The Sultan Sands Island Resort is situated next to its sister resort, the Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa, on the beachfront of the wide, sparkling beaches of Kiwengwa in the east coast of Zanzibar. The Zanzibar Island lies 35 KM off the eastern coast of Africa and is one of the two main islands of an autonomous state within the larger republic of Tanzania.
GPS LOCATION:E 39:22'29.17" # S 5:58'33.19
The Resort is less than a leisurely hour's drive from the Airport - Zanzibar International Airport - on an all weather tarmac road. To fly into Zanzibar, visitors take a 45-minutes flight from Nairobi, Kenya, which is the region's largest city with air-links to virtually every major world city. East African Safari Air, Kenya Airways and KLM fly into Zanzibar daily from Nairobi. Many other international airlines fly to Dar es Salaam, a city on the coast of mainland Tanzania, from where you can take a local flight to the island or choose to cross over by ferry. The trip by sea last approximately 2 hours.
A number of European tour operators also operate regular weekly charter flights directly to the island.