Michamvi Sunset Bay

4.0 star property
Michamvi beachfront hotel with spa and outdoor pool

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Michamvi Sunset Bay

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On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, free WiFi
Separate bathtub and shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Michamvi Sunset Bay

9,2 out of 10 Superb
9,2/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Michamvi Kae, Michamvi
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Beach bar
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Honeymoon Room

  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Double Room, Sea View

  • 36 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Paje Beach - 34 min drive
  • Jambiani Beach - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 70 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Baladin - 5 min drive
  • Kae Beach Restoraunt - 12 min walk
  • Pandu Ngozi - 5 min drive
  • Mnyasa thai restaurant - 1 min walk
  • Kae Beach Bar - 11 min walk

About this property

Michamvi Sunset Bay

At Michamvi Sunset Bay, you can spend time at the beach enjoying beach umbrellas, volleyball, and beachside drinks, plus activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking are nearby. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body scrubs, and mani/pedis. Sea Breeze, one of 2 restaurants, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast and lunch. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a bar/lounge, a children's pool, and a snack bar/deli.


Afrikaans, Arabic, English, German, Italian, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle within 100 km*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's pool

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Beach volleyball
  • Canoeing
  • Boat tours
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2007
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa


  • Accessible airport shuttle

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi (speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, body scrubs, and manicures and pedicures.


Sea Breeze - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch.
Garden restuarant - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 5.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 60 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-in between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of 50-percent of room rate
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between April 1 and June 10.


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Michamvi Sunset Bay
Sunset Hotel Michamvi Bay
Michamvi Sunset Bay Hotel Michamvi
Michamvi Sunset Bay Resort Zanzibar
Michamvi Water Sports Hotel
Michamvi Sunset Bay Hotel
Michamvi Water Sports Hotel
Michamvi Sunset Bay Resort Zanzibar Island
Michamvi Sunset Bay Hotel
Michamvi Sunset Bay Michamvi
Michamvi Sunset Bay Hotel Michamvi

Frequently asked questions

Is Michamvi Sunset Bay currently open?
The property is closed between April 1 and June 10.
Does Michamvi Sunset Bay offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Michamvi Sunset Bay does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Michamvi Sunset Bay?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Michamvi Sunset Bay?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Michamvi Sunset Bay?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Michamvi Sunset Bay?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Michamvi Sunset Bay?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 60 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Michamvi Sunset Bay?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Michamvi Sunset Bay and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like rowing, volleyball, and boat tours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Michamvi Sunset Bay also has spa services and a garden, as well as access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Michamvi Sunset Bay?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring local and international cuisine.
Does Michamvi Sunset Bay have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Michamvi Sunset Bay like?
Michamvi Sunset Bay is located a short 14-minute walk from Michamvi Kae Beach.







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10/10 Exceptional

Donald Cameron, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We enjoyed a wonderful week at Sunset Bay as a family following a safari. The resort is superbly designed, full of palm trees and greenery and is also the only one in the area to have a seamless transition to the white beach. There are always plenty of sun loungers and due to the relatively small number of rooms, there is always a very relaxed atmosphere. Really unique makes the resort the entire team. All the staff, without exception, are very friendly and professional. The manager Shirley is fantastic. Always approachable, helpful with literally every question and inquiry and as a guest you feel very quickly like at home. The food was excellent. A very wide range of dishes from all over the world, served every evening in a different place (On the beach,at the pool or in the restaurant). The kitchen staff is great and for us it was especially helpful, that our daughter that suffers from the celiac disease, has prepared for breakfast, lunch and dinner excellent gluten free dishes for her. And unlike other places that claim to cook gluten-free, at Sunset Bay there was a real understanding of the requirements that gluten-free dishes entail. That all four of us were then able to enjoy for a week the great food with lots of variety was a great relief. If you are looking for a lot of "action", you will probably find it more in big hotels and resorts. However, we can't think of a better place to relax and enjoy the sun, sea and local cuisine and hospitality.
Christian, 8-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

The property is just basic. However, very relaxing! I witnessed some very unsanitary things happening with food and utensils. That turned me off and honestly, I was counting down till my departure within 2 hours of being on the property. They do not do anything to protect the food and they stick a wild cat in the cabinets that they store the silverware. This particular cat had all sorts of cuts around his neck and head, The thought of a cat let alone a wild cat in his condition being mixed closed into a cabinet where they were storing silverware for the guest is appalling! There was a limited terrible breakfast offered. However, after seeing the cat being stored with the utensils, eating was the farthest thing from my mind! The plus the owner/manager was really sweet. The rest of the staff was just okay.
Kyrah, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Good boutique hotel
It a small hotel and staff all friendly. It may not be for everyone it depends what you like. The pool was clean. The rooms ok, nothing to write home about. Bathroom dirty tiles and in the corners of floor. All in all we had a great time. Food varied but you need to choose what you want for the evening meal at breakfast in the morning. There is a choice of 3 starters, main and dessert. Sometimes there was nothing I liked but they can tweak it if you ask. The beach has a lot of rubbish and seaweed and is tidal so cannot always swim. When tide is in the sea is like a bath, so warm. We would recommend this if you are not setting your standards too high. Also good idea to book half board as only the rock restaurant as alternative and you will either need to walk or get a cab.
8-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Overall a nice stay!
The hotel rooms are a bit dated, otherwise nice host! The beach & pool & bar area are quite nice!
Roger, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Will definitely return to this magical friendly place
4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Very Good location. Service is quite good, rooms are very confortable and management is excellent.
Marcel, 7-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Michamwi, s place to relax.
A great small little hotel, if looking for a place where to relax you found your place, not much to do more than doing nothing. Pictures on are genuine, great management as well as staff. The only thing that travelers must be aware of it that the tide is clearly not to be neglected, bring reef shoes. If looking for more action it’s just a seven minutes walk and you find a hip beach bar where you also can rent jet skis for example.
mathias, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a wonderful 4 night/5 day stay at this property. With only 20 rooms, you got very personalized service and all the staff were very friendly and helpful, and compliments to the chef as the food was great! If you are looking for a nice quiet place to relax and appreciate the sunset this is the place. Although the beaches are public, we felt like we had the place entirely to ourselves, never had to fight or rush for beach chairs/loungers.
4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Staff and management were very friendly and accommodating. We were a family of 4 with two small boys who are picky eaters. The staff accommodated special kids meal request anytime during our stay. Beach is beautiful and the water is very warm. The pool is a nice break, very clean and warm as well. I communicated with the hotel prior to our arrival and always received a quick response. We didn't venture far from the hotel beach however other guests took advantage of various off-site activities. Keep in mind there is only hotel laundry services so pack accordingly and no market or store that is within walking distance to get snacks etc if you are travelling with children. The hotel arranged transit to and from the airport with no issues.
5-night family trip
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