Commanding a striking oceanfront position on Zanzibar – which is known as ‘Unguja’ in Swahili - and sited spectacularly within an enormous, lushly-landscaped private estate, Meliá Zanzibar fuses moonlit tropical nights with the full spectrum of resort facilities and amenities. With a private beach club and jetty that stretches into the turquoise Indian Ocean, the hotel whispers romance for couples and fun for multi-generational groups.
Guests are spoilt for choice: the Meliá Kids’ Club will keep the little ones safe, stimulated and entertained while spa junkies can sample the saunas, steam rooms, Thai massages, lap pool and fitness centre at the Anantara Spa. Love water sports? The resort offers everything from aqua gym in the pool and sea kayaking to reef-snorkelling and scuba diving. Those who prefer something with a more leisurely pace can try their hand at traditional Makuti handcrafts or just wander tranquilly on the beach, spotting exotic sea shells.
With four bars, five restaurants, the exclusive Gabi Beach Club and one of the few floodlit tennis courts on the Spice Island, Melià Zanzibar truly lives up to the adage: ‘Something for everyone’.