Zuri Zanzibar

If you want to experience peace and tranquillity but also have the occasional tug for activity, the services and dazzling beaches of Zuri are for you. Located in the north western shores of Unguja, approximately 50km away from the famous Stone Town, this little paradise is a modern take on Tanzanian hospitality. They offer rooms in bungalows, suites and villas which are designed to incorporate both contemporary and traditional styles. It has 3 restaurants, 4 bars, a yoga studio, swimming pool and DVD and book library. They also offer a wide range of activities including cooking classes and an outdoor and indoor “wild fitness” gym. As you can tell, they go out of their way to cater to all your needs and they do it with style. Zuri means beautiful in Swahili and this slice of bliss stays true to its name.

Fast Facts

Location

North Zanzibar

Rooms

55 varied type Bungalows

Avg. room price
Great for

Water sports yoga Thai Chi, Swahili cooking lessons, Spice tours on the grounds, and general rest and relaxation.

Children welcome

Yes in interconnecting rooms as well for older children

Open

Closed in end March and Some of April rainy Season

Ideal length of stay

3 to 4 nights

Air conditioning

Yes

Wi-fi

Yes

Lodge Key Features

Atmospheric beauty

The underlying theme surrounding my stay was the absolutely enchanting environment they were able to create. I loved the atmosphere which to me had a very Zen feel. Their attention to detail is mind blowing. Everything from their use of space and light to the sundowners they offer and music played during sunsets, creates the perfect mood for some R and R (total rest and relaxation). You really get the chance to unwind. The air conditioners are concentrated inside the mosquito net to take care of that famous Zanzibar heat and even that gets complimented by the cool evening breeze. No exaggeration here, I left all my problems at the gate.

It’s all about the Beach

The beaches are truly Zuri (absolutely stunning). The white sand melts through your toes as you walk and when you do decide to sit, there are little futons which they call “fatboys”, waiting for you (I still have no idea why they are called this…that can be your little adventure). You will also find hammocks swinging in the breeze between every couple of palm trees. You can watch people sail their boats into the sunset(literally) as you listen to the cool Zanzibari tunes and doze off in one of these babies (they are super comfortable). For those who want a truly exclusive experience, they do provide private beaches and for the serial swimmer, there are no tides so it is safe to swim at any time. Definitely give this place a try if you need some well-deserved relaxation. It is designed to make you feel at peace.

Not just for show

The Zuri experience is very modern. For those who want an authentic experience but don’t want to take it to the extreme, this place certainly does its best to provide you with the finer things and keep your body and your brain active. I loved how they offer a wide variety of activities; Peace and tranquillity for those who want to just switch off and different learning experiences for the energetic vacationer. The spice gardens were not just for show; they teach you a thing or two about agriculture (I still can’t believe pineapples grow from the ground and not trees!). If that’s not enough, you can pop over to the library and get yourself some books or DVD’s. For your body, you can learn some Tai chi in the outdoor “wild fitness” gym (yes…I said Tai Chi). It’s a great blend of beauty and fitness.

Client Reviews

  • 5 Star Property & Food

    Zuri exceeded most of my expectations (except for one which I’ll get to later). I’d seen pictures of the resort but was still not quite sure what to expect as I actually booked the property far in advance before there was much information available about it. The hotel is brand new, and just recently celebrated their 1 year anniversary. The design of the entire resort is truly breathtaking. I travel quite a bit and have stayed at a number of 5 star hotels and I think Zuri is probably one of, if not the most, beautiful one experienced in a while.

    Andrea D
  • The most beautiful hotel I have seen

    Being in the hospitality industry I have always a critical eye on hotels I stay. This hotel is amazing, service, food, location, quality of the rooms, decoration, staff … and more. Thanks to the zuri team, our stay is still amazing as we are still there in the room 72 :-))) we will come back for sure. The best hotel in Zanzibar from far !

    escokent
  • Great place to relax

    Stayed in a Zuri suite which was stunning with good amenities and plenty of space. Room was well serviced and kept immaculately clean throughout our five night stay. Secluded decking and the hammock brought relaxation to a whole new level.Breakfast was good in Upendo (main restaurant) but would strongly recommend a la carte breakfast at Maisha overlooking the beach, especially the smoothie’s. Lunch was a good.

    Venice1982

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