F.A.Q.

What is the difference between the 2 locations of Blue Reef?

Blue Reef has 2 locations. The “Sport&Fishing Lodge” and “Bungalows”.
The lodge consists of 1 building with different rooms. There are 2 sea view rooms and 6 side rooms.
There is a lively bar and in general more busy compared to the Bungalows.
You can use the outdoor fitness and our “game area”.
The Bungalows are situated only 200m more south. It’s more quite and all bungalows have sea view and a private terrace. There is a small bar (closes 22.00) and a pizzeria.

When are the low and high season in Zanzibar?

Zanzibar is a tropical destination you can visit the whole year around.
The heat of summer is seasonally often cooled by windy conditions, resulting in pleasant sea breezes, particularly on the East coast.
Zanzibar is blessed with an average of 7- 8 hours of sunshine daily!
April and May are the wettest months but the rain is alternated with sunny periods.
High season:
7th juli – 30th oktober and 15th december – 31th march
Low season:
15th june – 7th july and 1st november – 15th december

In which currency you can pay at Blue Reef?

  • US dollar
  • T-shilling
  • Euro
  • Credit Card; Mastercard/Visa ( +5% extra)
    Note that we use guesthouse rates!

How can I find Blue Reef Sport and Fishing Lodge or Blue Reef Bungalows?

Our lodge is situated in the South of Jambiani. If you make a direct booking via bluereefzanzibar@gmail.com we offer a free pick up from airport.
If you have your own transport:
BLUE REEF SPORT & FISHING LODGE: Take the entrance from the main road “CASA del MAR” and “NUR”.
If you drive straight to the beach you will find Blue Reef Sport and Fishing Lodge on your right hand.
BLUE REEF BUNGALOWS: Take the entrance from the main road “COCO BEACH”. Follow the signs “COCO BEACH’.
We are located next to “COCO BEACH.

How far is Blue Reef from the airport / ferry?

Blue Reef is an 1 hour drive from the airport

Is Blue Reef a good place for children?

All families are welcome. We have 3 spacious family rooms and both locations are directly situated at the beach.

Do I need vaccinations and what about the malaria situation?

Visitors coming from a ” yellow fever” area need a proof of vaccination against yellow fever.
Vaccination against typhoid, DTP and hepatitis A is recommended.
Zanzibar is not malaria-free but it’s a very low risk area.

Are there places to go out in the evening?

Blue Reef is not a “party-place” but there are a lot of options to go out.

  • Monday evening: Red Monkey Lodge,  Jambiani. Local Jam sessions
  • Wednesday evening: Teddy’s place, Paje.
  • Thursday evening: Demani Lodge Jambiani
  • Friday evening: Jambo Beach Party, Paje
  • Saturday evening: Coral Rock, Jambiani

Do you have a policy if I want to cancel my booking?

If you would like to make a booking we ask a deposit payment of 50% (non-refundable).
2 months before arrival the remaing part must be paid by credit card (5%) or bank transfer.

Does Blue Reef invest in the local community?

Blue Reef is involved in the development of the local community of Jambiani.
We try, as much as possible, to use local entrepeneurs from jambiani and we help local people to start their own small business.
Nicky developed, together with some others, during 2015 a school which is located in jambiani.
This school provides education for European and local children.
Blue Reef donates money to local families so they can sent their child to this school.

Blue Reef and responsible tourism?

To save energy we use fans instead of aircon.
We have big windows so the natural windflow is used to cool down the rooms.

We work together with a waste processing company to get rid of our rubbish in a proper way.
We don’t use plasitc straws, and we try to avoid selling plastic water bottles by using water decanters.

Experience Zanzibar at Blue Reef