Dream of Zanzibar

Location on Zanzibar Island

Dream of Zanzibar, located on the North-East coast of Zanzibar, is nestled in the midst of exotic gardens on the beach front at Pwani Machangani overlooking the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. What makes Dream of Zanzibar so special is the wide variety of room categories, and the 6 Restaurants that offer guests an exceptional variety of dining options together with 4 bars that feature relaxing environments to enjoy refreshing drinks and cocktails.
Dream of Zanzibar is without a doubt the most attractive and modern structure in East Africa with a beautiful blend of contemporary and local Afro-Arabic design of solid woods and luxury materials with an architectural style that recalls the African-Arab Palaces.

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Room categories available at Dream of Zanzibar

Dream of Zanzibar provides top modern comforts with accommodation of the highest standards fitted with furniture made by Italian specialists in elm wood. The 157 rooms have King size or European twin bed with mosquito net, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and double basin. All room have spacious private terrace with table and chairs. Room categories at Dream of Zanzibar include 104 deluxe rooms with communal swimming pool, children area and bar, 40 junior suites with sea view, 10 junior suites ocean view with Jacuzzi and 3 sea front Beach villas with Jacuzzi and private pool and butler services.

Deluxe rooms
All the Deluxe rooms at Dream of Zanzibar offer a delightful atmosphere that blends African features with every modern comfort. Four poster beds are draped in muslin, colourful textiles decorate floors and walls.
The large French windows open onto a garden patio, or a first floor terrace with views of the Indian Ocean. The en-suite bathroom is spacious with twin basins.
There is Wi-Fi and of course Satellite TV. Some rooms are near the pool which can be ideal choice for families, there are also plenty of interconnecting rooms.
The Deluxe rooms are large enough for an additional single bed or baby cot that converts the room into a triple room, (3 people in 1 room).
Inter-leading rooms available on request and subject to availability.
* Air conditioning
* Direct dial telephone
* En-suite bathrooms
* Flat screen TV
* Free wifi
* Hairdryer
* Laundry service (at extra charge)
* Mini bar
* Safety deposit box
* Tea and coffee facilities
* 24 hour room service
* Room size 37 sqm

Junior Suites
The Junior Suites at Dream of Zanzibar are delightful rooms to return on a sunny afternoon, situated on the first floor of our bungalows which are created in either Arabic style or with the traditional African thatched roofs.
At 50 square metres the Junior Suites at Dream of Zanzibar offer you more space and the pleasure of that dreamy blue view of the Indian Ocean. A private terrace is an enchanting spot for a quiet evening cocktail.
Furnishings hint of Zanzibar’s colonial past with four poster beds draped in white muslin, and a ceiling fan to keep up a cool breeze when the French doors open. Bathrooms are generously large with double vanity units.
The Junior Suites are large enough to accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children under 14 years in a room – child discounts on offer. Inter-leading rooms available on request and subject to availability.
* Air conditioning
* Direct dial telephone
* En-suite bathrooms
* Bathrobes and slippers
* Exclusive L’Occitane toiletries
* Flat screen TV
* Free wifi
* Hairdryer
* Laundry service (at extra charge)
* Mini bar
* Safety deposit box
* Tea and coffee facilities
* 24 hour room service
* Room size 50 sqm

Jacuzzi Junior Suites
Lie back in your own delicious bubble bath enjoying the tropical views over the Dream of Zanzibar Resort. These lovely rooms, the Jacuzzi Junior Suites at Dream of Zanzibar, bring home all the luxury you would wish for on your beach holiday.
You have a delightful terrace to enjoy a private breakfast or evening cocktail. Four poster beds are draped in white muslin and ceiling fans give a colonial feel. Room service and facilities are all five star.
The Jacuzzi Junior Suites are large enough to accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children under 14 years in a room – child discounts on offer.
* Air conditioning
* Direct dial telephone
* Magnificent sea views
* En-suite bathrooms
* Whirlpool tub
* Bathrobes and slippers
* Exclusive L’Occitane toiletries
* Flat screen TV
* Free wifi
* Hairdryer
* Laundry service (at extra charge)
* Mini bar
* Safety deposit box
* Tea and coffee facilities
* 24 hour room service
* Room size 50 sqm

Beach Villas
Wake and sleep to the sound of the Indian Ocean, in these exclusive two Beach villas at Dream of Zanzibar you can really immerse yourself in the African beach experience that is perfectly created at Dream of Zanzibar. Each Beach villa has its own plunge pool, with a dining terrace.
Cool interiors have tiled floors, elm wood furnishings and interesting African art. Wide floor to ceiling windows open onto your terrace with views across the lush gardens to the sea, making the bedroom and sitting room extremely light and airy.
* Air conditioning
* Direct dial telephone
* Magnificent sea views
* Separate living and dining areas
* Two bathrooms
* Whirlpool tub
* Private plunge pool in front of the Villa
* Bathrobes and slippers
* Exclusive L’Occitane toiletries
* Flat screen TV
* Free wifi
* Hairdryer
* Laundry service (at extra charge)
* Mini bar
* Safety deposit box
* Tea and coffee facilities
* 24 hour room service
* Room size 87 sqm
* 4 People max per Villa

Restaurants and bars available at Dream of Zanzibar

The Taj Mahal restaurant
Jump off your lounger and enjoy a spicy curry lunch on the sandy beach in front of Dream of Zanzibar. Pull up a seat beneath a palm tree, in this dream spot with the gardens behind you and a lovely view of the sea.
Every day Dream of Zanzibar serve up new flavours from Korma to Madras, always accompanied by your favourite popodums, raitha and chutneys.
The buffet is displayed on a traditional wooden fishing boat for some added island spice. It is located right next door to the Shark Club so your family can sit together and mix up the menus.

Cape to Venice restaurant
Open from breakfast, lunch and dinner every day with the most amazing buffet, presented with appetising creativity.
Dishes from around the world give guests a huge variety, so you can choose anything from the fresh catch of the day that might be sword fish or tuna, a spicy curry or crisp salads.
There are always some speciality African dishes such as fish shukuchuku with star fruit or chicken in coconut sauce. Exotic fruits of Zanzibar are presented for a refreshing last course, along with some delicious sweets.
Cape to Venice is in the centre of Dream of Zanzibar, so you can stroll over from the pool for lunch. There is a lovely dining terrace that overlooks the gardens and beyond to the sea.

The Andiamo Pizzeria restaurant
You may be in Africa but everyone loves a pizza. Here they are crisp and prepared in authentic Italian style. Start with some antipasti and Italian bruschetta; then there’s pasta, risottos and grill options, and always some fresh healthy salads.
The main stars of this menu are of course the pizzas, with many favourites; Quatro Stagioni, Marinara and spicy Diavola.
The Andiamo Pizzeria is above the Cape to Venice Brasserie at Dream of Zanzibar and has great views across the garden towards the sea.

Shark club restaurant
Beef, fish or cheese burgers served by the sea. Seating is dead casual with sand beneath your toes.
Shark Club serves tasty wraps like chicken with mango and vegetable with soy sauce.
There’s a spicy katchumbari salad which mixes tomatoes, cucumbers and onions in a zesty dressing, or just go with the coleslaw. Cokes, juices, beers are of course included. All ingredients are delivered fresh daily at Dream of Zanzibar and sustainably sourced wherever possible.

Sakura Sushi bar
One moment it is in the sea, then it’s on your plate! Dream of Zanzibar source all fish locally wherever possible and the chefs are excellent at preparing sushi and sashimi.
On the teppanyaki hot plate they dash up a different dish every day; Monday it is chicken and beef julienne, Wednesday is calamari, Friday is prawns, Saturday is paneer. All served with miso soup, vegetables rice and noodles.

Zanzibar grill
A particular favourite for anyone at Dream of Zanzibar who has spent an energetic morning with watersports or volley ball and worked up an appetite.
Roll up for a German beef sausage, baked potato and an iced Tusker beer or coke.
There’s an excellent salad bar with a crisp and zesty choice. The Zanzibar Grill is the most popular lunchtime spot and situated right in the middle of the beach at Dream of Zanzibar.

The Boma restaurant
Settle into the African atmosphere with carved wooden sculptures, fantastic display of traditional masks, woven place mats and dark wood seating.
Prepare for a taste of Zanzibar with a spread of African dishes, which change every night. Try crispy sweet potato in mango pickle, fried cassava and chutney, calamari or fish in coconut.
For dessert there is always an impressive display of exotic fruit at Dream of Zanzibar but you will more likely be tempted by the delicious cardamom donuts or peanut crust.

Chopsticks restaurants
A charming restaurant at Dream of Zanzibar full of Asian character with black and white photographs of Shanghai, Chinese lanterns hanging from the ceiling and a wooden Buddha as its centerpiece.
Or you can dine outside on the garden terrace shaded by tall branches of bamboo.
The menu is a culinary trip around Asia, with sweet and sour flavours from Canton, tempura and teriyaki from Japan, Thai cashew nut stir fries and Indonesian herby soups.
Dishes with extra chilli are indicated, but you can always request more or less spice, the chef is very pleased to prepare the dish to your liking.

The Golden bridge restaurants
The light open restaurant at Dream of Zanzibar is designed with a fusion of African, Arabic and Western style, tables are laid with red cloths, tin lanterns swing from the rafters, and there’s comfortable casual rattan seating.
The food is prepared by chefs at their cooking stations or presented on a traditional wooden fishing boat for a buffet.
There’s something to appeal to all whether you prefer Greek salad, Caesar salad or Indian Ocean seafood salad; Middle Eastern lentil soup with cumin or hot pot with noodles, chicken, beef or fish skewers.
Drinks are all included and there’s a particularly good range of South African wines if you wish to try something different.

Blue Vanilla restaurants
The location of Blue Vanilla is magical, situated right by the sandy shore in a peaceful corner of Dream of Zanzibar.
This restaurant is not in the inclusive dining experience that Dream of Zanzibar offers, and is there for those particularly special evenings.
A romantic celebration perhaps, with candlelight flickering in the gentle beach breeze and elegant service.
The à la carte menu features more gourmet ingredients; pasta with shrimps and truffle essence, lobster flambéed with a champagne sauce and fresh caught seared tuna with vanilla mushrooms.

Facilities at Dream of Zanzibar

* 24 hours reception with concierge and luggage storeroom
* Business Center and wireless internet connection (at charge)
* Laundry and valet service (at charge)
* First aid in house clinic and doctor on call (at charge)
* 2 Swimming pools, 1 with children area
* Spa with indoor gym
* Baby sitting service
* Boutique
* Conference Centre
* Animation team with daily entertainment
* Water sports centre
* Credit cards accepted: Visa and Mastercard.

Watersport
The sea in front of Dream of Zanzibar is an inviting clear blue, with a soft sandy bottom.
It is a beautiful swimming beach for all the family, meanwhile there’s plenty of sport to be had on and under the water; kayaking, snorkeling, diving, sailing and kite surfing.

Snorkeling and Diving
Zanzibar has some fabulously colourful reefs at the Mnemba Marine Reserve or Tumbatu, where you can snorkel or dive to spot turtles, clown fish, sea horses and octopus.
Children can take a Bubblemaker course, adults can train for PADI, while the more advanced might enjoy our night dives.

Sport facilities
Run towards the sight of the sea in this air conditioned fitness centre with floor to ceiling windows.
There is a wide range of Technogym™ equipment and personal trainers on hand at Dream of Zanzibar to put together a holiday programme or help with the equipment.

Sailing and cruising
The sea is soft and the wind is fair making the waters off the beach at Dream of Zanzibar a dream for sailing and windsurfing.
Take out a Pico, hobie cat or surfboard, and if you need a lesson professionals are always available.
For something more relaxed join the sunset cruise from Dream of Zanzibar on a traditional Arabic Dhow.

Simba Kids Club
Jambo! The child minders at Dream of Zanzibar will give your little ones a warm welcome and will keep them energized, entertained and educated with sports, craft and games.
They will build fabulous sand castles, learn to tie a kanga, try out beach Olympics and speak the Lion King lingo, Swahili.
The group will have lunch together and then flop down for some movie time.

Spa & Fitness
The Spa at Dream of Zanzibar is the place to really enjoy some holiday indulgence on your own or with your soul mate in our couples’ treatment room.
Rest and revive in the mosaic steam room, then choose your dream treatment from an extensive menu that includes therapeutic wraps, scrubs, facials and a range of massage.
Many therapies use local ingredients such as mongongo nuts, cinnamon, coffee or African ginger.
The spa area at Dream of Zanzibar includes a beauty salon, fitness facilities with views over the beach and the ocean, and a plunge pool for post treatment relaxation.

Conference Centre
A beautiful place for your business, and for your private events.
Three rooms at Dream of Zanzibar make up the Arabesque Conference Centre, each has plenty of daylight and all the presentation facilities you may require.
It is set apart around a courtyard, in a quieter part of the Resort, giving you privacy for your event.
Dream of Zanzibar can host up to 140 delegates in the main venue, there are two board rooms seating 14, and a reception area.
On offer at Dream of Zanzibar are four different conference packages and will tailor any event to your needs.
Evening events can be arranged in a beach marquee, around the pool, or book an exclusive reservation in one of the restaurants or bars available at Dream of Zanzibar.

Please note that the information on Dream of Zanzibar was correct at the time of being published. While all efforts are taken to update this information as regularly as possible, changes can occur due to hotel offers, services and facilities.

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