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Reef & Beach Resort

Jambiani beachfront hotel with outdoor pool and restaurant

  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking

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  • Lets start by saying we enjoyed our stay. The location is fantastic. We booked a…

    Oct 2, 2019

  • The beach was beautiful. And the resort was great. The food was good but not incredible.

    Nov 4, 2018

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Official standards

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

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 44 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and 4 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas

For families

  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • On a private beach
  • Jambiani Beach - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Makunduchi Beach - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km
  • Paje Beach - 6.8 mi / 11 km
  • Kuza Cave - 6.8 mi / 11 km
  • Bwejuu Beach - 9.4 mi / 15.1 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Bungalow, Ocean View
  • Family Suite
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View, Oceanfront
  • Standard Room
  • Bungalow, Garden View


  • On a private beach
  • Jambiani Beach - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Makunduchi Beach - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km

What’s around


  • On a private beach
  • Jambiani Beach - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Makunduchi Beach - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km
  • Paje Beach - 6.8 mi / 11 km
  • Kuza Cave - 6.8 mi / 11 km
  • Bwejuu Beach - 9.4 mi / 15.1 km
  • Kizimkazi Beach - 12.2 mi / 19.6 km
  • Dongwe Beach - 12.9 mi / 20.7 km
  • Mchangamble Beach - 12.9 mi / 20.7 km
  • Pingwe Beach - 16.2 mi / 26 km
  • Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park - 17.5 mi / 28.2 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 44 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

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


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • 4 bars/lounges
  • 4 coffee shops/cafés
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Ecotours on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Billiards or pool table


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

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

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

All inclusive

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 and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.
Food and beverages
  • All buffet meals, snacks, and local non-alcoholic beverages included

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Onsite live performances

Not included
  • Surcharge for premium food items
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages


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

Small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Rollaway beds are available for USD 32.5 per day

Safes in guestrooms can be used for USD 5.00 per stay

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 60 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 4)


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

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).

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Reef & Beach Resort does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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 gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, 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.
  • Yes, Makuti Restaurant offers international cuisine, garden views, and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Mfumbwi Lodge (2.2 mi), Chez Hassan (3 mi), and Uhuru Beach (3.1 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 60 per vehicle one-way.
  • 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 4 bars and a private beach. Reef & Beach Resort also has a garden.
  • 10.0.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, Oct 7, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    everything was good, except there was no fresh brewed coffee anywhere

    Connie, 2 night romance trip, Aug 5, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wat een super geweldige vakantie hebben we gehad!! Top hotel heerlijk eten en super vriendelijk personeel. We zeggen het niet snel maar komen zeker een keer terug. In Zanzibar is genoeg te beleven van hippe strand trend tot een dorp waar mensen in hutjes leven. Een aanrader!!

    7 night family trip, Feb 13, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Sehr freundliche Mitarbeiter, sehr saubere Zimmer

    Sebastian, 9 night trip with friends, Dec 21, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The place is nice but the staying was not up to standard. Wi fi works very poorly, the shower was sometimes cold and the food is average. Some members of the staff are very nice other less

    6 night trip, Aug 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastico resort in posizione eccellente, buona cucina, camera spaziosa e pulita

    9 night family trip, Aug 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Struttura nuova e confortevole. Ogni spazio ottimizzato con sedute, tavoli, lettini, ombrelloni

    7 night romance trip, Jun 25, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Emplacement idéal pour décomprésser; activites diverses disponibles;plage, piscine, lieu de repos, bar, lodge, etc.... personnel sympathique, mais parfois difficulté de transmission de message entre membre même service; Gros problème concernant mon transfert Aeroport-hôtel; voiture déjà partie, malgré paiement avance....... chauffeur n'ayant pas vérifié personnellement, situation de mon vol !!!! gros désagrément !! du coup payé 70,00 U$; (demande 80 par taxi; tarif réel entre 50 et 60,00 U$; un conseil aux voyageurs et visiteurs; prendre taxi régulier de l'aéroport !!!! procésus bien trop complexe pour systeme resa vehicule; voir sur place et discuter tarif; a mon départ pour retour sur stonetown, obtenu un véhicule pour 35,00 U$ !!! heureusement, mais seulement à mon départ, et grace a la directrice, OK pour remboursement: Sinon, très bon établissement, et activités multiples; mais autre problème; ne pas discriminer les personnes en solo !!!!! exemple; visite aux dauphins; tarif normal de 30,00 U$ mais, etant seul, j'aurais dû payer 70,00 !!! ai donc dû reserver par un concurrent hors hôtel !!! même droit pour tous; SINON, oui, toujours marchander les tarifs !!! services ou marchandises; Sinon belles proies;.

    4 night trip, Mar 6, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good


    Average for that price, food Average, poor entertainment, far away from any atraction, car is recomended. Generaly not bad

    10 night romance trip, Mar 2, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Paradise Wilderness = arnaque

    Vous nous demandez notre avis sur notre séjour au Reef & Beach à Jambiani sur l'île de Zanzibar, les commentaires suivants vont être très durs. En effet, ils ne sont pas adressés à, mais au gestionnaire d'hôtels sur cette île, je veux dire le Groupe PARADISE WILDERNESS.COM, qui fait du surbooking et déplace ses clients dans d'autres hôtels sans leur demander leurs avis. En effet, nous étions un groupe de 14 personnes, qui avons réservé au Reef & Beach depuis le mois d'Octobre 2018 et nous avons réglé cette réservation en ligne. Sur place en Tanzanie, 4 jours avant notre arrivée fin février 2019, nous confirme nos réservations de chambres et que tout était réglé, mais quelle surprise nous attendait, la veille de notre arrivée, un mail de PARADISE WILDERNESS.COM nous informe que 5 des personnes de ce groupe seraient envoyées dans un autre hôtel par faute de places. Nous avons été déplacé vers un autre hôtel à plus de 20 kms, coupé de nos amis (seulement 9 au Reef & Beach) élougné de tout, qui nous a obligé à des frais supplémentaires sur place. Nous sommes scandalisés de la façon dont nous avons été traité, ce Groupe s'est moqué de nous , aussi nous demandons un dédommagement moral pour cette mésaventure inacceptable. Aussi, je ne recommande pas ce groupe Paradise Widerness aux futurs clients, car il peut se produire la même mésaventure, c'est une arnaque. Ce commentaire est signé de la part de Colette, Hélène, Jocelyne, Jean François et Luc

    JAMES, 4 night trip with friends, Feb 23, 2019

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