the most beautiful hotels in zanzibar

luxury resorts zanzibar – zanzibar romantic hotel

Looking for the most beautiful hotels in Zanzibar ? You’ve come to the right place.

Zanzibar has an interesting history, quite distinct from mainland Tanzania to which it belongs politically. The island was ruled by the Sultanate of Oman from 1698, and was a centre of the slave trade until the mid 19th century when Britain put pressure on the local Omani rulers. The island eventually became a British Protectorate in 1890 before becoming part of independent Tanzania in 1964.

The island does a fine line in barefoot luxury resorts – very romantic – and I love the colonial and arab influences in the architecture and interiors.

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Mnemba Island has been included in the UK Telegraph’s 50 Greatest Hotels in the World list. Park Hyatt Zanzibar has been included in the Conde Nast Hot List.

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At the time of writing, Leading Hotels of the World Zanzibar offers Hideway of Nungwi Resort and Spa. Small Luxury Hotels of the World has Diamonds Star of the East and Zanzibar Serena Hotel.

Keep scrolling for more of the most beautiful hotels in Zanzibar …

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