Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort

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Overview of Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort

Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort

3.5 star property

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Social distancing
Matemwe, Matemwe, Unguja Kaskazini

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMuyuni Beach5 min walk
  • Popular LocationKigomani Beach4 min drive
  • Popular LocationPwani Mchangani Beach7 min drive
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)57 min drive

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About this area


Located in Matemwe, Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort is in the suburbs and on the beach. Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Mnarani Natural Aquarium.

What's nearby

  • Muyuni Beach - 5 min walk
  • Kigomani Beach - 4 min drive
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 7 min drive
  • Mapenzi Beach - 11 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 57 min drive


  • Bin Jabir restaurant - 8 min walk
  • Matemwe Rock Local Restaurant - 6 min drive
  • Miramont Retreat Zanzibar - 6 min drive
  • Blue Fish Restaurant - 11 min drive
  • One Ocean - 15 min drive

About this property

Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort

Beachfront hotel with calming spa services
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden and barbecues. All 10 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Room service, premium bedding and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort offers 10 air-conditioned accommodations with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Matemwe hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
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 on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available


  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Italian


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


  • Massages


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in time starts at noon
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

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
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not 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:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

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: USD 40 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Property registration number 135231266

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 22 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 22 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 22 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 22 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 22 reviews
1 - Terrible 9%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Pros:We has a very peaceful and restful stay at the Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful as are the Manager and Assistant Manager. Great location. The village behind is full of life that you can observe and enjoy while lying on a lounge chair under the umbrella, facing the beach, or from the water. Lovely beach. Very safe for children. You can walk for hours. The food is well prepared and fresh. Rooms are clean, comfortable (air con) and Wi-Fi works admirably. Less Pros (no Cons): The hotel is a bit remote (but it is what we wanted - a million times better than staying around Nungui...); taxis and airport shuttle are available through the hotel. We hired a car at the airport and it was ideal to discover the island. Sometimes the electricity went down, but not a major issue. Food options in the hotel is limited but it seems that case in most places. Need to know the rule: order your dinner in the afternoon to avoid long wait for dinner (it applies everywhere). A little fridge in the room would be good. When we left, safe boxes were being installed. If next room guests are noisy, you might hear it. But there cannot be people noisier than that awful riff-raff family of six staying for few days. Their behaviour was well handled by the Manager after I complained.
Stayed 10 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Quiet Tranquility
Absolutely loved our stay here! The staff was fantastic, the views beautiful, and everything clean and neat. This place is a tremendous value. The road to it is a bit rough but the place is worth it. It is not a very crowded area so the beach is generally pretty empty and the water is beautiful, calm, and shallow for quite a ways out. Highly recommend this place!
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely stay at Isla Bonita...
Wonderful hotel. Great service and very friendly staff. The pool and rooms Were Very clean. It had a wonderful garden. Great beach views from rooms. Staff exceptional. Lovely breakfast with mixture of fruit and Various different continental and swahili style breakfast each morning. Thank you Isla bonita for making our holiday a wonderful experience.
Stayed 16 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The place is amazing, it's so clean the staff is very helpfulfriendly, location and sea view are just right!
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2019