Kate’s visit to Breezes Beach Club

I recently headed to Zanzibar off the mainland of Tanzania to check out a couple of our preferred hotels. (See my full article on the Cedarberg website). I stayed at the lovely Breezes Beach Club, a friendly and ultra comfortable four star resort hotel set on a really lovely beach on the south-east coast of Zanzibar. I really liked Breezes and felt that it has everything that most people would want on a beach holiday.

The Watersports centre  at Breezes Beach Club offers kite surfing lessons, windsurfing, sailboats, snorkelling and there’s a separate Dive Centre offering PADI dive courses and also Discover Scuba courses. This is a great spot for kitesurfing and they reckon that you can be reasonably proficient within 10 hours of lessons (usually 2 hours a day).

There are basically only two room types in groups of six rooms at Breezes Beach Club – 2 suites on the 1st floor) and four bedrooms on ground floor. Basically these are all the same room size inside but the suites have a much larger balcony with an outdoor sitting area. There are only two blocks at the front and so the front two suites have sea view and the other suites would have partial sea views. The standard rooms are spacious and well-appointed and all rooms can take two extra beds (which replace a sofa) for families of four. Families with 3 children can take two adjacent rooms or there are two family units with two bedrooms sharing one sitting room. None of the rooms have television. They do have telephone but it is just for internal calls – no dialing out.

As is the case with most hotels on the island, at low tide the sea at Breezes Beach Club goes right out to the reef so no swimming possible but a shallow sheen of water remains so that it always looks attractive. (Note: This may not always be the case at every hotel on the east coast as we noticed that Bwejuu village which we visited at low tide showed quite a lot of open sand so it was not as attractive).

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Kate Bergh is co-founder of Cedarberg African Travel, a specialist tour operator for Southern and East Africa.

She heads up the South African office, having lived in South Africa since 1993. Her home looks up to the Cedarberg Mountains, where she enjoys hiking and cycling, when she’s not out discovering new places to visit, with her three children in tow. Kate has travelled extensively throughout the region to Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe as well as most areas of South Africa. She also loves history, meeting people and a good thriller...


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