Three days ago we had our wedding at Sea Cliff Resort in Zanzibar and are very-very pleased.
We came in with minimal planning and wanted a stress-free little ceremony. The management team - Abre, Maggie, Mario, and Dean - were knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. They worked creatively with our loose guidance, stayed pleasantly within our budget without any hidden charges and allowed us to spend quality time with our friends by the pool. Looking back, from the first day of our stay to the last, the resort easily exceeded our expectations and delivered a picture perfect wedding.
The rooms were very nice and we received complimentary couples massages as well as champagne in our suite. I was actually sick with a cold upon arrival at the resort and Maggie had a doctor come to meet me and give me medicine within minutes.
Our wedding took place on the lawn (some 100 meters from the guest rooms) - arch made of purple flowers interwoven with banana leaves, white chairs overlooking the sea and sunset.
For dinner we moved to the Jetty - round tables, white tablecloths, lots of candles. We requested bold and spicy food for our wedding dinner, and Chef Mario tailored the menu for us nicely from two preset menus (King Neptune's table and best of Zanzibar spices) using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Several of the wedding guests were food professionals and they thought the food was scrumptious.
After dinner we went to the beach where we had a lovely setup of blankets, torches, some snacks and a local tarab band. This midnight barefoot dance in sand on a secluded (and guarded) beach is something I would recommend particularly wholeheartedly to anyone considering a wedding at Sea Cliff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Driving into Sea Cliff Resort & Spa you know you have found something special. The 4 km road through a coconut plantation that leads to the hotel is a reminder of the Zanzibar of old. Peace and tranquility, no other hotels or busy roads just open space and palm trees.As you enter the courtyard filled with tropical flowers and palms the view of the ocean stands before you. With our traditional makuti roofs and Arabic towers lit by brass lights you know this is not a typical hotel. Its an hotel built with our location in mind. It is a unique combination of modern facilities mixed with the original exotic architecture of historical Zanzibar. Situated on our property is the first and only world-class 9 hold 18 tee golf course in Zanzibar. We boast a full size driving range, practice greens, Pro-Shop with all our golfing needs and apparel, clubs to hire, carts and Club House on the beach. A golf pro is in attendance at all times. Sea Cliff Resort & Spa really is the place to visit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sea Cliff Resort And Spa
- Sea Cliff Hotel Zanzibar