(Posted 08th September 2022)
By Solomon Mario Oleny
Plonked right on top of one of Zanzibar’s idyllic sandy swathes on the northeast coast in
Kiwengwa, about 28 miles from the Zanzibar International Airport, the 5-Star Neptune Pwani
Beach Resort & Spa is an ideal choice for guests in search of a retreat that offers a “special
touch”, matched with attention to the finest of details. With its talcum-white sand, swaying palm
trees and intensely blue water, the hotel ticks all the boxes for a Zanzibar escape.
Meticulously created to emulate the traditional Zanzibari style, it has a contemporary, chic feel
throughout its design. The resort, like its six beautiful sister hotels across East Africa, is all-
It features 194 rooms all with terrace and ocean views in 2-level blocks and 4 beachfront suites
with in-room Jacuzzis.
Facilities include 6 restaurants, 3 bars, the Earth & Rain Spa, 3 swimming pools, the Spherique
Boutique, a conference room, and a watersports centre.
Neptune Pwani offers generous mouth-watering breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Guests can
dine at the resort’s lavish main restaurant, or sample a variety of food at four of the à la carte-
style eateries, which include Italian, Seafood, Thai and Indian dishes. There are two bars
surrounded by a massive pool and a coconut beach bar that serves fresh coconuts right on the
4 Master Suites With Seaside Ocean Views
They feature extra large bedrooms of ca.100 m2 built in private African-styled cottages by the
beach, with ocean views. They have large bathrooms with walk-in rain showers, a jacuzzi, a
hairdryer and a toilet. Other amenities are air-conditioning, a mosquito net, satellite TV, stocked
mini-bar, mini-safe, coffee/tea maker and free Wi-Fi. The living rooms offer stunning decor and
Deluxe Seaside Rooms With Ocean Views
These are large bedrooms of ca. 55 m² with spacious terraces, built on two-level blocks located
near the beach and the pools. Amenities include a bathroom with a walk-in rain shower,
hairdryer, toilet, air-conditioning, mosquito net, satellite TV, stocked mini-bar, mini-safe,
coffee/tea maker, free Wi-Fi, and a comfortable sitting area. All furnishings are Zanzibari style.
Deluxe Garden Side Rooms with Ocean Views
These feature large bedrooms of ca. 55 m² built on two-level blocks with a terrace and garden
views, as well as partial ocean views. Amenities and furnishings are the same as those in the
deluxe seaside rooms.
The unique Earth and Rain Spa features a jacuzzi with hot and cold water, a sauna, a Turkish
bath, a swimming pool with beautiful garden and ocean views, various types of body treatments,
hot stone massages and more, all based on local natural cosmetics from Zanzibar.
Entertainment And Sport
Evenings at Neptune Pwani are filled with music and dancing, acrobatics shows and Maasai
cultural performances. The resort boasts 3 large swimming pools and free water aerobics.
Kayaking, snorkelling, diving, canoeing, windsurfing, water polo and fishing can be arranged at
an extra cost. Free games on-site include beach volleyball, ping-pong, pool, and darts, and
there is a playground and mini-club for the little ones with sports and recreational animations,
play equipment, board games, puzzles and babysitting/child services at an extra charge.