Updated: Jul 7, 2020
Since its opening on 2nd July 2018, Zuri Zanzibar has been a success story.
The resort is nestled on the most beautiful white beach of the northern west shores of the island, 50 km from Stone Town and its international airport. The hotel’s private 300 meters west-facing beach is free of any tide-impact, allowing for safe swimming all day long and uniquely breath-taking sunsets.
Zuri Zanzibar has been designed by the well-known London and Prague-based interior designers Jestico & Whiles, who, since 2011, have been regular award winners for their projects throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and India.
The hotel is self-sufficient as much as possible and socially responsive offering lifestyle accommodation in 56 bungalows, suites and villas that sit comfortably with Zanzibar’s culture, climate and geography.
In terms of décor, the designers implemented the use of locally available materials, African-themed paintings from local artists, the clever organization of space, and strong references to the island’s heritage and craftsmanship. Member of Design Hotels, Zuri Zanzibar combines elegant contemporary design with a considerate, sustainable build and an authentic African atmosphere.
From the outside, it emulates a traditional Zanzibar village, whilst the inside offers the very best in comfort, with light and airy rooms, open areas, striking a balance between chic modernism and traditional African design.
Taking understated luxury and comfort to the next level, the Ocean-Front Three Bedroom Luxury Villa features a private beach, Jacuzzi and infinity pool, and overlooks the endless blue shades of the Indian Ocean. Encompassing 500 sqm of living space, the villa offers guests three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, an open living room with a dining area designed for special dinners and an entertainment room with home cinema, music system, pool table and a library. An exclusive wine cellar selection is also at guests’ disposal, with a fully-equipped bar.
Embracing the destination Zanzibar which is known as ‘Spice Island’, Zuri Zanzibar proudly offers guests its own private spice garden, covering a quarter of the land - the only one of its kind in the area. Zuri’s spice garden is not restricted to one area but rather surrounds all the villas and bungalows which seem to be just part of an enormous tropical park which guests can enjoy by walking through and investigating. Hundreds of gardeners and landscape designers needed more than two years to select all the trees and flowers. The result is an enormous tribute to the pinnacle of Zanzibar and its rich historical legacy.
Unforgettable “Dining by design” concept in one of the resort’s three restaurants and four bars 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 cuisine.
Managed by Healing Earth Resorts, Maua Wellness is the ideal place to harmonise body and soul and rejuvenate at Zuri Zanzibar: everything from yoga, wellness, a swimming pool and beach to spice gardens with its green oasis for meditation, an outdoor “wild fitness” gym area and a book and DVD library is at guests‘ disposal.
Zuri Zanzibar benefits from a fantastic location right in front of Tumbatu Island with its turtle-nestling zone and close to Mnemba atoll marine park, two of the best spots in Zanzibar for diving and snorkelling.
Sustainability is in the DNA of Zuri Zanzibar, aiming at being as self-sufficient as possible whilst having implemented environmentally friendly practises and using resources mindfully.
The space-cooling system ‘Evening Breeze’ uses just a quarter of the electricity of traditional air-conditioning. The resort plays a large part in the local community and focuses on what it believes are the most needed areas: education, environment and waste management. Kendwa village is Zuri Zanzibar’s home and the resort aims to work closely with the locals to give back what it receives, and to provide them with new commodities whilst also improving their daily life. Below is the recording of the online presentation held on 29 April 2020.