On the private 300-metre-long west-facing, Kendwa Beach that leads into the Indian Ocean rests 55 thatched-roof bungalows and villas, surrounded by a scenic perimeter of indigenous plants and foliage. This place is known as Zuri Zanzibar. Taking its name from the Swahili word for ‘beautiful’, the site also takes inspiration from a traditional clustered village environment.
This high-end holistic development opened in September 2018 and was built whilst respecting the environment and being socially responsible. Ecological considerations and responsible tourism were guiding principles in the construction process. With uncompromising luxury, we find seven sunset-facing restaurants and bars, with a stunning infinity pool, watersports centre, spacious spice garden and comprehensive spa and wellness hub.
Zuri Zanzibar was created by London and Prague-based design practice Jestico & Whiles who applied traditional African design in their approach and fused it with contemporary innovations. This property is the first Design Hotels™ member on the Tanzanian archipelago and it benefits from a private and protected natural location.
The villas are sited over 13-acres and were carefully placed for either ocean or garden view, with picturesque winding paths allowing guests to stay connected to their surroundings and social spaces. The crystal-clear turquoise water and views of the beautiful Indian Ocean are nothing short of paradise.
When you’re not relaxing, the Maua Wellness program offers an open-air gym and training facility, individual fitness programs, an idyllic meditation and massage area plus breathtaking sunrise and sunset yoga. What more could you ask for?