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Zuri Zanzibar is situated in Kendwa, a long stretch of soft sand extending down the sunset-facing west coast of Zanzibar Island. This idyllic location enjoys favourable tidal patterns that ensures safe swimming conditions all day long. With a gorgeous cliff backdrop and 300 metres (980 feet) of private beach to enjoy, Zuri offers guests ample space to relax in total privacy.

The tropical beauty of Zanzibar and its warm turquoise waters lie at your feet at this stylish beachfront resort. Zuri Zanzibar is the first hotel in the world to be awarded EarthCheck’s highly esteemed Sustainable Design Gold Certification, which facilitates environmentally-, socially- and economically sustainable design and construction management. EarthCheck is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism.

Zuri offers a wide range of activities to enjoy throughout the resort or on the island itself. Head to the water sports centre for snorkelling equipment, diving lessons and beach games like volleyball and pétanque – and you can book sunset dhow (traditional sailboat) cruises and fishing trips from here. Thanks to Zuri’s outstanding proximity to Tumbatu Island and Mnemba Atoll, you can easily arrange trips to these fantastic diving and snorkelling spots. The hotel’s Spice Garden is the perfect place for a stroll, private meditation session or a cooking class to learn more about authentic Swahili cuisine.

Head to Stone Town to explore the labyrinth of colourful streets in Zanzibar’s cultural and historical heart. Take a short spice tour to learn all about lemongrass, papaya and vanilla; see where these exotic herbs, spices and fruits are cultivated; and get a deeper understanding of why Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island. Or simply just soak up the sun beside Zuri’s enormous infinity pool while enjoying the incredible Indian Ocean views.


  • First hotel in the world to be awarded EarthCheck’s Sustainable Design Gold Certification
  • An idyllic location on Zanzibar’s tranquil west coast
  • Private beach with safe swimming conditions
  • Yoga and cooking classes in the Spice Garden
  • Variety of water sports like diving, snorkelling and kitesurfing
  • Sunset dhow (traditional sailboat) cruises
  • Beautifully designed bungalows, suites and villas with stunning views
  • Breath-taking sunsets


  • Beach activities
  • Day tours
  • Restaurants within walking distance
  • Yoga
  • Snorkelling
Zuri Zanzibar is located on the most beautiful beach on the north-western shore of Zanzibar, and offers a completely unique and off-the-beaten-path experience. The resort’s style is a perfect blend between contemporary and traditional, a charming depiction of Zanzibari culture. With beautiful ocean views, delicious cuisine and wonderful facilities, Zuri is a great choice for your Indian Ocean island experience.
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Jacuzzi Suite

Two exclusive suites provide very spacious living areas, separate bedrooms and private terraces with Jacuzzis. The Ocean-front Suite is a step away from the private beach, while the Jacuzzi Suite is nestled within lush vegetation and offers partial views of the ocean.

Ocean Front Three Bedroom Villa

The luxuriously appointed Villas flaunt an exclusive oceanfront location: your own private paradise with jaw-droppingly beautiful sunsets. A three-bedroom unit provides a spacious setting for families looking for their own private beach and infinity pool, while the two-bedroom villa includes all the comforts and charm of a private home, a semi-private beach and an open-air Jacuzzi.


One of the highlights at Zuri is its private beach, a 300-metre (980 feet) stretch of soft sand lapped by tranquil turquoise waters and fringed by nodding palm trees. Guests can also relax beside the hotel’s modern infinity pool, weighing in at 32 metres (105 feet) and boasting incredible ocean views. Zuri’s water sports and diving centre is a hub for beach games, kids’ activities and all things water related – it offers snorkelling and various non-motorised water sports equipment.

The hotel’s Spice Garden is a lush green oasis with ‘private pods’ where guests can relax with a good book or meditate in a wonderfully natural environment. Here you can also enjoy a cooking class with one of Zuri’s chefs, a fun and interactive way to discover Swahili cuisine. The MAUA Wellness centre has three massage rooms, a salon and a Jacuzzi deck – the perfect spot for a bit of pampering and indulgence.


Zuri Zanzibar features three restaurants and four bar areas, all nestled in gorgeous natural settings. The main restaurant and bar overlook the entire resort and serves international cuisine fused with East African flavours. The pool restaurant and bar area is the perfect spot for enjoying a mix of Southern European and Indian Ocean dishes, while marvelling at the superb ocean views. Head to the beach restaurant and bar for sensational sunsets, delicious snacks and refreshing cocktails. The Dhow Bar is located on the private beach and offers all guests staying in the Suites and Villas a casual and chic atmosphere.


General facilities

  • DVD Library
  • Restaurant
  • Secure parking
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool


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Dates Board Price
2022-07-01 — 2022-10-31 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $410
2022-11-01 — 2022-12-22 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $310
2022-12-23 — 2023-01-09 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $480
2023-01-10 — 2023-03-31 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $435
2023-04-01 — 2023-05-31 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $245
2023-06-01 — 2023-06-30 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $330
2023-07-01 — 2023-10-31 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $435
2023-11-01 — 2023-12-22 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $330
2023-12-23 — 2024-01-09 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $525

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Zuri Zanzibar Hotel & Resort

Eric Nellis

After our safari days, we were more than ready to relax in Zanzibar. Zuri Zanzibar was incredible. The private beach was beautiful and we were so happy to get to relax there. We enjoyed the amenities there like the outdoor shower and the hammock on t he front porch of our lodging. The room was incredible and we wanted to take the bed home with us, it was so comfortable. I was happy that they had a wellness program there and was able to do some yoga and meditative classes. We were very pleased that everywhere we stayed had an initiative to help with environment - this is important to us, and we were very pleased that it was a priority.
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