Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel, Zanzibar

Laid back luxury is the motto here. Ras Nungwi is the sort of place where your feet forget there is such a thing as shoes; where your eyes get used to closing down for an hour or so after a sumptuous lunch; where you have time to discover the simplest – and the greatest – pleasures.

For a place that specialises in being laid back, quite a lot of effort has gone into making sure that luxury is sustainable. The hotel makes minimal impact on the environment, and the delicate balance between coast and land, flora and fauna, indigenous species and visitors is effortlessly maintained for future generations.

Ras Nungwi, at a glance

  • Natural paradise on Zanzibar’s northern peninsula
  • Luxurious, tree-level hotel on the edge of a pristine beach
  • Just 32 thatched chalets or lodge rooms with private balconies and en suites
  • Hardwood furniture and four-poster, tented beds
  • Palm-shaded pathways through tropical gardens
  • International cuisine served in an open air restaurant
  • Romantic wedding spot

For leisure and pleasure

  • Superb, ocean-view swimming pool
  • Peponi spa with a range of treatments
  • Coral reef diving and snorkelling
  • Big game fishing experience
  • Wind surfing and kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Beach cycling
  • Excursions to explore the wildlife and culture of Zanzibar
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  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7