Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Zanzibar

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About Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach is set on the long sandy beach on the Kiwengwa shoreline on the North-eastern side of Zanzibar Island.

This beach resort was designed to perfectly blend into the natural environment of the surrounding landscape and covers an area of 4 hectares filled with tropical gardens of palms and colorful bougainvillea.

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach is conveniently only about 45 km from Stone Town, and a short drive of less than an hour will have you enjoying all that this resort have to offer after your arrival at Zanzibar Airport.

If you are looking for a truly all-inclusive beach resort, offering all meals and drinks during your stay, or a resort that is family friendly (offers room discount for up to 2 children under 12 years old sharing a room with parents), or a lastly a favorite choice for honeymooners wanting to make everlasting memories, then look no further than Diamonds Mapenzi Beach!

Mapenzi Beach Club is set on the North/Eastern Coast of Zanzibar Island on the Kiwengwa shoreline.


Facilities available at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

MVUA AFRICAN RAIN SPA – RAIN IS LIFE, AND LIFE DEPENDS ON IT…
This is the concept behind Mvua African Rain SPA, a balanced oasis to calm the body and senses. Guests can let themselves be pampered by the skilful hands of our experts at the wellness centre.

GUEST FACILITIES
* 24 hour reception
* Wireless internet connection
* Laundry service (at charge)
* Game room with satellite TV, Nintendo Wii and games
* Medical assistance with Doctor on call (at charge)
* Swimming pool
* MVUA massage center and indoor gym
* Evening entertainment program and discotheque
* Spherique fashion boutique with drugstore
* Children service: baby cot, high chair
* Credit cards accepted: Visa and Mastercard

SPORTS ACTIVITIES
* Catamaran and laser boat sailing
* Windsurfing
* Canoe
* Gym
* Water gym and stretching
* Beach volley, table tennis, indoor games and tennis court

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Zanzibar room options

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Zanzibar room details

This spectacular beach resort offers guest 87 comfortable and charmingly furnished on suite bungalows that is divided 3 different room categories, 21 Swahili rooms, 36 Superior rooms and 30 Beach Villas.

While each category is unique the facilities in all the rooms include;

* Private veranda
* King size or twin beds with mosquito net
* Individual climate control and ceiling fan
* In room digital safe
* Stocked mini bar
* Flat screen TV with international channels (beach villas only)
* Coffee and tea making facilities
* Telephone for internal use
* Luggage rack
* Large bathroom with walk-in shower and double hand basin
* Hairdryer and fine toiletries

For more details view the additional information available on our website.

Swahili rooms at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

21 Swahili rooms are available at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach on the highest level surrounded by magnificent gardens. These entry level rooms are the most affordable of all the rooms so prefer if wanting to get the best value for money. If you much rather want to spend time on the resort grounds, the pool, the beach or at one of the resorts restaurants or bars, then this is for you. The Swahili rooms are all elegantly furnished in traditional African style, and can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child under 12 years.

Herewith a summary of what is on offer if staying in the Swahili room category:

* Room can accommodate 3 people max.
* Room size is approximately 30m².
* In the room you will find a double four-poster bed or two singles with mosquito nets.
* The climate control in the room includes an independently adjustable air conditioner and a roof fan.
* In room Digital safe to store your valuables.
* A minibar that is restocked daily.
* Tea and coffee making facilities for early morning late night enjoyment.
* Telephone via operator.
* Private veranda to relax in front of your room.
* On suite room with large bathroom with shower and double washbasin and bath towels and hairdryer.
* Beach Towels are available for guest.

Superior Rooms at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

36 Superior rooms are available at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach are the middle category rooms with a large private veranda. At a slightly higher room rate compared to the entry level rooms, is it worth the extra for families with more than one child as 2 children can share the room with parents as the rooms are larger. The Superior rooms are all elegantly furnished in traditional African style, and can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 child under 12 years.

Herewith a summary of what is on offer if staying in the Superior room category:

* Room can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children max.
* Room size is approximately 35m².
* In the room you will find a double four-poster bed or two singles with mosquito nets.
* The climate control in the room includes an independently adjustable air conditioner and a roof fan.
* In room Digital safe to store your valuables.
* A minibar that is restocked daily.
* Tea and coffee making facilities for early morning late night enjoyment.
* Telephone via operator.
* Private veranda to relax in front of your room.
* On suite room with large bathroom with shower and double washbasin and bath towels and hairdryer.
* Beach Towels are available for guest.

Beach Villas at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

30 Beach Villas are available at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach are the top category rooms with a large private veranda, free in room Wi-Fi and sea view. The best rooms available at the resort if you are looking for the best that Diamonds Mapenzi beach have to offer. Also perfect for families with more than one child as 2 children can share the room with parents as the rooms are larger. The Beach Villas are all elegantly furnished in traditional African style, and can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 child under 12 years.

Herewith a summary of what is on offer if staying in the Beach Villa category:

* Room can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children max.
* Room size is approximately 45m².
* In the room you will find a double four-poster bed or two singles with mosquito nets.
* The climate control in the room includes an independently adjustable air conditioner and a roof fan.
* In room Digital safe to store your valuables.
* In room Wi-Fi.
* A minibar that is restocked daily.
* Tea and coffee making facilities for early morning late night enjoyment.
* Telephone via operator.
* Private veranda to relax in front of your room.
* On suite room with large bathroom with shower and double washbasin and bath towels and hairdryer.
* Beach Towels are available for guest.

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach restaurants & Bars

The Palm restaurant at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

In the Palm restaurant at Mapenzi you will enjoy your meals with a stunning view on our pool area and the beach. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet style offering local dishes, international and Mediterranean cuisine. Themed evenings are prepared weekly including African Dinner. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet style offering local, international and Mediterranean cuisine.

Different stations on offer:

* Italian pasta live station with different sauce every day
* African Corner with special curry
* Soup corner and homemade bakery
* Barbecue station for vegetable, fish or meat
* Boat with fresh salad already composed from the chef or plain to be mixed by guest
* Variety of hot dishes to be discovered every day
* Boat with tropical fruit
* Dessert station with mini patisserie and cakes
* Ice cream station with fresh homemade ice cream
* Buffet breakfast service from 7:30 to 10:00
* Buffet lunch service from 13:00 to 15:00
* Buffet dinner service from 19:30 to 22:00

 

Mapenzi Beach Club Nakupenda Pizzeria

The Nakupenda Pizzeria at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

Nakupenda Pizzeria is located next to the beach bar and it serves freshly baked pizza every evening.
Italian pizza is served at the Nakupenda Pizzeria, next to the beach, freshly baked from 19:30 to 21:30.
Reservation is required.

 

Mapenzi Beach Club Ocean Reef Beach Grill

Ocean Reef Beach Grill at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

Located directly to the beach it serves tasty light lunches.
This is the ideal restaurant for those who want to spend the whole day on the beach and have a tasty light lunch directly on the beach.
Reservation is required.
Open from 13:00 to 15:00.

 

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club Suli Suli Restaurant

Suli Suli a la carte restaurant at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

Located directly on the beach front, it serves delicious fresh seafood specialties.
Suli suli à la carte restaurant is located directly on the beach front and it serves delicious fresh seafood specialties under small gazebos in a romantic atmosphere.
Special menus or single plates are served.
Restaurant is open every day from 19:30 to 21:30.
The restaurant is not included in the all-inclusive package and is available for a fee, subject to reservation.
Only closed on special theme nights.

 

African dinner on the beach Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

Thematic evenings at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

Twice a week Mapenzi organize special theme evenings.
One is located around our pool area and have an African live band also performing various different music styles while dinner and afterwards.
The second theme night is the African night theme located on the beach.
African specialties are served with a live Ngoma Ngoma show (African show with rhythm music, fire dancer, snake, etc.) in the evening.

 

Hibiscus Pool Bar at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

Serves snacks, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, house wine, tea and coffee, selected spirits and refreshing cocktails. Premium brand liquors are available at charge. Open from 10:00 to 24:00.

Upepo Beach Bar at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

Serves snacks, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer and wine from 10:00 to 18:00.

What our clients have to say about there stay at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Zanzibar

The Rampersadh family returned from a short getaway to Zanzibar 20 – 24 Mar ’18 and we are proud to share their feedback of their stay at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach.

“Hi Dawie,
Thank you to you and Rose for making all the arrangements for our trip. Your efficiency and professionalism is unmatched!
The holiday was awesome from beginning to end. The hotel has a beautiful setting and the staff are warm and attentive. The hotel is equipped with all facilities required to provide you with that little piece of island paradise. The food and selection of drinks on the all-inclusive option were varied and always well prepared. The food at the a la carte restaurant was also great. The beach at Mapenzi is fabulous in that it allows for some adventure and relaxation. We were also very fortunate with perfect sunny days for the whole duration of our stay. Overall, the holiday was enjoyed by all in the group and, if the opportunity arises, we will certainly return! Attached are a few photos for your amusement.
Many thanks and kind regards,
Kim”

The Grobler family stayed at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach on Zanzibar in September 2017.

“Hello Rose
I just want to thank you for all your arrangements, time, input and guidance in planning our family holiday. Everything was perfectly arranged.
We had an amazing time in Zanzibar , we loved Diamonds Mapenzi Beach. The staff was so friendly, helpful and entertained the kids. The kids loved Ishmael especially.
We loved every moment of our family holiday to Zanzibar and we all left Mapenzi with a very sad heart.
My kids are saving for our next trip to Zanzibar!

Regards,
Natalie Grobler”

The Rooplall family stayed at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach on Zanzibar in July 2016.

“Jambo!
Thank you for everything! It was an absolutely amazing holiday and the best birthday ever.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Mapenzi Beach Club and the kids did not want to come back home!
We definitely made the most of our stay.

Candice Rooplall & family”

Melanie and Julize stayed at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach on Zanzibar in June 2015 and had this to say;

“Hi Dawie,
We really want to thank you sincerely for your excellent service. It is not something we experience often these days! You went out of your way to assist us and made planning this holiday completely worry free!!
You responded to my queries that I e-mailed you immediately with a phone call and a comprehensive e-mail with feedback (and there were many smile emoticon and certain things I probably asked more than twice!!).
The phone call on the day before we left for Zanzibar just put the cherry on top to prove the excellent service you provide!! We will recommend you without doubt to anyone who wants to visit Zanzibar!
Our stay at Mapenzi was awesome!! Even though we didn’t take a seafront room our room was perfectly located for us and we wouldn’t have traded it for a seafront room!

The staff is really simply the best! They are always friendly, very helpful and the service is really in a class of its own! It’s a stunning hotel!!
The dinner at the pool the one night with entertainment and the one on the beach surpassed our expectations. They went through so much effort with decorations and extra special food on these evenings – truly fantastic!
We took over 3000 photos on our trip, that’s how beautiful Zanzibar is!
We only made use of the beach boys (locals) for our tours and we are so glad we did! They actually have in intricate business structure which nobody realizes. They are educated people and I saw most people brushing them off and giving them the cold shoulder when they were approached by them on the beach which is sad. Zanzibar is a very poor country and these people really go the extra mile with regards to your tours. We got to know a lot of the local people and became friends with them (especially Iddy (Eddie), with whom we arranged all our tours and Abdi).
Our tours were all fantastic and for each tour Eddie (he works with Verimark) had a guide which specializes in that area, for instance someone to show you the best snorkelling! We saw the entire island and did all tours with exception of the spice tour as that doesn’t fascinate us). But we went to Kizimkazi, The Rock, Jozani, Mangrove Forest, Kendwa, Nungwi, Slave Caves, Mnemba (twice for snorkelling), Stonetown, Prison Island, The Blue Safari etc. Unfortunately we had to skip Timbathu due to the weather on that day. Due to our tailor made tours we wanted we had a driver and guide all to ourselves each time (with exception of 2 tours) and we could dictate where we wanted to go and how long we wanted to stay at each location. If we wanted to change our tour whilst in the midst of it, it was also no problem. We learned so much about the culture and awesome people that we just had to buy their CD with the song “Jambo” on it – they sing it to you on every tour and is just a nice and upbeat song that will always remind you of Zanzibar!!
The 2 highlights would have to be that we got to swim with dolphins and sea turtles!!! Both our dreams came true!!! Thanks to all who made this a memorable holiday!!!

Attached are some photos smile emoticon (I’ll have to send 2 more mails with photos!)

Melanie & Julize”

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Zanzibar packages that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner and selected drinks.

Another gem in the Plan Hotel group, Diamonds Mapenzi Beach has been amazing for our guest with its location on the north each coast. Great value for money with its all-inclusive meal package offer.

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About Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar, Unguja, The capital, Stone Town, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001 and is an eclectic mix of cultures, architecture and languages. What was once a small fishing village is now a thriving town with an extraordinary history and past. The impact of the different cultures can be seen on the buildings and in the faces of the locals while walking around Stone Town. Coral and stone houses boast imposing wooden Zanzibar doors, set with brass studs to defend against charging elephants, intricately carved with scripts from the Qu’ran. Indian houses have courtyards behind the shop fronts and delicate and beautiful carved balconies. Arab homes are characterized by their white washed walls, flat terraces and small windows. The reason for this window style is solely to preserve the modesty of the women. Zanzibar does not have tribes. Local traditions are a fusion of different ethnic groups that have settled on the island. Although Zanzibar benefits from Tourism, the majority of the population still makes their living from subsistence farming and fishing. Zanzibar is a unique destination filled with history and character, beautiful beaches and wonderful people.

Sort history on Zanzibar Island

The islands were likely to have been visited at an even earlier date by traders and sailors from Arabia. From around the 8th century Shirazi traders from Persia also began to make their way to East Africa, where they established settlements on Pemba and probably also at Zanzibar’s Unguja Ukuu. Zanzibar became a powerful city-state, supplying slaves, gold, ivory and wood to places as distant as Indian and Asia, while importing spices, glassware and textiles. Along with the trade from the east came Islam and the Arabic architecture that still characterizes the archipelago today. The Sultan of Zanzibar controlled a substantial portion of the East African coast, known as Zanj, as well as extensive inland trading routes. Over time the abolition of the slave trade came about when the British Empire took control. In 1890 Zanzibar became a British protectorate. The death of one sultan and the succession of another of whom the British did not approve, led to the Anglo-Zanzibar War, also known as The Shortest War in History. The islands gained independence from Britain in December 1963 as a constitutional monarchy. A month later, the bloody Zanzibar Revolution caused the death of many Arabs and Indians, and even thousands more expelled and expropriated. This led to the founding of the Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba. That April, the Republic merged with the mainland Tanganyika, or more accurately, was subsumed into Tanzania, of which Zanzibar still remains a semi-autonomous region. it has been influenced by many different cultures, including the great Orientals like China, Arabia and Persia. The history and cultures have also been strongly influenced by both traders and invaders over the centuries, from the Portuguese and Omani Arabs to the English, thus creating a very unique history and diverse culture. Another major trade good was ivory from the tusks of elephants killed in mainland Africa. The third pillar of the economy was slaves, giving Zanzibar an important place in the Arab slave trade.

Cultural Considerations

Zanzibar is a very religious country and consists 95% of Muslim people. To show respect towards Zanzibar’s culture, visitors are requested to dress modestly and refrain from public displays of affection. When walking through towns or villages, women should wear clothes that cover their shoulders and knees and men should not walk bare-chested or in swimming trunks. Swimwear is acceptable on the beaches but topless sunbathing is not. Visitors are advised not to take pictures of people unless you’ve asked their permission. During the fast of Ramadan, it is considered the height of bad manners to drink and eat in public places or while walking down the street. Non-Muslims should also not enter Mosques unless specifically invited to do so.

Tips for planning and for saving for your Zanzibar holiday

Zanzibar is truly a great destination to consider for your next tropical Island beach holiday. Not only is it much more affordable compared to other Island destinations, it will take you less than 3,5 hours to fly to Zanzibar, if opting for the direct flights departing from Johannesburg. While it is more affordable than most destination, it is not cheap and planning is needed to make your dream of a relaxing holiday become a reality.

Packages that we offer includes your return airfare, airport to hotel transfers, accommodation with meals (variety of options available) and day activities can also be arranged.

Open a holiday savings account, just like budgeting for other expenses, is part of any well-thought-out expense budget. You need to start planning as far in advance as possible.

How to get your hands on those elusive special packages. Travel off-season (outside of school & or public holidays), your travel packages will be much more affordable as flight fares & room rates will be less. Understand that if holiday times are the only time you can travel bookings must be made well in advance (around 6 months if possible).

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