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On the beach, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
2 outdoor pools

Guest reviews

4.3 out of 5 Excellent
65 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays


Explore the area

Popular LocationKiwengwa Beach1 min walk
Popular LocationMapenzi Beach8 min drive
Popular LocationPongwe Beach11 min drive
AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)46 min drive

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  • Superior Room, Sea Facing

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, Sea Facing
  • Junior Suite, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 646 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite, Garden View
  • Double or Twin Room, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsDouble or Twin Room, Garden View

About this area


Located in Kiwengwa, Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Kiwengwa Beach and Mapenzi Beach.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kiwengwa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 8 min drive
  • Pongwe Beach - 11 min drive
  • Muyuni Beach - 17 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 59 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 46 min drive

About this property

Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa

Upscale resort on the beach, with 2 outdoor swimming pools
Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 3 restaurants. All 112 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies and plasma TVs with satellite channels. Minibars, coffee/tea makers and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests. Bathrooms are shared.
Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa offers 112 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. Plasma televisions come with satellite channels. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower, bidets, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

2 the outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Oasis Spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

The spa is open daily.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and lunch
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Health club
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • 1 meeting room
  • Conference centre


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower


  • Plasma TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in between 2:00 PM and midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: TZS 208384.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: TZS 104192.00 (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2320 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: TZS 114901 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

Guests must transfer via required shuttle to the property; guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Bluebay Beach Kiwengwa
Bluebay Beach Resort
Bluebay Beach Resort Kiwengwa
Bluebay Beach Hotel Kiwengwa
Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa Zanzibar/Kiwengwa
Bluebay Beach Resort Spa
Bluebay Beach And Spa Kiwengwa
Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa Resort
Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa Kiwengwa
Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa Resort Kiwengwa

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa and receive a full refund?
Yes, Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Is Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of TZS 114901 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Are there all-inclusive benefits at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.
Where is Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa located?
Nestled on the beach, this Kiwengwa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest and Kiwengwa Beach. Mapenzi Beach is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.
65 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
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This is a beautiful resort and lovely ocean for wading. The drink and food choices on the all inclusive were very nice. The all inclusive is a limited menu, so not exactly all inclusive. Everything had to be ordered through a waiter, who wrote up a ticket that got rang up by a bar tender, then brought to you to be signed when you were finished ordering. Just a slow and lengthy process for items that were already included, but the waiters were very polite and fun. The beer and drinks were tasty: the house wine was not. The reservation said to contact the hotel for arrival assistance and check in procedure, but the emails were not answered, and the call wasn't helpful either. We finally had a native speaker call to be sure we had reservations and ended up finding our own transportation to the facility an hour from Stone Town. Due to the "beach boys" who are waiting for you on the sand, I didn't feel safe or enjoyable to walk the beach as one has to constantly ask the "boys' to stop walking with you. Most were nice but one got angry and yelled. This was even wading out into the water. The hotel had security on the beach in front of the hotel to assist if needed. Just not the free and easy feel I want at a beach. Be sure to take lots of tsh1000, 2000 to use for tipping frequently or you will find it difficult to get change for this. Tip: if you find a waiter that you like, stick with them for the stay in both the restaurant and bar. Also, the entertainment was great!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
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Wonderful family vacation
We had a great time with our family. The staff was very thoughtful and nice. Particularly the staff at the restaurant and drink areas. The housekeeping staff was adequate but never left enough towels of drinking glasses despite us asking for them.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

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A nice place for some relaxation
Repeat visit (as we stayed here about 12 years ago as well), still good value and a good choice for a few days break (at the end of a couple of weeks viewing wildlife on the main land). Room was comfortable, and more spacious than most hotel rooms. Staff were friendly and helpful, food was varied. Amenities (not that we used much ) and location seemed good. Will definitely be considering this hotel if we travel to Zanzibar again.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

Stayed 12 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Great place to stay in Kiwengwa
This is a great place to stay on Zanzibar’s northeast coast. The setting is gorgeous, and the rooms are of high standard. The food is also excellent. All in all, a great option.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019