Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel
On the northernmost peninsula of Zanzibar Island, Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel overlooks a sparkling expanse of iridescent Indian Ocean, a cluster of whitewashed and palm thatched cottages in rich tropical gardens. Its myriad pathways are shaded by elegant palms, creating soft sun-dappled walkways between beach and banda, balcony and bar.
Infused with the laid-back, exotic yet ultimately natural spirit of Zanzibar, this is the place to relax and enjoy all that this extraordinary part of the world has to offer. The lush gardens drop down onto one of the finest and most unspoilt beaches on the island, which in turn is fringed by a wide and thriving coral reef.
The hotel is situated in a glorious natural paradise, and our vision is for nature and the hotel to coexist harmoniously so that guests can enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings without forsaking creature comforts. An eco-sensitive approach has ensured that the delicate balance of land and sea, flora and fauna is preserved for all to enjoy in the years to come.
Accommodation is in charming thatched chalets or lodge rooms, each with a private balcony and en-suite facilities. All rooms have beautiful hardwood furniture, opulent fabrics, and hand-crafted four poster beds shrouded beneath billowing mosquito nets.
For those seeking a truly exclusive hideaway for all or part of their stay, Ras Nungwi's unique Ocean Suite provides the finest beach accommodation on Zanzibar Island. Coupled with Ras Nungwi's famous personal service and attention to detail, the Ocean Suite offers a truly unique and opulent beach experience.
All 32 rooms are tastefully furnished, with hand-crafted four poster beds and indigenous decor, and all have balconies, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, hair-dryers, electronic safes and en suite facilities with deluxe bathroom amenities.
Mosquito nets over all beds ensure a peaceful night's sleep, with the sound of the ocean rounding off a relaxing day in paradise.
Lodge rooms have a garden view and both types of chalet room (superior and superior deluxe) have a sea view, with proximity to the ocean being closer the higher the category. All room categories are fitted with mini-bars.
Superior deluxe chalet rooms also have iPod docks and and other special extras.
The Ocean Suite
For those seeking a truly exclusive hideaway for all or part of their stay, Ras Nungwi's unique Ocean Suite provides the finest beach accommodation on Zanzibar Island.
The enormous and very private detached suite of over 200 square metres is entirely self-contained in verdant gardens, with its own plunge pool and spacious living areas. Guests in the Ocean Suite can enjoy its magnificent roof-terrace and open-air sitting room, perfect for private dinners, airy siestas or stargazing.
Wake to unspoilt views from the immense double bed, of gardens and ocean horizons elegantly framed with billowing muslin drapes.
Just beyond the private terrace a path meanders down to the stunning white-sand beach, and dazzling turquoise lagoon.
Coupled with Ras Nungwi's famous personal service and attention to detail, the Ocean Suite offers a truly unique and opulent beach experience.
Overwhelming numbers of tropical fish proliferate on the coral gardens that form a lagoon around Ras Nungwi. The majestic whale shark migrates past us twice a year and humpback whales sometimes breach right outside the hotel. Dolphins are permanent residents often accompanying us on boat trips, jumping and diving with their young.
The secluded beach at Ras Nungwi is also popular with turtles who return year after year to hatch their young. Nearby Mnemba Atoll has been declared a marine conservation area and offers a unique opportunity for both divers and snorkellers to experience the best of Zanzibar's underwater world.
With warm tropical waters and visibility often over thirty metres, Ras Nungwi is the perfect diving destination, with plenty to excite professionals and beginners alike. Dives are conducted daily, frequenting over twenty stunning sites. For more remote areas and private charter dives, we either use spacious, comfortable dive dhows or a twin-hulled speedboat.
The fully equipped watersports centre is a five star PADI IDC facility staffed by a team of dedicated professionals who focus on service and safety to make your diving experience truly memorable. The complete range of PADI courses is offered by our resident instructors.