Sultan Sands Island Resort is part of the Bluebay Hotels Group. It is the sister hotel to Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa. It is located on the beaches of Kiwengwa on the east coast of Zanzibar. Its architecture is African inspired. The furnishings used are traditional Zanzibari furniture, utilised in a modern setting. The tropical garden is landscaped and dotted with many palm trees.

Sultan Sands Island Resort has 76 rooms.  The room categories are as follows:

  • 56 Pwani Rooms – newly constructed
  • 20 Bahari Rooms – original rooms

All rooms are African inspired rondavels with verandah, that are sea facing. In room facilities include: a spacious bedroom, mosquito nets, separate dressing room, en suite bathroom, air conditioners, ceiling fans, satellite TV’s, mini-bars, hair dryers, safes, telephones, Smoke detectors and fire alarms.

Sultan Sands Island Resort has various bars and restaurants:

  • Mwambao Restaurant: Main dining
  • Mawimbi Bar: Main Bar – overlooks swimming pool and beach
  • Kivuli Bar & Restaurant: located on the beach
  • Casablanca Lounge: Is open till late for both Sultan Sands and Bluebay guests

Food is grown in their garden and prepared by skilled chefs.

Facilities & Services
Sultan Sands Island Resort shares facilities and services of its sister hotel (Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa)

  • Banqueting
  • Boutique
  • Business Centre / Guest Services
  • Children’s Club
  • Conferences
  • Groups & Incentives
  • Honeymoons
  • Medical Attention
  • Spa (Oasis)
  • Weddings


  • Big Game Fishing
  • Excursions
  • Recreational & Water Sports Centre
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sports Facilities

Oasis Spa
The Spa at Sultan Sands Islan Resort is known as the Oasis. It reflects that spirit! – It has a wooden deck, a thatch roof built with palm trees growing up through it; exotic plants and the splashing water create a relaxing ambiance. This results in a rejuvenated body and mind. Professional massage services are available. They utilize natural treatments for their treatments some with aroma therapy properties to stimulate the mind.