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Best Hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania: My Stay at Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel

March 07, 20244 min read

Nestled on the pristine shores of Michamvi beach on Zanzibar Island in Tanzania, the Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel offers an idyllic retreat for travelers seeking a perfect blend of tranquility, and boho charm. From the moment I stepped foot onto the sandy shores of this hidden gem, I knew I was in for an unforgettable experience. In this blog post, I'll take you through my delightful experience at the Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel, where I discovered the true essence of paradise within Zanzibar Island. 

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As I approached the Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel, a sense of excitement and serenity filled the air. The hotel's architecture, adorned with boho and modern designs, beautifully harmonizes with the natural surroundings. Greeted by warm smiles and refreshing welcome drinks, the gracious staff immediately made me feel at home.

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The Accommodation at Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel 

Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel is a boutique hotel equipped with 8 bungalows and 4 suites. The perks of a small hotel means there is less crowds, making it a better overall experience.

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The hotel's accommodations include artsy designs and comfort, featuring well-appointed bungalows and suites that offer breathtaking views. Each room is thoughtfully designed with a blend of modern amenities and authentic African elements, providing the perfect oasis for relaxation. The entire hotel is very instagrammable for those looking for that perfect photo! 

The bungalows & suites at Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel are a testament to the harmonious fusion of boho architecture and nature-inspired design. Each room is a sanctuary of comfort and elegance, thoughtfully crafted to immerse guests in the natural beauty that surrounds the property. As I entered my room for the first time, I was immediately captivated by the seamless blend of modern amenities and traditional elements.

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The boho architecture of the rooms is characterized by earthy tones, natural textures, and a sense of organic flow.

One of the most captivating features of the rooms is how they bring nature inside in the most creative ways. Large windows and sliding doors allow for ample natural light to flood the room, accentuating the natural colors and creating an open and airy atmosphere. From the comfort of my bed, I could wake up to swaying palm trees right outside my window.

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The en-suite bathrooms continued the theme of nature-inspired design, featuring elements such as stone basins and open-air showers surrounded by greenery. It was a so incredible to rinse off in the exposed shower after taking a dip in the crystal clear ocean water. 

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In addition to the aesthetic appeal, the rooms and property are equipped with modern amenities that cater to every need. High-speed internet connectivity, air conditioning, and plush bedding ensured that I had all the comforts of home during my stay.

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Whether I was relaxing on the private balcony, enjoying a cup of coffee with a breathtaking views or unwinding in my bed surrounded by palm trees, the accommodations at Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel provided a sanctuary of peace and serenity.

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Culinary Delights at Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel

The culinary experience at Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel is loved by all tourists. With a menu that has a large variety, Baladin really knocked it out of the park with their drink choices and meals! I loved their pumpkin ravioli and chicken cesar salad. The hotel's restaurants cater to every palate. If you didn’t think the food or drinks could get any better, the views of the restaurant can’t be beat. 

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Additional Amenities at Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel

Nestled along the edge of the property, the eye shaped infinity pool overlooks the shimmering waters of the Indian Ocean. The pool seamlessly blends with the beach and it makes for the craziest photos. Whether I was lounging on the sun beds or taking a refreshing dip, I spent lots of time at the pool. 

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For those seeking rejuvenation, the hotel's spa facilities offer a range of therapeutic treatments and massages. Set against the backdrop of swaying palm trees and gentle sea breezes, the spa provided the ultimate pampering experience. 

The hotel's prime location offers easy access to a variety of water-based activities such as kayaking, island hopping, starfish sighting and sunset sailing. Every moment spent on the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean was a perk for me. The hotel is positioned just steps from some of the most beautiful, turquoise water. 

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Impeccable Hospitality at Baladin Beach Hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Throughout my stay, the warmth and attentiveness of the hotel staff were truly exceptional. Nicole and her husband Rachid are co-owners of the property. They are incredible and never let their guests go a second without feeling pampered and taken care of. Their dedication to ensuring that every guest had an unparalleled experience further elevated my stay at Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel. It is important at any accommodation for customers to have a good experience with the staff and Baladin did just that. 

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The Best Beach Hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania 

My stay at Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel was nothing short of amazing. The hotel's combination of photo-worthy spots, luxurious comfort, delectable cuisine, unique & trendy architecture and commitment to sustainability made it an unforgettable destination for travelers seeking a great Zanzibar experience. If you're looking for a slice of paradise in East Africa, Baladin Zanzibar Beach Hotel is a great choice for your Zanzibar, Tanzania vacation. 

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Ari Travels

Ari is a world traveler and digital nomad passionate about sharing hidden gems and bucket list hotels to inspire others to travel.

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