Zuri Zanzibar offers a completely unique experience in Zanzibar for anyone that wants to try something off the beaten African tracks; a place that allows guests a feeling of peace and tranquility.
The resort is nestled on the most beautiful white beach of the northern west shores of Unguja, 50 km from Stone Town and its international airport. The hotel’s private 300 meters west-facing beach is free of any tide-impact, allowing for safe swimming all day long and uniquely breath-taking sunsets.
Combining elegant contemporary design from the team at Jestico+Whiles, with a considerate, sustainable build and an authentic African atmosphere, this Design Hotel member will offer memorable, mindful, Indian Ocean escapes. Zuri Zanzibar is ecologically and socially responsive, offering lifestyle accommodation in 55 bungalows, suites and villas, that sits comfortably with Zanzibar’s culture, climate and geography.
Unforgettable “Dining by design” concept in one of the resort’s three restaurants and four bars offers a fusion of European, African, Arabic and Indian cuisine, creating a rainbow of sensational flavours and bringing the very best of the Indian Ocean cuisine.
Maua Wellness and Safi Yoga are the ideal places to harmonise your body and soul and rejuvenate YOURSELF in the Zuri Zanzibar: everything from yoga, wellness, a swimming pool and beach to spice gardens with its green oasis for meditation, an indoor and outdoor “wild fitness” gym area and a book and DVD library is at your disposal.
Zuri benefits from a fantastic location right in front of Tumbatu Island with its turtle-nestling zone and close to Mnemba atoll marine park, two of the best spots in Zanzibar for diving and snorkelling.
The Zuri Zanzibar aims to be as self-sufficient as possible and to be certified as ecologically responsible. The resort uses water from its own wells cleaned by its desalination plant, and its sewage can be recycled and purified in order to be used for the maintenance of greenery in and around the resort. The space-cooling system ‘Evening Breeze’ uses just a quarter of the electricity of traditional air-conditioning.
The resort plays a large part in the local community and focuses on what it believes are the most needed areas: education, environment and waste management. Kendwa village is Zuri Zanzibar’s home and the resort aims to work closely with the locals to give back what it receives, and to provide them with new commodities whilst also improving their daily life.
Private Ocean Islands Own Rating:
46 Bungalows, 6 Suites, 2 Two-Bedroom Villas and 1 Three-Bedrom Villa
The open-plan Bungalow with one king or twin bed can accommodate 2 adults and it is a dreamy base from which to explore the Spice Islands of Zanzibar. Thatched roofs, cozy beds with flowing drapes, warm woods and well-chosen furniture make your stay in paradise that much more magical. The roomy, 25-square-meter terrace invites you to spend languid afternoons in the hammock. An extra bed for a child up to 12 years is available upon request and subject to availability.
The exclusive suites, with their extended living space and spacious private terrace area, with one king bed and a sofa bed can accommodate up to 3 adults. The Zuri Suite combines indoor elegance and lush outdoor vegetation with an open-plan layout and 50 square meters of private terrace with outdoor shower and Jacuzzi. The suite offers full or partial views of the magnificent Indian Ocean and has a bedroom and a living area. The gorgeous, roomy bathroom boasts a bathtub and a shower.
Savor the most marvellous sunsets from this villa, set in an exclusive ocean-front location with your own private beach and an open-air Jacuzzi. The villa includes all the comforts and charm of a private home along with the most amazing views of the Indian Ocean. Two spacious bedrooms with king or twin bed have their own en suite bathrooms with showers and luxurious baths can accommodate up to 4 adults and 1 child. The living area has a kitchen corner while the 80-square-meter terrace with comfy lounge seating encourages slow-paced living. Extra bed for a child up to 12 years is available upon request.
An exceptional, spacious and luxuriously appointed villa in an exclusive location with your own beach and infinity pool. Enjoy your own private paradise with family and friends. The ultra-spacious villa is set up for the most stunning views of the ocean as well as spectacular sunsets. Three bedrooms offer two king beds, two single beds and an optional double sofa along with en suite three bathrooms. A living room, kitchen and dining corner are outfitted with everything you need for a luxurious stay. There’s even a game room with a pool table, cardio-machine, a multimedia system, plus a 12-meter outdoor infinity pool and Jacuzzi.
Activities and Facilities
The dining experiences at Zuri Zanzibar are a reflection of the destination: a mix of African, European, Arabic, and Indian cuisines. Several distinct styles and environments will give guests ample variety during their stay—from casual beach beers and bites to the chicer venue Upendo. Full, half board, all-inclusive, and all-inclusive ‘premium’ options are available.
Zuri Zanzibar’s private, west-facing Kendwa Beach location is free of any tidal impact and is ideal for safe swimming all day long, sunbathing, or simply watching the local fisherman in wooden longboats pull in the day’s catch.
Relax in the property’s green oasis Spice Garden. The five glades of the Zuri Garden are lush with an array of diverse local plants. The garden includes ginger, turmeric, peppers, and cumin, among many more varieties. Guests can enjoy cooking classes with one of the hotel’s chefs at the Spice House or at various locations around the resort —an interactive and authentic way to discover more about Swahili cooking.
MAUA Wellness has three massage rooms and a hair salon which offers a wide range of treatments, including manicures and facials. This spa also has a Jacuzzi deck with sunbeds, creating one of the best places in Zanzibar to relax.
Balance yourself in a peaceful environment with panoramic views of Zanzibar’s famous sunrises and sunsets during a yoga session. Private lessons are also available upon request.
Full gym facilities available outdoor for open-air movement.
Located on the beach, the WIMBI Water Sports Centre offers the rental of equipment for snorkelling and various non-motorized water-sports. Experienced instructors are happy to arrange PADI diving courses and lessons. Beach games such as volleyball and pétanque, as well as several kids’ games are also available. Guests can also book the Dhow sunset cruise, the Ngalawa boat trip, fishing trips, and a snorkeling experience through the center.
Book lovers will be in their own paradise when they visit the hotel’s book and DVD library, located in the reception area. The book collection offers a wide selection of international books, all-time classics of European literature, and books about Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa, and design. The extensive DVD collection will please all movie lovers with more than 500 DVDs, including some of the best movies of the last five decades, ranging from comedy to drama, to old-time classics, and Oscar winners.