Zawadi Hotel Zanzibar

Zanzibar, Tanzania

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.

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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Zawadi Hotel Zanzibar is the latest addition to the Zanzibar Collection which comprises Baraza, Breezes and the Palms, opening in June 2016. Zawadi's sister hotels share a reputation for excellence in service and good food, and we're sure this new hotel will be no different. 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 ambience. 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. Watersports 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, 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!


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 bordered by bougainvillea and palm trees.


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.

Location & Directions

Zanzibar, Tanzania

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

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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