Zawadi Hotel, Zanzibar…for an ideal beach holiday!
Zawadi sits atop a cliff, 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 nine spacious villas. Designed in an elegant laid back beach style, Zawadi is 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 and can go snorkeling straight from the beach.
Located on the south east coast of Zanzibar just 60 minutes from the airport, it is the newest addition to the prestigious Zanzibar Collection.
With the fully inclusive dining menu, showcasing the sea food, spices and fresh produce for which Zanzibar is famous there is a relaxed approach to dining.
The Mswakini Beach Bar
The Mswakini beach bar serves snacks, lunch and drinks are served throughout the day in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Once a month the very special full moon party is organized here as well.
The Drift Wood Dining Room
The Drift Wood dining room serves breakfast and dinner. Only the freshest island produce is used by our chef to create an authentic Zanzibar experience.
The Mali Mali lounge & Bar
The Mali Mali lounge and Bar opens for cocktails and drinks just before dinner. Lay back soak in the sea breeze and enjoy true Zanzibari hospitality.
Diving & Snorkelling
Diving in Zanzibar
Welcome to Rising Sun Dive Centre. The only PADI 5* Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre in Zanzibar. Located on the untouched South East coast of the island, our dive centre was the first to discover this unexplored region. With over 19 years experience we offer you the highest levels of customer care and attention whilst encouraging you to conserve and explore the marine environment. We take divers from complete beginners up to professional level and have a massive variety of diving guaranteeing something for everyone. With our small groups of a maximum of 6 divers per guide we are able to offer you the chance to escape the large crowds and get the most from your dives.
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Because of its unique location there is always water in front of Zawadi and you can go snorkelling from the beach and admire the beautiful marine life of the Indian Ocean. The dive centre organizes daily snorkeling trips to the Oba-Oba lagoon. This shallow lagoon offers shelter to an incredible variety of small marine life and beautiful corals.
Spa & Fitness
Our professional Thai and Balinese therapists will come to your villa and set up your private massage bed on the terrace. Unwind and relax at the sound of the waves.
Don’t run on a treadmill, at Zawadi we have a 900m long jogging trail winding gently through the back garden. Immerse yourself in tropical vegetation while inhaling the fresh sea breeze. At regular intervals there are chin up bars, benches, monkey bars and a special set of weights available for a complete exercise program. From the jogging trail a staircase leads down to the beach for a refreshing swim.
At 10 minutes walking distance just across the Michamvi peninsula is the mangrove forest. Explore on foot and on a small local ngalawa boat this pristine coastal environment were herons nest and crabs are abundant.
Jozani Forest, home of the endangered Zanzibar Red Colobus
Raz Kizimkazi where you can go swimming with Dolphins
Stone Town tour experience the House of Wonders, Sultan’s Palace and other historic sites
For the guests who want to visit their sister hotels and use the Water club, Tennis courts or Spa, a free shuttle service is available at scheduled times.