Zuri Zanzibar Hotel & Resort

Zanzibar, Tanzania

The hotel

The beach steals the show at Zuri Zanzibar, with its cashmere-soft sands unaffected by the island's tides. But, as you make your way to its private shore, the Zuri throws many distractions your way. There are the winding paths through its spice gardens, where private pods promise quiet meditation and Swahili cookery lessons. There are the massages of MAUA Wellness. There are the tempting scents from its restaurants and bars. And there are the sumptuous suites and villas (where an All Inclusive upgrade can give you added indulgences and seclusion). And finally, just moments from Kendwa Beach's sands, a sleek infinity pool tempts you in for a dip with ocean views.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in Kendwa, in the north of Zanzibar. Transfer time from Zanzibar Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

55 bungalows, suites and villas. All with private terraces, Evening Breeze ecological cooling system, overhead fans, WiFi access, satellite TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, home-made drinking water and organic bathroom amenities. Garden Bungalows are located in the resorts gardens, with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Zuri Bungalows have partial Indian Ocean views and 1 king-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Zuri Suites enjoy partial Indian Ocean views, seperate living area and bedroom, private Jacuzzi and 1 king-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adullts. An optional sofa bed is available allowing maximum 3 adults.

Ocean-Front Suites are located near the ocean and have great views, seperate living area and bedroom, private Jacuzzi and 1 king-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adullts. An optional sofa bed is available allowing maximum 3 adults.

2- and 3-Bedroom Ocean-Front Villas are also available.

Upendo Restaurant (international cuisine with African/Indian Ocean influences) with Peponi bar, Maisha pool restaurant and bar (Southern European and Indian Ocean cuisine throughout the day, Middle Eastern and Omani food for dinner), beach restaurant and bar (light bites), Dhow Bar (private beach bar for guests staying in the Deluxe Suites and Villas). Dining by Design*. Infinity pool. MAUA Wellness Centre*. Outdoor fitness areas. Yoga*. Water sports*. Spice Garden and cooking classes*. Room service*.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Simply Paradise

Mar 18, 2020 SAVVYJOURNEYS San Diego, California

I recently had the opportunity to stay at Zuri Zanzibar and what a treat. This place is heaven on earth. From the moment you walk into the open air lobby you are greeted with the most amazing hospitality. The property is simply gorgeous. It's very eco friendly which I love as I happen to sell sustainable travel. I was very very impressed with… Read more
I recently had the opportunity to stay at Zuri Zanzibar and what a treat. This place is heaven on earth. From the moment you walk into the open air lobby you are greeted with the most amazing hospitality. The property is simply gorgeous. It's very eco friendly which I love as I happen to sell sustainable travel. I was very very impressed with all of the efforts that are made with this Design Hotel. Unique in so many ways. They have their own spice garden that you can visit to see the many varieties as well as learn about ways different spices can be used. The spa was so nice and relaxing. I enjoyed a massage outside under a tent it was simply divine. The hotel itself is gorgeous. The private beach that is guarded is some of the most beautiful stretch of sand and water I've ever experienced. I loved that you didn't have to deal with the hords of people walking the beach to sell their goods. Easy enough to walk next door to the adjacent property to find them. The hotel has a wonderful boutique and offers all sorts of water sports. The staff could not be kinder. I own a travel agency and review hotels all year long. Zuri is very special. I highly recommend staying here for AS LONG as you can :). It's wonderful.. Thank you Zuri for your amazing hospitality and keep up the great work. I can't wait to return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best hotel of my life!

Mar 14, 2020 Sara C

My husband and me spend one week for our Honeymoon in this unbelievable Resort! ZuriTeam, the beach, the accommodation, the nature, the food and all the atmosphere was perfect! A special thanks to Catherina, Cecilia, Habibu and the Maasai. We hope to visit you soon! Sara and René
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon in Paradise

Mar 13, 2020 amandawL4145GG

Zuri Zanzibar was a dream. Beautiful beaches and accommodations. Everyone here was so friendly and we felt like we were among friends the entire time. We were graciously given a beautiful afternoon beach lunch and sundowner as we were celebrating our honeymoon. We couldn’t have asked for a better end to our vacation. A gem of a resort. We can’t… Read more
Zuri Zanzibar was a dream. Beautiful beaches and accommodations. Everyone here was so friendly and we felt like we were among friends the entire time. We were graciously given a beautiful afternoon beach lunch and sundowner as we were celebrating our honeymoon. We couldn’t have asked for a better end to our vacation. A gem of a resort. We can’t wait to tell everyone back at home and hope to visit again in the future. We really appreciated the way Zuri helps the environment. We were very impressed by the energy saving fan above the bed-we want to take the bed home with us it is so comfortable! The wellness program at Zuri, led by Manuela, is phenomenal. She is a beautiful soul and offers amazing programs for art, meditation, yoga, and much more! I learned so much in just a few days and my heart and soul felt so full. Patricia was an incredible yoga instructor and every morning I left the yoga deck feeling relaxed and ready to take on the day. Truly the highlight of my stay. Asante sana! Until we meet again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing birthday weekend in paradise!

Mar 12, 2020 mollyinafrica

This place is absolutely stunning. The rooms are gorgeous, lovely details and feels very private. The cocktails are very yummy, food is gourmet and 3 course lunches with lite flavors and small portions keep you feeling fresh for swimsuit afternoons. The staff was very attentive and the internal communication seemed on point. They really helped me… Read more
This place is absolutely stunning. The rooms are gorgeous, lovely details and feels very private. The cocktails are very yummy, food is gourmet and 3 course lunches with lite flavors and small portions keep you feeling fresh for swimsuit afternoons. The staff was very attentive and the internal communication seemed on point. They really helped me plan and execute a lovely birthday weekend for my parter. 10/10 we will be back for sure Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pure fun at Yoga SUP with awesome Yoga Teacher

Mar 9, 2020 SylwiaB77 Warsaw, Poland

Beautiful place. The garden and beach are breathtaking. Delicious cocktails. But the most coolest experience was SUP yoga with the wonderful yoga teacher Manuela. Pure fun. Manuela is totally positive, openminded and great instructor. Thank you very much!