RIU Palace sits in sprawling exotic grounds – complete with manicured lawns and botanical gardens – on a beautiful stretch of beach. It’s Tanzania’s sole member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Diverse dining options in RIU Palace include the main Aqua Restaurant serving international buffet-style cuisine as well as hosting two live cooking corners: ‘pasta and noodles’ and ‘grill and pizza’. For guests staying in higher room types, dining at the à la carte restaurants is also included. Ishi-Teppanyaki offers oriental fusion dishes and sushi, whilst The Carnivorous & More specialises in meats ranging from ostrich to crocodile. Cool drinks, exotic cocktails and tea are offered at The Makuti Beach Bar and Horizon Terrace Cigar & Shisha lounge. For indulgent relaxation, the Hideaway Spa & Health Club offers rejuvenating massages and body treatments.

Rooms in RIU Palace are evocative of Zanzibar’s African-Arabic and colonial heritage, each with balcony or terrace with ocean views. The Luxury Junior Suites make up the majority of the rooms and have a bathroom with dressing area, while the Prestige Junior Suites occupy corner spots with panoramic views. If you opt for a Superior Junior Suite, Jacuzzi Suite or Prestige Beach Villa with its own pool, you’ll enjoy access to an exclusive area with private access to the beach, bar, butler service, 24-hour in-room dining and fine dining at Ishi-Teppanyaki and The Carnivorous & More.