A unique hotel investment in Zanzibar in the first row to the Indian Ocean

An investment opportunity with a very large potential


Dolphin Bay Resort is a unique resort in Zanzibar perfectly designed to match the accommodation needs for families, groups or couples travelling together.

It’s an ideal investment opportunity for the resourceful and skillful hotel investor looking for a perfect starting point to establish a profitable operation in Zanzibar.


The resort is located on the southern p of the Zanzibar Island close to the village of Kizimkazi. The location is 67 km from the airport / Stone Town. Travelling time is approx. 1 hour. The location is within easy reach of Zanzibar’s many attractions.

The location is the perfect starting point for the famous dolphin trips – a must for everyone who visits Zanzibar. The location is considered the best place in Zanzibar to sight the humpback whales that migrate past the island from June - August.


The resort opened in 2009. The overall architecture is in a traditional Zanzibari style, with white walls, terracotta floors and makuti thatched roofs. The buildings are characterized by fine details and good craftsmanship.

The facilities include 30 spacious 240 sqm villas with 3 bedrooms, each with separate bathroom, a shared sitting room, a private veranda and terrace and a spacious 1st floor lounge with balcony featuring a 180 degrees sea view. 22 of the villas have their own pool. The villas are equipped with air condion, satellite flat screen TV wireless internet, and beautiful Zanzibari carved furniture.

General facilities include a main building complex with reception, restaurant, kitchen and bakery, 2 bars, conference room, boutique shop and offices. In addition to this the general facilities include a wellness center/SPA, a large infinity swimming pool, a private beach, a jetty and a tennis court.

Moreover, the resort also includes an administration block, 4 senior staff villas, a ladies staff block, a gents staff block, a general storage room, a maintenance building, a maintenance/laundry/generator building, a parking lot and a gate building. The resort is surrounded by a solid brick wall.


The resort is built on a large 9,895 Ha plot with its own private beach. The plot offers free space for the construction of extra villas, a conference center, etc.


The resort exists in close cooperation with the local village. The guests are more than welcome in the village to soak up the atmosphere, talk to the local fishermen and experience the laughs and smiles of the local children.


The resort is characterized by good craftsmanship and is overall in good condition. It needs, however, some repairs and maintenance in some areas. In its current state the resort rates as a 3 star hotel and is a very attractive place to stay for price conscious travelers. A business segment which is of a considerable size in Zanzibar/East Africa – and yet still widely neglected.

With appropriate renovation, upgrades and attention to detail, the resort has the potential to become a 4-5 star hotel. Investment for upgrade approx. 0.5-1 mill USD.


The resort is owned primarily by a group of Danish investors. The investor group has experienced difficulty in reaching an agreement on the future strategy of the resort. Also the investors have realized that they do not have the sufficient skills, nor the time and energy, to manage and develop the resort to fulfill its full potential.

The investor group is looking for an investor with the proper resources and capabilities to take over the whole resort.


For further informaon please contact:

Dolphin Bay Resort

Mr Dennis Harboe (Chairman of the Board) Tel:+4587333011
E-mail: dennis.harboe@dolphinbay-resort.com

Mr. Per Gjoede (Member of the Board) Tel:+4520120000
E-mail: per.gjoede@dolphinbay-resort.com


30 spacious 3 bedroom villas, 22 with private pool Impressive 1st floor lounge with large balcony 180 degrees breathtaking sea view to the Indian Ocean Private beach Large infinity pool Restaurant, bars and SPA Very large plot with a lot of potential