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Sultan Sands Island Resort

Kiwengwa Beach, Zanzibar, 00000, Tanzania
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Fitness Centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Laundry Service
  • Pool
  • Room service


Sultan Sands Island Resort and its sister property Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa are situated on the wide, sparkling beaches of Kiwengwa on the East Coast of the island. The properties share 475m of tropical coastline. Sultan Sands Island Resort has a total of 76 rooms built in traditional African ‘rondavel’ style, with two rooms in each rondavel.

All rooms offer a spacious bedroom with separate dressing area, an en-suite bathroom and either a verandah or balcony. The rooms are bright and exquisitely decorated in a traditional Swahili style using local fabrics.
The Resort is an hour’s drive from Zanzibar International Airport.

5 reasons to choose Sultan sands Island Resort

  1. Situated on the wide sparkling beaches of Kiwengwa
  2. The property shares 475M of coastal line with it’s sister property Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa
  3. The rooms are bright and exquisitely decorated in a traditional Swahili style using local fabrics.
  4. The modern in-room facilities
  5. Excellent services and the professional staff


  • Swimming pool
  • Kid’s swimming pool
  • Laundry and pressing
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Airport transfers
  • Guest Services
  • 02 boutiques
  • Kid’s Club
  • Babysitting
  • Wedding planning
  • Conference room
  • Business centre
  • Banqueting
  • On-site nurse
  • Free WiFi
  • A wide choice of excursions and day-trips are also available – Stone Town Tour, Spice Tour, Jozani Forest, and Prison Island

Oasis Spa
The Oasis Spa is situated at Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa. The experienced staff offers an impressive range of treatments – ideal for massages, de-stressing and rejuvenation.

Activities (Shared with Bluebay Resort & Spa)

  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • Recreation & Water Sports Centre – Big game fishing/Boat trips & Dhow cruises/Windsurfing
  • Beach sports
  • Children’s club (Toto Club)
  • Floodlit tennis court Table tennis & pool tables
  • One Ocean Dive centre Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is the home of the One Ocean Dive Centre, Zanzibar’s leading and longest established 5-star PADI dive centre.
  • Entertainment Besides live music from the resident band, entertainment includes: traditional Zanzibar dancers, Taarab Music, acrobats and other local performances.


03 Restaurants, Café and a Bar
Mwambao Restaurant

The main dining facility at the Resort where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served, depending on the meal plan. The Mwambao Restaurant enjoys magnificent views over the swimming pool to the ocean beyond.
Breakfast is buffet style with live cooking stations.
Lunch & dinner is buffet or table d’hote with weekly beach and poolside parties
Guests enjoy 15% discount on à la carte meals at Kivuli and Bahari Restaurants
Dinners are themed and include Zanzibari, Oriental, African, Arabian and Kiwengwa Seafood, BBQ.

Kivuli Bar & Restaurant
Specialising in Far Eastern Fusion cuisine, Kivuli is located on the beach offering ‘toes-in-thesand’ à la carte for either lunch or dinner.

Casabalanca Lounge
Lounge adjacent to the Sultan Sands pool.

Mawimbi Pool Bar
Overlooking the swimming pool, beach and the ocean beyond, this is the perfect venue to enjoy a range of beverages and cocktails.

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Rooms Types

Pwani Rooms (20. 84m2)

Queen sized bed or Two Queen sized beds
01 – 03 pax
Situated on elevated grounds in landscaped gardens facing the Indian Ocean. The rooms are built in single story traditional rondavels, each with two beautifully decorated rooms with
separate dressing areas leading in to superbly appointed en-suite bathroom. The Pwani Rooms also feature an additional sofa-bed.

  • Free Wifi
  • TV

Bahari Rooms (37.5m2)

Queen sized bed or Two Queen sized beds
01 – 03 pax
All sea-facing and situated at the beach. The Bahari Rooms have spacious verandahs and their own private plunge pool.

  • Free Wifi
  • TV

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