Our first stop saw us visit the alluring Ocean Paradise Resort Zanzibar, this resort portrays a cloud 9 atmosphere embellished with the most magnificent ambiance you’ll ever see anywhere in Zanzibar. Situated on Zanzibar’s pictures que North East coast, overlooking theturquoiseIndian Ocean, it is as the name suggests a little piece of paradise.
Only 45minute drive from the airport to the resort through un-spoilt scenery,passing typical African villages where the way of life has changed little for hundreds of years.
Upon your arrival, you will be saluted by a Masai warrior as you pass through the entrance gate and be captivated as you arrive in reception and look out over the resort and the azure blue sea. Mature coconut palms swinging in the breeze,white sandy beach, beautiful landscaped gardens, traditional style round chalets with pitched makuti roof, a stunning waterfall feature and the largest swimming pool in Zanzibar are just some of the sights that await you. A big smile and the greeting of “Jambo” will be the first words you hear,as you begin to feel the warmth that the people of Zanzibar are famed for.
Featuring traditionally designed African roundhouse with all the creature comforts you could need, the rooms and suites are truly unrivaled. Setin6.5hectares of serene and colorful gardens, leading to a white sandy beach and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean,each room is indeed an idyllic setting.
Dining & entertainment
The resort offers the finest foodin Zanzibar, using only the best in local and imported produce. Endowed with 3 superior restaurants, the resort will have all your meals selection catered to.
The bang! team and the rest of the guests at the resort enjoyed great entertainment as we had our meals. Entertainment at the resort ranges from traditional African dancers, acrobats and the resort resident band,to big screen sports broad casts and sports competitions.
Ocean Paradise boasts one of the largest and best equipped conference facilities in Zanzibar and has been host to numerous prestigious events.
Zanzibar is renowned for some of the best diving in the world. Ocean Paradise has a professional PADI accredited dive company onsite to organize and over see your diving trips. With an unrivalled local knowledge they will be able to organize the best dives to suit your requirements.
Other water sports activities include wind surfing, sailing and kayaking, together with an array of dolphin tours and boat trips.
A dedicated tour office is available in the resort with a wide selection of tours to choose from, including the Spice Island excursion, avisit to Stonetown to take in the history and shopping,or a visit to Jozani Forest to see the Red Colobus Monkeys, to name but a few.
For those who prefer to keep their feet on dry land the resort features a fully equipped fitness centre, beach volley ball,billiards and table tennis,with competitions organized by the resorts’ animation team.
Ocean Paradise is without doubt one of the most romantic and idyllic set tings you could wish for, either for your wedding or honeymoon. If you want to tie–the-knot on a white sandy beach with a backdrop of the Indian Ocean, this dream can be made a reality. Honeymooners get that extra special Ocean Paradise treatment. There’s a bottle of bubbly awaiting you in the room, a romantic lobster dinner on the beach and a room upgrade subject to availability. Your honeymoon is guaranteed to be a relaxing affair, lazing by the pool soaking up the African sun or stretched out in a hammock under a shady tree.
Ocean Paradise recently opened a maternity hospital
A word from the resort General Manager; “Zanzibar is a beautiful island, it’s not just restricted to the hotels and beaches as advertised, there’s plenty more to see and enjoy, it’s a safe place to come and visit”
Some of our unforgettable moments are spent on an island, a stay at the Ocean Paradise Resort will provide you with the greatest African souvenir, a memory you shall hold dear for eternity.