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Kendwa Beach, Kendwa 73107 Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 01/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 6 hotels in Kendwa
Travelers' Choice
Zuri Zanzibar offers a completely unique experience in Zanzibar for anyone that wants to try something off the beaten African tracks; a place that allows guests a feeling of peace and tranquility. The resort is nestled on the most beautiful white beach of the northern west shores of Unguja, 50 km from Stone Town and its international airport. The hotel’s private 300 meters west-facing beach is free of any tide-impact, allowing for safe swimming all day long and uniquely breath-taking sunsets. Combining elegant contemporary design from the team at Jestico+Whiles, with a considerate, sustainable build and an authentic African atmosphere, this Design Hotel member offers memorable, mindful, Indian Ocean escapes. Zuri Zanzibar is ecologically and socially responsive, offering lifestyle accommodation in 56 bungalows, suites and villas, that sits comfortably with Zanzibar’s culture, climate and geography.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Nightclub / DJ
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Swahili
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Carmen C wrote a review Jun 6
1 contribution
I went there during my Honey Moon and it was a really good experience. The facilities and services are very luxory and people are so kind. I want to thank all of them ,but specially Jamal, for how they took care of us!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Prithi M wrote a review May 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates59 contributions7 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
This has to be one of the best places I've ever stayed in - the whole experience was just fantastic, right from the front gate through to the beach lounge area. The staff made great efforts to ensure everyone felt safe (hand sanitisers everywhere, extra masks available if you needed it, and staff wore masks themselves), which was a relief as this was my first trip during the pandemic. Food - great selection, both at the buffet for breakfast and themed dinners and for lunch at the restaurant by the pool. I truly enjoyed the local dishes on offer. Recommend getting the all inclusive so you get lunch + alcohol (breakfast and dinner was already included in my rate). Rooms - very tastefully done and thoughtful elements throughout, from electric sockets within reach of the bed, nightlights, cooling options, and a wonderfully comfy bed I wish I had at home! The turndown service each day was lovely - they dim the lights, put the mosquito nets down gracefully, leave water by the bed and give you the most amazing coconut cookies for a midnight snack! Such a nice touch. The resort itself - is sprawling, take time to walk around the little paths between the different villas, it is so green and lush. They do have a spa on site, I didn't get to use it. And they do have a yoga center which charges for classes, but they did have one free class on one day so I did that, so nice! The pool - fantastic, over 6 feet deep at one end so its amazing to swim in, great for laps, and the kids liked it too (saw a happy family spend time there). The beach - is gorgeous with lots of palm trees and well-spaced loungers. There is a bar down there who will bring you lunch and drinks. Attentive staff, and security guards at the edge of the beach who keep the basket and trinket vendors away. Great place to spend the day. The sunset is particularly gorgeous, given that the resort faces West. Special thanks to Nina, Hassan, Amina, Amir, Benezeck and the team at the beach for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: The bungalows on the top level have a view of the sea. Some bungalows come with a jacuzzi, at an...
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Response from Zuri Team, Innkeeper at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Prithim, we are delighted to read these words. Thank you so much for your review. We shared your comments with our team. Please, come back soon. We will be waiting for you with a cookie and the cocktail to accompany you during one of the magical Kendwa sunsets. All the best, your Zuri team
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Mila* wrote a review Jun 4
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Zuri in Swahili means “beautiful” and our stay there was exactly that! From the moment you enter the gates you know you’re in for something special and extraordinary. Staying at Zuri is an experience in itself! We were blown away by the beauty of the lush gardens, the pristine beach, the thoughtful design and attention to detail. We also enjoyed the sunset bonfires on the beach, the well made cocktails at the beach bar, the amazing live band, the themed dinner buffets, and the beautiful spa. And, as if that is not enough, the staff go above and beyond to make you feel welcomed and accommodated. This review would not be complete without a special thank you to all the beautiful loving souls that work at Zuri who made our stay so incredible! Romany, Ramadhan, Juma, Davidson, Rehema, Johari, Habibu, Muana, Safina, Pia, Eric...and the rest of the crew, Thank you so much! We wish you and your families all the best and we can’t wait to be reunited with all of you again! Asante Sana❤️ P.S. We would definitely recommend taking the All Inclusive Offer as it can get quite pricey otherwise. It’s so worth it!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Maíra wrote a review Jun 2
1 contribution
Me and my husband Gustavo were there may 2021 for our elopement and honeymoon... the place is beautiful, the gardens are really amazing and gave us lots of privacy. Our room was really nice and clean. Food is really good, specially breakfast. We had so many nice experiences there: sunset yoga, sunset cruise, couples massage, sundowner... and our wedding! Staff was so friendly and welcoming! Special thanks to Romany and William who made our stay there unforgettable! We loved it and hope to go back in the near future!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Zuri Team, Innkeeper at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Zuri Friends, it was our absolute pleasure having you staying with us at Zuri and allowing for such special lifetime moments to happen just here. It's wonderful you could experience the resort at its fullest. Be ensured you are welcome back any time. Just call us and we will be waiting with a fresh coconut. Best, William, Romany & entire Zuri team
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Michael F wrote a review May 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates20 contributions16 helpful votes
Perfect surroundings, stunning location, serene environment, attention to detail in every aspect of the operation conducted by a world class team of staff...truly perfect. Nina & Romany...thank you so much guys we’ll be back soon. I can’t recommend more strongly taking the time out of your life and experiencing what the team has built they’ve done an amazing job and continue to do so from the minute you step into the reception to the farewell on the way home...thanks team Zuri you guys rock.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Cardomon Villa 26...thank me later you won’t regret it.
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Response from Zuri Team, Innkeeper at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you, Michael! Asante Sana, what an honor to be hosting you. We believe it's the people that make the Zuri magic. And you are One of them. We are waiting to see you back. Romany, Nina & the entire Zuri team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zuri Zanzibar
Which popular attractions are close to Zuri Zanzibar?
Nearby attractions include Kendwa Beach (0.3 miles) and Bahati Beach Boutique (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Zuri Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Zuri Zanzibar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Zuri Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Zuri Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zuri Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistro' del Mar, Essence Restaurant, and Fisherman lokal restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zuri Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Zuri Zanzibar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Zuri Zanzibar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zuri Zanzibar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zuri Zanzibar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Zuri Zanzibar?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (1.9 miles).