The Zanzibar Collection is a privately owned collection of beautiful boutique hotels, lying on one of the Top 30 Island beaches in the world on one of the most exotic and breathtakingly beautiful destinations of the world. While each property has its own unique character and identity, they are joined by the unifying story of a family owned and run business with great attention to detail, excellent service and a celebration of Zanzibar.
When the family first arrived over 20 years ago as one of the very first investors in tourism, hardly any journalists or travel writers had ever visited our beach and Zanzibar was a unique destination. They really were explorers, searching for the perfect spot. The Collection is family owned and run, dedicated to preserving the spirit, history and legacy of Zanzibar, through its commitment to tourism and close cooperation with the local community.
Their properties, Breezes Beach Club, The Palms, Baraza Resort & Spa and Zawadi Hotel are a reflection of the island and its captivating culture. Attention to detail is a priority, with the family using their degrees from the Cornell School of Hotel Management to create a place with world class facilities, with the warmth of a family owned and run business featuring beautiful design reflecting the skills of Zanzibari craftsmen.
The hotels are very eco conscious and are self sustaining – generating their own power and water supply on the island. A big focus also goes on sharing the culture of the island and guests can opt to learn a bit of Swahili or skills like palm weaving, visit the local clinic and school which they support, learn to cook signature local dishes and much more.
Zanzibar Collection impact in action