Zanzibar - North West Coast
24 December 2021 - 5 January 2022
7 Night All Inclusive holiday at Riu Palace Zanzibar
Return flights to Zanzibar on Kenya Airways Return resort transfers 7 nights accommodation in a Junior Suite Courtyard Breakfast, lunch, dinner & selected drinks daily (Imported alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages in all bars & restaurants as well as premium branded drinks throughout the resort.) Canoes, water gym, stretching, beach volley, table tennis, gym, tennis court, Stocked minibar in the room, Beach towels, sun beds & beach umbrellas. Wi-Fi in public areas & daytime entertainment several times per week All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
Package price excludes compulsory Christmas and New Year dinner supplements
Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.
|Base Price:||ZAR 52 270|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 3 670|
|Total Price:||ZAR 55 940|
Located on the North West Coast of Zanzibar, on a spectacular white beach, this resort offers a unique landscape considered to be among the finest in the world. Here an ocean front setting lends itself to the perfect location for romantic sunsets in a magical atmosphere.
North West Coast
236 luxuriously appointed rooms, all with private balcony or terrace and decorated with contemporary, stylish furniture that evoke the island’s Arabic-African and Colonial heritage.
Junior Suite Garden View (Size: 34 m²)
These newly built Suites have a ground or first floor location at the top of the resort and have garden views.
All have a lounge area with a sofa and private balconies or terraces. A limited number of twin bedded rooms are available in this category.
Junior Suite (Size: 45 m²)
These suites are located on the ground or first floors, have private balconies or terraces facing the ocean and have a small sitting area with a sofa.
Suite (Size: 54 m²)
These suites are sea facing and are located closer to the seafront on ground and first floors. They have a sitting area with a sofa and private balconies or terraces.
Superior Ocean Suite (Size: 60 m2)
These ocean facing suites are located on the ground floor with private terraces and access to the garden. There is also a large, integrated lounge area.
Luxurious single storey one bedroom villas with private pools and a fabulous sea vista.
Jacuzzi Suite (Size: 90 m²)
These ground floor suites have a separate lounge area with a sofa bed, spacious sitting rooms, a bathtub and shower cabin and a large terrace with a jacuzzi.
Beach Villa (Size: 90 m²)
Beach Villas enjoy a great ground floor location near the beach front . There are 2 bathrooms, one of which has a hydromassage bathtub. Each villa has a small private pool on the terrace. There is also a separate lounge area with a sofa bed.
The resort has 2 Junior Suites Garden View, located on the ground floor , that have been specially adapted for disabled guests and include step free showers and guard rails fitted in the bathrooms with sufficient turning space for a wheelchair.
The resort operates on an All Inclusive basis.
The main restaurant located on the beachfront, featuring indoor and outdoor seating areas. A lavish buffet including live cooking stations is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The buffet dinner is themed twice weekly.
The resort’s speciality restaurant offering a fusion menu.
Beef Steak House
A la carte traditional Steak House.
Pepe‘s Food Grill
Open for lunches and located in the pool area.
Sunshine Pool Bar
Tiara Poolside Bar
The coffee and lounge bar with a large terrace overlooking the ocean.
Full service bar in the restaurant area.
The Makuti Beach Bar
Located directly on the beach.
"Renova" Spa offers a provides extensive range of spa services tailored to personal needs, as well as a beauty salon and massages (additional charge) There is a spectacular central relaxation area with a relaxation pool.
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the resort
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
All information in this fact sheet is applicable from 1 November 2021 and is subject to change without prior notice.
This information is to be used as a guide only. Some services may not be available due to weather, occupancy and operational requirements.
WELCOME TO ZANZIBAR
Jambo! This is the Swahili greeting that you will hear on arrival when you are welcomed by the warm and inviting locals. Zanzibar is the name of an archipelago in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of East Africa. There are many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, sometimes informally referred to as 'Zanzibar'), and Pemba Island. As the number one beach location in East Africa, Zanzibar is a wonderful island, with classic tropical beaches, lush plantations, an incredible history and a fascinating culture. Apart from historic Stone Town, with its labyrinth of narrow streets, Zanzibar is known for its beautiful palm-fringed beaches and pristine coral reefs.
Zanzibar was inhabited by Portuguese navigators at the end of the 15th century. They were ousted 200 years later by the Omani Arabs and Zanzibar became a major centre for slave trading. The island became an Arab state and was an important centre of trade and politics in the region. European explorers, including Stanley and Livingstone, began their expeditions into the interior of Africa from Zanzibar in the late 1800’s. In 1964, the sultan and the government were overthrown in a revolution and in the same year, Zanzibar and Tanganyika combined to form the United Republic of Tanzania.
The indigenous language spoken throughout Zanzibar is Swahili (called Kiswahili locally). English is widely spoken and understood. Jambo Rafiki – Hello my friend!
Most of the people in Zanzibar are Muslim and all towns and villages on Zanzibar Island have mosques. Visitors to Zanzibar Town (Stone Town) will hear the evocative sound of the muezzins calling people to prayer from the minarets, especially for the evening session at sunset. There are also small populations of Christians and Hindus.
Zanzibar is a few degrees south of the equator and enjoys a very tropical climate. The average daytime high is between 28°C and 32°C and the night-time lows are between 20°C and 25°C. Temperature wise – this island is an all-year-round winner. February is very hot and very humid (just leave your hair straightener at home!) and March to May are the wettest months.
The local currency is Tanzania Shillings (TSH) but the currency cannot be bought outside of the country. Cash (US Dollars) and credit cards are accepted at hotels and at any Bureau de Change. We strongly recommend that you take USD cash in small denominations for incidental purchases, tips etc.
220/230 V. square pin adapter (same plugs as UK). It is advisable to take along an international adaptor.
As Zanzibar is situated in a malaria zone, it is recommended that you consult your physician on the correct preventative medication required before you travel.
WHAT TO DO IN ZANZIBAR
Whether you spend your days lazing by the pool, sipping cocktails on the beach at sunset, diving in warm waters or enjoying a Dhow cruise around small islands, your Zanzibar holiday will be a memorable experience.
Setting sail on a traditional dhow will be one of the highlights of your trip. Safari Blue is a full day excursion which takes you out into Menai Bay – a haven of beautiful uninhabited islands where the waters are frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins. The anchor is dropped on a sandbank which makes for some spectacular snorkelling. Drinks are served throughout the day and lunch is a buffet of grilled fish, lobster, calamari and chicken. Make sure this one is on your itinerary.
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