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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A top hotel that intends to stay a top hotel - in the nicest possible way

Dec 8, 2019 Steve504216 Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

A slice of paradise ... understated luxury with eco credentials.Beautiful setting - tastefully enhanced. All the staff are a joy ... friendly, attentive and nothing is too much trouble - from Guest Relations, Housekeeping, Restaurant, Gardeners,Musicians, Drivers, and Security. They all work to the Zuri motto - arrive as a guest, depart as a… Read more
A slice of paradise ... understated luxury with eco credentials.Beautiful setting - tastefully enhanced. All the staff are a joy ... friendly, attentive and nothing is too much trouble - from Guest Relations, Housekeeping, Restaurant, Gardeners,Musicians, Drivers, and Security. They all work to the Zuri motto - arrive as a guest, depart as a friend and return as a family member. We are already planning our return trip ...!! All the food is exceptional from breakfast, lunch on the beach and various dining choices. What Zuri has, which you can't buy , is an amazing ambience Thank you Zuri for a memorable holiday Read less
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Dec 7, 2019 giglesoneill Dubai

We stayed at Zuri for 5 nights last week and absolutely loved every minute of our stay, Zuri is amazing, it's a stunning property and the staff are fabulous. I'm big into my fitness and wellbeing and LOVED the fitness room & trainer Manuela, she's absolutely excellent, very professional and also a fun person to be with, extremely positive and… Read more
We stayed at Zuri for 5 nights last week and absolutely loved every minute of our stay, Zuri is amazing, it's a stunning property and the staff are fabulous. I'm big into my fitness and wellbeing and LOVED the fitness room & trainer Manuela, she's absolutely excellent, very professional and also a fun person to be with, extremely positive and very knowledgeable. I can't wait to go back and bring my friends to workout like I did with Manuela and also just completely relax, it's certainly an ideal place to go for a relaxing holiday from Dubai where we live. Looking forward to my next visit... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent service

Dec 6, 2019 Dodokaf

We enjoyed our stay, such a first-class hotel!, we loved the ambience, the design and the wonderful sunsets, excellent service from very friendly and helpful staff especially Romany, Hassan and Hussain.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Zuri is the place for great people nature, excellent food, yoga and friendliness

Dec 5, 2019 CN3026 Bonaduz, Switzerland

Our stay at Zuri was incredibly beautiful. It exceeded all our expectations. The hotel area including the bungalow, the beach and the garden are beautifully designed with a lot of attention to detail and harmony. The resort is aranged within a tropical garden providing a relaxing athmosphere. Friendly and caring people go beyond the normal… Read more
Our stay at Zuri was incredibly beautiful. It exceeded all our expectations. The hotel area including the bungalow, the beach and the garden are beautifully designed with a lot of attention to detail and harmony. The resort is aranged within a tropical garden providing a relaxing athmosphere. Friendly and caring people go beyond the normal service. The hotel offers many things to experience. We would especially recommend the fitness and yoga courses. The trainer is a true profesional in her field with an open-minded and warm character. We enjoyed her lessons and conversations. The tour through the spice garden of the hotel was interessting. In a cooking class afterwards we could get a great hands-on experience on African cuisine. Mentioning the excellent quality of the food, the bungalows, the beach and the ambience of the restaurant it was the friendliness and sympathy spread by all the staff of the service, entertainment, wellness and the kitchen that made our stay unforgettable. Thank you very much! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating This is not a hotel, it’s a feeling

Dec 2, 2019 dorup627 Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland

Just wow! Services are impeccable, location better than heaven, best staff! Food was delicious and had some lovely moments during dinner with the local performers. Architecture and attention to details is completely out of this world. Did yoga and meditation which was an surreal experience. Strongly recommend! Would have given 10* if I could.… Read more
Just wow! Services are impeccable, location better than heaven, best staff! Food was delicious and had some lovely moments during dinner with the local performers. Architecture and attention to details is completely out of this world. Did yoga and meditation which was an surreal experience. Strongly recommend! Would have given 10* if I could. Bravo Zuri! Read less