Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel

Infused with the laid-back, exotic yet ultimately natural spirit of Zanzibar, Ras Nungwi Beach Resort 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.

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. 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.


The Rooms

32 Rooms

ROOM DCOR: 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.

ROOM AMENITIES: Superior deluxe chalet rooms also have a mini-bar, CD-player and and other special extras.

SPECIAL FEATURE: The unspoilt beach at Ras Nungwi is arguably the best on Zanzibar, and the nearby coral reef yields a beautiful lagoon. Low tides reveal sparkling white coral sand bars, and rock pools teeming with marine life

Food & Drink

Zanzibarian chefs are renowned for sumptuous seafood buffets and spicy island fare, all freshly prepared. From calamari and coconut curries to freshly grilled line fish, they',ll keep your tastebuds alive whilst ensuring a healthy diet.

Breakfasts are traditionally centred around the variety of freshly prepared pastries and local fruits, and there's plenty to choose from - Zanzibar has over 20 different types of mango, and an abundance of bananas, papaya, pineapple and passion fruit amongst many others!

Lunches are light and appetising, and dinners are seasonally characterised by huge buffets and fresh fish barbecues in our open-air restaurant.

The hotel has a comprehensive hand-picked selection of premier South African wines, an excellent accompaniment to the dining experience. The winelist here is believed to be the most extensive currently available in East Africa, with over 60 wines to choose from.

General Facilities

24 hrs fresh water supply -or the first time in the history of this islet, fresh water is reaching by a pipeline from Zanzibar mainland; Full time generator to produce electricity; The privileged guests can acquire traditional art crafts and an endless range of souvenirs at the exclusive boutique.

Special Feature: From its privileged situation in the western coast of Zanzibar Archipelago, Bawe Tropical Island affords a prime sunset location; the stunning spectacle of the sun setting in the clear African sky can be enjoyed from the Sun Deck on the highest and most western side of the island, indulging our senses with exotic cocktails from the bar, & hey, there are no dress codes here.

Recreational Facilities

Guests can also enjoy the hotel's fresh-water swimming pool, with stunning vistas of the Indian Ocean.

The main beach area allows easy access to the hotel's swimming pool, watersports centre and masseuse. Beach attendants are on hand to provide you with towels, sun-loungers and refreshments from the bar. Not only is the beach beautiful, but it's also completely uncrowded and superb for swimming, walking, and all forms of watersport.

Pool, table tennis, darts, board games (including Bau, a Zanzibarian favourite) and a TV room are available to hotel guests. Mountain bikes can be hired to explore the hotel's environs, or you may just want to take long strolls on our unspoilt beach. For those seeking the ultimate in relaxation, let us arrange a massage for you.

Tours and excursions to various places of interest can be organised through the hotel. Of particular note is the Nungwi Village walking tour which involves an informed look at local village life in Zanzibar's dhow-building capital. The SupaDuka Boutique at Ras Nungwi, decorated by renowned artist Kioko Mwitiki, offers a tasteful range of quality gifts, clothing, unique arts and crafts and essential travel items.

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