Zuri Zanzibar

luxury resort in kendwa

The fabulous Zuri Zanzibar is one of the Spice Island’s newer resorts, and is perfectly located on Kendwa Beach… which is renowned for it’s swimming (there’s no tidal impact) and amazing sunsets!

Zuri Zanzibar features ultra-modern facilities and environmentally-friendly architecture, with all 55 Bungalows, Suites and Beach Villas situated in a lush tropical landscape that overlooks the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.

Property Type
luxury beach resort
55 suites & villas
kids club
dive centre
spa & gym


Complimentary bottle of Sparkling Wine,
20% discount for 1 hour Couple Massage,
one Lunch on the Beach for two,
VIP present,
Romantic Room Decoration,
Sundowners served on the room terrace (one day during the stay)

combinable with all other offers
minimum stay 4 nights,
not valid during Festive season,
valid for 1 year after civil wedding (wedding certificate required)

Additional 10% DISCOUNT
(On top of any other offer from Zuri!)

must book 6 months in advance
not applicable to the 3 Bedroom Villa
not valid for festive season

Great location on Zanzibar’s best swimming beach

A great variety of watersports like diving, snorkeling, kitesurfing, and sunset dhow cruises

Stylish and beautifully designed bungalows, suites and villas are very private due to the lush gardens

Zuri has its own Spice Garden, with many tranquil spots for peaceful moments. Yoga and cooking classes are also offered here

Enjoy breathtaking sunsets at the beach, while sipping on cocktails and listening to the House DJ, who spins tunes regularly

Zuri is incredibly popular and is often fully booked. It will help to be flexible with your dates

Zuri can be expensive for families. The bungalows only sleep 2 people, the suites sleep 3... so families need to book 2 interconnected bungalows

Zuri is a big resort... so if you're looking for a small and intimate stay, it may not be the best fit

Most of the 55 bungalows, suites and villas offer stunning views over the Indian Ocean, although some of the bungalows offer just a partial ocean view or tranquil tropical garden view.

Well-known designers Jestico & Whiles have expertly combined modern tourism requirements with the unique atmosphere of the Zanzibar Spice Islands.

Accommodation is divided into 4 categories:

  • 46 Bungalows
  • 6 Suites
  • 2 Two-bedroomed Villas
  • 1 Three-bedroom Villa

All 46 Bungalows are designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and contemporary style. Adorned throughout with local furniture and decorated with African artwork, all bungalows feature outside showers and spacious private terraces.

The 6 exclusive suites feature extended living space and generous private terrace areas, and offer the very best of the Zuri Zanzibar‘s impeccable style.

The 3 private beach villas are all set in an exclusive ocean front location, complete with their own private stretch of beach. Other features, such as a spacious Jacuzzi, will ensure total relaxation in your own private paradise.

All rooms offer the following amenities:

  • ‘Evening Breeze’ air-conditioning
  • 48-inch flat screen TV with satellite channels
  • In-room (laptop sized) safe
  • Drinking water
  • Complimentary Tea and Coffee making facilities
  • Overhead fans
  • DVD, game station, entertainment center
  • Hairdryer
  • Kimono
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi internet connection
  • Minibar

Dining at the Zuri Zanzibar features a delicious fusion of African, European, Indian and Arabic cuisine.

The fabulous natural setting of Zuri Zanzibar provides an ideal backdrop for an exceptional dining experience… whether you choose to be on the beach, at the swimming pool, at one of the 2 beach front restaurants, or even in the privacy of your own villa.

The Main Upendo Restaurant and Peponi Bar
The Upendo Restaurant overlooks the entire Zuri Zanzibar resort and offers international cuisine with an African/Indian Ocean twist. The restaurant’s laid-back Zanzibari style make it the ideal place for breakfast and dinner, and its separate deck is ideal for private events or larger dinner parties. The Peponi Bar offers comfortable benches and elegant sofas in a peaceful and relaxing setting. After a day in the  sun, relax in the cool shadows of the Peponi Bar and enjoy its fine selection of gins and cigars.

Maisha Pool Restaurant & Bar
Adorned in chic African style, Maisha offers a casual, yet stylish atmosphere that’s perfect for enjoying the expansive ocean views. The unique fusion cuisine mixes Southern European and Indian Ocean treats by day… and typical Middle Eastern and Omani food by night.

Beach Restaurant & Bar
The casual beach restaurant & bar embraces its natural surroundings with modern, yet authentic, design features. Enjoy tasty finger food and tapas whilst admiring Kendwa Beach‘s sensational sunsets and beautiful starry skies. The Beach Bar features a wide range of cocktails, aperitifs and special refreshing drinks.

Dhow Bar
Located on Zuri Zanzibar’s private beach, this private beach bar offers a laid back, but chic atmosphere for guests staying in the deluxe beach suites and villas.

Dining by Design
„Dining by Design“ offers an unforgettable opportunity to have your own romantic candlelight dinner (or private cooking lesson) in various different locations around the resort.

Other Dining Experiences
The Zuri Zanzibar also offers traditional high teas, private beach dinners, villa host and room service, as well as many other extras – all prepared to the finest detail to ensure that Zuri’s guests enjoy their holiday to the full.

Infinity Pool
The expansive 32m long infinity pool‘ at the Zuri Zanzibar has a contemporary design, surrounded by a beautiful tropical environment that offers a great alternative to the beach. Zuri’s guests can relax by the pool while enjoying stunning views of the azure Indian Ocean.

Book and DVD Library
Zuri Zanzibar offers an expansive range of books and DVDs in it’s library, which is located in the reception area. With a book collection offering a wide selection of international and African books, and a DVD collection with over 500 recent and classic movie titles, there is certainly something for everyone!

Spice Garden
The lush, tropical Zuri Spice Garden is the perfect place for a stroll or meditation in any of the five different glades. Here you can also enjoy cooking classes with one of Zuri’s friendly chefs as you discover more about Swahili cooking in an authentic and interactive way.

Diving Centre
Zuri Zanzibar benefits from a fantastic location. The resort lies directly in front of Tumbatu Island (with its protected turtle-nesting zone), and close to the Mnemba atoll marine park – which are two of the best spots in Zanzibar for diving and snorkeling. The Zuri offers the latest in diving equipment for rental, books snorkeling and diving trips, and organises direct pick up at the resort. PADI certified courses are also available.

Wimbi Watersports Centre and Shop
The WIMBI Water Sports Centre offers equipment for snorkeling and various non-motorized water-sports. Wimbi’s instructors will be happy to arrange diving lessons, beach games (such as volleyball and petanque), as well as various different kids‘ games. You can also book a fabulous Dhow sunset cruise, a Ngalawa boat trip, and various different fishing trips through the centre.

Maua Spa
MAUA Wellness Spa has 3 massage rooms and a salon that offers a wide range of treatments (such as manicures, pedicures and facials) as well as a hairdresser. Zuri’s spa also has a Jacuzzi deck with sunbeds, which is a perfect place to relax with a nice cup of tea!

Zuri offers yoga classes in a peaceful environment, with a magnificent ocean view… where you can take in one of Zanzibar’s famous sunrises or sunsets during your yoga lesson! Private lessons are also available upon request.

Wild Fitness and Outdoor Gym
Explore natural movement exercises in Zuri Zanzibar’s outdoor fitness area.

Zuri Zanzibar’s beach is undoubtedly a highlight of the resort. With a dramatic cliff backdrop and 300m of powder white sand to enjoy, you can relax in total privacy and swim all day long, with no tidal impact. The beach is the perfect place to spend a day, whether swimming or sunbathing, and to enjoy its dining areas for special occasions such as romantic dinners or wedding ceremonies.

Private Beach
Guests of the villas and beach suites can enjoy their own private beach, equipped with sunbeds, that offers the ideal spot for sundowners, BBQs and a visit to the chic Dhow Bar.

Open Beach
With a beautiful cliff background and wide open spaces, Zuri Zanzibar’s open beach area is the perfect spot for private events, including wedding ceremonies, special occasions, bonfires and sundowners.

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