Overview of Zawadi Hotel

Perched atop a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean framed by coconut palms, Zawadi is the perfect place to dust off and relax after a safari adventure. With each of the 12 spacious villas designed in an elegant yet laid-back beach style, this intimate retreat is one of the most coveted hotels in Zanzibar.

Relax next to the pool while enjoying a chilled drink and watching the dhows with their white sails glide along the horizon or go snorkeling off the shores of the white sandy beach. Guests can also look forward to sailing, boat trips, diving and kite surfing. Those seeking a more cultural experience can learn to play bao, a traditional Swahili game, or take part in palm weaving, coconut harvesting or a cooking class with the hotel’s chefs.

With a prime position on the southeast coast of Zanzibar, just an hour’s drive from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport and with a minimum guest age of 16, Zawadi is best suited to indulgent, romatic getaways.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Located on the quieter southeast coast of Zanzibar
  • Above an unspoiled sandy beach cove, safe for swimming and snorkelling
  • Learn to scuba dive at the PADI-certified dive centre
  • Spa offering a range of treatments and an infinity pool
  • Romantic retreat for couples or honeymooners

Beach activities

Beach within walking distance

Day tours

Diving

Jogging trails

Kayaking

Snorkelling

Rooms at Zawadi Hotel

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Private Villa

    Zawadi offers private 100-square metre (1 075-square foot) villas each with a private terrace featuring a palm-shaded plunge pool. Admiring ocean views from the king-sized bed allows guests to get a taste of the laid-back island lifestyle, while the airy en-suite bathroom with its freestanding bathtub, walk-in shower, and double vanity and dressing area ensure that you’re comfortable throughout your stay.

    General Facilities

    Wake up to catch breakfast at the Mswakini Beach Bar & Restaurant before enjoying a relaxing massage in the hotel’s tranquil massage room. Then settle down next to the infinity pool and enjoy the sun while sipping on a chilled beverage. Alternatively, work up an appetite taking part in the many watersports on offer (including kite surfing, snorkeling, diving and sailing) or touring the mangroves, then head to the Mali Mali Lounge & Bar for a cocktail before immersing yourself in a culinary experience at the Drift Wood Dining Room.

    Bar

    Beauty therapist

    Curio shop

    Dive centre

    Gym

    Laundry service

    Restaurant

    Shuttle service

    Spa

    Swimming pool

    Wi-Fi available

    Dining

    Zawadi Hotel Zanzibar has a reputation for excellent service and delicious cuisine, with lots of fresh seafood, seasonal produce and spicy Swahili flavours on the menu. Relaxed and casual, Mswakini Beach Bar & Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and drinks and snacks throughout the day. Authentic Zanzibar dinners are served in the Drift Wood Dining Room and the Mali Mali Lounge & Bar is open for cocktails and drinks before dinner.

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