Sultan Sands Islands Resort Awarded Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor, the worlds largest and most trusted travel site, recently awarded Sultan Sands Island Resort with it’s prestigious Certificate of Excellence for 2012, an award that honors hospitality excellence.

Online PR News – 24-July-2012 – Zanzibar, Tanzania – Sultan Sands Island Resort, received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2012, earning its place as one of the premier travel resorts in Africa and the world, as rated by the travel sites reviewers.

The resort earned the distinction after having satisfied TripAdvisor’s two criteria for the award:
1.Achieving an outstanding traveler rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 stars, and
2.Receiving a high volume of traveler reviews in the last 12 months

Christine Petersen, the TripAdvisor President for Business, described the certificate of excellence as an accolade that,“gives exceptional businesses in a variety of different industries around the world the recognition they deserve. From top-rated restaurants in Boston to top-rated attractions in Barcelona, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience."

The certificate is currently awarded to only 10% of the number of accommodations listed on the travel review site which currently attracts more than 50 million unique monthly visitors and has over 45 million reviews and opinions, making it the largest travel community in the world.

Some of the outstanding traveler reviews the Sultan Sands Islands resort has received on TripAdvisor include:

“A perfect vacation with all a person could wish for-The location was spectacular, with accommodation holding all one could hope for. The holiday was enhanced by the terrific service from the staff which was only enhanced by the hands on approach from Abdul. Looking forward to my return for another taste of the joys the Sultan Sands has to offer. Thanks for a lovely memory."Reviewed By KimVenter

"Great location-Fantastic location by the beach and set in lovely gardens. Rooms are clean and spacious. Food is excellent - buffet style when busy and a la carte when that bit quieter…..Staff are very helpful and friendly." Reviewed by Johnster Bob

Sultan Sands Island Resort is part of the Bluebay Hotels Group and is located on the east coast of Zanzibar- that world-famous “spice island”. Named in honor of the Omani Sultans who once ruled the tropical islands, the African-themed resort sits on 25 acres of landscaped gardens brimming with hundreds of palm trees and overlooking the Indian Ocean.

The hotel features 76 African style rondavels and offers an assortment of leisure and entertainment choices such as big game fishing, scuba diving, spa treatment and excursions. Business, conference, wedding and honeymoon travelers are also well catered for.

To find out more about Sultan Sands Island Resort, please visit their website at