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Ras Nungwi,

Zanzibar, North Coast
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Ras Nungwi

Ras Nungwi: What we think

A truly fantastic hotel; without doubt one of the very best on the entire African coast.  The beach here is very good and due to its location on the north tip of the island is very quiet as there are not hotels to the east of the location. Ras Nungwi offers good value for money on Zanzibar, excellent water sports great facilities and has consistently delivered over the years.

Ras Nungwi earns a 5 palm rating as it a great all rounder, one of the best beaches and great value. It is a medium sized lodge with the facilities or a larger hotel including a great Dive School.
Guide Price: $247 per person
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Ras Nungwi: Interesting Facts

  • Air-conditioning
  • Swimming pool
  • 5 Palm PADI dive school
  • Set on one of the best beaches in Zanzibar
  • SPECIAL OFFER: 7 nights for 6 (excluding July & August)

Ras Nungwi: In depth

Ras Nungwi benefits from being on the North tip of the island with a very good beach which is relatively quiet compared to other beaches on the island; and also only a short boat ride to some of the very best diving and snorkelling spots on Zanzibar. The hotel is about a 1hour drive from Stone Town and the airport.  It's a great Tanzania holiday all-rounder.
The main area of the lodge is a huge structure with a Makuti thatched roof, housing the dining areas, bar and reception. Following a path down to the beach among the chalets you will find a lovely swimming pool and, overlooking the beach, a bar and dining area.

There are 3 main room types, Garden Lodge rooms at the rear of the property, very spacious and good value but lack being right on the beach. The other two categories are the Superior Chalets and Superior Deluxe Chalets, the latter being closer to the beach.
Ras Nungwi has a very good onsite water sports centre and somewhere you can rent all dive equipment, kayaks, organise deep sea fishing etc. The location of Nungwi is very good for those wishing to dive and snorkel on the Mnemba Atoll.

Ras Nungwi: Client Reviews

   100% based on 10 customer reviews
Ras Nungwi was AMAZING, it really was paradise and we were well looked after.  Again the food, staff and accommodation was fantastic. 
C and R Mahoney-Ward
   5 stars

One of my favorite hotel stays anywhere. I'd go back in a second. We loved Zanzibar and Ras Nungwi is the perfect combination of style and service without ever being stuffy. 
J Marias

   5 stars

Ras Nungwi again was wonderful, the people there were amazing and again we made some good friends and totally chilled out.
M and D Foster
   5 stars
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Ras Nungwi: Breaking news

Ras Nungwi:      Latest special offer
25 Nov 2015
We are pleased to announce a great new special offer that offers excellent value for money. For stays between now and 22 December 2015 and 10 January to 31 March 2016 , we are offering the following, applicable to all … Show me more >

Ras Nungwi:      Healing Earth Spa at Ras Nungwi
28 Jan 2015
Our Peponi Spa is operated by Healing Earth, a premium spa brand inspired by Africa’s ancient energy, healing traditions and natural richness. 100% organic and sustainable, treatments combine unique blends of indigenous botanical and essential oils, herbs, plants and seeds … Show me more >

Ras Nungwi:      TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2015
23 Jan 2015
Ras Nungwi has once again been chosen as a winner in the ‘Top Hotels’ category by TripAdvisor in its 2015 Travellers’ Choice® awards, placing it in the top 10 hotels in Tanzania. Travellers’ Choice® awards take into account the quality … Show me more >

Ras Nungwi:      Ras Nungwi and the local community
27 Jan 2014
At Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel, we support our local community in various ways including financial assistance for the village nursery school and Labayka Development Fund, an NGO that assists the villagers through a number of initiatives. Other support from Ras … Show me more >

Ras Nungwi:      TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2014
23 Jan 2014
Once again, Ras Nungwi has been chosen as a winner in the ‘Top Hotels’ category by TripAdvisor in its 2014 Travellers’ Choice® awards, placing it in the top 10 hotels in the Tanzania. Travellers’ Choice award winners were determined based … Show me more >


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