Zanzibar Sunrise at Bandas

Boutique Hotel


Zanzibar Sunrise at Bandas

Zanzibar Sunrise at Bandas is a beautiful, remote, eco friendly beach hotel located on the unspoilt hidden North-Eastern coast of the island of Zanzibar.

Set on a spectacular white sand beach that leads to a shallow lagoon with clear, turquoise waters and coral reefs, our hotel on the beach is the perfect choice if you are looking for a tropical paradise away from it all. You can walk along the majestic palmed-lined beach for miles in both directions, only occasionally coming across other people.

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The Bungalows

If you choose to stay with us, you will get a unique chance to experience the authentic local way of life in connection with the surrounding nature.

Affording unrivaled views of Matemwe Lagoon, our five all-natural, thatched beach bungalows are exceptionally spacious and were built using traditional, eco-friendly materials used in Zanzibar for centuries. They feature beautifully finished, hand-crafted furniture, including four poster beds and safari chairs with tables so that you can chill in considerable style and comfort as you gaze out dreamily onto Matemwe beach. It's a dream place for honeymoon in Zenzibar.


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Bar & Restaurant

Our restaurant & bar are locally thatched and all-wooden ‘makuti’ buildings,  and are bordered with fine white sand. Meals are prepared by our local chefs Hashim,Heri,Finiko, and we are happy to cater to any special dietary requirements. If you prefer, you can enjoy your meals and drinks on your veranda or enjoy a candle-lit dinner on the beach.

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Trips & Activities



Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, you’ll be spoiled for choice for things to do in Zanzibar. The tropical island paradise promises a wealth of interesting activities, including: diving, kite-surfing, snorkeling, spice tours and architectural wonders of historic Stone Town. Everything can be arranged here on site.

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About Us

We are a genuinely local and international impact investment business and we invest heavily in our community.

Our hotel is founded on the principle of fair trade travel and international and local partnership, and we are substantially owned by Zanzibaris, which means that the income we generate really does make a difference to local people. We take our social responsibilities very seriously and we have drawn faithfully on Zanzibar’s rich and ancient traditions and culture, while employing over 70 local artisans to build, furnish and maintain our uniquely authentic property.

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  • “Great place to stay, Awesome food, Lovely staff !! Helpful staff, food was exellent and room was really clean and right on a beach. View was amazing to the ocean. Special thanks to Polish guy who runs the Place. Thanks Milky!! He was a great host and took really good care of us. Definetely will go back there again! 10+ Joni ( FI )”
  • “Zanzibar Bandas, a place to be! I liked the food, very delicious - everyday comes with a different menu from the chef which makes it more interesting and the rooms are beautiful and clean, beautiful beach and very nice pool. The service is very good too. I enjoyed my stay at Zanzibar Bandas and looking forward to visiting again - Stacey (TZ)”
  • “Perfection! Very friendly staff, absolutely great hospitality, very chilled out place, great tour guide that knows all about Zanzibar, whatever I wanted was found possible.- Mohamed, (AE)”
  • “El sitio es increíble las cabañas con vista a un impresionante mar y playa de arena comonunca he visto Miguel (ES)”
  • “Highly Recommend! The Bandas were in an amazing location, with beautiful views. Milky is a great manager, always present, very accommodating, and a great host. The food was delicious, always fresh with many options. I highly recommend staying at the Zanzibar Bandas! - Kati (US)”
  • “Genial ambiente y servicio! Nos quedamos en el bungalow con cama extragrande y vistas a la piscina y nos encantó porque es enorme, limpio, las sábanas suaves, se oian las olas del mar desde la cama, la atmósfera del hotel super relajada, el restaurante cada día cambia el menú según lo que tengan fresco, el nuevo dueño (Milky) nos atendió personalmente, es un joven polaco muy profesional y simpático. Sin duda volvería. Ruth (ES) ”
  • “Little peace of heavenCannot recommend this place enough. The best in Matemwe! Small, cosy and romantic. The staff is great, and the manager is very helpfull. Specially the seaview rooms are amazing, with own veranda and exit to the quiet beach. Will love to go again. Signe (DK)”
  • “Fantastic place in ZanzibarPerfect place to stay in Zanzibar. Nice staff, good food and super pool and beach! Florian, (AT)”
  • “A great place to stay in Zanzibar !Feel like home ! Coralie, (AE)”


With great pleasure we would like to invite you for live music at Bandas.Come and chilout with African Music, Blues, Jazz & Soul R.S.V.P.

 Beach hotel  - Zanzibar Bandas

Zanzibar Sunrise at Bandas

Matemwe, Zanzibar


+255 773 434 113