Situated on Zanzibar’s west coast, on the north of the main island of Unguja, Zuri’s location almost guarantees sublime Indian Ocean sunsets turning the sky red, orange, and gold. It’s proximity to the equator ensures tropical sunshine and warm seas, while the resort’s proximity to Stone Town and its UNESCO-enshrined wonders means Zanzibar’s enthralling culture is never far away.
The cozy individual bungalows combine the use of natural materials with contemporary flourishes to create a home away from home. Some also offer the possibility of interconnecting with neighboring bungalows, making them ideal for families, and the additional option of a private jacuzzi.
Suites extend the living space further, with a separate bedroom and lounge, while the resorts two-bedroom oceanfront villas are positioned on a private stretch of beach complete with its own bar-restaurant for the ultimate in secluded getaways.
The Public Areas
Zuri was built around the pure white sands of a palm-fringed beach free of any significant tides and safe for swimming throughout the day. Its here that guests are able to take part in yoga lessons, while the Maua Wellness massage rooms provide spa treatments and the three restaurants plenty of choice when it comes to meals. The resort’s gardens are equally important, and occupy a full quarter of the resort’s area. The 32 m-long infinity pool provides an additional place to take a dip, while the resort’s own dive centre has everything guests need to delve beneath the waves, including PADI certified dive courses.
A melting pot of different cultures over centuries, the Zanzibari archipelago has a culture unlike anywhere else. Perhaps most clearly visible in the narrow streets of the islands’ capital, Stone Town, visitors will discover traditionally decorated and designed doorways from the Middle East, a cathedral straight out of England, spices from India, and Islamic traditions stemming from its nearest East African neighbours.
Relax alongside the infinity pool while enjoying views across to the beach and Indian Ocean, explore the spice garden and its private pods, made up of five lush glades and also the location of Swahili cooking classes from the hotel’s chefs. Close to some of the best dive sites on the island, Zuri can organise everything you will need for snorkelling and scuba diving excursions, and also offers PADI certified diving courses. If you’d prefer to stay above the waves, equipment for various water sports including surfing is available, while there’s a book and DVD library beside reception.
Address: Kendwa, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Phone: +255 245 500 111