Alma Hotel Zanzibar

boutique hotel in jambiani

Alma Boutique Hotel lies on a long powdery white sand beach in the vibrant village of Jambiani, flanked by coconut palm trees and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

The village of Paje, famous for its kite surfing, is just 10 minutes away.

Property Type
luxury beach hotel
13 rooms
kids welcome
dive centre offsite
spa & gym

The Alma is located on a stunning beach, and offers its guests an exceptional range of facilities

All rooms at the Alma Hotel are tastefully and uniquely designed, and all have sea views

There is no sunset view on this side of the coast... but sunrises are stunning (and 20-minute transfers can be arranged to Michamvi to see perfect sunsets - at additional cost)

Evening entrainment is only offered on special occasions (which makes the Alma a perfect destination for peace and serenity!)

Alma Boutique Hotel incorporates various influences of Zanzibar’s history to create a unique ambiance, where you’ll be indulged in an elegant and sophisticated, yet casual atmosphere.

The Swahili, British and Indian influences ensure a delightful journey of unsurpassed service.

Alma’s Italian owners are highly experienced in luxury hotels, and are responsible for the design of this serene beach hotel… which is one of a kind on the East Coast.

All 13 rooms are luxuriously appointed with contemporary, stylish furniture that’s reminiscent of Zanzibar’s African and Omani heritage.

  • four poster beds with mosquito nets,
  • personal safe, tea and espresso making facilities,
  • a mini bar, in-house telephone,
  • hairdryer, shaver sockets,
  • broadband internet access, satellite TV, study desks,
  • air-conditioning and overhead fans,
  • ample luggage pantry,
  • bathtubs and rain showers, his and hers bath robes
  • outdoor deck with wicker chairs and daybeds

Bicycles are also dedicated to each room, allowing you to explore the neighbouring villages at your own pace.

Re-creating the style and elegance of an open restaurant with a sea view, Alma’s central restaurant offers international dishes with a hint of Zanzibar “spice”.

Relaxed and casual in atmosphere, yet sophisticated in style, the restaurant provides the perfect setting to enjoy breakfast, lunch or a star-lit dinner, cooled down by the ocean breeze.

Breezy yet peaceful, Alma’s bar gives a taste of the best available vintage drinks, with their skilled baristas making the best gourmet coffee. Gaze out to the ocean beyond, whilst admiring the amazing sunsets!

Relax with books telling stories of Zanzibar’s bygone era… whilst indulging in tasteful Arabic coffee, an old malt whisky, or an artistic cocktail. Equipped with a Snooker table, a selection of board games and a sports television, the recreational lounge at Alma Hotel is a perfect meeting place for guests.

The Spa at Alma offers state of the art treatments with professional therapists. Relieve stress and detoxify your body with massages, beauty treatments and hairdressing services with natural products.

Nestled amongst the beautiful gardens, Alma’s Spa also boasts an outdoor shower and relaxation area.

Experience the magical azure waters of the Indian Ocean and the fabulous white sand beaches of Jambiani!

  • beach volleyball,
  • swimming pool,
  • bicycles,
  • paddle boards,
  • kite surfing (the village of Paje, famous for its kite surfing, is just 10 minutes away),
  • deep-sea fishing,
  • dolphin safaris,
  • Dhow cruises (on traditional boats),
  • scuba diving and snorkeling,
  • a wonderful fitness centre.

  • Discover Stone Town (a UNESCO heritage site) with its bustling street markets
  • The Jozani Forest Nature Reserve is home of the rare red Columbus monkey
  • Visit a Spice Farm with it’s plantations of cloves, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices
  • Visit Prison Island and the ruins of the Persian baths and Omani palaces
  • Enjoy a Sandbank Tour to a strip of sand that emerges from the tides and disappears just before sunset.

The Alma family offers fun activities for children, ensuring their holiday is a time of endless fun and adventure. Alma’s team will introduce them to Swahili lessons and the many wonders that Zanzibar and the local surrounding communities have to offer.