Hotel Review: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar – Nungwi

Our Rating

Zanzibar, the Spice Island.  Known for its vibrant colors, friendly people and delicious food enveloped in spices from all over the world, this African gem is a must-do for any traveler’s wish list. There’s no way you can come to the island and not experience the endless sea of blue surrounding it, particularly as Zanzibar is known for its beaches above all else. If you’re looking for the best place to indulge, there’s nowhere better than the DoubleTree Resort in Nungwi.


Situated on the most northern tip of Zanzibar in Nungwi, the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar – Nungwi is a beach lover’s paradise.  From the moment you arrive the breeze from the Indian Ocean embraces you with soothing kisses, and the amazing staff welcomes you with a refreshing drink and the most delicious fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, a signature of the DoubleTree. (Seriously, where can I buy these?!)


The rooms are decorated in traditional Zanzibar style with plush beds, colorful artwork adorning the walls and spectacular ocean views.  Feel free to relax in the wicker chairs on your balcony, enjoy the scenery, and send “wish you were here” pictures to friends back at home using the complementary (and reliable) wifi. Praises!

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You can enjoy a dip in the plunge pool and sip on drinks from Dolphin’s Pool Bar, sample international and fusion flavors at Fisherman Bar & Grill, enjoy yoga on the beach or do a little snorkeling.  Speaking of beaches, Nungwi beach is simply breathtaking.  Unlike some other resorts that cut you off from local life, the best part of staying at the DoubleTree Resort in Nungwi is that it keeps you right in the heart of it.  From helping local women catch fish along the sandbank to watching the men play soccer as the sun set, I could not get enough of Nungwi beach.  Even sitting under an umbrella doing absolutely nothing will leave you speechless. How could it not when the view in front of you is an endless sight of the bluest waters your eyes will ever see?

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The location, hotel staff, amenities, friendly locals and heavenly white sand beaches all make for an unforgettable stay in paradise. If I had to go to Zanzibar 1000 times, I would pick the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar – Nungwi as my hotel choice each and every time.  Officially #hotelwhisperer approved!

Asante DoubleTree, I’ll definitely be back!

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar – Nungwi
Zanzibar, Tanzania
Tel: +255-779-000 008


The Breakdown

Danielle Pointdujour

Danielle Pointdujour

Armed with a fully stamped passport, Danielle has been called “The Hotel Whisperer” for her strategic engagement of some of the top hospitality brands in the world. In addition to being an Editor for Travel Noire, her travel writing has appeared on sites such as EBONY, JET, Parlour Magazine and Clutch. In short...she's awesome.


  • Reply February 26, 2015


    I HAVE TO GO HERE…. Adds to travel list… This looks absolutely AMZAZING… Thanks for sharing! Did you go with friends or by yourself?

    • Danielle Pointdujour
      Reply February 26, 2015

      Danielle Pointdujour

      Thanks for reading! Zanzibar is amazing and you should definitely go. I went alone for a week and had a blast…totally safe and the people are beyond friendly.

      • Reply February 26, 2015


        Omg… u went by yourself I still haven’t worked up enough courage to travel by myself but I’m getting there. Do you travel by yourself often? This place is definitely on my list and the price of the hotel is awesome. Was your plane ticket expensive??

        • Danielle Pointdujour
          Reply February 27, 2015

          Danielle Pointdujour

          Yup! From the Caribbean to Australia and back again, solo travel is my thing! I caught a deal on for under $900 RT. There have been a ton of deals to Zanzibar on there lately so keep on the look out!

  • Reply January 4, 2017

    Sandra Whylly-Lykes


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  • Reply January 12, 2017


    My friends and I are heading to Zanzibar next month for my birthday and staying here thanks to you. We’re also following the list of recommended things to do and I’m beyond excited. Much appreciated.

  • Reply February 2, 2017

    Elle Toussaint

    Im going in April and I planned to stay at the doubletree! Great post! I am planning to go by myself too.

  • Reply April 16, 2017

    Elle Middleton

    Thanks for writing this! I am currently in Zanzibar staying at the Doubletree. It’s very nice and the beach is amazing. Im solo too but I feel very comfortable. Definitely looking forward to walking around town today. I sent my first two days in Stone Town. It was great. I stayed at the Doubletree there too.

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