Ras Nungwi lies at the north side of Zanzibar Island, a breezy beach escape on the spiciest island in Tanzania. The 32 rooms and suites are each delicately woven and laced with local and eastern contemporary designs. Meals are a healthy mix of Indian and African, buffet and service, as the country’s variety of cultures fuse together to provide guests with a genuine taste of local colors. An air of relaxation emanates from every pore of the hotel’s skin, welcoming all to join in on the educational and active games and water sports, including diving and snorkeling.
On the northernmost peninsula of Zanzibar Island, Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel overlooks a sparkling expanse of iridescent Indian Ocean, a cluster of whitewashed and palm thatched cottages in rich tropical gardens. Its myriad pathways are shaded by elegant palms, creating soft sun-dappled walkways between beach and banda, balcony and bar. Infused with the laid-back, exotic yet ultimately natural spirit of Zanzibar, this is the 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 unspoiled beaches on the island, which in turn is fringed by a wide and thriving coral reef.
All 32 rooms are tastefully furnished, with hand-crafted four poster beds and indigenous decor, and all have balconies, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, hair-dryers, electronic safes and en suite facilities with deluxe bathroom amenities. Mosquito nets over all beds ensure a peaceful night's sleep, with the sound of the ocean rounding off a relaxing day in paradise. Lodge rooms have a garden view and both types of chalet room (superior and superior deluxe) have a sea view, with proximity to the ocean being closer the higher the category. Both chalet categories are fitted with mini-bars. Superior deluxe chalet rooms also have a CD-player and and other special extras. The flagship accommodation unit at Ras Nungwi is the luxurious new Ocean Suite. For those seeking a truly exclusive hideaway for all or part of their stay, Ras Nungwi’s unique Ocean Suite provides the finest beach accommodation on Zanzibar Island.
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Where better to enjoy gourmet evenings under the stars than on the fabled island of spice. Hotel chefs relish the task of preparing elegant and appetizing menus from an abundance of local ingredients, including fresh coconut and aromatic spices, the finest array of seafood and plenty of heavenly tropical fruit. Offering a true fine dining experience, Ras Nungwi is renowned for its excellent cuisine. Connoisseurs will also appreciate the wine-list, the most extensive in the region, selected to appeal to all palettes and tastes. With the exception of the French champagnes, all wines are chosen from award-winning South African vineyards.
Billiards, table tennis, darts, board games (including Bau, a Zanzibarian favorite) and a TV room are available to hotel guests. Mountain bikes can be rented to explore the hotel's environs, or you may just want to take long strolls on the unspoiled beach. For those seeking the ultimate in relaxation, a massage can be arranged for you. The SupaDuka Boutique at Ras Nungwi, decorated by renowned artist Kioko Mwitiki, offers a tasteful range of quality gifts, clothing, unique arts and crafts and essential travel items. Tours and excursions to various places of interest can be organized through the hotel.
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