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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent eight nights at this most wonderful resort. It was the perfect blend of serenity, sun, indulgence, extraordinary service, fantastic food and staff and overall bliss. We can safely say, that this has been one of the best vacations, we have been on and highy recommend a stay at The Palms, if you are looking for... More 

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GM-TZC, Manager at The Palms, responded to this review

Dear Eliza, Thank you for this feedback which I will forward to our staff. We are delighted that you enjoyed your week with us at The Palms and certainly hope to see you again in the near future. Best wishes from Zanzibar, Siriak More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Palms is a very special place, it is very private, and set on a beautiful stretch of beach (however please note that at this time of year, there is a lot of seaweed, so it is not quite as beautiful to look at as at other times of the year. The room was very nice, and the private beach... More 

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GM-TZC, Manager at The Palms, responded to this review

Dear SMDEarlsfield, It is a treat for me to read this review to our team because it show them that all of their effort does pay off. We are delighted that you had a pleasant stay and Chef William passes his warm regards. I have noted your suggestions and by the time of your next visit we will be even... More 

Osthammar, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 3rd time back at the Palms and we will absolutely come back again. We have travelled a lot but never felt as pampered as we do in this paradise. Pampered but without it feeling too much just absolutely perfect. The manager Siriak and his team spare no effort in making sure everything is perfect and that you... More 

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GM-TZC, Manager at The Palms, responded to this review

Dear Erika, Thank you for coming back to your home on the Swahili Coast; we are already looking forward to your next trip! As always we were delighted to see you and on behalf of William and the team; Asante sana! Our very best wishes, Siriak More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to stay at The Palms for 12 days to enjoy a beach honeymoon with scuba diving. We could have stayed for much longer.. Siriak and the team at The Palms were exceptional. So friendly, yet so professional - world-class 5* plus service. Chef William's food was outstanding, exquisite flavours, variety and choice. The service was perfect, with personal... More 

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GM-TZC, Manager at The Palms, responded to this review

Dear AH Joubert, All we can say is a very heartfelt "Asante sana!" From the team at Palms and also from the Rising Sin Dive center; it was a pleasure to welcome you to Zanzibar and we are pleased that you chose us for such a special occasion. We all look forward to seeing both of you again! Best wishes,... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We finished our honeymoon with a four night stay here, and loved every minute of it. The set up is very luxurious and service fantastic - over and above what we'd expect from a 5 star hotel anywhere we've travelled. There are only 6 villas so it feels very personal, Siriak and his staff always at hand to look after... More 

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GM-TZC, Manager at The Palms, responded to this review

We were so pleased to meet you and we all wish both of you all the best. Thank you for choosing us for such a special occasion and i hope that we will see you back with us in the near future. Best wishes, Siriak More 

Hoeilaart, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Privacy, class and elegance of location and staff alike. We stayed 4 nights/3 days in fantastic cabine "Cinnamon" and discovered that it is really heaven to be looked after like one does at the Palms. Time seems relative here, breeze, white soft sand beach, warm ocean, massage, all is here to relax and enjoy completely. Wonderfull meals and so beautifull... More 

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GM-TZC, Manager at The Palms, responded to this review

Dear Albert & Dolores, Thank you very much for this wonderful review. I will share it with the whole team today and they will all be as delighted as I am. From Zanzibar we say "Asante sana!" Siriak More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small resort of 6 luxuriously comfortable bungalows looking out onto the Indian Ocean. Excellent cuisine; very friendly and helpful staff to whom nothing is a problem. Trips and spa available but are very pricey. This is our honeymoon so it is a one off experience of opulence

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GM-TZC, Manager at The Palms, responded to this review

Dear David, Please allow us to congratulate you once again for your recent nuptials and for choosing The Palms for such a special occasion. We are all very pleased that you had a memorable stay with us and I hope that we will see you for future anniversaries. Our best wishes from Zanzibar, Siriak More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled with Tailormade Africa. Our trip to Palms was sadly quite brief but we loved it. Siriak and his team were wonderful hosts, they went out of their way to make sure everything was just right for every guest. The staff really seemed happy when the guests were and really went the extra mile. After every course at mealtimes... More 

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GM-TZC, Manager at The Palms, responded to this review

I cant wait to share this review with the rest of the team later today. Thank you very much for everything and I hope that you will be back with us soon. Kind regards, Siriak More 

Albany, New York, USA
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we stepped into the registration breezeway at The Palms, we knew we were in for a 3 days of pampering and visual beauty. The welcoming staff are gracious and friendly. When you arrive in the main courtyard you are nearly blinded by the stunning turquoise Indian Ocean and white beach. The Palms consists of 6 huge villas,... More 

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GM-TZC, Manager at The Palms, responded to this review

We love this review; and especially the first sentence; " From the moment we stepped into the registration breezeway at The Palms, we knew we were in for a 3 days of pampering and visual beauty" It really was our pleasure to welcome you to our home in Zanzibar and we hope that you will be back to visit us... More 

San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stayed at The Palms after safari in Kenya and trekking to see the gorillas in Rwanda. We were ready for some R&R and this place could not have been any better. The accommodations were absolutely gorgeous -- there are only six "cottages" and they are beautiful, comfortable, luxurious and spacious. Each one has a corresponding private beach cabana with... More 

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GM-TZC, Manager at The Palms, responded to this review

Dear Susan, I was very happy to meet you and we were all delighted to be your hosts at The Palms. Thank you very much for everything and i will pass your warm regards to the entire team. Asante sana, Siriak More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the peaceful south eastern coast of the island, lying on an untouched award-winning beach, "The Palms" is the ultimate getaway retreat providing a stunning recluse for the discerning traveler. It is a sanctuary for those in search of tranquility ... a place to stimulate the senses and to experience the very best of the magical island of Zanzibar. The six private villas are beautifully designed creating an atmosphere of relaxed, understated elegance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Palms

Address: Bwejuu Beach, Bwejuu, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Bwejuu
Price Range: $931 - $1,901 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Palms 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
The Palms Hotel Bwejuu
Palms Hotel Bwejuu
Palms Resort All Inclusive Bwejuu
The Palms Zanzibar Island/Bwejuu
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Bwejuu
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bwejuu
#1 Spa Hotel in Bwejuu
#1 Luxury Hotel in Bwejuu
#5 Family Hotel in Bwejuu
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“Only 6 villas and all of them perfect”
  • Sunrise
 of 5 bubbles ErikaTim, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A couple of the villas have more direct access / are closer to the beach. I.e Cinnamon villa”
 of 5 bubbles AHJoubert, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All bungalows are super, spacious, clean, luxurious and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles alberts617, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“No need to choose - all Villas are similar and in good positions”
 of 5 bubbles IanW322, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are great, but the Cinnamon unit is the best!”
 of 5 bubbles 430christyd, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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