Resting peacefully on a beach estate that is adorned by the flawless white sand and warm waters of the Indian Ocean is the Melia Zanzibar resort. Whether you're seeking relaxation after a preceding trip or visiting the resort on a standalone getaway, the resort will release you feeling rejuvenated.
Ringed by a natural coral reef, the resort provides for safe adventures in the warm waters of the ocean. Enjoy water-based activities provided by the resort and explore the depths of the Zanzibar coast. Spend some time at the resort's resident spa, being pampered by a range of soothing treatments.
A range of optional activities are available for your enjoyment during your stay at the resort. Choose from quad biking, historical tours and water-based activities. If you prefer relaxing at the resort, be sure to head to Gabi Beach Club for an afternoon of leisure on the beach. Sporting options include tennis, table tennis, beach volleyball and a fully-equipped gym. Live entertainment takes place in the evenings at the resort and may include live music and traditional dancing.
The all-inclusive status of the lodge allows you to enjoy the wide range of culinary options as well as refreshments available at the 5 restaurants and 4 bars of the resort.
At the airport, a meet and greet will welcome you to Zanzibar by a representative of Melia Zanzibar who will take you to the resort on a shared road transfer. The all-inclusive beach resort is situated on the north-east coast of Zanzibar, recognized internationally as the "Spice Island".
Your stay at the lodge will keep you comfortable with a private terrace that extends into views of the Indian Ocean, and air-conditioning. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a spacious bathtub, an indoor and tropical outdoor shower. Dining at the resort caters to all desires with a total of 5 restaurants and 4 bars that serve a variety of cuisines. Entertainment at the resort exists in program that is altered seasonally. Live music and shows by Maasai dancers will keep your evenings exciting.
Day 3 of your vacation will take you on a full day excursion on traditional sailing dhows. The Safari Blue tour starts at Fumba, a fishing village, part of the Menai Bay conservation area. Your trip on the locally made dhows will take you to the untouched islands that are adorned by frequent sightings of humpback and bottlenose dolphins. The search for dolphins is followed by a snorkeling excursion, accommodating first-time snorkelers as well as the more advanced divers.
A Zanzibari seafood and fruit buffet awaits at the desert island restaurant. After your alfresco lunch, you will join an experienced crew for the journey back to the resort by sail. The outrigger canoes, or ngalawa, are made by hand from a single mango tree. Your return to the lodge will welcome you with a breathtaking sunset and sundowners. Spend your two free days partaking in the optional activities available on request. Activities range from casual town visits to water-based excursions to cultural interactions.
Spend half of day 6 on a spice tour, starting at your preferred time. Be guided through the unique smells, tastes and textures of an authentic Zanzibar spice farm. Capture the moment with a purchase of the various spices that will allow you to take the taste of Zanzibar back to your kitchen.
The tour also takes you to the historically-significant Persian Baths that were built in 1850. Spend the rest of the day lazing on the sun-kissed beaches or enjoying a game of beach volleyball. A tennis court with a floodlight enables you to enjoy a casual game during the day or at night. The two swimming pools each have sun beds where you can enjoy the afternoon sun.