Children of any age are welcome.
The rooms are all en-suite with an outdoor tropical rain shower and a private terrace or balcony, with most having a side view of the Indian Ocean. They also include a mini bar (refilled daily), 2 bottles of mineral water, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, flat-screen TV, safe, bathrobes and slippers. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and villas.
The hotel has a library, souvenir shop, 2 swimming pools with sun beds, a tennis court (with flood lights), fitness centre including a gymnasium, and a sauna (male and female).
There is a kids club for children aged 4 to 12 years (seasonal).
The hotel has 5 restaurants and 4 bars to choose from.
Spices Restaurant (breakfast 06:30–10:30, lunch 12:30–15:00 and dinner 18:30–22:00)
Gabi Beach (open 10:00-18:00 kitchen opens 12:30-17:00)
Jetty Bar and Restaurant (open 17:00–01:00)
Pool bar and restaurant alongside the main infinity pool (open 09:00–18:00)
Aqua Restaurant (only for dinner open 18:30–22:00)
The library also has a bar close to the lobby (09:00-midnight).
Activities available include tours of Stone Town, visits to Jozani Forest or Prison Island, deep sea fishing and spice tours.
Dhow sunset cruises are also available (departure 15:00; return around 19:00).
Quad bike tours can be arranged (please note - a driving licence is required).
Credit cards accepted at Melia Zanzibar include MasterCard, American Express and Visa.
A laundry service is available (additional cost).
There is a dispensary with First Aid services and a nurse (24/7) is also available. A doctor visits the hotel several times per week (additional cost).
Tanzania has a large Muslim population on the island of Zanzibar. Modesty of dress is expected when outside the hotel's grounds. Trousers are entirely acceptable, but short skirts and bare arms should be avoided. Scarves must be worn over the head (and shoes removed) when entering a mosque.