SafiraBlu Resort Villas

luxury villas in north zanzibar

Safira Blu celebrates the connection between sea and soul. In Nungwi East, on the North Coast of Zanzibar, Safira Blu is away from the tourist crowds and located in 85 acres of lush, tropical, untouched land. With no light pollution it’s the perfect location for star gazing.

The Luxury Resort offers 2 Boutiques, a Beach Bar, a Coffee Shop and Farm to table restaurant as well as a Spice Farm. You’ll be well looked after with 24 hour room service and on call butler service.

Property Type
resort villas
12 villas
adults only
dive centre offsite

Only opened to guests in September 2022 the villas are brand new and beautifully finished

Enjoy a sundowner while listening to live music or DJ

There’s a variety of styles and locations to choose from for snacks and meals

Less than 10 kms from Nungwi and Kendwa’s gorgeous non-tidal beaches, bars and restaurants

If you don’t feel like walking you can zip around on a scooter or golf cart

At the higher end of the budget, but you'll feel so glad you treated yourself!

If your villa doesn't have direct beach access it may be a short walk to get your feet in the sand.

It may be hard to find your partner in the spacious villas!

Swimming in the ocean is only at high tide


Luxurious, relaxing and private, each of the 12 Ocean View villas at Safira Blu are named for their unique and defining features.

Lands Villa has a large deck suspended over the ocean, Boardwalk Villa has a private ocean board walk and an outdoor bar with swinging bar chairs, Bourgain Villa is surrounded by vibrant Bougainvillea plants. There is something for everyone!



The Lifestyle Collection consists of 5 two storied villas with ocean front locations, some with private beach access, all with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Can sleep 4 adults.

The Essentials Collection is 1 Villa tucked away in the wilderness. The private pool has a submerged lounge deck. Can sleep 3 adults.

The Intimate Collection comprises 4 romantic villas just steps from the beach. Each villa has uninterrupted views and unique features such as a walkway leading to the ocean, a cliffhanging bonfire deck, a private stretch of beach or a love swing. Can sleep 4 adults.

The Social Collection is 2 spacious villas with features such as a pool table or rooftop bar. Can sleep 6 adults.


All of the air conditioned villas offer:

  • Private pools with sun loungers & gazebos, and spa tubs
  • Spacious terraces with outdoor living & dining areas
  • Outdoor showers, fire pits and seating areas
  • Satellite TV in living area & bedroom, bluetooth speakers & alarm clocks
  • E-butler service
  • High speed Wi-Fi access
  • Electric golf carts and scooters for getting around the resort


From farm to table, beautiful fresh produce comes from the ocean and Safira Blu’s Spice Farm, fruit and vegetable gardens. A culinary journey awaits you; whether an intimate affair (have your meals served in your villa) or in one of the restaurants or bars.

Innovative, passionate and on trend, acclaimed restaurateur and chef, Rakesh Talwar, combines Zanzibar’s Spice Island cuisine with his own special touch, creating something exciting and new.

BluFire Restaurant
Just steps from the beach, delight all of your senses while dining in the intimate restaurant and bar.

Drunken Monkey Beach Bar
Enjoy a sundowner cocktail or some beach bites while listening to great tunes or live music. Every seat in the house has panoramic views.

Cafe Tamu
Get your sweet and caffeine fix with home made sweets and ice cream, and locally grown and roasted coffee.

Social Bar
If you are looking for a quieter space to relax and enjoy the view make your way to the sunken seating in the social lobby bar which is open all day.


Relax in the spa, lounge by the pool, exercise in the gym or go an adventure. There’s lots to do at Safira Blu.

Kioo Spa
The Spa features two treatment rooms with private bathrooms and outdoor relaxation areas and a couple’s treatment room with a free-standing bath.
Treatments include body treatments, massages, facials, manicure & pedicures, waxing.

Fitness Centre
The fully equipped gym includes dumbbells, kettle bells, weight machines, cardio machines, a squat rack with Olympic lifting bar and plates, and yoga mats.

Safira Blu Spice Garden and farm
No need to leave the resort to go on a Spice Tour.

Make use of the Safira Blue kayaks, stand up paddle boards and snorkeling equipment or book a dive on the Mnemba Atoll

Adventure Trails
Take a hike or a quad bike and go and explore the enormous property.


Safira Blu Luxury Resort and Villas prides itself on being an Eco property that incorporates many green features:

  • All bedding, uniforms and restaurant linen is made from natural fibres (cotton and linen)
  • Paper and plastic products are used sparingly
  • Water heaters are powered by solar
  • Shower heads and taps are low flow to save water
  • Electric golf carts
  • The landscaping is designed to be water-wise for the local wildlife, be reptile friendly and promote bio-diversity.
  • Food waste is composted on the property providing fertilizer and compost for the gardens.


SafiraBlu has a social conscience, 1% of all profits goes back to the community, to 3 projects; local artisans & Chako, Jasso & Animal Rescue ,outreach at Tazari Village. At check out choose the cause closest to your heart (where your 1% will go) and at the end of the year you’ll receive a newsletter showing the differences that you have helped make.

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