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.

Although set in pristine nature, SafiraBlu is close enough to enjoy the nightlife of Nungwi – or visit the gorgeous non-tidal beaches of Kendwa.

This luxury all-villa resort offers a Boutique, a Beach Bar, a Coffee Shop and Farm-to-table Restaurant, as well as a Spice Farm. You’ll be very well looked after with 24-hour room service and on-call butler service!

Property Type
resort villas
12 villas
kids welcome
dive centre offsite
spa & gym

Having only opened in 2022, the SafiraBlu's villas are modern and luxurious

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

There are a variety of styles and locations for dining

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…

Land’s Villa has a large deck suspended over the ocean, The Boardwalk has a private ocean board walk and an outdoor bar with swinging bar chairs, Bougainvilla is surrounded by vibrant Bougainvillea plants…

With 10 One-Bedroom Villas (sleeping up to 3 adults) and 2 Two-Bedroom Villas (sleeping up to 6 adults), there is something for everyone!


The Lifestyle Collection consists of 5 two-storied villas with ocean front locations… Fisherman’s Cove, The Dhow, Bougainvilla, Blue Lagoon and The Boardwalk.

Some of these villas have private beach access, and all have stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Can sleep 3 adults.

The Essentials Collection comprises of the Tropical Nest Villa – which is set back in pristine 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… Lover’s Bae, Land’s End, Breakwater and Endless Horizon.

Each of these villas 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 3 adults.

The Social Collection consists of 2 spacious two-bedroom villas, with features such as a pool table or rooftop bar.  The Verandah and Secluded Canopy can both sleep up to 6 adults.

All Safira Blu villas feature:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Private pools, spa tubs, sun loungers & gazebos
  • 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
  • Nespresso machine, mini-fridge and kitchenette
  • 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 Safira Blu’s talented chefs take you on a gastronomic journey through flavors from around the globe.

Drunken Monkey Beach Bar
Enjoy a sundowner cocktail and tapas 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.

In-Villa Service
If you prefer intimate privacy, the In-Villa Dining service brings the restaurant experience into the comfort of your own sanctuary…

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

Safira Blu Spice Garden and Farm
No need to leave the resort to go on a Spice Tour!

Make use of the 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 explore Safira’s enormous property.

Engage with the local Maasai, who not only serve as Safira’s on-site security, but also offer you an opportunity to immerse yourself in their rich culture. Discover their traditions, master the art of archery and spear-throwing, and join in their vibrant festivities, from singing and dancing to the exhilarating Maasai jumping!

Excursions to Kendwa & Nungwi
Take a short trip to enjoy the buzz of Nungwi, or visit the stunning non-tidal beaches of Kendwa… both less than 10km away from Safira Blu.

Kioo Spa offers an integrated approach to relaxation, grounded in the belief that there is no better avenue to well-being than that which is found when connected to the earth and sea.

Enjoy traditional spa treatments while indulging in beautiful views of the Indian Ocean and lush tropical greenery, or close your eyes and listen to the rhythm of the waves and breathe deeply, allowing the scents of fresh flowers to tease your senses!

Kioo Spa offers:

  • Two treatment rooms for massages, facials and body treatments with views of the ocean, private bathrooms and outdoor relaxation areas
  • One couple’s treatment room with a freestanding tub for a fully immersive relaxation experience before or after your treatment
  • Manicure & pedicure areas

SafiraBlu’s fully equipped gym provides the perfect escape for those who love to stay active, even during their getaway.

Enjoy an invigorating view of the ocean from the gym, making your workout one with the surrounding scenery. Safira believes in finding a balance between relaxation and rejuvenation… after all, a healthy holiday is a happy holiday! 

SafiraBlu gym offers: 

  • Cardio and weight machines
  • Squat rack with Olympic lifting bar and plates
  • Kettle bells & dumbbells
  • Benches
  • Yoga mats 

1% of all Safira Blu’s profits goes back to the community, to 3 projects: local artisans & Chako, Jasso & Animal Rescue, outreach at Tazari Village. At check-out, just 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.

Safira Blu Resort 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
  • 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.

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