The Best Hotels in Nungwi

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Nungwi. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only

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Rated 8.9 in 2297 reviews

Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only features luxurious accommodation with private terraces offering Indian… See more

Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only features luxurious accommodation with private terraces offering Indian Ocean views. Facilities include an outdoor pool, private beach with watersports and a dive centre. The spa provides massages and a steam bath.

Each unit features air-conditioning. Some are set right on Nungwi Beach and have a private pool, hot tub and garden.

Drinks are served at the beach bar and sunset terrace. Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only offers an all inclusive concept, where you can enjoy buffet breakfasts with show-cooking stations, there are two theme restaurants that serve exquisite dishes. And you can enjoy the best snacks and appetisers, in ours bars, also with fantastics cocktails.

Indoor public areas feature chandeliers, free Wi-Fi throughout and regular entertainment. Kayaking, Stand up paddle surfing are included. Also you can enjoy activities and live shows and music.

Set on Zanzibar’s north-west coast, Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only is 55 km from Stone Town.

Rooms from $330

Canary Nungwi Hotel & Free SPA

Rated 9.6 in 1649 reviews

Set in Nungwi, 400 metres from Nungwi Beach, Canary Nungwi Hotel & Free SPA offers accommodation with a fitness centre… See more

Set in Nungwi, 400 metres from Nungwi Beach, Canary Nungwi Hotel & Free SPA offers accommodation with a fitness centre, free private parking, a garden and a shared lounge. Featuring room service, this property also welcomes guests with a restaurant, a bowling alley and a terrace. The hotel provides an indoor pool, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk.

The daily breakfast offers buffet, Full English/Irish or American options.

You can play billiards, table tennis and darts at this 4-star hotel, and the area is popular for cycling.

Royal Beach is 1 km from the hotel, while Kendwa Beach is 2.1 km away. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International, 61 km from Canary Nungwi Hotel & Free SPA, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $62

Malika Nungwi Hotel

Rated 9.0 in 720 reviews

Situated in Nungwi, 600 metres from Nungwi Beach, Malika Nungwi Hotel features accommodation with an outdoor swimming… See more

Situated in Nungwi, 600 metres from Nungwi Beach, Malika Nungwi Hotel features accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a shared lounge. Located around 600 metres from Royal Beach, the hotel with free WiFi is also 1.6 km away from Kendwa Beach. Guests can enjoy African and American dishes at the restaurant or have a cocktail at the bar.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a shower. At Malika Nungwi Hotel rooms come with bed linen and towels.

Buffet and continental breakfast options are available each morning at the accommodation.

You can play table tennis and darts at this 4-star hotel, and the area is popular for cycling.

Kichwele Forest Reserve is 42 km from Malika Nungwi Hotel, while Mangapwani Coral Cave is 47 km from the property. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International, 60 km from the hotel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $45

Canary Two & SPA

Rated 9.2 in 51 reviews

Set in Nungwi, 200 metres from Royal Beach, Canary Two & SPA offers accommodation with free bikes, free private parking… See more

Set in Nungwi, 200 metres from Royal Beach, Canary Two & SPA offers accommodation with free bikes, free private parking, a fitness centre and a garden. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a kids' club and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel features an indoor pool, karaoke and room service.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a bidet. Canary Two & SPA provides certain units with city views, and each room is equipped with a patio. At the accommodation all rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.

A buffet, continental or Full English/Irish breakfast can be enjoyed at the property.

Canary Two & SPA offers a terrace. You can play billiards, table tennis and darts at this 4-star hotel, and car hire is available.

Languages spoken at the reception include Arabic, English, French and Russian, and guests are invited to request information on the area when needed.

Nungwi Beach is 200 metres from the hotel, while Kendwa Beach is 2.3 km away. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International, 61 km from Canary Two & SPA, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $69

Nungwi Dreams by Mantis

Rated 8.5 in 1266 reviews

Situated in Nungwi, a few steps from Nungwi Beach, Nungwi Dreams by Mantis features accommodation with an outdoor… See more

Situated in Nungwi, a few steps from Nungwi Beach, Nungwi Dreams by Mantis features accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre and a garden. Boasting room service, this property also has a restaurant and a sun terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared lounge and free WiFi.

The rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a bidet, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Nungwi Dreams by Mantis offers some rooms with sea views, and the rooms include a balcony. At the accommodation rooms have bed linen and towels.

Guests at Nungwi Dreams by Mantis can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

You can play darts at this 5-star hotel, and the area is popular for fishing and snorkelling.

Royal Beach is 2.9 km from the hotel, while Kichwele Forest Reserve is 43 km from the property. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, 62 km from Nungwi Dreams by Mantis.

Rooms from $142

Z Hotel

Rated 8.8 in 618 reviews

Situated along Nungwi Beach, Z Hotel features an infinity swimming pool, a spa and, a restaurant overlooking the Indian… See more

Situated along Nungwi Beach, Z Hotel features an infinity swimming pool, a spa and, a restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean.

The air-conditioned rooms all come with a flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and minibar. The en suite bathrooms are equipped with a bathrobe and hairdryer. all rooms include a private balcony.

Guests can relax by the pool or with a massage at Sky Spa. African-European fusion cuisine is served at Sexy Fish restaurant.. The Coconut Tour Offices can arrange excursions to the Mnarani Turtle Sanctuary, Stone Town and Prison Island.

The property offers airport transfers at an additional fee.

Z Hotel is located just 2 km from the Nungwi town centre. Stone Town is 60 km away and Zanzibar International Airport is 65 km from the hotel.

Our signature Al fresco style restaurant, Sexy Fish Restaurant, is open for dinner from 6.30pm. Our all-day dining 2 floor Restaurant & Bar – Cinnamon/Rooftops is situated on the 1st & 2nd floor. Both offer an Asian menu. The bar is fully stocked with a range of imported drinks and is perfectly positioned for watching the magnificent Zanzibari sunset.

The new Open Air Studio at the Z Hotel, Nungwi hosts a varied range of daily morning and evening yoga classes.

Rooms from $198

Hotel Riu Jambo - All Inclusive

Rated 8.8 in 1855 reviews

Facing the beachfront, Hotel Riu Jambo - All Inclusive offers 4-star accommodation in Nungwi and has an outdoor swimming… See more

Facing the beachfront, Hotel Riu Jambo - All Inclusive offers 4-star accommodation in Nungwi and has an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and garden. Boasting a kids' club, this property also has a restaurant and a terrace. The accommodation features evening entertainment and luggage storage space.

At the hotel, rooms include a balcony. With a private bathroom fitted with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at Hotel Riu Jambo - All Inclusive also boast free WiFi, while certain rooms have a sea view. The rooms at the accommodation have air conditioning and a desk.

Guests at Hotel Riu Jambo - All Inclusive can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

The hotel offers a children's playground. Guests at Hotel Riu Jambo - All Inclusive will be able to enjoy activities in and around Nungwi, like canoeing.

Kendwa Beach is 200 metres from the accommodation, while Royal Beach is 1.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, 60 km from Hotel Riu Jambo - All Inclusive.

Rooms from $321

Warere Beach

Rated 8.7 in 1020 reviews

Warere Beach is located in Nungwi, within 1.2 km of Ras Nungwi Lighthouse (Hog Point) and 1.2 km of Mnarani Aquarium… See more

Warere Beach is located in Nungwi, within 1.2 km of Ras Nungwi Lighthouse (Hog Point) and 1.2 km of Mnarani Aquarium (Marine Turtles Conservation Pond). Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and a private beach area, this property is set near attractions such as Nungwi Beach, Supermarket and Baobab Tree. Staff on site can arrange airport transfers.

All units in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom equipped with a shower, while some rooms are fitted with a balcony. The units include a desk.

A continental or buffet breakfast is available every morning at the property. There is an in-house restaurant, which serves African cuisine and also offers halal and vegetarian options.

Warere Beach offers a terrace.

Speaking English and French, staff are willing to help at any time of the day at the reception.

East Africa Divers is 2.1 km from the accommodation, while World Wide Supermarket is 2.2 km away.

Rooms from $137

Maisha Nungwi

Rated 8.7 in 1183 reviews

The property features 2 swimming pools and free WiFi. Guests can relax on one of the sundecks at the beach, around the… See more

The property features 2 swimming pools and free WiFi. Guests can relax on one of the sundecks at the beach, around the pool or relax in the exotic garden. Nightlife from Nungwi can be discovered after only a 20-minute walk along the beach or with the tuktuk service of the hotel.

Guests can enjoy meals at the onsite restaurant, or own restaurant at the beach. The property also features a bar. The rooms are equipped with a mosquito net, air-conditioning, bathroom and access to a private balcony or terrace. Guests can enjoy pool views from most of the rooms as well as sea view from the restaurant area.
From the restaurant at the beach you can enjoy sunset views on the sundeck.

Maisha Nungwi has a 24-hour front desk and can assist you with the organization of trips and excursions. An array of leisure activities can be enjoyed in the surroundings, including snorkeling trips, sunset cruises, cycling, paragliding, diving and fishing.

Kisauni Airport is 64 km away and airport transfers can be arranged.

Rooms from $65

Nungwi Beach Resort by Turaco

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Rated 8.0 in 1286 reviews

Located on a sandy beach on the northern tip of Zanzibar, this Nungwi Beach Resort by Turaco offers luxurious rooms with… See more

Located on a sandy beach on the northern tip of Zanzibar, this Nungwi Beach Resort by Turaco offers luxurious rooms with views of tropical garden, pool and the Indian ocean. The lush tropical gardens contain an outdoor pool and swim-up bar.

Each room is air-conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The beds are surrounded by a mosquito net and the private bathrooms come stocked with free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is provided.

Breakfast is served daily in the Ngalawa Restaurant which also offers lunch and dinner buffet or set menu style and live entertainment in the night time (seasonal). Guests are also welcome to visit Fisherman's Seafood Bar & Grill for a sundowners and sample international fusion cuisine.

Our wellness center offers relaxing treatment daily, check for exciting packages and for a more active day, fishing, snorkeling, buggy rides and scuba diving are available.

Nungwi Beach Resort by Turaco is only a 5-minute walk into the centre of the Nungwi Village.

Rooms from $169

Gaia Villas

Rated 9.4 in 456 reviews

Located in Nungwi, Gaia Villas features an outdoor swimming pool, garden, terrace, and free WiFi throughout the… See more

Located in Nungwi, Gaia Villas features an outdoor swimming pool, garden, terrace, and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is situated 600 metres from Nungwi Beach, 1.7 km from Kendwa Beach and 42 km from Kichwele Forest Reserve. The property is allergy-free and is set 600 metres from Royal Beach.

At the hotel, rooms have a patio with pool view. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. At Gaia Villas, each room is equipped with air conditioning and a safety deposit box.

Mangapwani Coral Cave is 47 km from the accommodation. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International, 60 km from Gaia Villas, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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Siri Beach Lodge

Rated 9.2 in 447 reviews

Situated in Nungwi and with Nungwi Beach reachable within a few steps, Siri Beach Lodge features express check-in and… See more

Situated in Nungwi and with Nungwi Beach reachable within a few steps, Siri Beach Lodge features express check-in and check-out, rooms, a garden, free WiFi throughout the property and a terrace. The property is around 1.3 km from Royal Beach, 2.6 km from Kendwa Beach and 43 km from Kichwele Forest Reserve.

At the hotel, rooms include a wardrobe, bed linen and a patio with a garden view. All rooms are complete with a private bathroom and air conditioning, and certain rooms are fitted with a balcony. At Siri Beach Lodge, the rooms are equipped with a seating area.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Guests at Siri Beach Lodge will be able to enjoy activities in and around Nungwi, like cycling.

Cheetah's Rock is 45 km from the hotel, while Mangapwani Coral Cave is 48 km from the property. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International, 61 km from Siri Beach Lodge, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $117

Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar

Rated 8.5 in 1451 reviews

Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar is located in Nungwi and features air-conditioned rooms. A private beach area and an… See more

Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar is located in Nungwi and features air-conditioned rooms. A private beach area and an outdoor swimming pool are offered. Guests can sample international and Mediterranean dishes at the on-site restaurant. Guests can access free WiFi in public areas.

Every room includes a private bathroom with a shower and a hair dryer.

Breakfast is available each morning and includes continental and buffet options.

Snorkelling is among the activities that guests can enjoy near Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar.

The accommodation can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area.

Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium is 1.6 km away from the property.

Rooms from $203

Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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Rated 8.3 in 465 reviews

Overlooking the Indian Ocean and located next to a lush forest, Essque Zalu Zanzibar in Nungwi features a large outdoor… See more

Overlooking the Indian Ocean and located next to a lush forest, Essque Zalu Zanzibar in Nungwi features a large outdoor pool and a spa. It offers direct access to the beach.

Combining contemporary and Swahili design, the spacious suites are housed under a traditional Makuti roof. They either have views of the ocean or the garden from a balcony or a terrace.All suites are equipped with air conditioning, a minibar and feature a spacious bedroom, a living area and a bathroom with bidet and shower.

Essque Zalu Zanzibar has 3 restaurants and 3 bars. Surrounded by the ocean, The Jetty offers modern Arabic cuisine. Fine dining can be enjoyed at A La Carte and The Market Kitchen serves culinary cuisine. Snacks, cocktails and refreshments are available at the stylish 1506 Bar and Terrace, The Jetty and The Baobab Bar.

Guests can choose from a variety of massages and beauty treatments at Zalu, which also offers a sauna and a hydro shower room.

Other facilities at Essque Zalu Zanzibar include a fitness centre, an art gallery, a kids club, meeting facilities and a ticket service. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including windsurfing, diving and snorkelling.

The resort is 63 km from Zanzibar International Airport and 58 km from Stone Town. Airport transfers can be arranged for a surcharge.

Rooms from $234

Babalao Bungalows

Rated 9.7 in 1639 reviews

Babalao Bungalows has free bikes, outdoor swimming pool, a garden and shared lounge in Nungwi. Featuring a restaurant… See more

Babalao Bungalows has free bikes, outdoor swimming pool, a garden and shared lounge in Nungwi. Featuring a restaurant, the property also has a terrace and a bar. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

At the hotel, every room has a wardrobe. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. At Babalao Bungalows, rooms have air conditioning and a safety deposit box.

You can play darts at the accommodation, and the area is popular for cycling.

Nungwi Beach is 100 metres from Babalao Bungalows, while Royal Beach is less than 1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, 61 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $49