Placed in clusters amid bright tropical gardens, the standalone abodes at Zuri unleash contemporary Tanzanian vogue. And yet, they honour the spirit of local tradition, through organic bath products made by female farmers, and hand-drawn murals adorning villa walls.Enjoy a spontaneous dip in the infinity pool before breakfast. Give in to slow afternoons sipping coconuts in a private cabana, watching silk sands change shape with the dance of waves. Follow warm scents to the fragrant spice garden. Then, recognise these aromas again under the glow of lanterns at dinner, as an Afro-Arabian-Indian feast temptingly arrives.
Situated in the northern ends of Zanzibar along the touristic Nungwi coast, Zuri is just over an hour away by car from the airport. The hotel spreads across a dreamy 13-acres, amid the sunset-facing spoils of the Spice Islands.
When it comes to design and variety, the resort boasts possibly the best among the entire archipelago. The 56 thatched-roof stays here range from bungalows, villas and suites. Interiors mix Tanzanian materials and craftsmanship with advanced self-cooling beds. Outdoor terraces lead to tranquil garden or sea views.
Who is it for
This is a family-friendly property, with multi-room villas or garden bungalows that can readily interconnect. That said, the intimate ambience here is also rewarding for couples.
Amenities & Activities
A whopping three restaurants and four bars draw influence from African and Indian Ocean flavours. There’s also an al fresco library, spice garden, spa and open-air gym. Beyond, an infinity pool, water sports centre and private beach feature.