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Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa

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Michamvi Rd, Pingwe Tanzania
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#2 of 6 in Pingwe
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
4.1
Value
3.9
On a deserted white sandy beach, at 65 km from Stone Town, lies Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, an international five-star hotel, winner of the World Travel Awards as Tanzania Leading Resort and Africa Leading Beach Resort 2011 .It is one of the most luxurious hotels on the east coast of Zanzibar, where, even during low tide, it’s possible to enjoy a comfortable swim in the ocean.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Indoor play area for children
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Saltwater pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Hiking
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 2 more
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Taan wrote a review Apr 2022
Africa8 contributions1 helpful vote
Jambo! My Family of 4 spent 10 days in Late March at Karafuu Beach Resort in Zanzibar. What a great time we had throughout our stay. Nothing was too much trouble and where possible the hotel team accommodated all our requests. Highlights were the meal theme nights with the Masai and Swahili nights standing out. The meals in the main restaurant had a great variety & the staff were so welcoming. Every evening there was after-dinner entertainment showcasing local talent which we thoroughly enjoyed. Great daily activities like the before-lunch water aerobics. - poolside staff at the bar were always friendly & ready with a lovely cocktail or mocktail. The water sports coordinated by the Wimbi Dive center must be mentioned as the owner Mahomed and his team went over and above to make our trip memorable with diving, snorkeling & fishing - we even saw dolphins. We booked on the all-inclusive package which is highly recommended. Asante sana Karafuu! We will be back
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: We were happy with room 1 & 2 - beachfront with stunning views & close to the water's...
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Zara-SA wrote a review Mar 2022
Cape Town, South Africa221 contributions67 helpful votes
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Stayed 5 days at this resort. What I loved about this resort is that the beach is 1 minute walk away and that you are able to swim in the sea. You also have the option of renting a small boat ($10) to go to sandbank and enjoy the lovely warm water.  siblings did dive lessons at the resort and Mohamed & Team were very patient.  You can book excursions at Hotel. They have a lovely beach shop at resort. Gardens are beautiful and well kept. Rooms were cleaned everyday. They have Aircon and Fan.  food wasn't gourmet however you won't starve and they always topping up dishes and the F & B manager was always friendly and accommodating.  They do charge $1.50 for Bottled water... Water in a glass is free. They Do give you a 750ml water in the Room that was replenished every evening. We were on the All Inclusive package which makes things easier when kids are with.  They have a Pizzeria on-site and the pizza was very tasty.  They have Masai standing by beach so even though the beach is public we didn't have any problems with the beach boys.  Our Spa experience was mediocre although the views of the Spa were breathtaking.  All in all the Staff at this resort were always pleasant, friendly and accommodating and we throughly enjoyed our stay. Drive from Airport to Resort is about 90mins
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Rooms 112 & 113 and Room 601 - 605 are close to reception and restaurant. able to get wifi in room.
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Response from Team Marketing Karafuu, Marketing at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much Zara for the nice, detailed review, we really appreciate the compliments to the location the diving center, the gardens and our staff. We are happy you had a good time with us and hope you'll visit us again soon!
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Bas G wrote a review Mar 2022
9 contributions2 helpful votes
DO NOT DIVE HERE! We got decompression sickness because of the bad equipment and guiding. We even signalled that we had symptoms of DCS at the boat and they were waived away for being sea sickness. We therefore didn’t get proper 1st aid, spent 7 days in a decompression tank and both still have symptoms that will probably never go away. Please do not dive here for your own safety!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: DO NOT DIVE HERE!!!! It is not safe!! Please check out the equipment, presence of oxygen and...
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Monika K wrote a review Mar 2022
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Absolutely breathtaking. Beautiful hotel, incredible nature views, stuff of the hotel did everything to make us to feel as best as we can. We had also 6months baby with us, stuff felt in love with baby, they were very friendly to her. I have to point out Mossau from restaurant and Ackim from Guest Relationship - great to meet you two! Kijiji restaurant - main one, every day we were able to choose, many many many variants. Delicious, I can only recommend all inclusive in this hotel, it Is really worth it. Rooms clean every day, cleaning lady Is very kind And full of respect regarding baby. We will ve happy to return back to this hotel. Thank you Karafuu.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Team Marketing Karafuu, Marketing at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much Omonikak for the nice review, we really appreciate the compliments on the location, the food and our staff. We will make sure to report your compliments! We are really happy that you enjoyed your time at Karafuu with your daughter, and we hope to see you again soon
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Andrei wrote a review Mar 2022
31 contributions2 helpful votes
The resort was outstanding from all points of view. The amenities and finishing touches in the rooms reflected the 5 star rating so did the multiple restaurants that we tried within the premises. All the staff were incredible nice and friendly and had some very good conversations with them. Lots of pools and amazing beach area.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Lalova A wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
How can I write about paradise? We had perfect stay at Karafuu, staff were very friendly, very clean hotel room, nice view and very good food. It is a little paradise for us. The staffs at pool were cute and cool. Best spa view what we ever saw! Try the spa! Thank you Karaffuu Beach Resort!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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gonen eitan wrote a review Oct 2021
Tiberias, Israel5 contributions1 helpful vote
Zanzibar is a verey special island and Karapuu hotel as well The staff is polite and help with any matters Eerey good hotel and spa facilities Excellent food Beautiful beach The staff offers verey good tourts Highly recommended Thanks a lot for the pleasent stay We will be back soon
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Team Marketing Karafuu, Marketing at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa
Responded Nov 2, 2021
Thank you very much for your kind review! We are sure the staff will greatly appreciate your compliments. We are happy you had a good time at Karafuu and enjoyed the food, the beach and the spa too. We will be happy to welcome you again soon!!!
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dodah000 wrote a review Oct 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
The resort was amazing.The beach and the pool are amazing. The staff at the reception are very helpful The spa and the diving centre are very professional and 5 stars spa and diving centre .especial thanks to Mr. Modather and Mr. Mohamed. Everything was great.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Team Marketing Karafuu, Marketing at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa
Responded Oct 27, 2021
Thank you very much for your amazing review! We are sure the staff will greatly appreciate your compliments. We are happy you had a good time at Karafuu and enjoyed the beach, the pool and the diving centre too. Hope to see you again soon!!!
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Ana P wrote a review Oct 2021
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We had really nice stay at Karafuu Resort, after 10 days of safari some relax was needed. The view is perfect, staff very friendly and they did us upgrade of the room because of our honeymoon. The food was good as well. We hadn't expect a lot, but finally we had a great experience!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Team Marketing Karafuu, Marketing at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa
Responded Oct 4, 2021
It makes us really happy to know you had a good time with us during your honeymoon. Thank you so much for your kind compliments, we hope to see you again for your next vacation!!
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Oana C wrote a review Oct 2021
Europe1 contribution
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My friend and I spent a vacation of imagination and it was very beautiful in the depths of the Indian Ocean accompanied by the wonderful divers at the diving center. We took many pictures and videos while diving to bring back memories again and document them. It was really a wonderful vacation and I thank Mohamed, the diving director for his services...really He is the maker of happiness..😍 and the hotel family. Thank you and I will come visit you soon,♥️♥️♥️
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Oct 4, 2021
Dear Oana, thank you very much for your review! We are happy you enjoyed your experience at Karafuu with your friend. We I'll make sure to report your kind comments to Mhoamed at the diving center! Hope to welcome you again for your next holiday!!
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PRICE RANGE
$100 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
karafuu beach hotel pingwe, karafuu hotel beach, karafuu resort beach
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandPingwe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
135
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Frequently Asked Questions about Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa?
Nearby attractions include The Gong Club (1.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Dongwe Jetty, Fishers Restaurant, and Boho Social Zanzibar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.