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What We Love

  • Stylish beach spa digs on the Tanzanian archipelago on Zanzibar, with a choice of boardStaying on Zanzibar’s north-east coast, just an hour by car from Stone Town
  • Welcoming guest rooms with large glass doors that frame the Indian Ocean
  • Kicking back with ice-cold summer cocktails by the dip-worthy outdoor pool
  • Upgrading to a Deluxe room for compelling ocean views

What To Know

  • Super family-friendly with table tennis, a trampoline, and bike rentals
  • Opt for a guestroom with ocean views
  • Free WiFi
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Blissful beach stay at stylish spa resort on the Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar - with choice of board and room type

The Lowdown

For those seeking laid-back beach glamour on the Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar, this chic resort lures with a spot-on location right by the sugary white sands and glistening blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Best of all, you’ll be just an hour’s drive from the UNESCO-listed capital of Stone Town, should you fancy losing yourself in the labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways.
The mix of classic and contemporary décor that reveals itself on arrival continues in the luxe guest rooms – all of which have high wooden ceilings, marble flooring, and large glass windows to frame postcard-perfect views of the natural surrounding landscape. Expect large beds dressed with mosquito nets, lovely bathrooms worth whiling the hours away in, and an above-average amount of creature comforts to complete your stay.
Elsewhere, you’ll find an outdoor pool with swim-up bar, well-equipped gym with free weights and cardio machines, and spa with treatment rooms for all sorts of spirit-soothing pampering. Equally impressive are the dining options, most fabulously the all-day buffet restaurant for ingredient-driven international cuisine and the relaxed shisha lounge for puffing away on a hookah pipe.

How to Get There

Azao Resort & Spa
Uroa Road
Pongwe, Tanzania


Enjoyable and fantastic

I had an amazing time. The rooms were so clean and the service was politely throughout our stay. The staff were so kind and very helpful. The food was really nice I wish could extended my stay at azao.

Fantastic resort

We wish rating could be higher than 5 stars. An amazing week end in this astonishing de-luxe resort where attention to details is the essence. Amazing staff, spectacular pools and beaches, delicious food offering and impeccable service. The overall decoration, the rooms with private pool and the material used give this resort its uniqueness thanks to mr.kevin for upgrade... When looking for a retreat in this stressful world, this is the place to go ... we will definitely be back.

Jewel on the Indian Ocean

My daughter and I stayed here, approximately an hour by taxi from Zanzibar airport . It was well worth the $50 drive. The fares are set by the airport authority. It’s a beautiful drive to a gorgeous resort. Food was terrific. gorgeous pool .our room looked out on the Indian ocean . This would be a perfect place for a romantic escape. It would also be perfect before or after a Tanzanian safari. We took a taxi back into Zanzibar town to see all it had to offer but we were happy to return back to this oasis . We wish that we had stayed longer.