Going to Zanzibar and not staying at Blue Bay would not have been the same experience! It was the best stay I have ever had.When we arrive at the Hotel, they welcome us to paradise. You have to experience this hotel to truly understand why ... Even so, I will try to describe what you will find.The Hotel is beautiful. Located at the best coast in Zanzibar. The beach is breathtaking.The gastronomic experience that Blue Bay provides is amazing. I staid at the hotel during the COVID19 pandemic, due to the low occupancy during these periods sometimes buffet was not available but a varied menu was available with two options of starters, soups, main courses and deserts to choose from. I was delighted with the food, and that doesnt happen often to me when I travel.In addition to the swimming pool, gym and tennis court, the Hotel provides kayaks, stand up paddle, windsurf and kitesurf boards free of charge. You will also find a ping-pong and pool tables, and a mini multi-language library.As in the vast majority of the beaches on the island you need to take into account the tides (available for consultation on the internet and at the hotel) both for swimming and for water sports. Depending on the tides variation, it may not be possible to swim or practice water sports. Given the quality and variety of complementary services offered by the hotel, this wasnt a problem. However, I strongly recommend planning your day taking into account the tides, both at the hotel and outside (tours, etc). Only in the north of the island (Kendwa and Nungwi) we can swim all day, but note that they are very touristic areas, which despite being very beautiful and worth visiting have not won our preference for accommodation.There is a diving club at the hotel which is managed separately. Mnemba atoll is just 15 km from the hotel.The rooms are spacious, have a super comfortable bed with a mosquito net and air-conditioning. As the all other areas at the hotel they are very clean. The superior rooms have a fantastic view over the beach.Every night the friendly staff spray anti-mosquito, which combined with the mosquito net keeps mosquitos away.A safe is available on your room at no extra-cost. It should be used as a preventive measure, we considered the hotel very safe. The island is safe too.This hotel works great for both families and couples on half-board and all-inclusive options. The hotel is nicely located with good access to other interesting places in the island.The internet is available throughout the hotel, it is free and of excellent quality.I have to emphasize the commitment and affection of all the hotel staff, their only purpose is to provide the best for their guests. I loved meeting them all.I Highly, highly recommend this hotel.