Zawadi Hotel, Zanzibar
Rated Amongst the Best Hotels in Zanzibar

Zawadi Hotel in Zanzibar with a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean, framed by swaying coconut palms and bougainvillea. It is a private,
intimate getaway beach retreat with only twelve spacious villas. Designed in an elegant laid back beach style, Zawadi is a relaxed
luxury at its best, lying on one of the most coveted locations on the island of Zanzibar with breathtaking unrivalled views of the Indian
Ocean stretching as far as the eye can see. At the center of the property the cliff recedes, creating
a beautiful cove of pristine white sandy beach. Guests can enjoy swimming in the
warm waters of the Indian Ocean throughout the day regardless of tides and can go snorkeling straight from the beach.

Located on the southeast coast of Zanzibar just 60 minutes from the airport, it is the newest addition to the prestigious Zanzibar Collection.

Zawadi offers guests accommodation in 100 sqm villas with en-suite bathrooms and a spacious terrace directly overlooking the ocean. With a
relaxed atmosphere and understated elegant beach decor, it is a tranquil, laid back hideaway offering guests an all-inclusive stay with the
very best cuisine and personalized service.

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Paradise in Zanzibar... This was the most beautiful property I have ever stayed at in my life. Everything was first class. The accommodations were exceptional, the food was fantastic and the staff made you feel so welcome - like family. I can’t say enough great things about the Zawadi.

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Tap into the knowledge and proficiency of our dedicated concierge team, who specialize in crafting a custom dream itinerary that caters exclusively to your preferences. Our devoted team is at your service, poised to satisfy your every requirement. Whether it entails orchestrating a memorable dhow voyage, securing reservations at esteemed dining establishments, arranging luxurious spa treatments, or handling effortless airport transfers, our aim is to provide a smooth and individualized journey for you.

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Let us pamper you with one of our many massages and treatments for you to indulge in to make
your stay truly relaxing. We offer a wide array of specialized massage techniques and
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What Our Customers Say

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Zawadi is truly a special place - we recently stayed for 8 nights for part of our honeymoon and don't think we've ever experienced a hotel which has made us feel so relaxed and sheltered from the worries of normal life!

Kane and Emily x


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Amazing service in paradise!!

The hotel is basically 12 villas which are beautifully appointed. The views are amazing and it is super relaxing. I agree with the other reviews - the team is amazing here.



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100% reccomend hotel zawadi! The best service, ppl, food, and breathtaking hotel Zawadi

My husband and I came for our honeymoon and wow our experience in zawadi. The property itself was stunning 5 star all around but what really made our experience unforgettable was the service...

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No better place to spend a honeymoon, stunning villas, meticulously designed all with the most beautiful views of the ocean.

The whole team are a credit to the top echelons of hospitality and the food is equally varied and wonderful.

Michael Robinson

8 months ago

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I stayed at the Zawadi Hotel in Zanzibar for my 40th birthday in July and it was the most incredible experience!

The hotel property is intimate and luxurious - every corner you turn there is something more beautiful to view.

Megan Ortagus

9 months ago

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Could not recommend Zawadi more highly!

An absolutely stunning resort with the friendliest staff. We wanted for absolutely nothing and felt like royalty the whole time. Beautiful facilities, lovely relaxed atmosphere and incredible food - perfection!!

Harriet Blakey

8 months ago

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The Abeid Amani Karume Airport, Zanzibar (IATA CODE = ZNZ)

If you are booking through a travel agent, they may have ground services in Zanzibar available to meet you alternatively please let us know and we will make these arrangements at an extra fee.

Yes, all of our award winning properties are located right in front of a white sandy beach

Similar to majority of the "Swahili Coast" our beaches are tidal and the tide timings change with each season. (you may google exact high and low tide timings for your specific stay with us) Low tide is a wonderful opportunity to take a free guided "Reef Safari" and discover some of our wonderful marine life.


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    Featured in the Hot List for the 60 best new hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveller, a Prestigious worldwide Travel Magazine.

  • Trip Advisor Travelers Choice Award 2021

    Tripadvisor Travelers’
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    Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Africa
    Top 20 Small Hotels in Africa

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