Authentically chic, this stylish new resort promises a serene beach holiday with enchanting cultural activities.

Opened in spring 2018, the Zuri Zanzibar Hotel & Resort is an idyllic choice if you’re looking for a stylish, yet authentic couples’ escape. The beach is the big pull here, and with its sapphire-shaded ocean and powder-soft sand it’s no wonder Kendwa is known as one of the best beaches in Zanzibar. Whether you’re sunbathing by its clear waters or dining by candlelight at the shore, this coastline offers spacious surroundings and a stunning cliff backdrop. Unlike all the other beaches on the island, Kendwa isn’t tidal, so you’ll be free to swim all day in the calm cobalt sea. It means that travellers retreat to Zuri for a week's beach escape and not just for a post-safari stay.

Discover the traditions of Swahili cuisine with a cooking lesson in the resort’s Spice Garden House or practise yoga while watching one of Zanzibar’s famous sunrises. Stroll through the lush gardens of this peaceful African village-style resort, and discover the authentic spice gardens at the back of the property. Located in the north of Zanzibar, there is a treasure trove of activity to enjoy outside the resort, too. Meet the rare red colobus monkey in Jozani Forest – Zanzibar’s National Park, or awaken your senses in Stone Town – the historical heart of Zanzibar. Here you can explore multi-coloured markets, taste authentic street food and discover local museums and grand architecture.

The hotel’s three restaurants offer a combination of European, African, Arabic and Indian dishes and you can enjoy fruit daiquiris and home-made smoothies at the peaceful Peponi bar. Half Board is included so you can have the best of both worlds and get out and explore the eateries in Kendwa (five-minute walk) and Nyungwe (30-minute walk), but you can upgrade to Full Board or All Inclusive if you prefer to stay put. The elegant design and rustic tones of the spacious bungalows, suites and villas combine to create a luxuriously traditional quality. Sip local wine on your outdoor private terrace or enjoy a refreshing tropical shower with views of the magnificent spice garden or tranquil beach.


Key information

Beachfront setting in the village of Kendwa in the north of Zanzibar

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1½ hours from Zanzibar airport
Rooms: 55

Accommodation information

55 rooms

Activities

• Take a local diving lesson or head further afield for the chance to swim with dolphins in Menai Ba* • Discover atmospheric bazaars, cafés and mosques in UNESCO-protected Stone Town • Explore the home of the Giant Aldabran Tortoise and the beautiful white beaches of Prison Island*.

Dining

3 restaurants, 4 bars

What's included

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Updendo restaurant • Wi-Fi

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Updendo restaurant

All Inclusive • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Updendo restaurant  • A wide variety of premium alcoholic and soft drinks • Afternoon tea • Daily minibar refill

All Inclusive Premium • As All Inclusive, plus: • Choice of quality spirits.

*Denotes local charge