Luxury Accommodation in North Zanzibar

Our handpicked luxury lodges, villas and resorts on the North Coast of Zanzibar…


North Coast, Zanzibar

Zanzibar’s North Coast is centred around the town of Nungwi, which is traditionally the centre of Zanzibar’s dhow-building industry, but has gained a reputation as a crowded tourist hub in recent years.

Kendwa, which is 3km south of Nungwi, is far more serene… and has a magnificent, wide, sandy beach that is unaffected by the tides… making it the best swimming beach in Zanzibar!

The North’s proximity to Mnemba Island also makes it one of the best diving and snorkelling destinations in Zanzibar, and the deep-sea fishing is excellent here too.

Accommodation on the North Coast is dominated by large beach resorts, of which Zuri and Gold Zanzibar are two of the best, but our favourite (smaller) resort remains Kilindi… which offers unparalleled privacy and service to it’s discerning guests.

Kilindi Zanzibar

15 Pavilions

One of the most private and exclusive boutique hotels in Zanzibar, Kilindi offers 15 beautifully designed domed ‘pavilions’ scattered within 52 acres of lush tropical gardens.

Luxury, beauty, style and seclusion. Kilindi has it all!

  • Low Season from US$550 pp/pn (Fully Incl.)
  • High Season from US$650 pp/pn (Fully Incl.)

Gold Zanzibar

75 Rooms & Villas

Gold Zanzibar is a large, stylish resort situated directly on Kendwa’s famous beach… which is unaffected by the tides and therefore perfect for swimming at any time!

Gold Zanzibar offers a wide range of accommodation options, and represents great value for money!


  • Low Season from US$150 pp/pn (Fully Incl.)
  • High Season from US$230 pp/pn (Fully Incl.)

Zuri Zanzibar

55 Bungalows, Suites & Villas

The fabulous Zuri Zanzibar is one of the Spice Island’s newest resorts, and is perfectly located on Kendwa Beach… which is renowned for it’s swimming (there’s no tidal impact) and amazing sunsets!

Zuri’s stylish facilities and superb location make it one of our favourite big resorts in Zanzibar!


  • Low Season from US$195 pp/pn (Half Board)
  • High Season from US$280 pp/pn (Half Board)

Essque Zalu Zanzibar

40 Suites & 9 Villas

Essque Zalu is one of the hip new places to stay in Zanzibar. Well located on a quiet beach just 10 minutes drive from the buzz of Nungwi, it offers excellent privacy and world class facilities.

Stylish and chic, Essque Zalu is a welcome new addition in Zanzibar’s north.


  • Low Season from US$225 pp/pn (Half Board)
  • High Season from US$330 pp/pn (Half Board)

Milele Villas

2 Villas, which both sleep up to 10 people

Compromising of 2 villas – Lisa and Tatu – which both sleep up to 10 people, Milele Villas offer guests a very private and relaxing stay on Zanzibar’s North West coast… just 15 minutes drive from Nungwi and Kendwa (great for access to stunning beaches, aquatic excursions and water sports).

For guests staying at Milele Villas, your own personal car is included in the rate!

  • Low Season from US$540 per villa (Half Board) – for 4 adults
  • High Season from US$595 per villa (Half Board) – for 4 adults