With so many options to consider, how do you choose the perfect Zanzibar beach resort? For starters, it is always a good idea to do some thinking before you make your decision. Once you have a better idea of your holiday goals, preferred quality of resorts, type of resort, and what you want to do during your stay, it will be a lot easier to narrow down your choice.

Choosing the Best Zanzibar Beach Resort

To help you plan a magical getaway to this relaxed African island, we have put together a few tips on how to choose just the right Zanzibar beach resort.

Some things to look for when selecting your Zanzibar beach resort include the following:

Look for graded resorts

That doesn’t mean only looking at 5-star resorts, however. You can often find great value at 3 and 4-star resorts. The biggest difference between graded and non-graded resorts is that graded resorts have been assessed to ensure that they meet rigid international standards. This means that you can expect a high level of quality, whether booking a 3-star resort of a 5-star resort. When booking a non-graded resort, however, there is no assurance of quality, which can affect your stay.

Look for all inclusive, well-rounded resorts

The best all inclusive resort packages offer accommodation, flights, selected meals, and selected activities. In Zanzibar, you will want to look for resorts that are near the beach, or on the water. You will also want to look for resorts that have a dive centre in easy reach. Some resorts offer short scuba diving courses at reasonable prices. This means that you will not have to venture too far if you want to explore the rich marine life that the island has to offer. Some resorts may offer optional, add-on excursions into Tanzania, to enjoy safaris and other activities.

Look for the best resort for your needs

Zanzibar caters to holidaymakers, families and many other types of travellers. With its tropical beauty and laid-back lifestyle, this island is popular among honeymooners. One way to get the best value during your trip is to look for the resort that is best suited to your needs. For instance, you could try a romantic resort such as Uroa Bay Beach Resort or Double Tree By Hilton Resort Zanzibar for your honeymoon. For family holidays in Zanzibar, you could try Diamonds Mapenzi Beach or Dream of Zanzibar.

We hope that these tips make it a bit easier to find your dream Zanzibar beach resort!

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