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Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool

Overview of Reef & Beach Resort

UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge

Reef & Beach Resort

3.5 star property
Beachfront hotel in Jambiani with outdoor pool and restaurant

8,0/10 Very good

110 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Jambiani Beach, Jambiani

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 67 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Mfumbwi Lodge - 4 min drive
  • Chez Hassan - 6 min drive
  • Karibu Restaurant - 6 min drive
  • Sweet beach - 6 min drive
  • Yellow Card - 7 min drive

About this property

Reef & Beach Resort

Reef & Beach Resort offers a private beach where you can enjoy beach umbrellas, volleyball, and sun loungers, plus you'll have access to onsite snorkeling. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages. Makuti Restaurant serves international cuisine and the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a cold drink. Other highlights include a poolside bar, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


All-inclusive room rates at Reef & Beach Resort are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities are included and additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

All buffet meals, snacks, and select beverages included


Onsite entertainment and activities
Onsite live performances


Dutch, English, Spanish, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 140 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

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 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 4 coffee shops
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Beach volleyball
  • Ecotours
  • Snorkeling
  • Pool table
  • Boat tours nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Local artist showcase


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Dutch
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


All-inclusive room rates at Reef & Beach Resort are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities are included and additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

All buffet meals, snacks, and select beverages included


Onsite entertainment and activities
Onsite live performances


Makuti Restaurant - This poolside buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

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 1.00 per person, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 12.5 per person, per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 60 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 32.5 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

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; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>This property uses solar energy. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Shungi Beach
Shungi Beach Jambiani
Shungi Beach Resort
Shungi Beach Resort Jambiani
Reef Beach Resort Jambiani
Reef Beach Jambiani
Reef Beach Resort
Reef & Beach Resort Hotel
Reef & Beach Resort Jambiani
Reef & Beach Resort Hotel Jambiani

Frequently asked questions

Does Reef & Beach Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Reef & Beach Resort 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 Reef & Beach Resort?
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 Reef & Beach Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Reef & Beach Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Reef & Beach Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Reef & Beach Resort?
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 Reef & Beach Resort?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Reef & Beach Resort and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like snorkeling and volleyball. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a private beach and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Reef & Beach Resort?
Yes, Makuti Restaurant offers international cuisine, garden views, and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Mfumbwi Lodge (2.2 mi), Chez Hassan (3 mi), and Sweet beach (3.4 mi).
Does Reef & Beach Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.



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6/10 Good

lorna, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay with lovely service
The hotel service from staff was excellent. Great food choice for vegetarians, lot's of activities during the day and also night programmes arranged. Room's were great. Although hotel was busy there was ample space for all - the two swimming pools and the two bars allowed good space. Above all, the service from the staff was the best.
Minesh, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A great romantic getaway for couples Plenty of great couple activities each day on and off the resort All staff are very friendly yet one thing we found is they are slow to take action
Evan Zolile, 1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Big resort with really friendly staff. But the place is too bag to cope as soon as more than a couple of people arrive. Check in was a nightmare, no sign of booking despite having received an email asking my time of arrival 3 hours earlier. Room not ready. A/C didn’t work and no Basic amenities in the bathroom. Lighting is also very dingy. The curtains don’t fit the windows. Imagine trying to cover a car windscreen with a hand towel. food options were limited and service was chaotic but got better through the week. Despite all inclusive, charged for safe, towels and late check out. Feels like it’s growing and it has potential to be very good. Not quite there yet though. Location is a bit isolated aswell
Simon, 4-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Mixed Feelings on this one.......
Lets start by saying we enjoyed our stay. The location is fantastic. We booked a Seafront Bungalow that we strongly recommend and not a lot extra. The room was lovely, the location great but it was destinctly rustic and the bathroom was well overdue for a refurb. We loved the Jetty Bar too BUT BUT BUT the hotel was not as described on They have just opened two new blocks of rooms and are building two blocks more. They have also just finished a huge new swimming pool all done in sandstone (rather odd) and a huge two storey restuarant. It is now firmly a package tour hotel with large numbers of Polish, South African and Dutch customers. Individual bookings are overwhelmed. There is also an entertainment programme which is great if that is what you want but the deafening music on a few evenings and for the pool exercise was very trying. There is an all inclusive offer for US$30 per person per day. Not expensive but not great either. The buffet meals became tedious and rather bland and annoyingly the deserts kept running out. The drinks were all the very cheapest brands - a single cheap beer, cheap Vodka/Rum and an Indian Brandy that you could dissolve bodies in. The Cocktails were clearly made with watered down Vodka/Rum (officially or unofficially??) and tasted of well.... not a lot. The staff are lovely as in so many places in East Africa. We spent most of our time outside our room and enjoyed our stay but we wouldn't go back!!
Robert, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The beach was beautiful. And the resort was great. The food was good but not incredible.
Elliot, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely amazing
I loved my stay here. We were booked bed and breakfast but upgraded to all inclusive for $30 a day each. The hotel was spotlessly clean. The staff were excellent in every way. The jetty bar was stunning and you could get down to the sea for a swim. Is two lots of steps from the bar. Meals are buffet style with live cooking available every meal and the well stocked bars do a range of cocktails in addition to other drinks. The swimming pool was very clean and in the afternoon the kirks red colobus monkeys came down to play. The beach is right next to the pool although the waves can be strong and I would recommend wearing coral shoes. The room was spacious with a/c and a lovely balcony to enjoy a drink in the evening. If you are there on a Monday or Friday the hotel run a complimentary village trip where you are taken by Abdul one of the animation team to a nearby village where you can visit a school, a local house and have the opportunity to buy exercise books and sweets for the local children. Abdul is an excellent guide and this trip was one of the highlights of our holiday. The manager Silvana was also great and very helpful in returning paintings t us that we left in the hotel. I would highly recommend this hotel.
Sally, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

everything was good, except there was no fresh brewed coffee anywhere
Connie, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best value for money
Best value for money
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel, fantastic location and friendly staff
We were really happy at this hotel. Everything was just perfect. Food, location, staff. We stayed in a sea view bungalow and the view was beautiful. The ocean is so colourful and warm. Food is delicious. There was a choice for everyone. European and African food. I loved live cooking there. Every day they cooked one of the meals before your eyes, such as crabs, fish, calamari, meat. Fantastic. Staff was really helpful and very friendly. We enjoyed it a lot and definitely would go back there again. I recommend it to everyone.
Iva, 11-night romance trip
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