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African Sun Sand Sea Resort & Spa

Bwejuu Street Off Bwejuu Road Area, South East, Bwejuu 4858 Tanzania
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African Sun Sand & Sea Resort is majestically nestled on the pristine and virgin beach front of Bwejuu. ​The resort celebrates Zanzibar's stunning scenic beauty and is wrapped around 3 tranquil pools all dazzling with colors overlooking the beautiful warm Indian Ocean. The first ray of the African Sun slowly opens up a stunning world beyond imagination. The resort strives to be an authentic, unforgettable experience that is romantic and personal and our unique and tastefully decorated guest rooms offers visitors to Zanzibar a sense of serenity. We offer 16 sea & pool view air conditioned guest rooms, and 16 large family air conditioned bungalows surrounded by lush gardens. Each room offers private balconies so one need not look further for a relaxing island vacation. ​We specialize in providing full Italian, German, Chinese, Indian menus and not to be missed an authentic local menus as well as a fully stocked Beach Bar and all time snack and juice bars for our visitors to unwind.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Full body massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Asmaa wrote a review Jan 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
we spent two weeks at this very charming hotel, located by the beach. The staff are very warm and welcoming. it includes several swimming pools. the cuisine is healthy and varied. The chef takes care of his guests. we felt at home.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled
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sabiha h wrote a review Jan 2021
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we had a very good stay! the staff are kind and attentive. the chef Alam cooks very good and varied dishes, a colorful cuisine. I recommend you, we were treated like princesses. Sabiha and Asmaa. zanzibar # Tanzania # January 2021
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled
Margarita Cheremushkina wrote a review Jan 2021
9 contributions
Stayed in Sun Sand during new year's holidays. Really loved the place. Welcoming and lovely staff. Very nice beach facilities. Direct access to the beach. Wi-Fi is quite good, especially near reception and restaurant. Personal gratitude to chef Alam. He’s cooking delicious, always providing different international dishes. Also make sure to order a birthday cake if you have bd, my cake was fantastic! Hotel is located in around 1.5 hours by car from Stonetown and Nungwi beach, really close to the Jozani forest park. So, you’ll definitely like traveling to other parts of Zanzibar from here. The only drawback I found at Sun Sand is hot water supply in the rooms. Sometimes hot water may run out in the middle of your shower 😅 So, you'll get sun, sand, sea and even more here. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2021
VandanaH wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois4 contributions1 helpful vote
We were a group of ten, couples/cousins/friends, spending nearly 3 days at African Sun Sand Sea resort. It is a nice resort with a lovely swim able beach. The reef breaks the waves further out so it’s almost like a lagoon. We were advised to wear water shoes to prevent stepping on sea urchins, but unless you go quite far out, there is no need for that. The highlight of our stay there was Chef Alam! He cooked delicious food at every meal (Indian and other cuisines) and looked after us so well, we were sad to leave. I would go back again just to eat his food!!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled
SharonStothers wrote a review Mar 2020
Cape Town, South Africa6 contributions
Ahh where do one start! Its always a pleasure visiting this resort, 3rd visit and never ever was I disappointed. The staff is super friendly and will go out of their way to make your stay memorable. The food is top class, service with a smile. I'm definitely going back next year 4th visit😁😁highly recommend African Sun Sea Resort. They are simply the best resort and have the most amazing staff! Sharon/Johm
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled
Jay R wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Quiet but beautiful resort by the ocean. Polite and helpful staff. Chef Alam was outstanding. He went beyond the call of duty to cater to our dietery needs. Food was amazing. He is the principal asset. Showers are not efficient but who needs them when the ocean and three immaculate pools are on the door step.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled
srinath herur wrote a review Mar 2020
Bengaluru, India6 contributions8 helpful votes
We were a group of 10 senior citizen couples and friends.we came by ferry from daressalaam after enjoying a 5day trip of the natural parks in tanzania and were looking to just unwind and laze it out and we reached the perfect place in African sun and sand resort just on a tranquil beach the sea was calm with just ripples and shallow for about 500 meters,as there was a reef and only waves overflowing that would come into the bay,wow did we enjoy the sea it was perfect, even my wife who doesn't swim made the courage to come in and just float without a worry,our seniormost was 85yrs old lady who enjoyed the sea with gay abandon. Their swimming pool was perfect with clear water ,next to the pool was a bar hut which served liquor chilled,and fresh fruit juices too,the rooms were well equipped with ac and balconies, thankfully no tv to spoil the mood. We had an indian chef AZAM who cooked lovely dishes,and snacks as per our requests.he rates a 5 star for his efforts,they even allowed us to stay in the rooms till 1pm as our ferry was only at 4pm. All in all had a relaxing enjoyable lazy seabathing 2 days. Dr.srinath herur and group of ten.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled
eray/эрай wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions
If you have not been in Africa , if you like to try something different, something unplanned, and if you like to swim in January, Zanzibar and African Sun Sand is one of the best choice. Also, I need to mention Mustafa ( +255777476977) , who brought us fresh tropical fruits. He organized us the great Zanzibar tour as well. The hotel has very client-friendly staff. They are always trying to fix the problems asap. I recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled
Makintosh wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions
We wanted to go somewhere where we could have a quiet and a relaxing time. Well this is it. The resort has 30 rooms with 3 relaxing pools, a good size restaurant and the beach is just a few steps away. The room are adequate with air conditioning, equipped with a small fridge and kettle plus a supply of bottled water on daily basis.We stayed on an all inclusive basis and it was the best choice we made. We had the Ocean view room nearest to the beach front and it was fantastic. All the staff at the resort have been excellent to us. We could not have asked for more, they were the most friendliest people we have come across. They would go out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Our special thanks goes to the Chef Alam who presented a variety of lovely, tasty dishes both vegetarian and non veg. As it was Valentines day, the staff presented the dinner by the 3 swimming pools and they created a romantic atmosphere to suit the occasion. This was followed by live entertainment. Previously we have found all inclusive booking have a repetitive menus, not so here they came up with a very inventive and delicious menu both for lunch and dinner. Nothing was too much trouble and our special thanks goes out to the restaurant staff Jane, Muzna, Zabrone and Ahmed who always welcomed and served us with a smile. Our gratitude to Justus (manager) for ensuring that a wheel chair was provided as we requested making sure our stay was trouble free. On another note there are 3 nearby restaurants if you wanted to dry different quisine. Places of recommendation The Rock restaurant (a must), evening at the Michamwi sunset beach to see one of the best sunset. Zanzibar is a gem of an island in the Indian Ocean & this resort certainly lived up to our expectation.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Room No 30 and 32 have the best sea views.
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Jens A wrote a review Feb 2020
Berlin, Germany16 contributions5 helpful votes
Staff was really friendly. politely, helpfully and approachable all the time . it was so nice to talk with them. Special Thank to the 2 bartenders -Modi- and Joseph to create my funny phantesy-cocktails- like Modis Nightdream or Zanzibars Soul;) My respect to all the servicestaff for their workload all the day and keeping up their friendliness. - honestly: Garden-Bungalow are much more comfortable, bigger and very quiet comparing with the rooms at the poolarea. I had a plenty of space, it was well equipped and very clean. - last but not least: the lunch and dinner were tasty and there were enough choices. I loved especially the octopusmeal and every dishes with "indian flavoured' style. Thanks to the whole Team for these relaxing lovely 4 days.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Frequently Asked Questions about African Sun Sand Sea Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to African Sun Sand Sea Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Paje Beach (4.6 miles), The Village Market (4.6 miles), and Hi Skybar (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at African Sun Sand Sea Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at African Sun Sand Sea Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at African Sun Sand Sea Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at African Sun Sand Sea Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to African Sun Sand Sea Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Dongwe Jetty, Ocean Restaurant, and Fishers Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at African Sun Sand Sea Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does African Sun Sand Sea Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, African Sun Sand Sea Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does African Sun Sand Sea Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, African Sun Sand Sea Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at African Sun Sand Sea Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does African Sun Sand Sea Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.