Zuri Zanzibar

Something new and very exciting is about to arrive, if it wasn’t cool enough before, Zanzibar is about to become a whole lot cooler.

Zanzibar or indeed East Africa has never seen anything like this and there is huge excitement about Zuri Zanzibar which opens on 1st May 2018 on Zanzibar’s best beach.


Zuri Zanzibar is the only African beach property that is a member of Design Hotels. It breaks all the design boundaries of beach properties and for those looking for the ultimate stylish, hip and cool beach break – Zuri is the answer.

Zuri Zanzibar is located in the north of Zanzibar at Kendwa with direct access to its private and pristine beach. Kendwa has long been regarded as the best beach in Zanzibar and importantly isn’t tidal so guests can swim all day in the stunning azure sea unlike all the other beaches on the island. Staying in this area allows guests to also explore the local area of Kendwa and Nungwi, there are lots of lovely restaurants in walking distance along the beach allowing people to see and experience more of Zanzibar. This part of the island also experiences the best sunsets, the perfect end to every day.

There are 55 stand-alone stunning bungalows, suites and villa’s built individually around spectacular landscaped spice gardens and private areas to relax and recharge. There are five categories of room types at Zuri from bungalows to the spectacular presidential villa, lots of options dependant on people’s requirements and budget.

Zuri Zanzibar is a stunning, design and service experience with enormous wow factor. The design focuses on sustainability, individuality and authenticity – staying at Zuri is the ultimate beach experience in Zanzibar.

A Zuri holiday is about the intimate design and detail that is abundant across the property and is all about your experiences whether that be a spa, yoga, beach BBQ’s, private dining on the beach or cooking classes.

A stay with Zuri Zanzibar is fun and personal and filled with wow factor from start to finish.

Facing west, the majority of the bungalows, suites and villas offer stunning views over the Indian Ocean, whilst a few offer a partial ocean view or are located amongst the tranquil tropical gardens.  The well-known designers Jestico Whiles have elegantly combined 21st-century tourism requirements with environmentally friendly architecture and the unique atmosphere of the islands of Zanzibar.

The Zuri Zanzibar’s white sandy beach, with its wide-open spaces and beautiful array of colours, is the perfect place to spend a day, whether swimming or sunbathing or using its dining areas for special occasions such as romantic dinners or wedding ceremonies. Whatever the choice, the beach will add that special something.

To make the most of the crystal blue waters, guests can hire water sports equipment from the diving centre, and join in with one of the PADI diving courses. There is also a sports shop nearby.

The Zuri Zanzibar offers a fusion of European, African, Arabic and Indian cuisine, creating a rainbow of sensational flavours and bringing the very best of the Indian ocean’s cuisine. The magnificent natural setting provides the ideal backdrop to an exceptional dining experience, whether a guest chooses to be on the beach, at the swimming pool, or in the privacy of their own accommodation.

The beach restaurant & bar embraces its natural surroundings with modern, yet authentic, features.  Guests can enjoy finger food and small bites whilst admiring the Kendwa beach‘s amazing sunset and beautiful starry sky.  Choose from the bar’s wide range of original cocktails, aperitives and special refreshing drinks, including sugar cane cocktails, fruit daiquiris and smoothies.

Decorated in a chic African style, Maischa has a casually upbeat setting with an easy African vibe and is the perfect venue for enjoying the ocean views. Guests can enjoy its unique fusion cuisine that mixes Southern European and Indian Ocean flavours throughout the day, and typical Middle Eastern and Omani food for dinner (upon reservation), under the pool’s pergola.

The Upendo Restaurant overlooks the entire resort and serves international cuisine with an African/Indian Ocean twist. The restaurant’s laid-back Zanzibari style and live cooking shows make it the ideal place for breakfast and dinner, whilst its separate deck is perfect for private events or larger dinner groups.