Weddings in Zanzibar
Viva Ocean Tours & Safaris is the island’s specialist in weddings. We can arrange a full wedding for you, including all the paperwork, hotel booking, food arrangements, decorations, bride and groom preparations like massages, photographer and unique touches which make the most important day of your life even more unforgettable. Marriage on the pristine white beach of a boutique resort is the most usual. But Viva’s most attractive feature is an intimate ceremony on a deserted sandbank in the turquoise Indian Ocean, reached only by a traditional wooden dhow.
Several hotels and resorts like Anna of Zanzibar, Spice Island Hotel & Resort and Michamvi Sunset Bay contract our legal and practical services, while accommodation and decorations are arranged by the hotel itself.
Weddings can be arranged in all shapes and sizes, from small and intimate to all singing, all dancing extravaganzas with hundreds of guests. Venues for the ceremony are numerous, from the white sands and blue waters of the resort beach, mysterious historical ruins of the sultan’s area, local fishing villages, traditional wooden sailing boats to absolutely deserted sandbanks. Below we enumerate some of the services Viva Ocean Tours can develop for you, suggested resorts, a sample of a wedding package in one of our partner hotels and some remarks about the official side of the marriage.
• Fruit platter and “love cookies” in the room upon arrival
• Traditional arm massage for henna paining for the bride during the morning
• Maasai escort for the bride before the ceremony
• Swahili Ngoma dance and entertainment after the ceremony
• Flowers decoration for the venue within the resort and on the beach
• Local flowers wristbands for the bride
• A wedding cake for two
• Romantic sea food dinner for two
• Honeymoon surprise gift in the room
• Complementary couple massage at the resort spa
• Commemorative Certificate
• Processing of documentation before and after the wedding, performing the ceremony, registration fees and wedding certificate.
• Processional photographer
Suggested Hotels and Resorts
* Anna of Zanzibar
* Seacliff Resort & Spa
* Michamvi Sunset Bay
* Spice Island Hotel & Resort
* Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa
* Flame Tree Cottages
* Blue Bay Beach resort
* Sultan Sands Resort