Zawadi Hotel Zanzibar

Zanzibar Coast, Zanzibar and the coast, Tanzania

At a Glance

  • Small boutique hotel with just nine villas

  • Located on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean

  • Lovely unspoiled beach in a cove, just a few steps away from the lodge

  • Spa offering a range of treatments and infinity pool

  • Romantic retreat for couples or honeymooners

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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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Description

Zawadi is a small boutique hotel on Zanzibar's south east coast, with just nine guest rooms dotted along the cliff enjoying sublime views of the Indian Ocean. There is a small spa, swimming pool and an idyllic beach accessed by steps from the lodge.

Zawadi Hotel Zanzibar is the latest addition to the Zanzibar Collection which comprises Baraza, Breezes and the Palms.  Like its sister hotels, Zawadi shares a reputation for excellent service and delicious cuisine with lots of fresh seafood.  The hotel is located on the south east coast of the island, enjoying stunning sunrise views and dhows sailing past on the horizon.

The lodge and villas are strung along the cliff and decorated in understated driftwood beach style, and with no dress code this is a place with an air of barefoot luxury and a relaxed ambiance. There are just nine villas, each spacious and enjoying beautiful sea views of the Indian Ocean and plenty of private space.

There is a pretty cove with a sandy beach just a few steps away. Here, even during low tide, there is always water in the lagoon for swimming and snorkeling. Water sports can easily be arranged, with boat trips for snorkeling or diving on the reefs nearby, sailing and kite surfing in season and there is a PADI Rising Sun Diving Center on site.

With a minimum age of 16, adult guests at Zawadi are able to relax by the infinity swimming pool, in their own personal plunge pool, at the ocean-view bar and dining area, or with one of the spa treatments available in the privacy of your room's terrace which will definitely help to ease you into vacation mode!

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Accommodation

There are nine private villas with en-suite bathrooms (free standing bath, walk in shower and double vanity), seating areas, huge double beds (with memory foam mattresses), closet area and views of the ocean. Each villa measures 100 sqm and is accompanied by a spacious private terrace and plunge pool bordered by bougainvillea and palm trees.

Childcare

The minimum age at Zawadi is 16 years. For a more family-focused hotel, we'd recommend Zawadi's sister properties Baraza or Breezes.

Facilities

Zawadi offers guests a variety of relaxing facilities including an infinity swimming pool, a breakfast and lunch dining area with pool bar, and an evening restaurant serving exotic cuisine combining local spices with a fresh mantra of "just caught" and "just picked". Retire after dinner to the evening bar and lounge or enjoy a massage at the spa or on a private terrace.

Activities

There is a watersports desk where you can arrange a variety of activities to make the most of the superb marine environment near here. Book snorkeling or diving trips which take a boat out to the reefs, learn to dive, try your hand at kite-surfing (seasonal) or sailing.

Offers

Complimentary Night Offer - The Zanzibar Collection

Receive a complimentary night when you book a stay of at least five nights at a Zanzibar Collection property.

For stays at Breezes Beach Club and Spa, Baraza Resort and Spa, The Palms and Zawadi Hotel. Not valid during July and August 2019. Subject to availability and terms and conditions apply. Please contact one of our Africa specialists for more information.

Book from 30 April 2018 to 19 December 2019
Travel from 08 January 2019 to 30 June 2019
01 September 2019 to 19 December 2019
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The Zanzibar Collection, Tanzania - Pay Less Stay More Offer

Stay 7 nights at any of the four Zanzibar Collection properties; Baraza, Breezes, The Palms or Zawadi, Tanzania and receive 1 free night.

Stay 7 pay 6 available in all accommodation for all four properties.

Black out dates apply.  Not combinable with other offers.

Subject to availability and terms and conditions. Please contact our Tanzania specialists for more information.

Book from 23 September 2015 to 05 January 2019
Travel from 07 January 2016 to 19 December 2016
07 January 2017 to 19 December 2017
08 January 2018 to 07 January 2019
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Honeymoon Offer - The Zanzibar Collection

Stay seven nights and only pay for five when you book your Honeymoon at a Zanzibar Collection property.

For stays at Breezes Beach Club and Spa, Baraza Resort and Spa, The Palms and Zawadi Hotel. Not valid during July and August 2019. Subject to availability and terms and conditions apply. Please contact one of our Africa specialists for more information. Subject to availability and terms and conditions.  Please contact one of our Africa specialists for more information. Subject to availability and terms and conditions apply. Please contact one of our Africa specialists for more information.

Book from 30 April 2018 to 19 December 2019
Travel from 08 January 2019 to 30 June 2019
01 September 2018 to 19 December 2019
01 September 2019 to 19 December 2019
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Experiences

  • A dhow trip on the coast of Zanzibar

    Sailing in a dhow, the traditional sailing boat used in Zanzibar, is the best way to view the island's coastline. Sailing in the late evening to watch the sun set is the best time of day and is wonderfully romantic.

  • A historic walk through Stone Town

    Visit Zanzibar Towns old quarter, Stone Town on the west coast of Zanzibar. Here you will find beautiful architecture and historic buildings dating back to the 19th century, revealing the complex history of Zanzibar and its links with the slave trade.

  • Diving in Zanzibar

    Located off the eastern coast of Africa, in the warm and clear Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is home to some great diving locations. Head to the tiny atolls off the north coast of Zanzibar, or take a trip to its neighboring island of Pemba.

  • Explore Jozani Forest

    Escape the beach for an afternoon by visiting Jozani Forest in the center of Zanzibar, home to the endemic and rare Kirk's colobus monkeys.

  • Kitesurfing in Zanzibar

    Zanzibar offers an abundance of Kitesurfing opportunities across its clear and warm waters. Visit the east coast of Zanzibar for a range of Kitesurfing centers and seek-out a new adrenaline rush.

  • Shopping in Stone Town

    Stone Town, Zanzibar Town's old quarter, has an abundance of local shops selling a wide variety of antiques, textiles, and jewelry. Spend a whole day wondering through the narrow streets and pick up some truly unique finds.

  • Spice Tour

    With the Spice Islands named as they are you cannot visit this particular part of the world and not delve into its history by taking a Spice Tour on the island.

Location & directions

Zanzibar Coast, Zanzibar and the coast, Tanzania

Located on the south east coast of Zanzibar, north of Bwejuu beach, approximately one hour's drive from Zanzibar airport.

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