Blue Bay Beach Resort
After completing Legend in 1996 Royjan was employed as Site Manager by Pemba Tours and Hotels to build an 88 roomed hotel on the East coast of Zanzibar on Kiwengwa Beach. The build took 3 years (there were political delays as well as El Nino to contend with). It was designed with an Arab-meets-Swahili theme and was recently voted the best hotel in Zanzibar and given 5 star rating.
Everything was built to European specifications with specialist technicians visiting the site regularly. Royjan supervised and managed the construction of 74 superior and 14 deluxe guest rooms; public areas with 2 bars, conference and business facilities, boutique, discotheque and lounge; a large recreational deck level swimming pool and Jacuzzi, diving and watersports center, tennis court and fitness studio; full service area including maintenance workshops, go-down storage facilities, modern laundry department, staff accommodation, a 150,000ltr water storage tank, fresh water purification and sewage treatment plants, generators and a refuse incinerator; complete perimeter fencing, road building, parking, storm water drainage system, power and water supply, sewage, irrigation and landscaping of the grounds. This hotel was built in sometimes trying conditions in a remote location which makes it one of Royjan’s most challenging jobs that remains one of his favorites.