Don’t come to Mrembo looking for clinical suites. This imaginative Swahili spa offers kanga-covered massage tables in colour-washed rooms with a friendly atmosphere, where softly spoken Zanzibari therapists provide massages, manicures and traditional treatments using handcrafted oils and scrubs – which you can also buy (along with local soaps and other products) in the excellent shop.

The main spa and shop entrance is on Baghani St, with a smaller entrance on Cathedral St .