• Location: Tanzania, Zanzibar
  • Type of Accommodation: Resort
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable


An exclusive sanctuary set on Zanzibar's untamed north-west coast, this oceanfront resort is packed with amenities and activities. Whether a stand-alone destination or one in combination with an East Africa safari, groups of friends, honeymoon couples and families alike will love this secluded resort, which spares no luxurious detail when it comes to delivering idyllic island living.

Dive into the dazzling depths of the Indian Ocean and explore the island’s spectacular coral reefs, accompanied by dolphins, green turtles and - on occasion - whale sharks. Sail on the cinnamon-scented breeze, relax in a deck chair under the canopy of an umbrella or indulge your senses with the smell of cloves and nutmeg as you roam spice plantations.

Children will be well entertained at Nungwi's Kids Club while the resort's other amenities includes a dive centre and kite surfing school to ensure that there's plenty of adventure for adults too. As the sun sinks, dine beneath the stars on ocean-fresh seafood and let the charms of this Indian Ocean retreat envelop you.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Member of Leading Hotels of the World


  • Idyllic north-west coast location
  • Luxurious barefoot beach living
  • Pampering spa & beauty treatments
  • Stunning reefs & in-house dive school
  • Dive with dolphins & turtles
  • Live music & poolside parties
  • Children's activity club

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After a sumptuous buffet breakfast, spend the morning exploring the spectacular coral reefs in the bay on diving or snorkelling expeditions. You could also try your hand at kite surfing on Zanzibar's spice-scented breeze - the resort hosts a kite surfing school. Lunch could be taken in the cool shade of a palm tree at one of the resort's beach bars.

Nungwi's spa offers private pampering, beauty and wellness treatments and you are welcome to join a yoga class or head for the Health Club for a state-of-the-art workout. The in-house Hide and Seek Kids Club offers professionally organised activities to take care of your children while you relax or explore during the day; night-time baby sitters available at an extra cost.

If you are the mood for an adventure, Nungwi can easily arrange tours and excursions across Zanzibar. Visit the cultural heart of the island - the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town - or the ruins of Persian baths and Omani palaces further afield. Other excursions include hikes through the Jozani Forest Reserve or gentler strolls through the local botanical gardens.

General Facilities

    Children's Club
    Swimming Pool


Nungwi's award-winning chefs serve up exquisite international cuisine and guests are spoiled with a choice of restaurants, cafés and bars.

For fabulous indoor or alfresco dining, the main Aqua Restaurant serves lavish buffets with tables piled high with local fare ranging from tropical fruit and vegetables to pizzas, pastas and succulent seafood pulled straight from the sea. Try to experience one of the ever-popular themed buffets, served by the pool under a starry night sky.

Dine on the freshest sushi and sashimi at the sophisticated Ishi-Teppanyaki and watch professional sushi chefs prepare your meal with expert skill and genuine passion.

Hearty diners will relish a meal from Carnivores & More, specialising in local meat dishes cooked over glowing coals. Crocodile, ostrich and springbok can be found on the menu along with seafood and vegetarian dishes.

For something less formal, retreat to one of Nungwi's beach bars. Enjoy lunch in Robinson Crusoe-style at the Makuti Beach Bar or a Zanzibar afternoon tea next to the pool at the Sunset Bar. And at the end of the day, sink into comfy couches with a cocktail to watch the setting sun from the convivial Horizon Terrace Cigar & Shisha Lounge.

Luxury Junior Suite

The large sliding doors of Nungwi's 45 square metre Luxury Junior Suites fill the rooms with bright sunlight while their elegant private balconies offer stunning views. Each suite has been uniquely designed and comes complete with air conditioning, a ceiling fan and mini bar, flat-screen TV and internet access. An innovative dressing room leads to an en suite bathroom with a decorative Moor-influenced mosaic shower.


Other rooms

Set close to the spa, the Luxury Superior Junior Suites are larger and more luxurious versions of the Junior Suites while the 90 square metre Luxury Superior Jacuzzi Suites accommodate up to four guests and have two bathrooms with a private Jacuzzi on each balcony.

For families and groups, the three prestigious villas at Nungwi come complete with breathtaking ocean views and deep-set balconies. A huge open-plan living room and interconnected rooms create a homely atmosphere with a private infinity pool adding a bit of glamour. Each villa has two bathrooms and sleeps three or four guests.

Situated a stone’s throw away from the beach, the sprawling three-suite Presidential Ocean Front Villa is Nungwi's flagship accommodation and boasts amazing ocean views from its two outdoor shower rooms, private pool and Jacuzzi.  Suitable for couples, families and groups of friends, the suites can be booked together or as separate units.

Luxury Junior Suite AMENITIES

    En-suite bath and shower
    Outdoor area
    Air conditioning
    Mosquito net


  • Cultural tours
  • Day tours
  • Kite surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Wind-surfing

Traveller Reviews

  • The Ngugwi Beach Resort I can definitely recommend! The water is perfectly clear and the hotel’s gorgeous gardens beautifully maintained. Super friendly staff and good food.

    Silvana Cominelli, July 2015

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Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

"If you are looking for privacy, relaxation and breathtaking sun-sets then this is a must! This resort offers luxury, 5* service and the comforts that only a brand new, beautiful, modern, hotel brings."

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