Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Resort – North East Coast, Zanzibar
Mapenzi, one of the most established hotels on the island of Zanzibar rebranded in 2015 to the Diamonds category of the Planhotel group. Mapenzi remains an excellent and affordable choice for people who want an action-packed holiday. Great value for money, it’s an unpretentious resort with a fantastic vibe; fun and involving. Accommodation is simple and comfortable, the watersports facilities are brilliant – windsurfing equipment and canoes are complimentary – the all-inclusive package covers a choice of three restaurants and two bars plus a daily stocked mini-bar (soft drinks, water and beer) – it couldn’t be better! There is also the a la carte restaurant on the beach, but here a supplement is payable.
While admiring the luxurious gardens with tall palm trees and colourful bougainvillaea or the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, the deluxe 87 rooms of Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club will ensure that you envisage the sheer beauty of tropical nature.
Stroll through the gardens to the emerald waters of the Indian Ocean, stretch out on a sunbed, bathe in the blue pool or challenge yourself in one of the many activities or water sports offered by the local animation team.
Dining facilities include the main buffet restaurant, a beach pizzeria, and a’ la carte restaurant and 2 bars offering refreshing drinks, snacks and cocktails in the evening.
Accommodation: These are the accommodation options of Diamonds Mapenzi Beach: 21 Superior Garden Rooms, 36 Superior rooms, 30 Beach Villas All of the rooms are comfortably furnished to make your stay unforgettable.
Superior garden: The 21 Superior Garden rooms are found on the resort’s highest level surrounded by magnificent gardens. The rooms are all elegantly furnished in traditional African style.
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Superior room: The 36 Superior rooms have been elegantly furnished in traditional African style and have a large private veranda for the comfort of our guests.
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Beach villa – perfect for honeymooners The 30 Beach villas are located on the beach and have a private veranda for the comfort of our guests. They are elegantly furnished in traditional East African style.
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The all-inclusive package covers a choice of three restaurants and two bars plus a daily stocked mini-bar (soft drinks, water and beer) – it couldn’t be better! There is also the a la carte restaurant on the beach – but here a supplement is payable
All Inclusive: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and a limited selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages between 10h00 and 22h00.Restaurants
The View Restaurant: Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with local dishes, international cuisine and themed evenings. The African dinner is served on the beach once a week. Breakfast is served from 7:30 – 10:00 Lunch is served from 13:00 to 15:00 Dinner is served from 19:30 to 22:00
Nakupenda Pizzeria: Situated right on the beach, the Pizzeria serves fresh pizza and salads, drinks, selected wines, local beer and fruit juices. Booking is required. The Pizzeria is open from 19:30 to 21:30.
Ocean Reef Beef Grill: Situated right on the beach, the Ocean Reef Beach Grill serves tasty light lunches and is open from 13:00 to 15:00.
Hibiscus Pool Bar: The bar serves snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, fruit juices, local beer, cocktails, spirits, long drinks, selected wine, tea and coffee. Premium brand spirits are available for an additional cost. The bar is open from 10:00 to 01:00. After midnight all drinks must be paid for by the guest.
Upepo Beach Bar: The bar serves snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, fruit juices and beer between 10:00 and 18:00.
Sheesha Lounge: Experience an enjoyable Shisha in a comfortable and informal outdoor atmosphere. The Sheesha Lounge is open from 18:00 to midnight.
Sports & Leisure:
A wide range of activities is organised on a daily basis for our guests. Pamper yourself and relax while doing sports, do not miss the opportunity to see special places from a unique perspective.
If a place on earth exists where you should practice water sports, this place in Zanzibar. Whether if you decide to sail along the coast while watching the beauty of the nature that will surround you or to windsurf while getting the wind through your hair, you will appreciate the extremely various possibilities that the island offers. The activities organised by the resort are various and these can be booked at the water sports centre:
Sailing (catamaran and laser sailboats)
Windsurfing and canoeing
Sailing and windsurfing courses
The island and the position of Diamonds Mapenzi Beach are ideal for diving and snorkelling. Equipment can be supplied by the Scuba Do Dive Center.A wide range of activities are on offer each day which can be booked at the water sports centre: