This all-inclusive resort sits on Zanzibar’s glorious north-western shores.

Riu Palace Zanzibar sits in sprawling exotic grounds – complete with manicured lawns and botanical gardens – on a beautiful stretch of beach. Diverse dining options include the main Aqua Restaurant serving international buffet-style cuisine as well as hosting two live cooking corners: ‘pasta and noodles’ and ‘grill and pizza’. For guests staying in higher room types, dining at the à la carte restaurants is also included. Ishi-Teppanyaki offers oriental fusion dishes and sushi, whilst The Carnivorous & More specialises in meats ranging from ostrich to crocodile. Cool drinks, exotic cocktails and tea are offered at The Makuti Beach Bar and Horizon Terrace Cigar & Shisha lounge. For indulgent relaxation, the Hideaway Spa & Health Club offers rejuvenating massages and body treatments.

Rooms here are evocative of Zanzibar’s African-Arabic and colonial heritage, each with balcony or terrace with ocean views. The Luxury Junior Suites make up the majority of the rooms and have a bathroom with dressing area, while the Prestige Junior Suites occupy corner spots with panoramic views. If you opt for a Superior Junior Suite, Jacuzzi Suite or Prestige Beach Villa with its own pool, you’ll enjoy access to an exclusive area with private access to the beach, bar, butler service, 24-hour in-room dining and fine dining at Ishi-Teppanyaki and The Carnivorous & More.

Adults only
All Inclusive

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Key information

In 25 acres of tropical gardens fronting 300 metres of beachfront on Zanzibar’s north-west coast

Airport transfer time: Approx. 55 minutes from Zanzibar airport
Rooms: 100

Good to know

Riu Palace Zanzibar is an adults-only hotel.

Accommodation information

100 ocean facing suites and villas


• Book a snorkelling trip* • Take a guided tour of the Hideaway botanical garden • Try your hand at kitesurfing* • Visit Stone Town*.


Buffet restaurant, 2 à la carte restaurants, 3 bars

What's included

All Inclusive • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at Aqua Restaurant or a set dinner menu at Ishi-Teppanyaki or The Carnivorous & More • Selected drinks • Selected snacks • Minibar refilled once daily (soft drinks, local beer and water) • Morning and afternoon tea • Daily fitness activities • Windsurfing equipment, canoes, table tennis, beach volleyball.

*Denotes local charge