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Shrike's Top 10 Best Beach Resorts & Islands. ...each resort we recommend speaks to a unique sense of place.


Relax, rest and recharge in some of the world’s most outstanding beach resorts and hotels, each reflecting that local culture and design.

Nothing comes as more of a surprise to visitors than the magnificent standard of beach resort and hotel accommodations found along the Indian Ocean. Guests expect resort experiences to be enjoyable but never do they expect them to be so luxurious and romantic.

From boutique beachfront retreats to luxury open-air beach huts. Tanzania offers up a stunning variety of hideaways to rest your head after exploring this beautiful region. Travelers seeking a trip filled with crystal-clear waters, gorgeous sights, and unforgettable activities need to look no further.

At Shrike, we personally select every beach resort and hotel for its singular beauty, evocative atmosphere, and spectacular setting. With elegant architectural designs reminiscent of indigenous village dwellings...

These are ten of our favorites...

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The Residence, Zanzibar—Tanzania

A chic city retreat on the seafront, the hotel combines modern design with centuries-old architectural details for an escape like no other.

Vibrant and elegant, the hotel offers dazzling options for relaxation. Savor stellar cuisine and enjoy Zanzibar's largest hotel pool or revitalize in the award-winning spa.

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Park Hyatt, Zanzibar—Tanzania

A luxurious safari lodge situated in the breathtaking Serengeti National Park. The lodge offers a variety of room options including secluded private villas for both honeymooners and family or groups of friends.

Already one of the most beautiful places on the planet, the view of the Indian Ocean is only improved by this infinity pool.

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Xanadu Villas, Zanzibar—Tanzania

Once to stay at one of the Xanadu Villas and explore Zanzibar you will be convinced that this is the perfect escape for some serious R and R.

Each villa reflects mixing centuries of remarkable architecture with the conveniences of modern technology, — with your own private plunge pool in addition to the infinity pool — is that you may never want to leave.

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The Manta Resort, Pemba—Tanzania

Staying at the Manta Resort is a truly heart-stopping, yet awakening experience. Anchored in an ocean floor anomaly we call the blue hole, the floating underwater room tops almost anything.

Encapsulated within a turquoise blue bubble, watching shoals of reef fish swim by–sometimes in three up to four layers of distinguishable species. Swedish engineers have designed the accommodation to be a resort quite unlike any other.

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Malaika Beach Resort, Mwanza—Tanzania

Located at the show of Lake Victoria, Malaika Beach Resort—is a vibrant and avant-garde interpretation of Afro-chic along the lake's shore.

Inspired by " Afro-Dutch Style," Malaika Beach Resort's interior design embodies the bohemian Afro lifestyle with colorful Arab accents.

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Lupita Island, Lake Tanganyika—Tanzania

Nestled in a cluster of small islands on Lake Tanganyika, Lupita Island is a remote, unspoiled private island occupying 110 acres of uninhabited space.

The resort offers luxurious, comfortable, mostly private villas and cottages that allow you to relax and enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Tanganyika and the mountains.

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Baraza Resort and Spa, Zanzibar—Tanzania

Located along the Bwejuu – Paje beach that was named as one of the top 30 Island beaches in the world by the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler magazine, Baraza is Zanzibar’s most exclusive boutique resort.

Baraza Resort and Spa is 5 star all inclusive hotel voted as one of the 60 best new hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveler, a prestigious world wide travel magazine. With just 30 villas, this stunning fully inclusive...

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Rubondo Island Camp, Lake Victoria—Tanzania

A hidden island situated in the southwest of Lake Victoria, Rubondo Island Camp offers an incredibly unique safari experience in an unspoiled sub-tropical ecosystem where elephants, giraffes, and chimpanzees roam wild.

This is the only camp on Rubondo Island, Africa's largest island national park. Along the shore of Lake Victoria, it’s surrounded by tropical forests and is home to over 300 species of birds...

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White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa, Zanzibar —Tanzania

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is a luxury boutique hotel located on the pristine sands of Paje beach, on the East coast of Zanzibar. Our spacious luxury villas (from 500 m2), with their pool and recreational area offer the utmost privacy in a natural setting

If you are traveling with your family, your kid(s) will find a children's playground and babysitting services, while honeymooners can experience couple massages and private dining on the beach.

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Mnemba Island, Zanzibar—Tanzania

A romantic hideaway, Mnemba Island is an exclusive paradise featuring twelve rustically chic beachside bandas, for just 24 guests, connected to the breathtaking Mnemba atoll.

Unwind in spacious comfort overlooking the peaceful Indian Ocean. Dine in your choice of restaurants celebrating subtle Zanzibar flavors. Be sure to experience spa therapies drawing from the mixture of Arab and Swahili traditions.

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