Resort Introduction by The General Manager
Zuri means beautiful in Swahili, which is precisely the feeling we want you to experience in our 32 acre micro-universe. When thinking how to evoke its beauty to you sensually, we focused on 3 areas: The beach. Unlike most local beaches where one must walk 500m to swim at low tide, ours, settled in the large lagoon, is always perfect. I personally consider it as one of the best on Earth. The hotel is not made up of rooms; just villas, and bungalows. Each separated from one another to attain absolute privacy, and all of them with outdoor showers and large terraces. The garden is the icing on the cake. Zuri itself is a garden. All the units are just part of an enormous tropical park which you can enjoy by walking through.
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF OUR Resort
Opened in 2018, Zuri Zanzibar is a 5-star lifestyle resort located in a prime position in Kendwa on the north-western coast of Zanzibar. It boasts a 300-metre long pristine beach that is unaffected by tidal movements and ideal for swimming and viewing the breath-taking sunsets. The resort offers accommodation in 55 bungalows, suites and villas that sits comfortably within Zuri’s 32 acre micro-universe. Designed by Jestico+Whiles, certified with a Gold for Sustainable Design by EarthCheck and a member of Design Hotels, Zuri Zanzibar combines elegant contemporary design with a considerate, sustainable build in an authentic African atmosphere.
Guests can choose from one of the 3 restaurants and 4 bars, whether it is a romantic dinner at the beach or a Zuri signature cocktail at the pool with sunset views. The unforgettable “Dining by Design” concept offers a fusion of European, African, Arabic and Indian cuisine, creating a rainbow of sensational flavours and bringing the very best of Indian Ocean cuisine.
Zuri Zanzibar is part of the ‘Back to Nature’ movement, and is involved in several long-term initiatives that help the local communities with main focus on education, environment and waste management.
– Wellness & Yoga center
– Outdoor gym
– 32 m infinity pool
– Water sports & diving center
– Spice Garden & Spice House
– Book & DVD library
– Sustainable gift shop
The beach is one of the highlights of the resort. With its beautiful cliff backdrop, and 300 metres of sand to enjoy, guests have plenty of space to relax in total privacy and to swim all day long, without any tidal impact. For the active guests, there is a water sports & diving center available. The beach is the perfect spot for sunset watching with sundowners and live DJ sessions taking place three times a week. A towel service is available and the villas and suites have their own private area and bar.
Total Number of Rooms: 55
All of Zuri’s 55 bungalows, suites and villas are fitted-out with a mix of stylish contemporary furniture and local artisanal features and artwork, ensuring a wonderful tropical experience of indoor/outdoor living, with rooms flowing seamlessly out to generous terraces surrounded by lush tropical gardens. All inclusive, all inclusive premium and full board supplements are available upon request, in addition to standard half board rates.
With views of a tropical garden, the tranquil Garden Bungalow is your open-plan paradise with warm woods, soft drapes, high quality furniture and a swinging hammock on the large terrace. - 66sqm (710sqft) - King bed or twin - Garden view - Terrace (25sqm) - Complimentary WiFi - Air-conditioning or eco-friendly evening breeze - Shower Each individually designed Garden Bungalow combines a global design flair with local materials, expertise and craftsmanship. A cozy, inviting bed is bedecked with drapes while statement pieces of furniture such as the desk and lounge chair give the room character. The 25-square-meter terrace portends languid afternoons spent in the hammock.
Room Size: 66sqm
Max Capacity: 2 Adult
Ocean view bungalow
Your own private bungalow with view of the Indian Ocean and a large terrace with a hammock from which to enjoy them. - 66sqm (710sqft) - King bed or twin - Ocean view - Terrace (25sqm) - Complimentary WiFi - Air-conditioning or eco-friendly evening breeze - Shower The Ocean view Bungalow has view of the Indian Ocean. Thatched roofs, cozy beds with flowing drapes, warm woods, well-chosen furniture, and strong references to Zanzibar’s heritage and craftsmanship make your stay in paradise that much more magical. The roomy, 25-square-meter terrace invites you to spend languid afternoons in the hammock.
Room Size: 66sqm
Max Capacity: 2 Adult
The ultimate in indulgence, enjoy partial views of the glimmering Indian Ocean from your private bungalow, including the Jacuzzi. - 66sqm (710sqft) - King bed or twin - Partial Ocean view - Terrace (25sqm) - Complimentary WiFi - Air-conditioning or eco-friendly evening breeze - Shower - Jacuzzi The Jacuzzi Bungalow has partial views of the magnificent Indian Ocean. Thatched roofs, cozy beds with flowing drapes, warm woods, well-chosen furniture, and strong references to Zanzibar's heritage and craftsmanship make your stay in paradise that much more magical. The roomy, 25-square-meter terrace invites you to spend languid afternoons in the hammock.
Room Size: 66sqm
Max Capacity: 2 Adult
The Jacuzzi Suite combines indoor elegance and lush outdoor vegetation with an open-plan layout and 50 square meters of private terrace. The suite offers partial views of the magnificent Indian Ocean and has a bedroom and a living area. The gorgeous, roomy bathroom boasts a Jacuzzi.
Room Size: 132sqm
Max Capacity: 3 Adult
Ocean-Front Two Bedroom Villa
Savor the most marvellous sunsets from this villa, set in an exclusive ocean-front location with your own private beach and an open-air Jacuzzi. - 260sqm (2,799sqft) - King bed and twin beds - Two bedrooms - Two bathrooms - Living and kitchen area - Ocean front located - Terrace (80sqm) - Complimentary WiFi - Air-conditioning or eco-friendly evening breeze - Shower and outdoor bathtub - Jacuzzi - Selected water sports - Access to the semi-private VIP beach The villa includes all the comforts and charm of a private home along with the most amazing views of the Indian Ocean. Two spacious bedrooms have their own en suite bathrooms with showers and luxurious baths. The living area has a kitchen corner while the 80-square-meter terrace with comfy lounge seating encourages slow-paced living.
Room Size: 260sqm
Max Capacity: 4 Adults
Ocean-Front Three Bedroom Luxury Villa
An exceptional, spacious and luxuriously appointed villa in an exclusive location with your own beach and infinity pool. Enjoy your own private paradise with family and friends. - 500sqm (5,382sqft) - 2 king beds and twin beds - Ocean front location - Three bedrooms - Three bathrooms - Living room - Kitchen and dining area - Terrace - Complimentary WiFi - Air-conditioning or eco-friendly evening breeze - Shower and outdoor bathtub - Jacuzzi - Access to the private VIP part of the beach - Selected water sports The ultra-spacious villa is set up for the most stunning views of the ocean as well as spectacular sunsets. Three bedrooms offer king bed in master bedroom, two single beds or king beds in guest´s bedrooms along with en suite three bathrooms. A living room, kitchen and dining corner are outfitted with everything you need for a luxurious stay. There's even a game room with a pool table, cardio-machine, a multimedia system, library, plus a 12-meter outdoor infinity pool and Jacuzzi.
Room Size: 500sqm
Max Capacity: 6 Adults
Total Event Venues: 8
Maximum Event Capacity: 200
Whether you want a simple cocktail reception, a private gathering, a full-scale gala dinner or the most romantic Zanzibar beach wedding, Zuri offers many exclusive and natural locations for a truly unforgettable special occasion. The private beach area is the perfect spot for events including wedding ceremonies, group lunches, special occasions and bonfires. The Spice Garden offers an excellent alternative to the beach for just about any event or entertainment. Our professional sales team can assist you in organising a tailor-made experience.