Located in Jambiani village, Blue Oyster Hotel is traditionally designed using Zanzibari style furniture therefore radiate the typical Swahili charm.
Blue Oyster Hotel in Jambiani
Enjoy the stunning sea views from one of the 14 rooms facing the ocean or make yourself feel at home in one of the 3 garden view rooms with your private terrace overlooking the lush green of their garden. The rooms are traditionally designed using Zanzibari style furniture and therefore radiate the typical Swahili charm. Relax in the sun loungers of the Blue Oyster’s garden overlooking the ocean or enjoy a refreshing cocktail in their beach bar.
The restaurant is composed of international cuisines with a distinct African influence and changing menus every other day. Relax while taking a massage or try the typical Zanzibari Henna art on your hands and feet.
Jambiani is located at 50km from Stone Town on the East coast of Zanzibar, reachable within a 60min drive from the airport.
The rates include:
- Room as booked
- Bed & Breakfast. Half board is available upon request with additional charge
Included and paid Amenities
- Board games
- Library / book exchange
- Direct Beach access
- Laundry service (additional charge)
- Non-smoking rooms
- Transfer (additional charge)
- Restaurant, Bar
- Massage (additional charge)
Are you travelling with children?
We love children and are happy about welcoming children at the hotel. Unfortunately our online reservation system is not yet fully ready to calculate child rates correctly. We are working on this.
So when you proceed with the reservation, you will currently only see adult rates displayed and calculated.
But don’t worry! We will manually review any reservation and will adjust the rate. You will hear from us shortly after your reservation. You will only pay the hotel’s child rate for your children.
Child policy of this hotel:
Children aged 0-4 years are free of charge.
Children aged 5-8 years pay 15 USD per night.
Children aged 9-12 years pay 25 USD per night.
Children aged 13 years and more pay full adult rate. Please choose “adult” in the online reservation in case of a child aged 13 or older.
The policy of this hotel in case of cancellation or no show is:
● In case of no-show or early check out, non refund will be made
● Within 2 days before arrival: 100% of charged rate
● Between 3-7 days before arrival: 75% of the charged rate
● Between 8-14 days before arrival: 50% of the charged rate
● Between 15-20 days before arrival: 25% of the charged rate
Additionally, zanzibar.eco as a platform provider charges 30 USD processing fee for each cancellation.
Ecological & Social footprint
For the Blue Oyster Hotel’s management the implementation of sustainable practices has been a key factor since their beginning in 1999. As of 2016, the hotel has been certified by the Tanzanian Responsible Tourism Organization (www.rttz.org) reaching level 3 (Tree).
Facilities such as a pool and air conditioning are not offered as the hotel wants to reduce the environmental impact in terms of water and energy consumption.
A strong emphasis is put on proper waste management therefore the waste is separated between glass, plastic, compost and remaining rubbish which is picked up by a privately owned company which is specialized in responsible disposal of waste. Energy and water are saved through various initiatives such as no linen and towel change policy unless the guest requests it, energy saving lamps, solar water heating, low flush toilets and responsible irrigation of the greenery.
The Blue Oyster Hotel actively supports the village Jambiani through numerous projects and initiatives such as investing in medical equipment, medical education and coordination of the construction of new clinic facilities, paying for education and day care for employee’s children, giving out micro loans and repairing the village’s water pump just to name a few. The hotel participates in village and beach clean ups and undertakes environmental awareness training for local villagers.
Many staff members have been working at the hotel since the beginning in 1999 and receive an attractive compensation and health insurance. The staff receives regular training in kitchen hygiene, first aid and fire extinguishing. They can also receive additional courses such as Yoga or English if asked for.
Throughout the premises local wood constructions and palm thatched roofs are used. The hotel has long-lasting relationships with their local suppliers and the majority of ingredients is sourced from Zanzibar and organically bought whenever possible
Things To Do
In Jambiani and surroundings you have several opportunities to fill your day with activities such as snorkeling, sailing in a traditional fisherman boat called Ngalawa, low tide tours or Stand up Paddling. Get to know Jambiani by bike during a cycling tour or rent the bikes by yourself. Meet locals through a Jambiani Village Tour or head over to the neighbouring Paje to enjoy the Zanzibar breeze with Kite Surfing.
If you are a yoga lover, you can also take lessons offered externally within a 10 minutes walking distance.