- Zuri, a high-design eco-resort, spills onto the best stretch of beach on the Tanzanian archipelago. Follow lantern-lit jungle paths to one of 55 thatched-roof villas gathered in clusters reflecting a traditional African village. The first Design Hotel in Zanzibar, Zuri serves sustainability with Afro-chic style.
- Rejuvenate yourself in the resort’s spa offering a range of treatments from manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and even a hairdresser.
- Guests staying in the villas and suites are welcome to enjoy the western facing private beach which is free of any tide impact.
- The resort is host to three lovely restaurants and bars so you will have some variation during your stay, each restaurant can offer some truly exceptional culinary delights and private dinners in romantic locations can also be arranged.
- The resort’s spa, Maua Wellness, has three massage rooms and one salon offering a range of treatments as well as a tranquil yoga space and gym.
- The resort’s water sports center offers the rental of various snorkeling and non motorized sport equipment, they will also be able to assist in organizing any water based activities such as snorkeling excursions, traditional dhow sun-set cruises or even a full PADI diving qualification.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
The Jozani Forest is Zanzibar’s National Park and home not only to some amazing fauna and flora but also the Red Colubus Monkey, a very rare species that is only found in Zanzibar. These cool-looking guys are waiting to meet you.
If you are looking for a peaceful yet active escape, look no further; the endless coral reefs in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean offer some of the very the best diving and snorkeling in Zanzibar, and thanks to the steady sideshore winds and numerous sandy spots there is no better place for kite-surfing
This UNESCO protected town is the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar. Be part of a unique mixture of African, Indian, Arab and European cultures when you stay at this beautiful beach hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Stroll past a labyrinth of houses and mosques, cafes and restaurants, shops and bazaars and take a walk through history. Enjoy the unique atmosphere and market vibes of the Darajani and Forondhani Gardens at sunset and taste delicacies from Swahili and Zanzibari cuisine.
Sit back and relax in a traditional Dhow and enjoy some real African romance. Listen to the sounds of taarab music, taste a variety of snacks and drinks, and watch the Zanzibar scenery drifting past. As the sun goes down beyond the horizon of the Indian Ocean, this is a one-of-a-kind experience.
The Zuri Zanzibar Tours give guests the chance to experience more about day-to-day life in Zanzibar. The tours take you away from the crowds and include a visit to the Mangrove trees, exploring on a stand-up paddle board at the Michiamvi village, fishing with the locals, a tour of the Paje Seaweed Farm, a visit to the turtle center and the dhow building market at Nungwi, and a ‚Zanzibar undiscovered‘ tour.
Just a short boat ride from Stone Town you will have the chance to enjoy some real peace and quiet. Prison Island earned its name during colonial times, when it was a prison. Nowadays it is the home of the Giant Aldabran Tortoise colony, as well as peacocks and butterflies, white beaches and a colourful coral reef. Inhale and enjoy.
Smell and taste the spices of Zanzibar! Take a tour to just outside Stone Town and learn everything you wanted to know about spices, herbs and tropical fruits. Find out about lemongrass, papaya, vanilla and others and see how they are cultivated.
Along the main sea promenade, the gardens have views of the most famous buildings of Stone Town, such as the Old Fort and the House of Wonders . At sunset, the gardens turn into a street-food market where you can try delicacies from Swahili and Zanzibari cuisine and enjoy the unique atmosphere.
Located on the beach, the WIMBI Water Sports Center offers the rental of equipment for snorkelling, and various non-motorized water-sports. Its experienced instructors will be happy to arrange diving lessons. Beach games such as volleyball and petanque, as well as several kids‘ games, are also available. Guests can also book the wonderful Dhow sunset cruise, the Ngalawa boat trip, fishing trips and a snorkeling experience through the center.
The Zuri WIMBI Shop is located directly by the beach and offers a great selection of sustainable gifts and other holiday-related items, from original Zanzibar souvenirs and toiletries to Zuri Zanzibar signature amenities.
Experience the most magical moments of Kendwa whilst sailing in ts waters. With delicious bites and refreshing coctails, the Zuri boat sunset trips offer the perfect ending to a perfect day. Alternatively, take a trip during the day for a refreshing sail & swim experience topped-up with a delicious lunch on the beach. Book at the Wimbi Water Sports Centre or contact Reception for more details.
Relax in the hotel’s beautiful green oasis, or in the private “pods” in the Spice Garden. The lush Zuri Spice Garden is the perfect place for a stroll and meditation as the five different glades are lush with an array of diverse plants. Here guests can enjoy cooking classes with one of the hotel’s chefs and enjoy an interactive and authentic way to discover more about Swahili cooking.
Zuri Zanzibar benefits from a fantastic location right in front of Tumbatu Island with its turtle-nestling zone and close to Mnemba Atoll Marine Park, two of the best spots in Zanzibar for diving and snorkelling. The hotel can arrange the latest equipment for your rental, book trips for snorkelling and diving and organise direct pick up at the resort, which, combined with speedboat transport, will save you time. PADI certified courses are also available.
Zuri Zanzibar is a brand new resort based on the beautiful white sandy beach of Northern Zanzibar offering a tranquil and relaxed environment. The resort comprises 55 bungalows, suites and villas looking out over the turquoise waters of the Indian ocean. Zuri Zanzibar puts a huge emphasis on being a tranquil and relaxing haven based on the sandy white shores of Zanzibar. Sheltered in a large lagoon, all bungalows, suites and villas are only a short walk away from the beautiful turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. Zuri Zanzibar is the only African beach property which is member of Design House and is innovative and stylish with a mix of contemporary and curated local furniture. With five different room categories it is able to cater to peoples various requirements.
Based in Kendwa, a huge draw for Zuri Zanzibar is its white sandy private beach. Due to its location in the lagoon this beach is not tidal so guests can swim all day in the clear calm water. This location is also a fantastic spot to sit with a cocktail in hand and experience the very best sunsets Zanzibar has to offer. With its focus on wellbeing, Zuri Zanzibar is able to offer personalized yoga classes, a spa, a beautiful infinity pool, gym and tranquil spaces to just relax and read. It is truly a place to restore and unwind. Zanzibar is of course home to some amazing spices and sea food.
Set above the ground to protect the native flora, Zuri’s villas are dressed in warm Tanzanian teak, eucalyptus and nyasi grass thatch brought in from the mainland. Inside, willowy mosquito nets waft over bouncy beds cleverly outfitted with Evening Breeze, an energy-efficient cooling system hidden in the folds of the net. Hand-sketched murals swirl across the walls. In indoor/outdoor bathrooms, cool concrete-like floors contrast with delicate curtains of handmade paper beads, the craftsmanship of Chaka, a women-led social enterprise. Organic, small-batch Seaweed Co. bath products are made by female seaweed farmers in another of Zuri’s community collaborations. Outdoor terraces, with garden or Indian Ocean views, have come-hither hammocks and wicker furniture in punchy purples, blues and oranges.
Tranquil view of the tropical gardens. One king or two single beds. Offers 66 m2 of living space (41 m2 interior and 25 m2 of private terrace). Accommodates up to 2 adults
Garden bungalow with interconnecting option
Tranquil view of the tropical gardens. One king or two single beds. Offers 66 m2 of living space (41 m2 interior and 25 m2 of private terrace). Accommodates up to 2 adults. Limited availability of interconnected bungalows (necessary to book two units at the time of booking). Interconnected option is perfect for families or close friends.
Ocean View Bungalow
View of the Indian Ocean. One king or two single beds. Offers 66 m2 of living space ( 41 m2 interior and 25 m2 of private terrace). Accommodates up to 2 adults. Limited availability of hilltop interconnected bungalows.
Partial view of the magnificent Indian Ocean. One king or two single beds. Private Jacuzzi. Offers 66 m2 of living space ( 41 m2 interior and 25 m2 of private terrace). Accommodates up to 2 adults.
Combining indoor refinement and outdoor lush vegetation, the Zuri Suites offer partial views to the magnificent Indian Ocean. Separate bedroom and living room area. Private Jacuzzi. One king or two twin beds with an optional single sofa bed. Offers 132 m2 of living space (82 m2 interior and 50 m2 of private terrace). Accommodates up to 3 adults.
Ocean Front Suite
Located just a step away from the beach, this suite offers uninterrupted views of the stunning Indian Ocean. Separate bedroom and living room area. Private Jacuzzi. One king or two twin beds with an optional single sofa bed. Offers 132 m2 of living space (82 m2 interior and 50 m2 of private terrace). Accommodates up to 3 adults.
Ocean Front Three Bedroom Luxury Villa
An exceptional and luxurious villa in an exclusive location with your own private beach and infinity pool. This spacious setting enables family and friends to enjoy their own private paradise on the beautiful island of Zanzibar. Stunning views of the Indian Ocean and the marvellous sunset. Three separate bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, living room, and kitchen with a dining corner. An entertainment room with pool table and relaxing area with TV and multimedia system. One king bed and four single beds.
Ocean Front Two Bedroom Villa
This villa includes all the comfort and charm of a private home. Set in an exclusive ocean-front location with semi-private beach, the villa also features an open-air private jacuzzi. The most amazing views of the Indian Ocean and the marvellous sunset. Two separate bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and a living room with a kitchen corner. One king bed, two single beds and an optional 1 extra bed for child up to age 12.
Garden Two Bedroom Villa
The Garden Two Bedroom Villa is ideal for families or a group of friends. Hidden in its own private garden with partial views of the Indian Ocean and the beautiful sunset, the villa is very spacious with a lot of outside space that includes a large terrace with dining corner and relaxation area as well as a private jacuzzi (195 x 199 x 79 cm).
Zuri’s restaurants, Upendo, Maisha and Bahari Grill & Bar, serve a fusion of African, Indian, Arabian and European cuisine. The seafood is remarkable throughout — try the sweet meat of the barbequed slipper lobster. Sophisticated cocktails that rival any city club are served in Peponi Bar, poolside at Maisha and beachside at Dhow Bar and Bahari Grill & Bar. Before dinner, watch the moon brighten at the treehouse-like terrace of Maisha with a dowa cocktail in hand – meaning ‘medicine’ in Swahili, this tart tipple is made with Konyagi, a Tanzanian spirit, along with lime and honey. Breakfast can be taken buffet style in Upendo or à la carte at Maisha. Go for the ruby-hued hibiscus juice and griddle-fresh pancakes swiped with dewy honey from Iringa in the southern highlands.
Romantic Dinner On The Beach
The Zuri beach is beautiful at any time of the day or night, and there is nothing as romantic or atmospheric as enjoying a candlit beach dinner, together with a private bonfire and a selection of drinks. Zuri Zanzibar offers the unique opportunity of experiencing a magical moment under the starriest of skies.
Dining In A Villa
From fancy cocktails on the pool deck, a live cooking show in the spacious villa’s kitchen, live music on the terrace, to a delicious dinner prepared by your own personal chef, or a private barbeque or gala dinner, the Zuri Villa is the perfect venue for your most special occasion.
Cooking Classes At Zuri Zanzibar
Whatever culinary delicacy you would like to discover and taste, the Zuri team is able to organize cooking lessons in the wonderful premises of the Spice Garden. Get involved from the very first step by learning about the Spices and fresh ingredients during the tour in the garden, read up on Swahili recipes, and then prepare and savour your own delicious meal. Live an amazing experience alongside one of our exceptional chefs.
Middle East Experience
As a tribute to the Middle-East’s huge influence on Zanzibari culture and cuisine, regular events are organized on the pool pergola to enable guests to discover the region’s very special gastronomy. Guests sit on cushions whilst enjoying shishas and drinks, and then feast on delicious, traditional food from Oman and other Middle Eastern regions.
Lunch On The Beach
Enjoy the mesmerizing views of the turquoise waters in a secluded area of the private beach. The “Barefoot” lunch by the sea offers wonderful seafood and fresh fish – the best of the Indian Ocean on a table.
Bahari Seafood Bbq
Evening barbeques are held in the Bahari beach area, where individual guests, large groups and non-residents can enjoy a great choice of seafood, fish and meat, all cooked directly on the specially set up BBQs. Lit by lanterns and fairly-lights in the trees, to the accompaniment of the sea breeze, the beach BBQ offers a very special African environment and a truly special place to eat.
Main Restaurant and Bar
The Upendo Restaurant overlooks the entire resort and serves international cuisine with an African/Indian Ocean twist. The restaurant’s laid-back Zanzibari style and live cooking shows make it the ideal place for breakfast and dinner, whilst its separate deck is ideal for private events or larger dinner groups. Peponi bar in the Zuri Zanzibar offers comfortable benches and sofas for a peaceful and relaxing ambiance. Switch from the sun directly into the cooling shadow of the Peponi Bar and enjoy its high quality selection of gins and cigars.
Famous Zuri Dj Sundowners
The iconic “Sunset Zuri” event with DJ Shambalaya is open to both residents and non-residents and takes place every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday (depending on the weather) from 5 – 7 pm on the Zuri beach front. The most magical moment in Kendwa – the incredible sunset – will be even more fascinating if it is accompanied by Zuri’s special selection of wine, drinks and sweet and salty bites. Choose a standard or premium option to spice up the end of another day of your holiday.
Pool Restaurant and Bar
Decorated in a chic African style, Maisha has a casually upbeat setting with an easy African vibe, and is the perfect venue for enjoying the ocean views. Guests can enjoy its unique fusion cuisine that mixes Southern European and Indian Ocean cuisine throughout the day, and, upon reservation, typical Middle Eastern and Omani food for dinner under the pool’s pergola.
Beach Restaurant & Bar
The beach restaurant & bar embraces its natural surroundings with modern, yet authentic, features. You can enjoy finger food and small bites whilst admiring the Kendwa beach‘s amazing sunset and beautiful starry sky. Choose from the bar’s wide range of original cocktails, aperitifs and special refreshing drinks, including sugar cane cocktails, fruit daiquiris and smoothies.
Jussi, The Chef
Jussi joined Zuri having a colourful gastronomic background. Growing up in Scandinavia, being trained in French cuisine, marrying an Italian, travelling the world; his inspiration seems endless. It is over 20 years when Jussi fell in love with Africa, its people and culture and ever since is greatly ambitious about putting Zanzibar on the culinary world map. At Zuri its your chance to find yourself in his gastronomic wonderland.
Located on the semi-private beach in front of the villas, the private beach bar offers a casual but chic atmosphere for guests staying in the deluxe suites and villas.
Zuri has social hubs aplenty: a fragrant spice garden, an al fresco library, water sports pavilion, yoga deck, open-air gym and spa using all natural products. Favourite spots are the chic ice-blue infinity pool and silk-sand beach.
The 32 metres long infinity pool at the Zuri Zanzibar hotel has a contemporary design and is surrounded by a beautiful natural environment that offers a great alternative to the beach. Guests can relax by the pool whilst enjoying the incredible view of the Indian Ocean.
Yoga outdoor Fitness
Why not balance yourself in the peaceful environment of the beautifully designed yoga deck with its unique water feature and magnificent ocean view. Watch the sunrise or sunset during a yoga lesson or meditation class under the guidance of one of our professional trainers. Private sessions on the beach or in the spice garden are available upon request. Our well-designed outdoor fitness space offers you the chance to explore outdoor natural movement exercises with or without weight equipment, and is a great place to work-out in the fresh air, right in the middle of tropical greenery.
MAUA Wellness has 3 massage rooms and 1 salon. With a wide range of treatment offers – manicure, pedicure, facials, a hairdresser and Jacuzzi deck with sunbeds – it is the perfect place to relax with a cup of Zuri tea.