Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel is situated at the northernmost peninsula of Zanzibar Island. Hidden amongst rich tropical gardens, its cluster of whitewashed and palm thatched cottages overlook the Indian Ocean’s calming, iridescent waters. Myriad pathways, shaded by elegant palms, create soft sun-dappled walkways between beach, banda, balcony and bar.

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

The surrounding reefs create one of the most exciting areas to dive and snorkel, and are home to flourishing populations of dolphin, turtles, and countless other marine species. At low tide the reef creates a stunningly clear lagoon with dazzling white coral sand bars and tidal pools teeming with a wide variety of marine life. Guests can also enjoy the fresh-water swimming pool which offers spectacular views over the Indian Ocean.

Lazy days can be interspersed with some activity on the hotel’s new tennis court, a visit to the local village or cycling along the beach. For the ultimate in self-indulgence, the Peponi Spa offers a collection of sublime treatments.

Accommodation is in charming thatched chalets or lodge rooms, each with a private balcony and en-suite facilities. All rooms have beautiful hardwood furniture, opulent fabrics, and hand-crafted four poster beds shrouded beneath billowing mosquito nets.

The Ocean Suite

For those seeking a truly exclusive hideaway for all, or part of their stay, our Ocean Suite provides the finest beach accommodation in Zanzibar. Detached and entirely self contained, it offers over two hundred square metres of luxurious private living space. Concealed among our verdant tropical gardens with its own plunge pool, guests are able to enjoy its magnificent roof-terrace and open-air sitting room – perfect for airy siestas, sundowners or stargazing. Just lying in bed you can enjoy unspoilt garden views and ocean horizons. Close by, a meandering path leads through the suite’s own garden to the stunning white sand beach and turquoise lagoon.

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