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White Sands Resort & Conference Centre

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Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of White Sands Resort & Conference Centre

White Sands Resort & Conference Centre

4.0 star property
Dar es Salaam beachfront resort with 2 restaurants and free water park

7,6/10 Good

93 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
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Africana Road, Jangwani Beach, Dar es Salaam

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach

Getting around

  • Julius Nyerere Intl. Airport (DAR) - 68 min drive
  • Dar Es Salaam Central Station - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • The Market - 16 min walk
  • Triple B - 5 min drive
  • Gourmet - 6 min drive
  • Mediterraneo - 8 min drive
  • Bahari Bakery and Smoothie Bar - 9 min drive

About this property

White Sands Resort & Conference Centre

White Sands Resort & Conference Centre offers a private beach where you can enjoy beach umbrellas, yoga, and volleyball, plus you'll have access to onsite snorkeling. With the 2 outdoor pools and free water park, there's fun for everyone, and guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages and body scrubs. Mchanga, one of 2 restaurants, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale resort include 2 bars/lounges, a health club, and a fitness center. The WiFi and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.

Languages

English, Hindi, 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
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
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
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 143 units
  • Arranged over 1 level

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 11:00 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 AM please contact the property in advance 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

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi (4-device limit) and wired Internet access in rooms

Parking

  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Offsite

  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Hosted evening meals each Saturday for a surcharge
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Free water park access
  • Children's pool
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Beach yoga
  • Beach volleyball
  • Snorkeling
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • 16 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1993
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Health club
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Free water park
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor tennis courts
  • Sauna
  • Waterslide

Accessibility

  • Braille/raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi (4-device limit) and free wired Internet
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages.

Dining

Mchanga - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.
Upepo - This beachfront bar specializes in local and international cuisine and serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
Pizzeria - This poolside restaurant specializes in pizza and serves lunch and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
Mchanga Bar - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this bar specializes in local and international cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Open daily.
Ruaha Cafe - Overlooking the garden, this café specializes in local and international cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: USD 1.5 per person, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 1 year of age.
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 25
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 32
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 16 (from 9 to 18 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 60
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 35 (from 11 to 18 years old)

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 for adults and USD 7 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per person (one-way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-in between noon and 6:00 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of 50-percent of room rate
  • Hosted evening meal costs USD 24

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 50 per night

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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

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 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, mobile payments and cash. Cash is not accepted.

A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 24.

Also known as

Hotel White Sands
White Sands Dar Es Salaam
White Sands Hotel Dar Es Salaam
Hotel White Sands Resort Dar es Salaam
Hotel White Sands Resort
White Sands Hotel And Dar Es Salaam
Hotel White Sands Beach Resort Dar es Salaam
Hotel White Sands Beach Resort
White Sands Beach Dar es Salaam
Hotel White Sands Resort Conference Centre
Hotel White Sands The Beach Resort
White Sands & Conference
Hotel White Sands The Beach Resort
White Sands Resort & Conference Centre Resort
White Sands Resort & Conference Centre Dar es Salaam
White Sands Resort & Conference Centre Resort Dar es Salaam

Frequently asked questions

Does White Sands Resort & Conference Centre offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, White Sands Resort & Conference Centre 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.
How much does it cost to stay at White Sands Resort & Conference Centre?
As of 03 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at White Sands Resort & Conference Centre on 29 December 2022 start from R2 548, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at White Sands Resort & Conference Centre?
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 White Sands Resort & Conference Centre?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at White Sands Resort & Conference Centre?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at White Sands Resort & Conference Centre?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by White Sands Resort & Conference Centre?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at White Sands Resort & Conference Centre?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 AM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at White Sands Resort & Conference Centre and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like snorkeling, volleyball, and beach yoga and improve your game at the onsite tennis courts. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. White Sands Resort & Conference Centre also has 2 bars, a private beach, and a waterslide, as well as a sauna, a health club, and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near White Sands Resort & Conference Centre?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring beachfront dining, local and international cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Triple B (3 mi), Gourmet (3.2 mi), and Mediterraneo (4.5 mi).
Does White Sands Resort & Conference Centre have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around White Sands Resort & Conference Centre like?
White Sands Resort & Conference Centre is a short 1-minute walk from Jangwani Beach and 3 minutes' walk from Water World.

Overall score and ratings

7,6

Good

8,2/10

Cleanliness

7,9/10

Staff & service

7,4/10

Amenities

7,8/10

Property conditions & facilities

7,5/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

Doris, 1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Thomas, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Antony, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

The property had many changes since I was last there and it looked fantastic and very trendy and homely. The room was good but we never managed to get a hot shower. Staff were all very friendly, but other than breakfast the food really wasn’t great and very slow service. It’s a shame that these things let the hotel down as they could easily be rectified.
Jacqui, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very beautiful location, friendly staff, and great amenities. Above all, when my flight was rescheduled from midday to 8 pm they had no qualms about extending my stay at no cost to 6 pm. Super friendly!
Harrison, 3-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Staff is amazing , deepak the food manager is amazing. White sands has boats to the island but they take your money and leave you there 2 days in a row the boat man did that I had to come with another resort boat . There was cockroaches all over the bathroom the more you clean it the more roaches come . White sands was my favourite resort now it’s run down , they advertise a spa when we booked a massage the spa employees did not show and it was out last night in dar es Salam , the owner tried to tell us to pay for transport for another massage therapist to come . I’m sorry because your staff does not show up why should we pay the transport . White sands definitely needs upper management to get involved with thease issues . It’s become a local resort now. But it’s very upsetting that the boat leaves you stranded on the island . It’s even more embarrassing begging another resort to let you in to walk 10 mins on the road to get back to white sands as you can not walk on the beach . The room was also very damp and moist my fiancé and I have been bit by ants in the room . The more the cleaner cleaned the more they came . They did offer us an upgrade but I preferred not to take it in order to let others know. I used ti brag to everyone to end a trip in dar es Salam you have to go white sands for peace and the islands but now it’s just a run down hotel should be a 2 star
D'andra, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amanda L., 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Mahmoud, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very relaxing but a bit off the track
A wonderful and relaxing place in good condition right at the sea. It‘s a nice resort and I recommend to book at least a Studio room. The regular rooms are a bit too simple. The hotel is quite far away from the action so it‘s mainly good to relax. The whole resort is very well maintained and makes you feel really comfortable. The pool is nice and there is good space to sit on the beach too. Good to watch sunrise, wrong side to watch the sunset. The gym is quite large but hot since most of the time they just open the windows instead of the A/C. Would go there again but preferably with the girlfriend, not solo.
5-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing
Great experience will definitely go back again.
Nabiry, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review