New Melia Resort Opens In Zanzibar

The spice island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania welcomed the latest addition to its luxury resort portfolio over the weekend with the opening of the new Melia Zanzibar. Located within a beautiful 40-hectare estate, the resort offers spectacular, uninterrupted Indian Ocean views and a private beach of pearlescent white sand for guests.


The accommodations have been designed to provide the highest standards of European luxury and the charm of the local culture. Ranging from the romantic Garden Rooms to the beautiful private villas with sun terraces and swimming pools, guests can expect ornate Zanzibari-style Queen-sized or twin beds, ensuite tropical bathrooms with rainforest shower, flatscreen television with cable programming, high-speed internet access, IDD telephone, in-room safe, minibar and coffee-/tea-making facilities. 


Melia Zanzibar’s array of restaurants and bars are guaranteed to keep guests entertained and satisfied. Leading the selection is The Spice Market, modeled after the traditional markets found in Stone Town, serving international cuisine with an African and Arabian influence. The Italian influenced Aqua restaurant is perched on the cliffside overlooking the ocean, while the beachfront location of O’Grille makes for a romantic dining experience. For casual dining, guests can head to the Jetty Bar & Restaurant or the Blu Bar & Restaurant by the main infinity pool, complemented by wine and champagne at The Library.


Thai spa operator Anantara provides traditional Ayurvedic, Balinese and Thai treatments at the resort’s spa. With 6 private cabins, 2 outdoor massage pavilions, a lap pool and fitness center with sauna, guests can thoroughly relax and rejuvenate. The resort also offers 2 tennis courts, as well as an exclusive beach club with an array of beach and watersport equipment for loan, while bicycles are available for guests to explore the island.


Melia Zanzibar bolsters the Spanish brand’s presence in Africa, where it operates 3 other hotels (Hotel Melia Sharm, Hotel Melia Sinai and the Hotel Melia Tortuga Beach).


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