Breezes Beach Club and Spa
Breezes Beach Club is a captivating beach resort on the Michamvi peninsula on south-east coast of Zanzibar. It’s known for its long pristine peaceful white beach and personal, friendly service. Adjacent to Breezes Beach Club lies its sister hotels: the all-suite Palms, a more exclusive option with just six suites and its own spa, as well as the luxurious Baraza Resort & Spa.
Most of the 70 air-conditioned en suite rooms are grouped in plantation-style villas set in landscaped tropical gardens, with four deluxe rooms on the ground floor and two suites on the upper floor with a large balcony. All are similar in style, decorated in neutral tones with teak wood furniture, Zanzibar carvings and cotton throws. The 10 standard rooms are set back from the beach and there are five twin-bedded bungalows in the garden.
All rooms have a terrace and are fully air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms, refrigerator, personal electronic safe box, hairdryer in bathroom and a full third bed functioning as a sofa. The suites also have a walk in dressing room and larger bathroom with large terrace, private sunbathing area, and a covered outdoor lounge area.
The thatched restaurant and lounge areas surround a large swimming pool and pool bar. Breezes Beach Club is known for its cuisine which combines Zanzibar dishes with more well-known international options. Given its ocean location, there’s a natural emphasis on freshly caught fish. There’s a choice of restaurants ranging from the main Salama Restaurant to the Sultan’s Table to the casual Breakers for lunch.
Facilities at Breezes Beach Club
Other facilities include a superb spa, tennis and volleyball, a gym and a well-stocked watersports and activity centre with canoes, bikes, and kite surfing available. (Scuba-diving, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing are at extra cost). And yet this family-run resort retains its elegant atmosphere thanks in part to its Zanzibar furnishings and the high thatched roofs. The beach was once voted ‘best beach in the world’.
The dive centre is a National Geographic dive centre – the only one in East Africa. There’s a 65km reef just a mile offshore so diving is an excellent option at Breezes. Onshore you also may enjoy the Fragipani Spa which offers a great range of treatments as well as a yoga room, relaxation rooms and even the Sultan’s Bath House. Breezes Beach Club is a great option for families with lots of activities and diversions on offer. Children are able to share with their parents (in Standard rooms) or take their own room at a reduced rate.