The Underwater Hotel Experience

Tanzania: Zanzibar + Pemba Island

There are very few places in earth where you can experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in the lap of luxury with views of the ocean from bed as you enjoy delicious food, wine, enriching culture, and get to experience the underwater world in first row.

Join us on our 7-day luxury exploration of Zanzibar and Pemba Island, and experience the Tanzania’s natural beauty and colorful culture, all while you relax in one of the most paradisiac beaches in the world. You can’t call yourself bougie until you have laid in the white sands of this African hidden gem.

Get ready to have your senses blown away on a journey to Tanzania: Pemba Island and Zanzibar, where you’ll be surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the Indian Ocean.

From the underwater hotel room to the oceanfront villas, your accommodations will be nothing short of luxurious. We’ll take you on a tour of the spice farms and rainforest, indulging in the vibrant culture of the island.

We’ll also host a day party at a sand bank, sail into the sunset, and explore the stunning marine life with a snorkeling adventure. And let’s not forget about our journey to Zanzibar, where you can experience the charming town of Stone Town and the world-famous Rock Restaurant.

Join us on this adventure of a lifetime, where you’ll be surrounded by natural beauty and opulence. Get ready to indulge in priceless moments with new friends and unforgettable experiences on your Up in the Air Life journey to Pemba Island and Zanzibar.

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Get ready for an extraordinary adventure as you journey through the alluring landscapes of Zanzibar and the idyllic paradise of Pemba Island. Your itinerary will take you through the vibrant streets of Stone Town, the aromatic spice farms, and the iconic Rock Restaurant. Don't forget to charge your camera, because the picturesque (and selfie) opportunities are endless.



Your Zanzibar and Pemba Island experience is all about embracing the diverse wonders of these unique destinations. You'll explore the rich history of Stone Town, uncover the aromatic secrets of spice farms, and party on a secluded sandbank. And when the sun goes down, you'll sail into the sunset, enjoy cocktails in the underwater hotel room, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Zanzibar and Pemba Island.

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Our lodging options are nothing short of extraordinary. After a day spent marveling at historic towns, exploring fragrant spice farms, or soaking up breathtaking views, you'll unwind in the elegant Park Hyatt in Zanzibar, luxurious Manta Oceanfront Villas, or the unique underwater hotel on Pemba Island. Only the best for our travelers!

Explore the day-by-day itinerary.



Day 1

Upon arrival at Zanzibar, you’ll be transported to the luxurious Park Hyatt hotel, where you’ll be treated to a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean. The hotel is designed with a contemporary touch, blending into the island’s Swahili culture.

You’ll have the opportunity to experience an intimate and serene atmosphere, where the sound of the ocean and the fragrant scent of tropical flowers will transport you to a state of pure bliss. In the evening, take in a spectacular sunset dinner with fresh seafood at the hotel’s restaurant, overlooking the turquoise waters of the ocean.

Tonight’s welcome dinner will be a Multicourse Dinner paired with Fine Wines at Park Hyatt Hotel.

Day 2

Get ready for a lively and colorful day as we embark on a spice market experience.

The spice farms of Zanzibar are a sensory delight, as the fragrant smell of vanilla, cardamom, and cloves permeate the air. Take in the vibrant colors of the spices as you sample some of the best spices the island has to offer. After a morning of exploring the spice markets, indulge in a sumptuous lunch at one of the island’s renowned restaurants.

In the evening, we’ll head to The Rock, one of the most picturesque restaurants on the island, perched on a rock in the middle of the ocean. Enjoy fresh seafood and drinks as the waves crash beneath you.

Day 3

Today, we’re headed to Pemba Island, where you’ll stay in the oceanfront villas at Manta Resort.

The villas are designed to make you feel at one with nature, with panoramic views of the ocean and lush greenery surrounding you.

In the evening, we’ll embark on a sunset cocktail sail, taking in the natural beauty of the island as the sun sets on the horizon.

Day 4

Get ready to party like never before at the sandbank day party.

We’ll take you to a secluded sandbank where you can dance the day away, soaking in the sun, and sipping on delicious cocktails.

Later in the evening, we’ll take you to the underwater hotel room for sunset cocktails, where you can watch the underwater world come to life as the sun sets over the ocean.

Day 5

Today, we’ll explore the spice farm and rainforest, taking in the fragrant scent of spices and the lush greenery of the forest.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the culture and history of the island, as well as sample some of the island’s famous spices.

In the evening, we’ll head back to the underwater hotel room for another breathtaking sunset cocktail experience.

Day 6

On your final full day, you have the option to relax and soak up the sun on the beach, or take a snorkeling adventure and discover the underwater world.

In the evening, enjoy a farewell beach dinner, surrounded by the natural beauty of the island and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore.

Day 7

It’s time to say goodbye to Tanzania.

Take in the final moments of the natural beauty and cultural richness of the islands before heading to the airport for your departure.

This has been a journey of a lifetime, filled with priceless moments, new friends, cultural immersion, and luxurious relaxation.

No matter where you travel, our standards are the same.


Connect with amazing people.

We provide the opportunity to make friendships with people who share your worldview and won't ask why you wear a bonnet to sleep.

Experience attentive
and authentic hospitality.

Not only is the staff of Up in the Air Life dedicated to making sure your trip is flawlessly executed, but we are also intentional about choosing locales and vendors who celebrate Black travelers.

Be pampered with only the best.

There is no need to take a break from your baller lifestyle when you travel with us. Our lodging, excursions, and dining are pure luxury.

Feel safe and secure.

Our experienced American guides and well-maintained local relationships mean that you will have peace of mind when you travel with us.

Say "goodbye" to FOMO.

Our trips are anything but basic. While we make sure you see well-known main attractions, we also develop itineraries that will give you unique stories to share with your friends back home.


The Underwater Hotel Experience

What is included:

Our trips get you close to that Beyoncé-on-a-boat lifestyle. Let us handle your travel style glow up.

  • Up In The Air Life On-site Tour Leader
  • Bon Voyage Group Video Call with the Up in the Air Life Team
  • Pre-trip Concierge Support for Room Upgrades and Booking Optional Tours
  • Pre-trip Concierge Support for Spa Appointments
  • Pre-trip Concierge Support for Restaurant Reservations
  • Private Concierge Chat during your trip for Dining and Spa Reservations
  • 2 Nights Stay at the Luxurious Park Hyatt Hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • 4 Nights Stay in Oceanfront Villas at Manta Resort in Pemba Island, Tanzania
  • Daily Breakfast at the Hotels
  • Welcome Multicourse Dinner paired with Fine Wines at Park Hyatt Hotel
  • Spice Market Experience in Zanzibar
  • Sumptuous Lunch at a Renowned Zanzibar Restaurant
  • Sunset Dinner at The Rock, an Iconic Restaurant perched on a Rock in the Ocean
  • Sunset Cocktail Sail in Pemba Island, enjoying the natural beauty of the island
  • Sandbank Day Party with Cocktails and Dancing
  • Sunset Cocktails in the Underwater Hotel Room, witnessing the underwater world come alive
  • Spice Farm and Rainforest Exploration, learning about the culture and history of the island
  • Snorkeling Adventure or Relaxation Time on the Beach
  • Farewell Beach Dinner, surrounded by the natural beauty of Pemba Island
  • Transportation for all Hosted Activities
  • VIP Meet + Greet Private Airport Transfers in Zanzibar
  • Personalized Hand-selected Gifts in your Swag Bag

What is not included:

We take care of all the details on your itinerary once you land. If you want to further personalize your experience, go off!

  • Round-trip airfare to and from the destination
  • Travel Medical Insurance Insurance (Please note this is required to attend the trip.)
  • Room Upgrades are available for purchase after booking
  • Optional tours are available for purchase after booking
  • Tips for Tour Leader, Guides and Drivers
  • Passport or Visa Processing Fees
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the time of travel with at least 2 free visa pages.
  • Expenses for vaccines that may be required

Can you envision yourself on this trip?

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