Halal Hotels Zanzibar
Islam is the most prominent religion on the semi-autonomous Zanzibar archipelago and could be considered the Islamic center in the United Republic of Tanzania. Between 98 percent of the population in the islands are Muslim, with the vast majority being Sunni Muslim with a minority Ibadi, Ismaili and Twelver Shia.
By Crescent Rating, Tanzania is 55th rated among most Muslim-friendly countries.
How many mosques are there in Zanzibar ?
Zanzibar is predominantly a Muslim town. In the Old Stone Town of Zanzibar west of the former creek, covering an area of about 80 hectares and with a population of about 18,000, there are about fifty mosques. 2 There is at least one mosque, often more, in every mtaa (ward) of the town.
The Muslim friendly hotel means a hotel that has Islamic characteristics that can provide basic facilities that are more friendly to Muslim customers such as a Qibla direction indicator, the availability of prayer tools, the presence of halal food / list of nearby restaurants that provide halal food.
Like other tourists, Muslim travelers coming from Islamic countries have particular requirements when they choose the destination for their vacation. Among these requirements, Muslims are concerned about the availability of halal compliant foods (no pork or alcohol in food) and a clean place to pray.
Many international hotels in Zanzibar do serve halal food that is slaughtered in accordance with the teachings of Islamic Sharia and is free of any substances forbidden by Islam such as pork and alcohol.
Other Islamic countries such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Oman and Brunei continue to be popular with Muslim tourists. Among non-OIC countries, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, Japan and Taiwan remain the top five respectively, but show improved scores on the index.
Where to Find Halal Food in Zanzibar
1.The Passing Show Restaurant
2.Ma Shaa Allah Cafe
3. Lazuli Cafe
Best Day Tours in Zanzibar for Muslim Travelers
Unguja, also known as Zanzibar Island, is the main island in the Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar. Stone Town, part of Zanzibar City, is an old trade center, with mosques and winding lanes. The 1883 House of Wonders is a former sultan’s palace with a clock tower. The Old Fort now houses a cultural center and a stone amphitheater.
Underground aqueducts fed hot water to the late-19th-century Hamamni Persian Baths.
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- Prison Island, Nakupenda Sandbank and Stone Town Tour | Full-day + Lunch Buffet
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1. Hotel Verde Zanzibar – Azam Luxury Resort and Spa 5* – Halal Hotels Zanzibar
Located in Zanzibar City, 5 km from Peace Memorial Museum, Hotel Verde Zanzibar – Azam Luxury Resort and Spa provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Among the facilities at this property are room service and a kids’ club, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel has a garden and features a children’s playground.
All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hotel every room has a wardrobe and a private bathroom.
Guests at Hotel Verde Zanzibar – Azam Luxury Resort and Spa can enjoy a halal buffet breakfast.
Each room offers luxury accommodation with a private balcony and ocean-facing views of the coast or the mangrove forest.
Azam’s Verde Resort and Spa in Zanzibar is a bold step towards Halal Tourism, considering that it will attract a specific segment of the society.
Spread over a vast expanse on land on the sea front close to the Zanzibar Sea-port, this place is an ideal hangout for relaxation for couples and families with little children.
The rooms are large and well designed with each room having the view of the sea-front. The property consists of water-park for children, a gym, 24 hour coffee shop and all other amenities associated with a 5 star property.
The resort is in the process of setting-up State-of-the-Art spa that can give run for the money to its competitors.
I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anybody planning a trip to Zanzibar.
Excellent room & view especially the sea view is spectacular!!
The lavish seating arrangements at every corner with variety of seating choices throughout the hotel makes the stay even more pleasant!
In Hotel Verde, I stayed in room with a sea view. Rooms are spectacular, huge and well arranged. I was impressed with a desk phone that has a Bluetooth speaker, so I had a moment to enjoy my own music, and they have a very fast wi-fi. Bathroom is big and well designed.
One can bath and the other attend a toilet concurrently, with enough privacy.
The place is few kms away from the city centre, there are enough cabs for go & return.
Perfect and big swimming pool that you have access to it 24/7. Also there are water sports like, sea bikes, kayaks etc.
Last but not least, state of the art restaurant with good food and wonderful attendants.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Verde Zanzibar – Azam Luxury Resort and Spa?
Prices start 177$/night for Executive King with Sea View. The Two-Bedroom Suite
is 699$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
The room offers a king bed, a private balcony with a view, a bathroom equipped with a shower and bath . The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated and offer facilities like a mini bar,complimentary WiFi and double glazed windows .
Where to book online – Hotel Verde Zanzibar – Azam Luxury Resort and Spa- Halal Hotels Zanzibar – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Zanzibar during Zanzibar International Film Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Zanzibar on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Melia Zanzibar 5* – Halal Hotels Zanzibar
Set in Kiwengwa, 11 km from Kichwele Forest Reserve, Melia Zanzibar has a private beach area, an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court. Guests can make use of the fitness centre at the property.
Guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom, while selected rooms here will provide you with a terrace and others also provide guests with a sea view.
At Melia Zanzibar, each room comes with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.
A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. The property has a selection of 5 restaurants that specialize in international, Mediterranean and local cuisines.
Steps from a private beach, this polished all-inclusive hotel is 2 km from Emerald Dream of Zanzibar and 6 km from the Kiwengwa caves.
Featuring private terraces, the airy rooms come with free Internet access, safes and outdoor showers. Posh suites add access to an exclusive lounge, and the 1- to 3-bedroom villas include kitchens and private infinity pools. Butler service is available.
Amenities include 5 restaurants, 4 bars, beach access and a beach club. A sleek spa has private treatments rooms, an outdoor pool, an exercise room and a sauna.
There are also tennis courts, beach volleyball and live entertainment, as well as snorkeling, diving and surfing.
The Melia Hotel and Resort is Zanzibar’s leading international resort, situated on the north-east coast of the island.
Melia Zanzibar is built on a 40 acre estate with a beautiful beach of pearlescent white sand lapped by warm ocean waters, 300 meters long, situated at the very end of the property to procure the perfect combination with nature.
The resort is ringed by a natural coral reef, making bathing a relaxing and safe experience.
The hotel is the perfect destination for honeymoon or wedding vacations as well as meetings & incentives.
We have had the privilege to stay at The Level-segment of Melia and were truly amazed by its exclusivity. To begin with, everyone kindly greets you (jambo) and is willing to help.
From the security guards to the waiters; they all make sure that you have nothing to worry about (hakuna matata).
Each night they served a high quality three or four course meal in one of the many restaurants and offered plenty of foods and drinks to choose from during the day.
The ocean view from our pavilion was breathtaking and felt very private.
The property itself is quite big but extremely neat and tidy; you even need a ride to get from one side to the other – which they are more than happy to provide at your disposal.
This place is a paradise. Absolutely gorgeous and huge resort with warm and welcoming staff.
The private beach is a piece of heaven.
The food in all 5 restaurants is amazing (we do recommend the all inclusive deal because otherwise it can get rather expensive).
The pavilions are absolutely amazing, no amount of pictures can fully encapsulate the beauty of the view from the room.
All facilities are great.
Staying at the Level, Melia was an unforgettable experience!
We stayed in the romance ocean front pavilion room which was beautiful, the house keeping was always attended and even dress down the room at the end of the day!
The food was 5* quality! Breakfast and dinner at the level is amazing feels like luxury.
We had an amazing experience at Aqua & jetty restaurant also.
Lunch at gabi beach bar is beautiful on the beach and amazing quality food and service.
The staff go above and beyond! I really cannot fault this hotel.
How much does a room costs at Melia Zanzibar?
Prices start 319$/night for Melia Room with Garden. The Level One-Bedroom Villa is 1003$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This villa has access to a garden and private swimming pool. The room also comes with a private bathroom.
Where to book online – Melia Zanzibar – Halal Hotels Zanzibar – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Zanzibar during Zanzibar International Film Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Zanzibar on Booking.com or Expedia.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Zanzi Resort 5* – Halal Resorts Zanzibar
Zanzi Resort is situated on the shore of the Indian Ocean, 15 km from the historic town of Stone Town and a 30-minute drive from the Zanzibar International Airport.
Each spacious villa and bungalow offers an intimate environment.
Ocean-front villas have a private patio with a pool, a lush tropical garden, and a gazebo draped in mosquito nets.
The bungalows are located in the garden area with access to the main swimming pool. A guest relations attaché is available to help plan day trips and excursions.
Guests can choose to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner in their private villa or bungalow, in the restaurant, or on the beach.
We offer local cuisine prepared for an international palate with fresh seafood accompanied by organic vegetables and spices picked from our own eco-plantation.
On 6 hectares of landscaped gardens, this posh oceanfront resort is 6 km from Cheetah’s Rock, 11 km from the town of Mangapwani and 17 km from Changuu Island.
Featuring thatched roofs and exposed beams, the 7 luxe villas come with private gardens and pools.
The 6 posh bungalows offer terraces, and upgrades have 2 bedrooms and private beaches. Butler service is available.
Amenities include an open-air exercise area, and a restaurant with a thatched roof and international-seafood cuisines.
There’s an exercise room and an outdoor pool, plus a sail boat for excursions. The spa area has heated slate-stone beds.
Zanzi Resort sits on the edge of the Indian Ocean, 15 km from the historic Stone Town and 30 minutes from the airport.
Thirteen spacious, artistically designed villas and bungalows offer an intimate environment.
Villas feature private pools, patios, gazebos, and tropical gardens. Zanzi Resort garden bungalows, made of local wood and clay, are designed in the African spirit with a contemporary touch.
Zanzi completely outdid itself, even after reading hundreds of reviews, my expectations were still exceeded.
The resort itself is stunning, set in a lush tropical forest and the (2nd)best part about it is the privacy, they only have 12 or 13 villas so you’ll never feel crowded like you can at most large scale resorts.
Our stay was so peaceful and exactly the reprieve we needed from our busy lives.
Now the best part of our stay was the staff, they were so incredibly friendly and every request was met with a smile and fast, efficient service.
We even enjoyed a private dinner on the jetty one night to celebrate my husband’s birthday and they came with a little surprise (I won’t give it away, you’ll just have to stay to find out :P)
Not only is there is no fee on room service, there are also phones places around the resort IE jetty, pool, beach for you to call and order drinks and food etc.
Breakfast doesn’t have a specific timing so can you order when suits you. Dinner, oh boy where do I start?! We are huge foodies and we LOVED the food! Their chef is a rare talent indeed, everything from the flavours & the presentation to the pairing was DELICIOUS.
The sea can be a little difficult to access particularly during low tide so they built a beautiful long jetty from which you can swim/snorkel from or even just sit and watch the stunning sunset.
It’s not the same sand and water that you find further north but the hotel offers day trips to Nungwi among other places.
(We stayed in Nungwi a few nights before we came to Zanzi resort and we could have easily made it a day trip. Nungwi does have beautiful beaches but that is ruined hoards of tourists and vendors trying to get you to buy something every 5 mins.)
As the resort is built around a tropical forest there is so much beautiful wildlife, if you keep your eyes peeled you might be lucky enough to see some very cute animals.
(N.B this resort is set in a tropical forest so if you can’t handle a few small critters, you should probably look for a vacation in an urbanised city, not a tropical paradise.
Having said that we used the repellent they provided and had zero issues with mosquitos, they also have mosquito nets for when you sleep).
In short, I would absolutely recommend Zanzi resort to anyone looking for a relaxing or romantic holiday.
The resort is outstanding, unique and authentic african/jungle experience. They only have 13 villas if I remember correctly. Each villa/bungalow provides absolute privacy and your own garden just for you to use.
We were welcomed by the sales manager Emi, who was incredibly friendly, helpful and explained everything in the intro-welcome tour.
If you report any issue/concern, Emi deals with it immediately and goes beyond everything to resolve it!!
Amazing. The accommodation was spacious and great. We tried garden bungalow and also ocean-front villa with a private pool. The villa was amazing, superb, unique, simply the best.
We would not choose the garden bungalow (it has insufficient insulation and you can hear the night jungle all night).
The hotel provides room-service free of charge, therefore you can order your meal/drink to your room, to the beach, to jetty – and they have phones everywhere so you can call them.
The dining experience in this hotel was also great – they provide a la carte option only, but this is the best they can do and is absolutely worth it.
The dinner menu is never known beforehand, but the chef prepares it every night based on fresh ingredients he has that day.
The atmosphere in the restaurant was always amazing including authentic african performances, and the staff is simply stunning, friendly, smiling, always helpful, they know you by your name and remember you.
This hotel really exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend it to everybody.
Absolutely incredible atmosphere
How much does a room costs at Zanzi Resort?
Prices start 319$/night for Garden Bungalow. The Ocean Access Villa is 512$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This villa is located in the first line from the ocean, on the cliffs. From private garden there is direct access to the ocean.
The villas has a private pool and consists of a bedroom with king size bed, a bathroom and a spacious living room. In the garden there is also gazebo-style bed and furniture to relax.
Where to book online – Zanzi Resort – Halal Hotels Zanzibar – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Zanzibar during Zanzibar International Film Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Zanzibar on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort 5* – Muslim Friendly Hotels Zanzibar Tanzania
Located directly on a white sandy beach with a coral reef, Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort offers tropical gardens with 4 outdoor pools and water-sports facilities. Guests can also relax with a massage at the Spa.
The Resort features modern-Zanzibar design and all rooms have a large bed surrounded by a mosquito net and a large balcony.
The private bathrooms contain a bath and shower and are stocked with free toiletries.
Each of the 2 restaurants serves a variety of cuisine, ranging from an international breakfast at Spices to fresh, local seafood at Samaki. Coco Bar provides light meals and beverages during the day.
On a white sand beach along the Indian Ocean, this casual resort in a complex of thatched-roof buildings surrounded by gardens is 57 km from the historic buildings in Stone Town and 63 km from Kisauni Airport.
The relaxed rooms and suites have free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and mini fridges, plus tea and coffee making equipment, and balconies with ocean, garden or pool views. Some add sitting areas and/or daybeds.
Informal restaurants and bars include beach and terrace options. Other amenities consist of 4 outdoor pools (1 infinity), a hot tub, a spa and a gym, as well as sports courts, entertainment and a private beach area.
A spectacular view of the Indian Ocean from almost anywhere on the resort makes this all-inclusive property a wonderful choice for those guests looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation.
Fantastic swimming pools, a beautiful beach with clear, turquoise waters and amazing sunsets all add to the ambiance!
The rooms are large, approximately 80 square metres for Superior Rooms and 100 square metres for Suites.
A spacious bathroom with a large bathtub, separate shower and double sinks provide luxurious comfort.
All rooms include a quiet split-unit air conditioner, TV, fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, a safe and a terrace from which to enjoy the view.
The road to get to the hotel is very bad, this was probably the only drawback.
However the resort itself is stunning. Beautiful white sands and clear blue sea.
Our room was beautiful as well, a massive room with a great view of the sunset!
The restaurants were nice, The spice restaurant was better with a buffet and more variety.
The cliff restaurant, was ok but nothing special especially since it was called the Al’a Carte. However, it had beautiful views of the sea and sunset.
We were told the meat was all Halal.
The staff were friendly and everyone greeted with Jambo.
The spa was lovely. I would definitely recommend their Hot Stone massage.
Chef ali went out of his way to ensure our strict halaal requirements we adhered to.
On the positive side, the resort is amazing. Great facilities, large swimming pools with swim-up bars, late night bars, 2 restaurants.
The food was probably missing local options, including seafood (surely sea food is more than just tuna!). I wonder whether they felt that including local dishes may upset the multitude of Russians.
The staff were amazing, 100% friendly! Fantastic beach around us. Sea is warm and you can walk along the beach for miles.
Clean white sand! Yes, there are some beach boys, but these are everywhere you go in the world, and they leave you alone very soon.
Beautiful artwork is sold along the beach.
There was evening entertainment, including a Maasai dance, and a fantastic beach side evening dinner with live band
How much does a room costs at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Prices start 520$/night for Superior Room. The Ocean Suite Villa is 680$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This suite features a balcony, tumble dryer and air conditioning.
Where to book online – Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort – Halal Hotels Zanzibar – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Zanzibar during Zanzibar International Film Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Zanzibar on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam 5* – Halal Hotels Tanzania
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam The Kilimanjaro is located close to the harbour and 700 m away from the Zanzibar Ferry Terminal.
The hotel has a spa, outdoor pool and a casino.
Each spacious room at the Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam combines a modern mixture of African and European decor.
They feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bath or shower. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hair dryer.
The hotel’s restaurants serve international cuisine, including Asian, Indian, Italian and Swahili.
Guests can enjoy a cocktail at the rooftop bar, overlooking Dar es Salaams’ harbour and city skyline.
On Fridays and Saturdays, evening entertainment is offered at Level 8, the hotel’s rooftop bar.
Overlooking Dar es Salaam harbour and the Indian Ocean, this high-end hotel is 10 minutes’ walk from the National Museum of Tanzania and 2 km from Central Railway Station.
Featuring elegant furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows, the posh rooms have en suite bathrooms with free-standing tubs. They offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, iPod docks, minibars and desks.
Upgraded rooms have ocean views, and suites add living rooms and private lounge access. Room service is available.
Continental breakfast and parking are free. There are 2 refined restaurants, as well as a poolside bar and a chic rooftop bar. There’s also a nightclub, a gym and a spa.
Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro is a synonym of exclusivity, luxury and service. With 180 modern elegant rooms and impressive exterior Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam.
The Kilimanjaro is a landmark 5-star hotel in Dar es Salaam. Both business and leisure travellers can experience true European and African comfort at ease. The hotel is regarded as the best hotel in Tanzania.
Not sure about the location, but the hotel is excellent!
Very luxurious Lobby and reception.
Great checking experience with professional team.
Room was wonderfully decorated and loved it!
The breakfast was excellent with a lot of healthy choices.Will come again when travelling to Dar Essalam!
Ps. For halal options, I’ve been told that the meat is halal (chicken and beef).
But for breakfast, make sure that your eggs are not cooked on the same utensils used for pork.
The Hyatt is one of two 5 star hotels in Dar es Salaam and the only one in the city centre. It’s primarily a business hotel but is also good for other travellers.
It has a nice pool, a great rooftop bar and in general good facilities.
If you have the opportunity I would definitely recommend going to Sunday brunch, the food is great and there is live entertainment.
This is a lovely hotel with very nice and helpful staff.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable with excellent facilities. The complimentary WiFi is a good speed and reliable.
Breakfast is an excellent range of items hot and cold. Beautiful fresh fruit and fresh juices.
The oriental restaurant food quality of superb and reasonably priced.
How much does a room costs at Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro?
Prices start 226$/night for Standard King Room with City View. The King Room with Sea View – Club Access is 296$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This suite features a balcony, tumble dryer and air conditioning.
Where to book online – Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro – Halal Hotels Dar es Salaam – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Zanzibar during Zanzibar International Film Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Zanzibar on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
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