Top 5 Zanzibar Beach Resorts for Idyllic Wedding and Honeymoon Stays

For honeymooners and couples celebrating their wedding anniversary milestone on the Spice Island of Zanzibar. The fusion of varied cultures at Stone Town evoke a mystical and magical dream adding to the excitement of the travel experience through the warm people, and the pace of life, a style of cuisine, and colourful tapestry of architecture. The turquoise blue seas, white powdery beaches and waving palm trees heighten a rekindling mood for relaxed, soulful mesmerizing. The enticing Swahili culture, fabulous cuisine, mysterious historical bath houses of Sultans and spectacular sunsets over the Indian Ocean is uniquely paradise-like special. We have covered our handpicked of the most idyllic beach resort hideaways for couples’ tranquility in Zanzibar along the northern shoreline:


Villa Kiva Beach Resort

The perfect romantic getaway retreat and place for a relaxed wedding at your own pace is Villa Kiva at Matemwe Beach, Zanzibar. Couples who prefer smaller, more personalized wedding with great attention to detail can enjoy best declaring their YES at this very idyllic location, with their feet in the sand in front of the breathtaking views of the turquoise ocean waters. Villa Kiva top as the favorite for moments of joy to share with your loved ones, or to live in private, with an intimate celebration and away from prying eyes. Choosing Villa Kiva enhances the celebration of their wedding in an intimate and wonderful setting, on the pristine flank of Matemwe and escape from all the conventions to indulge in the dream of a joyous wedding and memorable honeymoon on Zanzibar.


Sea Cliff Resort and Spa

For a truly romantic celebration holiday, a stay at Sea Cliff Resort and Spa offers tranquility, peace and beauty, with accommodation lush tropical scented garden, sparkling pools, a variety of cuisine and attentive and helpful staff. Sea Cliff Resort & Spa has the ideal venues for couple’s Special Day, from the small intimidate gatherings to a grand reception they surely can accommodate couples unique dream experience. Honeymooners can always enjoy what they have always wanted filled with romance, fun and relaxation. Couples are complimented with a bottle of sparkling wine, special cake, local exotic turndown service, a special candle-light dinner on the beach for the couple and 50-minute massage at Shwari Spa once during the stay.  Enjoy the most stunning sunset views from the first and only Golf Course on Zanzibar Island.


Mahaba Honeymoon Suite at Mnarani Beach Cottages

The idyllic beauty of Nungwi beach in a relaxed boutique atmosphere can be found at Mnarani which has a honeymoon cottage tucked away at the quiet edge of the beach resort – suitable for honeymooners. The cottage, ‘Mahaba’ means ‘romance’ in Swahili, and this honeymoon cottage is definitely romantic and is decorated in local style with wooden floors and walls lined with traditional woven palm frauds. The design in open-plan, with a lounge/dining area, kitchenette, and bathroom on the ground floor, as well as an airy sleeping area with a comfortable double bed upstairs. The spacious verandah overlooking the ocean has its own sun bed. You will have your own private access to the beach. The friendly-staff want honeymoon couples to feel well looked after and at the same time seen completely alone.


Riu Palace Zanzibar

The ideal Zanzibar’s secret hideaway for luxurious exclusivity on this oasis of soft, sandy beach and celestial blue skies. Riu Palace Zanzibar invites guests through its enchanted doors to its amenities that make couples holidays, an unforgettable experience. The oceanfront setting is known to be one of the finest in the world and on the north-west coast of the Island, Nungwi is considered to be the most beautiful beach of Zanzibar. The reception at the wedding venue has canapes and sparkling wine is offered with gala romantic dinner. There is a wooden gazebo, carpeted aisle and seating arrangements. Honeymooners are gifted with a flower, and fruit plate in their room upon arrival and a tasting menu with complementing wines as well as a honey turndown.


Essque Zanzibar

Ideal for a romantic and pampered wedding in-style allowing couples to let go and go in completely. Essque is place to be to indulge an adventurous spirit while enjoying a breath of fresh Indian Ocean air. All this sets the scene for a fulfilling marriage and tranquil honeymoon. The gorgeous sunset and cooler temperatures are an outstanding feature of these weddings, and photographs taken in this light are nothing less than spectacular. Guests can dance their night away on a dance floor created right on the beach front, surrounded by softly glowing lanterns, before you spend your wedding night in one of the luxurious suites or villas, followed by a honeymoon of a lifetime. With exotic gardens, turquoise waters, a holistic spa and mouthwatering cuisines, top-notch service, couples will find a place fueled with inspiration.

Zanzibar Island itself is romantic enough without any establishments, featuring spectacular golden sunsets, sublime weather and a stunning coastline for the backdrop to a perfectly relaxed matrimony and memorable stay.