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  • Beachfront
  • Free WiFi
  • Airconditioning
  • Dining + Bar
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Family Rooms

Filled with History & Character

The makuti roofs and glowing Arabic towers of the luxurious Sea Cliff Resort and Spa, on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, forms an exotic backdrop for travellers looking forward to escaping to the tropical beauty of East Africa. Nestling on the Northern-West coast of Zanzibar, just twenty-five minutes from the historical magic of Stone Town, visitors to the Sea Cliff are known to start relaxing as soon as they land in this lap of luxury.

The natural colour scheme of cream and gold is complemented by antique furniture that reflects the ancient history of the island.

Sea Cliff Resort and Spa offers tranquillity, peace and beauty, with accommodation lush tropical scented gardens, sparkling infinity pools, a variety of cuisine and attentive and helpful staff. The lounges, restaurant, bars and recreation area offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Think breakfast overlooking the ocean, dinner under the stars and sundowners on the jetty or on your own private balcony.

Rooms & Amenities
Gastronomy & Bar
Venue & Conference
Leisure & Sport


Ideal for families or couples, the resort has 24 rooms which open out to the hotels’ lush tropical gardens. All rooms are equipped with elegant furnishings, shower. All rooms are well positioned to take full advantage of the peaceful and cooling gardens where our guests can relax on a personal furnished balcony overlooking the tropical gardens, all rooms lead out onto the gardens and are on a short walk to our pools, children, family and other outdoor activities.


The hotel offers eighty superior rooms which are suitably attired for the discerning. Every room have refreshing ocean views from the bedroom and balcony. All rooms are spacious with higher standard selected elegant furnishings. Interleading rooms can be facilitated. The well positioned balcony, furnished with comfortable island crafted furniture ensure private outdoor views of the Indian Ocean.


Visitors who really want to spoil themselves, can choose one of our sixteen deluxe rooms. All rooms are spacious and elegantly furnished and equipped with the finest of linen. Each room has a luxurious bathroom, free-standing spa bath , separate shower Jacuzzi, dual wash basins and wall mounted make up / shaving mirror .For additional personal capacity, interleading rooms can be facilitated. Each room has stupendous ocean views with double balconies, exquisitely appointed with classical island wicker furniture for our guests’ uninterrupted delightful views of the Indian Ocean.

Amenities: all rooms have quality air-conditioning, ceiling fans, LCD flat screen TVs with international satellite channels and complimentary internet/WiFi. The rooms have a writing desk and chair, hair drier, telephone, tea and coffee station, fully stocked bar fridge, electronic fire alarm and IPOD Docking Stations (on request). Wheelchair friendly rooms, available on request. Each room is secured with the latest electronic key facilities and in room safe. Personal laundry service available. 24 hour room service.


Mangapwani Restaurant 

is situated next to the swimming pool and overlooks the Indian Ocean. It offers alfresco and undercover dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Expect cuisine with local and international themes and live entertainment.

Kobe Restaurant 

is situated at the Kobe swimming pool and offers casual light lunches such as wraps and pizzas. This menu is also available around both swimming pools, in the Zanzi-bar and lounges. Light meals are served from 12h00 to 18h00.


is open from 10h00 to 24h00 and is located between the main restaurant and the recreation area. It is filled with traditional Zanzibar chests and comfortable leather couches and offers perfect views of the setting sun.

Jetty Bar 

is open between 17h00 and 19h00 and is situated at the end of the jetty. It offers the ideal location to enjoy exotic cocktails while watching the spectacular sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Beach Bar 

is open between 10h00 and 17h00 and offers a welcome retreat from the African sun on Sea Cliff’s private beach next to the water sports centre.

Tab content area

Sea Cliff offers three fully equipped meeting rooms with seating for 10 to 120 delegates in a variety of seating configurations, ideal for conferences, board meetings and incentive groups.

The conference centre is fully equipped with data projectors, roaming and desktop microphones, built-in speakers, portable screens, whiteboards and PA systems, as well as a translation system. Free WIFI is available in all areas and an IT technician is on standby.

Our facilities include a private Boma overlooking the ocean for 200 guests, as well as  breakaway rooms and dining options such as barbeques on the beach and private cocktail parties on the jetty.

Our international management team has extensive experience of hosting events and conferences and can arrange all logistics for conferences, including airport transfers, private dinners, team-building exercises and excursions.

The Sea Cliff Resort & Spa is proud to have successfully hosted international conferences for such prestigious groups as John Hopkins University, Vodacom, Visa International, Garmin, Bank of Tanzania and The World Economic Forum.

At Sea Cliff Resort and Spa we understand the demands of modern day life and therefore we believe a holiday should offer more than fun, but also finding peace and tranquillity and restoring your energy. The Shwari Spa will definitely make you feel like a new person.

Few things beat the experience of riding a horse through a tropical paradise down to a sparkling blue ocean. Sea Cliff has a professionally managed stable yard with a qualified riding instructor catering for riders of all levels.

The Watersports Centre offers sailing, wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) and windsurfing. All non-motorized water-sports are free of charge for hotel guests. The Sports and Recreation Centre organises water sports instruction, which is charged back to your room.
Children can visit the Kidz Club, a secure, contained playground supervised by childminders, with a mini climbing wall, arts, crafts and outdoor and indoor fun activities.