Spellbinding Zanzibar stay at a coastal hideaway

Filao Beach Resort, Africa

Deluxe Garden View room

Deluxe Garden or Sea View room

Deluxe Garden or Sea View room

Deluxe Garden or Sea View room

A blissful Zanzibar escape to an oceanfront idyll with a private beach on a full-board basis, with optional sea views

  • Occupying a beachfront location in sparkling Uroa Bay, Filao Beach Zanzibar’s signature thatched-roof villas are as cozy as they are eye-catching. Flanked by swaying palms and with a private stretch of sand to boot, it’s no surprise this charming resort is the proud owner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

  • Embrace island life and leave your niggling stresses at the door as you indulge in a signature massage at the hotel’s serene spa. Swap your smartphone for a sun lounger and enjoy the seclusion of your nature-filled surroundings with a day spent soaking up the sun on the hotel’s very own beach area.

  • When hunger strikes, stroll over to the rustic on-site restaurant where friendly staff serve a blend of traditional African and international cuisine daily. Dining here is a relaxed affair so you can feel totally at home in your tranquil surrounds, whether tucking into a delicious breakfast or making the most of the happy hour menu.

Amenities

- Wi-Fi
- Spa
- Restaurant
- Bar
- Snack bar
- Outdoor pool
- Parking

How to get there

The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, which is around 22 miles from the hotel. A car is recommended due to the resort’s rural location.

We like

When it comes to beautiful beaches, the sparkling bays carpeting the Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar are hard to beat, and Uroa is no exception. Blanketed by glittering powder-soft sand and turquoise waters, this postcard-worthy spot is the ideal place to while away a few hours.

If you fancy venturing further afield, channel your inner adventurer with a boat trip to Michamvi Beach where you can swim in hidden coral lagoons, try your hand at a range of watersports or don your scuba diving gear and head out into the depths of the Indian Ocean in search of underwater treasures. For those wishing to stick to dry land, the hotel offers local culture tours, cooking classes and bike rentals along with evening entertainment for an unforgettable stay.

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