Zanzibar: 5 of the Best Resort Hotels for Foodies

Zanzibar is a magical island where the fusion of Arab, African and European cultures has created a unique cuisine, one that is rich in exotic spices, fruits, and seafood. To help you make the most of your time there, we’ve put together a list of the best resort hotels that showcase the island’s culinary treasures exceptionally well.

The Palms Zanzibar

Bwejuu Beach, Bwejuu, Tanzania

The Palms is Zanzibar’s most exclusive private resort with just six villas. The setting is intimate, the service is personalized, and the dining is fine.  Hotel chefs at the Palms have created an exotic menu fusing just caught with fresh picked for a memorable gastronomic experience.

Zanzibar: 5 of the Best Resort Hotels for Foodies

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Zanzi Resort

Kama, Tanzania

Nestled on the edge of crystal blue waters and surrounded by the mysteries of an ancient culture, ZanziResort is an island paradise where you will find all the comfort and convenience expected of a world-class luxury destination: personalized service, opulent surroundings, and delectable cuisine.

The restaurant specializes in blending European & African traditions to create a cuisine that’s exotic yet familiar, using the finest fresh local ingredients. Zanzibar is a mecca of succulent fruit, flavorful vegetables, fresh seafood and aromatic spices. Private meal service is available in your villa, poolside, or on the beach upon request. The chef will even design a unique dish just for you!

Zanzibar: 5 of the Best Resort Hotels for Foodies

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Baraza Resort & Spa

Bwejuu Beach, Bwejuu, Tanzania

Baraza Resort and Spa is a 5-star all-inclusive hotel voted as one of the 60 best new hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveler. With just 30 villas, this stunning fully inclusive resort evokes the heritage of Zanzibar dating back to the era of the Sultans. A fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, Baraza offers unparalleled standards of luxury on the Island of Zanzibar.

The hotel chef has designed a menu which features the very best produce that the island has to offer. The cuisine is heavily influenced by Arabic, Indian, Persian, Asian and Swahili flavors. Every evening, the restaurant features a different influence that showcases the islands produce and spices.

Zanzibar: 5 of the Best Resort Hotels for Foodies

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Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa

Paje Beach, Paje, Tanzania

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is a luxury boutique hotel located on the pristine sands of Paje beach, on the East coast of Zanzibar. A sanctuary of peace and harmony without compromise, the resort promises an unforgettable barefoot luxury experience.

With its stylish interior and stunning setting overlooking the large central pool, the restaurant serves up a first-class cuisine that blends local Zanzibari-inspired dishes with International accents and flavors. The resort also organizes fishing and spice tour excursions.

Zanzibar: 5 of the Best Resort Hotels for Foodies

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Breezes Beach Club & Spa

Bwejuu Beach, Bwejuu, Tanzania

Breezes lies along a pristine beach on the South East coast of Zanzibar island, which is the quietest part of the island. The resort is famous for its attention to detail, beautiful Zanzibari decor, and intimate and private dining.

The Breakers Grill features a tandoori oven and an open grill. Fresh barbecue and catch of the day are served for lunch on the beachfront under the shade of the palm trees. Dinner is served in either a private setting on the beach or at The Sultan’s Table where guests enjoy a fusion of Indian and Swahili spices and the very best seafood in a stunning venue overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Zanzibar: 5 of the Best Resort Hotels for Foodies

Photo credit: Breezes Beach Club

Zanzibar: 5 of the Best Resort Hotels for Foodies
Zanzibar: 5 of the Best Resort Hotels for Foodies