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Frequent Asked Questions

How is the climat in Zanzibar?

Zanzibar has a tropical climate which is mainly characterised by warm days and evenings. December to March are usually the warmest months of the year, while June to August is the coolest. April and May often see intermittent rains, and from September to November the days are warm with short, scattered rains falling in November. As our hotels are situated on the beach it could become humid at times and on most evenings, there is a cool breeze coming from the ocean.

Due to the actual climate change situation, kindly note that the above weather prediction is just an indication.

Where are Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa and Sultan Sand Island Resort & Spa located?

Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa and Sultan Sands Island Resort & Spa are neighbouring each other and are located in the north east of Zanzibar. Kiwengwa, known for the largest white sandy beaches of Zanzibar, cristal clear waters and protected from the ocean with a long reef. It is also the most authentic side of the island.

How to get to the hotels?

45 to 60 minutes by driving from the international airport. You can book your safe private airport transfer (at cost) in advance by emailing reservations@bluebayzanzibar.com or reservations@sultansandszanzibar.com 

Which airlines fly into Zanzibar?

Flying to Zanzibar is very easy. You can book international flights with Ethiopian Airlines, KLM, Air France, Condor, Qatar Airways, Emeritates, Oman Air, Eurowing Discover, Turkish Airlines, Kenya Airways, FlyDubai, FlySafair, Neon, TuiFly, Neos, Newblue,...

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in: from 14 pm. Early check-in upon availability only.

Check-out: 11 am, end of services. Late check-out upon availability, supplement may apply.

Guests wishing to use the hotelfacilities after check-out time until their departure: please contact the hotel reception for more information. Supplement may apply.

Kiwengwa Beach - Water temperatures - High tide & Low tide

Kiwengwa has the nicest and most authentic beach of Zanzibar. You can walk for kilometers alongside the Indian Ocean. During low tide our guests have the unique opportunity to walk towards the reef, discovering different kinds of small fish, sea-eagles, sea-stars, coral, shelves, sea-weed farms,... while walking over white sandy banks and cristal blue water parties.

The water temperatures are around 30°C, yearround, so much instant ready for a swim.

The two sister properties share an idyllic 582m of pristine Indian Ocean coastline.

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Resort map

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Can all guests use the facilities of both Resorts?

Guests staying at Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa can use all facilities and at Sultan Sands Island Resort & Spa.

Guests staying at Sultan Sands Island Resort & Spa do not have access to the facilities (restaurants, bars, pools) of Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa.

Can I drink tap water?

Both our resorts have water filtration plants on property. Tap water in your room is safe but NOT for drinking. 

Do I need an electric adapter? Electricity.

Electricity is 220 V 50 Hz. Hairdryers already provided in every room. You can use a 3-plug UK adapter.

We would like to inform you that sometimes you may experience a powercut in the resorst or on the island.

When this happens, our resort generators take over the electricity production for both hotels.

Usually this takes only a few minutes.

Wifi

There is free wifi in both resorts, in your room and in the public areas. Please be informed that Wifi in Zanzibar has a less stable connection and less strenght you may be used to at home. This may give you some inconvenience.

How can I pay and what are the currencies?

Euro & Dollar are widely accepted.
The currency in Zanzibar is the Tanzanian Shilling, TZS.

Visa Card, EuroCard and American Express can be used for all extras at the resorts.

Is there a doctor in the hotels? Should I be vaccinated?

There is a doctor on call.

Although vaccinations are not obligatory in Tanzania. We advise all travellers to take precautions against malaria and we recommend speaking to your GP or personal physician four to six weeks before departure.

Local information & surroundings.

Please be informed that areas surrounding the hotels are public. These include for example the sea, beaches and roads. You are responsible for taking reasonable care for your own safety and the safety of your party. Local events, religious festivities and public holidays are likely to influence the provision of services and facilities within the hotels and around holiday resorts at certain times.

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