Designed in the style of an African-Arab palace, Dream of Zanzibar lies on Zanzibar's east coast and is set in tropical gardens overlooking the beach and Indian Ocean. A luxury hotel resort, Diamonds Dream is diverse enough to provide fantastic beach holidays for families and groups of friends as well as honeymooners and romantics.

Enjoy a wide range of sporting activities like volleyball, tennis and beach soccer at the resort or visit the fully equipped fitness centre, spa or dive centre. The area offers a host of exciting activities including scuba diving, snorkelling, historical tours of Stone Town, spice tours and bicycle excursions.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2016 - #9 of Top 10 Hotels in Tanzania


  • Beachfront location on Zanzibar's east coast
  • Elegant African-Arab palace design
  • Numerous activities & sports on offer
  • Spa, gym, clinic & babysitters
  • Great for couples, families & friends 

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After a busy day exploring the island, you can laze by one of the resort's two swimming pools or on the beach beneath the palm trees but this hotel resort is also packed with facilities.

On a practical level, Dream of Zanzibar has an in-house clinic (doctor on call), a boutique, a gym and business and conference centres.

Daily entertainment is offered and a babysitter is available on request.

You can also treat yourself to some pampering at the spa - where you can enjoy treatments ranging from hydrotherapy to local therapies - before heading off to the water sports centre to book a scuba dive.

Sailing, wind surfing and canoeing are also available as are other sports ranging from beach volleyball to darts, billiards and table tennis.

General Facilities

    Babysitting service available
    Computer facilities
    Laundry service
    Swimming Pool
    Tennis Court


The main restaurant at Dream of Zanzibar is the Cape to Venice Brasserie where you can indulge in delicious buffets and enjoy themed evenings. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers international dishes as well as local fare served in the air-conditioned indoor dining room or outdoors under the stars. Andiamo Pizza Co is open for dinner only and serves pizza, fish and meat grills, salads and deserts as well as drinks and snacks.

Enjoy cocktails, seafood and fusion cuisine dinners at the sophisticated a la carte Blue Vanilla restaurant or order regional and local African dinner dishes at the all-inclusive Boma Restaurant. Asian noodle and rice specialties are served at the all-inclusive 'Chop Sticks' restaurant.

For drinks and snacks on the go, the Kokosnuss Bar and Mama Pawpaw Bar are conveniently located near the pool area. They serve tasty snacks and drinks throughout the day though for sundowner drinks or a nightcap, head for Le Souk bar.

The airy Golden Bridge restaurant fuses African, Arabic and Western cuisines, and the chefs prep all the dishes at their individual cooking stations.

Deluxe Room

Dream of Zanzibar has a total of 157 rooms, all equipped with king-sized or twin beds with mosquito nets, satellite TV, mini-bars and in-room safes, Internet access and air conditioning.

There are 104 Deluxe Garden Rooms offering an exclusive swimming pool with an area for children as well as a bar while a further 40 Junior Suites Ocean View Rooms look out, naturally, over the Indian Ocean. There are 10 Jacuzzi Junior Suites, also with ocean views and hot tubs, as well as three Beach Villas that have private pools and Jacuzzis.


    Air conditioning
    En-suite bath and shower
    Internet facility
    Mini bar
    Mosquito net
    Outdoor area
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Twin bed available

Other Room Types

Dream of Zanzibar offers 40 Junior Suites boasting ocean views from their private terrace - and 10 of the Junior Suites come complete with a private jacuzzi.

There are also three Beach Villas featuring a separate living room and spacious terrace plus their own private swimming pool and jacuzzi - ideal for guests in search of an exclusive and romantic setting.


  • Beach activities
  • Day tours
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Canoeing
  • Live music & entertainment
  • Wind-surfing
  • Boat excursions
  • Sailing
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 $165 Fully Inclusive
  • 21 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017 $275 Fully Inclusive
  • 27 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 $375 Fully Inclusive
  • 07 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018 $260 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $210 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018 $170 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $190 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018 $210 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 $260 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Sep 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 $235 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Junior Suite,Beach Villa,Jacuzzi Junior Suite 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

  • Ending our journey with Dream of Zanzibar could not have been any more perfect in finishing up our awesome safari. James and I were just in awe at the location, the property, amenities, etc… I don’t know if you specified a Junior Suite for us there, but that’s what we got – and it was perfect! With an awesome oceanview to boot. The transfer driver was pleasant and courteous. We did have enough energy to take in a 3 hour city tour of historic Stone Town before going up to the resort. Good thing we did it on arrival – cause we didn’t really want to leave the resort. We needed those days of solitude and relaxation.

    David Warren, July 2014

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Ramona Cilliers

Ramona Cilliers

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"Nestled in exotic gardens this luxury resort offers excellent facilities and a palm fringes beach perfect for all day lounging"



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