Situated on Zanzibar’s picturesque North East coast overlooking the turquoise Indian Ocean, it is as the name suggests, a little piece of paradise. From your arrival at Zanzibar Airport, the resort is a meandering 45-minute journey through un-spoilt scenery, passing typical African villages where the way of life has changed little for hundreds of years. At Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa, you will be greeted by a blaze of colours as you sweep down the imposing driveway passing through the entrance gate.
You will be captivated as you arrive at the reception to discover a view over the resort and the azure blue sea. Mature coconut palms swinging in the breeze, white sandy beach, beautifully landscaped gardens, traditional style round chalets with pitched makuti roof, a stunning waterfall feature and one of the largest swimming pools in Zanzibar are just some of the sights that await you.
Designed as a traditional African roundhouse but featuring all the creature comforts you could need, our rooms and suites are truly unrivalled. Set in 6.5 hectares of serene and colourful gardens,
leading to a white sandy beach and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, each room is indeed an idyllic setting. Nestled under a pitched makuti roof, each room is sea facing with large patio doors that open up to a private balcony, where you can sit and take in the sedate pace of African life. A night of peaceful sleep is guaranteed in a fully air-conditioned room with comfortable twin or king-size beds draped with mosquito netting. The addition of satellite television, direct dial telephone, minibar, hairdryer and a unique curved en-suite bathroom, with shower, toilet and bidet, complete the facilities that will make your stay relaxed and enjoyable.
Dining & entertainment
Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa features three restaurants that offer the finest food in Zanzibar, using only the best in local and imported produce. The Ocean Restaurant, sitting two floors up, has panoramic views over the resort and the Indian Ocean beyond. The Restaurant serves a sumptuous buffet breakfast with an array of freshly baked loaves of breads, croissants and Danish pastries, cereals, freshly squeezed juices, local fruits, cold cuts and cheeses and of course, traditional cooked dishes. Down at the pool, the Jahazi Restaurant serves a variety of snacks and the best wood-fired pizzas in Zanzibar. The menu offers an a la carte selection of international and authentic Zanzibari cuisine for lunch. During dinner, the restaurant turns into a romantic ambience offering a variety of dishes through a themed buffet.
Set on a stunning beachfront location, Mawimbi Restaurant serves a selection of sumptuous Zanzibar seafood and Swahili fusion creations. Incorporating traditional Zanzibar ingredients with western influences for lunch to all our guests. Mawimbi is the perfect setting for a romantic candlelit dinner at a small additional supplement fee. Each evening, there is something different to keep you entertained. From traditional African dancers, acrobats and our resident band, to big-screen sports broadcasts and sports competitions. Our Guest Relations department is on hand to look after your requirements and help you select the best tours to get the most out of your Zanzibar holiday.
Sports & Recreation
Zanzibar is renowned for some of the best diving in the world. At Ocean Paradise, we have a professional PADI accredited dive company on-site to organize and oversee your diving trips. With unrivalled local knowledge, they will be able to organize the best dives to suit your requirements. For more information on dive options, visit the One Ocean website at www.zanzibaroneocean.com For novices, there is full tuition and certification available from qualified divers. Other water sports activities include windsurfing, sailing and kayaking, together with an array of dolphin tours and boat trips.
A dedicated tour office is available in the resort with a wide selection of tours to choose from, including the Spice Island excursion, a visit to Stonetown to take in the history and shopping, or a visit to Jozani Forest to see the Red Colobus Monkeys, to name but a few. Our Guest Relations team is always on hand to give assistance if required. “For those who prefer to keep their feet on dry land the resort features a fully-equipped fitness centre, beach volleyball, billiards and table tennis, with competitions organized by our animation team.”
Weddings & Honeymoons
Ocean Paradise is, without doubt, one of the most romantic and idyllic settings you could wish for, either for your wedding or honeymoon. If you want to “tie-the-knot” on a white sandy beach with a backdrop of the Indian Ocean, our sales team can make your dream a reality. We will handle all your arrangements from the service to the celebrations that follow. Honeymooners get that extra special Ocean Paradise treatment. There’s a bottle of bubbly awaiting you in the room, a romantic lobster dinner on the beach and a room upgrade subject to availability. Your honeymoon is guaranteed to be a relaxing affair, lazing by the pool soaking up the African sun or stretched out in a hammock under a shady tree
Relax, indulge and spoil yourself in our African themed spa. Unwind with a luxurious soak in the hot tub or shock yourself into action with a dip in the cold tub. Whether you need to recover from an adventure-filled safari or you just want to be pampered, we offer a variety of massages, therapies, facials and body, hand and foot treatments to enable you to slowly and gently immerse your senses in an African sanctuary of calm and total tranquillity, in a beautiful and relaxing environment.