Set on the east coast of Zanzibar, Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club covers an area of 4ha and is graced with a long white sandy beach, warm ocean and a tropical garden of elegant palms and bougainvillea. Ideal for relaxation, the resort has the exquisite Mvua African Rain Spa, and a large swimming pool with sun beds, deckchairs and a pool bar.

Other activities on offer include windsurfing, canoeing, beach volley, tennis and a variety of indoor games. Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club organises daily guided excursions of the exotic spice island, swimming with dolphins and turtles, and exploring Zanzibar's Stone Town.


  • All inclusive resort holiday 
  • Set on a beautiful long sandy beach
  • Pool, tennis courts, 3 restaurants & spa
  • Snorkelling, water-skiing & canoeing

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Cool off during the heat of the day in the large swimming pool which is located in the main area of the resort.

The Mvua African Rain Spa uses natural ingredients in their African, Asian and European-style treatments to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.

General Facilities

    Computer facilities
    Laundry service
    Tennis Court
    Wi-fi available
    Swimming Pool


Dining at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club is all inclusive and combines international cuisine with local flavours. At the Main Restaurant, sumptuous buffets of international and local dishes are served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Situated beside the beach, the Nakupenda Pizzeria offers fresh pizzas and salads for dinner. The Suli-Suli Restaurant is an a la carte restaurant for those special celebratory dinners under a starry night sky.

Superior Room

Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club offers 87 spacious bungalows furnished in a traditional East African style. The rooms offer a range of views, from sea-front and ocean views to garden views, and each has a large private terrace.

The Superior Rooms have the charming feature of a canopy king-sized bed with mosquito net, air conditioning, and a large en suite bathroom with separate shower and double vanities.

Superior Room AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bathroom
    Mini bar
    Mosquito net
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Wi-fi available in room

Other Room Types

Some of the Superior Rooms are situated on higher ground and offer beautiful views of the surrounding gardens. These Superior Garden Rooms also have a canopy king-sized bed, air conditioning, and large en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and double basins.

The Deluxe Beach Front Rooms offer stunning views of the beach and ocean. These rooms have the same amenities as the Superior Rooms, with the added feature of Wi-Fi access at an extra charge.


  • Beach activities
  • Biking
  • Boat excursions
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water-skiing
  • Wind-surfing
  • Sailing
  • Day tours
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Game drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 22 Dec 2017 $160 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 23 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 $190 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 28 Dec 2017 - 07 Jan 2018 $360 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 08 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018 $190 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $160 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $140 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 22 Dec 2018 $160 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Swahili Room,Beach Villa,Garden Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Mapenzi Beach Club - loved it! Very relaxing, beautiful spot, even when we did get a day of rain! The beach and sea were lovely as was the pool area, and I fell in love with the raised relaxation area filled with cushions for reading or a quiet drink. Beach bungalows were beautiful and had a really nice relaxing beachy feel.

    Danielle Heidtman, October 2013
  • Zanzibar was a wonderful place to stop and rest, walk and swim and relax before returning home after our African experience.

    Charles Herring, September 2013
  • I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Mapenzi Beach Club Resort. The beach is beautiful and our accommodations were excellent and the food was really good. Fishman Tours made it so we were able to enjoy a 3 hour tour of Stone Town on our way to the airport when we left.

    Julie Brown, October 2012
  • Good house with good beds and bathroom great resort with lots of activities such as water aerobics, volley ball and football every afternoon, free water sports and most surprisingly an all included free bar with beer and house wine during the day and cocktails from 19.00 to midnight! Also they had some free water sports such as windsurfing and small catamaran sail boats, table tennis and tennis. We had a great trip. All the bookings and transport arrangements etc worked out perfectly. All in all we had a great vacation!

    Jens-Ole Koch, December 2008
  • The hotel was breathtaking. It's design is something to marvel about and the rooms were eloquently prepared. The white sand of the Indian ocean is indeed white and the outgoing of the tide everyday was unbelievable. Every evening offered something different from entertainment to eating along side the pool. Although quite reserved that I am, I even joined in briefly on the food service staff dancing one night before dinner. I would encourage everyone to take advantage of the excursions. We did the Stone Town and spice tour in one day and deep sea fishing the next day. Our tour guide Salum was fantastic. This man knowledge is incredible. This was truly African History from the first point of view. As an Black American, this was even more rewarding to me. I personally would encourage all Black Americans to visit Africa, not the westernized areas but the part that still has their culture intact. Altough the water was a bit rough on the deep sea trip, I caught a 35 pound yellow-fin tuna.

    Carl Busby Sr, April 2008
  • Our trip was fabulous! We went to the Mapenzi Beach Resort which was incredible. Again, our accommodations were top notch - everyone was willing to cater to our every need.

    Beth Ballay, April 2008
  • It all went superbly well at Mapenzi and logistics were impeccable. Weather was great. My children were a trifle disappointed at the lack of young people their age but that is just the luck of draw, possibly wrong time of year - but Heather and I were completely satisfied.

    Peter Barron, January 2008

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Emma Hill

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"“I loved the relaxed and social atmosphere at Mapenzi, perfect for those of us that enjoy an all-inclusive experience and happy to join in the fun with volleyball games on the beach, water aerobics or relaxation around the pool in the morning, or perhaps some dancing at the disco”"



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Our trip was fabulous! We went to the Mapenzi Beach Resort which was incredible. Again, our accommodations were top notch - everyone was willing to cater to our every need.

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