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Ras Nungwi, Tanzania

Tue, Mar 1, 2011

Eastern Africa

Welcome to the laid-back luxury that coexists with the nature in Zanzibar! Nestled on the Zanzibar Island’s northernmost peninsula, the Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel soaks all its guests in its shimmering stretch of Indian Ocean, tropical gardens of its own, palm thatched cottages, and white sands. Injected with cozy, exotic, and natural spirit, this hotel is certainly the ideal site to relax and rejoice!

Ras Nungwi soaring from a splendid natural paradise envisions the coexistence of nature and opulence so that the patrons can relish the charm of the natural surroundings as well as the luxurious comforts. The hotel has implemented an eco-sensitive approach for preserving the sea treasures, flora, and fauna. The green gardens cascade into one of the pristine beaches of the island fringed by live coral reef. Further, the plethora of pathways between the beach and balcony provide the shade of the elegant palms. And yes, how can one forget its deck-level swimming pool edged by the blue glass mosaic tiles and offering the Indian Ocean vistas? In short, each corner of Ras Nungwi is refreshing!

The ancient local traditions surprisingly maintain the modern architectural space made with the natural ingredients. Apart from the major open-air structures that are quite striking, the ceilings also are visually appealing with the makuti-thatched arch facilitating delightful ambiance and energizing natural light to enter deep within. The interiors are drenched in ethnic patterns inspired via the use of local fabrics that make up for a chic theme of soften comfort via the isolated in and out lounging areas.


Accommodation exists here as beautiful lodge rooms or thatched chalets each of which offering en-suite facilities and a private balcony. At Ras Nungwi, there are 32 tastefully elected rooms adorned with the hand-crafted beds, local decor, hardwood furniture, opulent fabrics, and billowing mosquito nets.

If you choose a lodge room, it will offer you a garden view; while a chalet room provides a sea vista as it is perched very near to the ocean. Choose a Superior chalet rooms if you want to stay with AC as against the standard ceiling fan. On the other had, the superior deluxe chalet rooms are also equipped with a CD player, mini-bar, and other additions as value-added services.

If you wish for a supreme getaway, go for the unique Ocean Suite that is the best beach stay on the island. This is where the Moorish architecture as well as the earthy tints will make you recall the rich Arabian history. Expect personal service, opulent beach experience, spacious living space for two guests at a time, isolated sundeck with stylish fittings as well as private plunge pool for a perfect escape, panoramic views, music system, AC, refreshment facilities, well-stocked mini-bar, bright and airy bedroom with large French windows offering the pool’s and Indian Ocean vistas, hand-crafted furnishings, big walk-in cupboard, en-suite bathroom with deluxe toiletries and bathrobes, private veranda with clear ocean vistas, private access to the beach, and a relaxing roof-top living zone below palm thatch.

Common services

• High speed Internet service  • Tour service  • Outdoor pool  • Massage service  • Currency exchange  • Shopping  • Gift shop  • Luggage hold  • Turndown service  • Maid service  • Wakeup service

Activities/Recreation amenities

• Water Sports Centre offering diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, water-skiing, kayaking, and sailing dhow cruising  • Pool  • Table tennis  • Darts  • Board games  • TV room  • Mountain bikes on hire  • Massages  • Tours and excursions to many sites, especially a guided one to the historical Stone Town, Spice Plantations, Jozani Forest housing extinct Kirk’s Red Colobus monkey and trails.


From $170 pp.

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