Vibe: A laidback beach hideaway with a friendly, unpretentious vibe, three chic pools, and a great pricetag.
Setting: A minute’s walk from a white-sand beach on the island’s tropical south-east coast. The resort lies on the edge of the fishing village of Paje, an hour’s drive from Stone Town.
Why parents love it: The 28 airy rooms are clustered around sparkling blue pools, in secluded lush green gardens. There’s a private patch of beach, and candlelit dinners can be eaten alfresco with powdery sand between your toes.
Why kids love it: The resort is particularly good for older kids and nature-lovers, with two safe lagoons and numerous coral reefs to explore. Off-site activities include dolphin-watching boat trips and wildlife-spotting excursions in the Jozani Forest, where you’re guaranteed to see the endemic red colobus monkey. Back at the hotel, there’s a games rooms and volleyball.
Insider tip: Older children will enjoy the various watersports on offer, though it would be worth bringing additional entertainment (books, a laptop with DVDs) for younger kids.
Find out more: i-escape.com