• Zuri Zanzibar Aerial View Beach
  • Zuri Zanzibar Beach
  • Zuri Zanzibar Bungalow
  • Zuri Zanzibar Bungalow Sun
  • Zuri Zanzibar Maisabar
  • Zuri Zanzibar Oceanfront Suite
  • Zuri Zanzibar Oceanfront Villa
  • Zuri Zanzibar Oceanfront Villa 2
  • Zuri Zanzibar Oceanfront Villa 3
  • Zuri Zanzibar Pool View
  • Zuri Zanzibar Sundowners
  • Zuri Zanzibar Upendo Restaurant

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Zuri means beautiful in Swahili, the language of the island of Zanzibar, and beautiful certainly is an apt description for this new resort.  Located on Kendwa Beach on the north-west coast the resort is made of up just 55 designer bungalows, suites and villas with ceilings reaching for the sky are spread across 32 acres of tropical garden including a private spice garden, complete with its own relaxation pods.

The accommodation faces West and the majority of the 55 Bungalows, Suites and Villas offer stunning views over the ocean whilst just a few bungalows offer a partial ocean view or are located amongst the tranquil tropical gardens. Beautiful and elegant interiors are combined with a unique African flavour which includes local artworks.

Zuri Zanzibar Room Types


With their outside showers and generous private terraces, the Bungalows provide the unique experience of inside/outside living.

Garden bungalows have views of the tropical gardens and there are a few interconnecting options for families.

Ocean view bungalows have panoramic views of the ocean and there are also a few interconnecting units.

The Jacuzzi bungalows have partial ocean views and a private jacuzzi.

Facilities include:

  • Air-con
  • Private, fully furnished terrace
  • Tropical outdoor shower
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • Organic bath products
  • Unlimited Wifi
  • 48-inch flat screen TV with satellite


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Zuri Suite

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
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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
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Ocean Front Villa (2-bedroom)

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
  • Offers 260 m2 of living space (180 m2 interior and 80 m2 of private terrace)
  • Accommodates up to 4 adults and 1 child
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Luxury Ocean Front Villa (3-bedroom)

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, cardio-machine, and relaxing area with TV and multimedia system
  • One king bed, four single beds and an optional 2 extra beds for children up to age 12
  • Offers 500 m2 of living space ( 350 m2 indoor and 150 m2 outdoor features ) - private 12 m outdoor pool, jacuzzi and Zen pond
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Zuri Zanzibar Facilities

Upendo Restaurant

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.

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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

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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.

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Dhow Bar

Located on the 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.

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Water Sport Centre

Located on the beach, the WIMBI Water Sports Centre 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. 

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Divng Centre

The Zuri 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. 

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Maua Wellness

MAUA Wellness has 3 massage rooms and 1 salon and offers a wide range of treatments, manicures, pedicures, facials and a hairdresser.  This spa also has a Jacuzzi deck with sunbeds, creating one of the best places in Zanzibar to relax with a cup of tea.

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Spice Garden

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.

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At a glance

  • Located in Kwenda Village, just 50km from Stone Town & the airport
  • West facing for unforgettable sunsets
  • 55 bungalows, suites & beach villas
  • Exciting dining offering a fusion of European, Arabic, Indian and African cuisine.
  • White sandy beach offering safe swimming all day