Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa
Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is a 5- star deluxe resort set along the white sandy beaches of the eastern coast of Zanzibar. The hotel sits next to its sister resort, the Sultan Sands Island Resort, on 25 acres of subtly landscaped gardens decked with over 1000 palm trees. It is one of the first international hotel establishments on the Island of Zanzibar with the unusual advantage of having had the opportunity to select the finest possible location on the Island.
Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa will be celebrating it's 10th anniversary in December 2009. In the last two years, various refurbishments and upgrades have taken place, the major one being from April to July 2008 when the Resort was closed for a face-lift of all rooms. Brand new makuti
(intricate palm thatch) roofs were installed as well as the servicing and replacement of all electrical equipments and appliances. The facelift also included a complete replacement and redesign of all soft furnishings (all curtains, cushions and bedspreads) and new concept for all the Restaurants.
The resort has 112 rooms, among them a set of 24 private Club rooms. The bedrooms and cottages are located on rising ground overlooking verdant gardens, the public areas, the pool, the palm trees, the beach and the Indian Ocean beyond.
Each Room and Suite comes with a spacious bedroom, a separate dressing room, en suite bathroom and a verandah or balcony. Each is also tastefully furnished with traditional Zanzibar furniture – including a large four-poster bed with mosquito nets, a writing bureau, a coffee table and easy chairs.In addition, the accommodation has split level air conditioners, ceiling fans, satellite TV's, mini-bars, hair dryers, safes and telephones. Smoke detectors and fire alarms secure the safety of guests.
The rooms and suites at the Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa are categorized as follows:
GARDEN ROOMS: The 6 Garden rooms are located behind the Junior Suites in beautifully landscaped gardens. They consist of three bungalows, each with 2 en suite bedrooms.
SUPERIOR ROOMS: The Superior rooms are bedroom cottages located on rising ground overlooking verdant gardens, the public areas, the pool, the sparkling white beach and the azure seas beyond. All the rooms in this category have a sea view.
CLUB24: These superb 24 rooms are in an exclusive section of the 25-acre resort and offer privacy and exclusive service. They came online in July 2007. But, in order to maintain the warm and un-crowded atmosphere that is so treasured by the guests at the Hotel, the extension had to be designed in such a way that it integrated into the hotel without affecting the Bluebay spirit manifest and well developed over the previous 7 years. This was achieved by creating a beautiful and intimate development of 24 Club rooms
JUNIOR SUITES: Extravagant and unmatched! They are expansive in size and a notable feature, besides the extensive sea facing and view balcony, sunken baths and seating lounge is a private garden shower!
SULTAN SUITES: The Sultan Suites are the ultimate beach front accommodation. Each Suite is approximately 100 sq. metres and is positioned right on the beach in a private compound and private beach. The suite comes with Butler service.
Dining & Wining: The Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa has a choice of 5 bars and restaurants.
The Makuti Restaurant: This is the main dining setting serving breakfast and dinner over a magnificent view of the modern deck-level swimming pool and the ocean beyond. The dinners are themed with cyclic menus with 10 different themes including Indian, Italian, Swahili, Set Menu, BBQ Nyama Choma, Oriental, Trip around the World, Zanzibar, Seafood Kiwengwa and Gala Dinner night.
Besides a Resident Band, each themed evening has its own after-dinner entertainment, ranging from Swahili dancers, Taarab Music, Acrobats, to live performances by a variety of local Zanzibari Bands.
The Pool Bar: This is the main bar at the resort and the place to while away the evenings........even the days!. It is located by the swimming pool and serves a full range of wines, spirits, minerals and fresh juices as well as specialized coffees. Cocktails before and after dinner happen here. To complete the evening, the Bar has live band performances for most evenings, until closing time.
Beach Bar and Restaurant: This is the resort’s romantic, fun-in-the tropics bar. It is an informal toes-in-the-sand place right on the beach where guests sip cold drinks or have a meal of seafood specialties, pizza and other light fares. An impressive Makuti roofed structure protects guests from the mid day sun. The Beach Bar serves ala carte lunch and popular themed lunch fairs.
The Bahari Grill: The Bahari Grill is the best Sea-food and Steaks joint on the island of Zanzibar. It is an exclusive, specialist diner restaurant offering payable direct Ala Carte menu. It is open in the evenings only and bookings are necessary. Honeymooners staying for a minimum of 7 nights at the Bluebay Resort are accorded a free sea food dinner at this Restaurant.
Club24 Restaurant: This is the exclusive dining establishment for residents of lub24 and guests of the 8 Suites at the Resort. The restaurant overlooks the private swimming pool and Lounge.
Number of rooms: 112
Guide price: Double room from