Bookable now for stays beginning May 1, 2018. As the first Design Hotels™ member on the Tanzanian archipelago, Zuri Zanzibar is the ultimate spot to take in the natural beauty of the property’s setting on the main island of Unguja. Here, a 300-meter-long stretch of private, sunset-facing beach embraces the sea-foam green and sky-blue colors of the Indian Ocean, while the hotel’s spice garden immerses guests in the aroma of the island’s exotic flora, providing an olfactory glimpse into Zanzibar’s spice trading history. The property's west-facing location on the northern coast also promises brilliant sunsets that cast an orange-pink glimmer over the sea; a spectacle that turns the private terraces of the Jestico + Whiles-designed bungalows and villas into theater loges, complete with hammocks, luxury furnishings, and thatched or shingled roofs that epitomize the modern-meets-traditional African design running throughout the hotel. Organic products from the socially conscious Seaweed Center, palm-shaded gardens, a pool bar and grill, a Jacuzzi, massage cabanas, a library, and a cocktail bar on the beach combine to create a luxurious retreat, while the island’s rich offerings lay right on the doorstep.
Outdoor & indoor fitness, massages, salon, pool, Jacuzzi, beach games & yoga
Need to Know
Spice garden and book & DVD library
Water sports center & shop including boat, fishing and snorkeling trips, dive center
Rooms & Suites
The 46 bungalows, six suites, and three villas range from 66 to 500 square meters, and each accommodation is engulfed in greenery and boasts a private balcony or terrace. While many feature outdoor showers, outdoor bathtubs, and direct access to the beach, the two Villas offer a whirlpool and two bedrooms, while the 350-square-meter Owner’s Villa comprises three bedrooms, a pool, whirlpool, kitchen, playroom, and a dining and living space. The 500-square-meter Three Bedroom Ocean Front Luxury Villa is home to three bathrooms, a living room, a kitchen and dining area, a Jacuzzi, and has private beach access.
Václav Dejčmar is an entrepreneur, businessman, art-lover, and documentary filmmaker. Since graduating from the University of Economics in Prague, Dejčmar has found success in a number of industries. As well as founding Eastern Europe’s most well-known modeling agency, Czechoslovak Top Model, and co-founding the RSJ Algorithmic Trading company and The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, he became a supporter of the Czech Republic’s first philanthropy magazine, The Art of Giving, which adheres to the socially responsible philosophy that he takes with him into hospitality. Dejčmar sums up his drive to create Zuri Zanzibar this way: “I seek truly unique experiences. I have a passion for all things Zen, for the aesthetic of nature, for the beauty of simplicity and freedom from the daily routine.”