite bathroom. It nestles on the beachfront of a 25 acre stretch of subtly landscaped gardens decked with over 1000 palm trees.

The Sultan Sands Island Resort is situated next to its sister resort, the Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa, on the beachfront of the wide, sparkling beaches of Kiwengwa in the east coast of Zanzibar.


The Sultan Sands Island Resort has a total of 76 rooms (56 Pwani Rooms & 20 Bahari Rooms), made up of the following categories:

Each Room (in the both room categories) offers a spacious bedroom, separate dressing room, en suite bathroom and a verandah or balcony.

The furnishings are tasteful traditional Zanzibar furniture - including either one large bed or two queen size beds with mosquito nets, separate dressing room, en suite bathroom with a shower and a spacious verandah. A touch of modernity is added by the split-level air conditioners, ceiling fans, satellite TV's, mini-bars, hair dryers, safes and telephones. Smoke detectors and fire alarms complete the picture.

56 Pwani Rooms: These are the newly constructed rooms. They are on rising grounds in beautiful landscaped gardens, facing out to the Ocean. They are built in single storey traditional rondavels, each with two tastefully decorated bed rooms with separate changing rooms leading into superbly appointed en-suite bathrooms.

20 Bahari Rooms: These are the original La Villa Beach Club rooms but now carefully modernised and refurbished to be at par with the newer PWANI Rooms.

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MWAMBAO Restaurant is the main dining facility for the Resort where Breakfast and dinner are taken for those on Half Board Meal Plan and lunch for those on Full Board or All Inclusive meal plan.

MAWIMBI Bar is the main drinks outlet at the resort. It is fabulous place for guests to sip cold drinks as they look out to the swimming pool, the beach and the ocean beyond.

KIVULI Bar & Restaurant is located right on the Beach and provides the invaluable toes-in-the-sand mid day culinary delight for our guests!

CASABLANCA Lounge is the only long night facility for both the Sultan Sands guests as well as those of the Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa.


:: Banqueting
:: Big Game Fishing
:: Boutique
:: Business Centre / Guest Services
:: Children's Club
:: Conferences
:: Excursions
:: Groups & Incentives
:: Honeymoons
:: Medical Attention
:: Spa (Oasis)
:: Recreational & Water Sports Centre
:: Scuba Diving
:: Sports Facilities
:: Weddings


:: Ras Nungwi Beach hotel :: Ocean Paradise Resort :: Zanzibar Serena Inn
:: Breezes Beach Club :: Blue Bay Beach Resort :: La Gemma Dell'est Resort
:: Diamond Mapenzi Beach Club Zanzibar :: Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort :: Double Tree Resort
:: The Z Hotel :: Diamonds Star of the East :: Baraza
:: Karafuu :: Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa :: Hotel Melia Zanzibar
:: Matemwe Lodge :: The Residence Zanzibar :: Dream of Zanzibar
:: Sultan Sands