discover zanzibar

set in the tepid, crystal blue waters of the indian ocean, zanzibar, with its tropical climate, white powder beaches, rich cultural heritage and abundant coral reefs offers some of the best diving in the world. it is one of the last remaining areas of outstanding natural beauty unspoilt by tourism

- nungwi beach was voted the 5th best beach in the world by uk newspaper, the guardian, which describes it as “…to die for”.

the island’s capital stone town is a designated world heritage site and blends a culture steeped in the opulence of the sultans with influences from europe. zanzibar has, at various times, formed part of the portuguese, british, italian, and german empires creating a unique legacy and almost mythical atmosphere.

international media awards and reviews

quotes from the press at the Z hotel Zanzibar
"the Z hotel is the island’s first designer property, featuring furniture by mr minimalism himself, philippe starck ... a suitably chic retreat to repair to"
-  the times, london
awards for the Z hotel zanzibar
nungwi beach rated the 5th best beach in the world
- the guardian, uk national newspaper
awards for the Z hotel zanzibar
Z hotel was nominated for africa’s leading beach hotel
- world travel awards 2012