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Sultan Sands Island Resort

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#4 of 20 hotels in Kiwengwa
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Sultan Sands Island Resort is situated on the wide, sparkling beaches of Kiwengwa on the East Coast of Zanzibar Island. Sultan Sands is a resort with a unique character: an inspired blend of Swahili and Arab architecture and decor creates a relaxed ambience, while first-class amenities and facilities ensure complete comfort. The spacious rooms at Sultan Sands are built in the style of traditional African rondavels, each tastefully decorated with hand-carved Zanzibari furniture. All rooms are ocean-facing with some situated just metres from the beach. The resort's wining and dining venues are equally impressive, offering delicious local specialities as well as Far-Eastern and European favourites. Sultan Sands shares a 500m stretch of beach with its sister property - Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa. Guests of the two resorts also share many facilities and amenities, including the famous Oasis Spa and the One Ocean Dive Centre.
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Shubashni N wrote a review 12 Sep
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Warm and friendly staff welcomed us on the day we arrived and what was even more amazing was that they had waiting for us to serve our dinner. Our flight was delayed and we got to the hotel almost at midnight. We were so grateful for that. With unbelievably gorgeous views and comfortable rooms we could not have asked for more. We were spoilt for choice everyday with a buffet breakfast, lunch and supper. Overall this is a place to stay. We will definitely visit again. Thanks to Dass and his team for making our stay so extra special.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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preshan s wrote a review Aug 2021
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I cannot describe my holiday at Sultan Sands . We were with an all inclusive package for 15 nights. The food and drinks are amazing. Rooms were cleans twice a day with new towels as required . The garden view is just so relaxing just to sit on the balcony and you feel natures beauty. And the beach was beautiful. There is themed nights and always exciting with amazing entertainment. My favourite was the live band , while my wife loved the maasai show I need to add a special thank you to Dass the manager, what a phenomenal human being . He never says no to any request and tries his utmost best to fulfill you require . THANK YOU AGAIN DASS !!! Thank you to the other staff you guys Rock .
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dass Bangar, General Manager at Sultan Sands Island Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear preshan s, Jambo ! Many thanks for your very positive review. We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Your kind & generous words are extremely humbling. Indeed it was our pleasure hosting you and we look forward to welcoming you back. I take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Sultan Sands Island Resort. We wish you all the very best!!! Kwaheri & Asante Sana ! Warm regards Dass - Resort General Manager
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Aische wrote a review Aug 2021
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We can strongly recommend this hotel. The hotel facility is very clean and very well maintained. The beach and the water are fantastic. Our room was sensational and the beds exceptionally comfortable – rarely did we sleep so well! The rooms were cleaned daily and in the evening the beds were uncovered. Additionally, they always put a new bottle of water in our rooms. The whole staff was extremely friendly and helpful and the service was impeccable throughout. The restaurant was very comfortable and inviting. Every day there was a wide variety of delicious and healthy foods. Everything was always super fresh and prepared with love. The waiters and all the other employees of the hotel were extremely accommodating and always in a good mood. The entertainment program in the evening with live music / band or DJ was terrific; there was even a show with acrobats. A big thank you goes out to the manager of the hotel, Mr Dass. Never have we seen a manager that helps serving food at the buffet or clears the dishes. Mr Dass read every wish from our lips and did everything possible to make our vacation unforgettable. “No” was not an option for him. Simply outstanding! What is more, Mr Dass always went from table to table and asked for each guest’s well-being and if they needed anything. He was also working at the reception. It seemed as if he was working 24/7. The hotel may only have 4*, but as we’ve been to many 5*+ hotels, we can safely say that the service of Mr Dass has exceeded everything we have seen so far! The hotel can be glad and even proud to have such a committed manager! We’ve always felt welcome and just like at home. We will definitely come back and are already looking forward to it!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dass Bangar, General Manager at Sultan Sands Island Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Aische83 , Jambo ! Many thanks for your very positive review. We are happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. It was indeed our pleasure hosting you. I am extremely touched and humbled by your very kind and generous compliments. Ashante Sana ! We thank you for choosing Sultan Sands Island Resort for your holidays and look forward to welcoming you again. Kwaheri for now ! Kind regards Dass - Resort General Manager
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Tally Leach wrote a review Aug 2021
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I want to say a huge thank you to all the staff at Sultan Sands for making this past holiday so amazing. From the moment we arrived, everything was organised and well-taken care of. Any problems we had were quickly sorted out by Dass (truly the best manager that I have ever encountered). I am going to recommend this resort to everyone I know. I cannot wait to be back! Until next time :)
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Dass Bangar, General Manager at Sultan Sands Island Resort
Responded 8 Aug 2021
Dear Tallyleach , Jambo ! Many thanks for your positive review and the very kind words. We are happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. It was indeed our pleasure hosting you. I thank you for choosing Sultan Sands Island Resort for your holidays and look forward to welcoming you again. Kwaheri for now ! Kind regards Dass - Resort General Manager
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WHMJR wrote a review Jul 2021
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We arrived at Sultan Sands Resort for check in and were informed we were registered at Blue Bay, which is owned by the same owner. What a pleasant surprise, as we were assigned room 002 which was absolutely luxurious. While connected to room 001 there was complete and utter privacy. Located right on the beach our view was spectacular. Jonathan the General Manager was very kind and accommodating. Lameck who works in the restaurant in the evening and in the cafe with Zena during the afternoon are exemplary staff. Zena makes an awesome Che Che a.k.a Hookah mix for relaxing at dusk. Other remarkable staff were Joyce and AnnMarie. Concerns include lengthy waits for drinks and peanuts and chips not being served until 6pm. Go figure? I believe setting up a COVID testing site on the property will improve your stay at the resort tenfold.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dass Bangar, General Manager at Sultan Sands Island Resort
Responded 31 Jul 2021
Dear whmjr71, Jambo ! Many thanks for your kind and encouraging review. We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. It was indeed our pleasure to host you. Your concerns and suggestions have been noted and will be attended to. Thanks for all the compliments , they will definitely be passed on to the team. Once again I wish to thank you for choosing Sultan Sands Island Resort . I look forward to welcoming you again ! Kind regards Dass - Resort General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sultan Sands Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kiwengwa Beach (1.0 km), Kiwengwa Caves (2.5 km), and Cannibal Party (5.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Island - Pongwe Lodge Restaurant, La Base JungleKite, and Papaya Restaurant & Beach Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Sultan Sands Island Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sultan Sands Island Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (1.3 km).
Does Sultan Sands Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.