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Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel

Nungwi Beach, North Coast Zanzibar, Tanzania

On the northernmost peninsula of Zanzibar Island, Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel overlooks a sparkling expanse of clear blue Indian Ocean. 32 thatched cottages nestle amongst palm trees and lush tropical gardens. Nungwi is a short walk away.

At a Glance

  • Great beach

  • Family friendly property

  • Lovely gardens

  • Walking distance to Nungwi

  • Delicious fresh seafood served daily

Diving, Beach, Eco/ethical tourism, Fishing

Insider's View

Head into Nungwi town one evening to a local bar and enjoy some cocktails!

Camilla Whitworth

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Ras Nungwi is an attractive beach lodge with 32 thatched rooms and chalets on a superb white sand beach. The rooms are simple but stylish with Zanzibari four-poster beds. Many of the rooms are perfect for families.

There is a fully equipped water sports center, including a PADI diving school which arranges trips to nearby Mnemba atoll every other day. The atmosphere is laid-back and the hotel offers good value for money.

The hotel makes use of ancient local building traditions to create a contemporary architectural space from natural materials. All main structures are open-air; makuti-thatched ceilings arch high overhead, allowing all to luxuriate in the space, light and atmosphere that this unique location affords.

The myriad pathways at Ras Nungwi are shaded by elegant palms, creating soft sun-dappled walkways between beach and banda, balcony and bar. The hotel's deck-levelswimming pool is lined with glass mosaic tiles in shades of blue, and commands stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

Interiors are beautifully decorated in ethnic style, with inspired use of local fabrics such as khangas, kikois and kitenges. These cloths form an elegant theme of cushioned comfort through the many secluded lounging areas, inside and out.


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.

Ras Nungwi also has a beautiful Ocean Suite. This enormous and very private detached suite of over 200 square meters is entirely self-contained in verdant gardens, with its own plunge pool and spacious living areas.

Standard Room

The standard rooms at Ras Nungwi have a large double, four poster bed, all with en suite bathrooms and private balconies.

Ocean Suite

The enormous and very private detached suite is entirely self-contained with its own plunge pool and spacious living areas. There is also a private roof terrace with spectacular ocean views.


Although there are not specific childcare facilities, children are most welcome at Ras Nungwi, where food and meal times can easily be tailored to suit the younger guests. Babysitting can be arranged for those that require it.


Ras Nungwi has it's own spa with a range of wonderfully relaxing massages and beauty treatments. There is a communual swimming pool and games room plus the Ocean suite has it's own private pool.


Activities include numerous water sports including scuba diving, deep sea fishing, snorkling, wind-surfing, kayaking and traditional dhow cruises. Guests can use the hotel’s tennis court or take a visit to the local village or further afield and biking is available along the beach. For the ultimate in self-indulgence, the Peponi Spa features a collection of sublime treatments.

Location & Directions

Nungwi Beach, North Coast Zanzibar, Tanzania

On the northernmost peninsula of Zanzibar Island, Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel overlooks the Indian Ocean. The Island is located about 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast.

When to go

Situated only 6° south of the equator, Zanzibar enjoys ideal vacation weather. Temperatures average between 24°C and 27°C throughout the year with 7-9 hours of sunshine per day.

There are 2 rainy seasons: Acute, brief showers, lasting about an hour in the morning occur for a couple of weeks during November. The rains last slightly longer in April and May, but even then it does not rain every day. These rains replenish the Island and are often referred to as the “Green Season”.

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