I spent a quiet weekend in early December at the Melia Zanzibar between business weeks in Dar. We booked the all inclusive, which I had never tried before. It was great, and at $300 a night for two guests, I thought a terrific value. We had all the food and drink we could ever want. There were too many dining venue choices for our short visit - but all that we tried were beautiful. The breakfast buffet was so complete that we never needed lunch. The grounds and room and facilities are all to die for. We loved lounging by the infinity pool, and the beach. The service was impecable and made even more special by the friendly concierge, John, who made sure that everything was perfect for us.