Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel

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Ras Nungwi

A quality traditional lodge with lots on offer !
Ras Nungwi is a well established hotel with a very natural and laid back feel. The white washed palm thatched cottages that make up the resort are perched upon a short coral cliff top on the northern tip of Zanzibar Island, offering stunning views to the sparkling iridescent Indian Ocean beyond. Spread throughout rich tropical gardens and loaded with high-quality facilities to keep you entertained, this hotel is a great choice for anyone who is looking to both relax and enjoy the activities on offer.

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  • Ras Nungwi Holidays

  • Need to Know

  • FAQ

  • Expect to Pay

  • Awards & Reviews

This hotel is available throughout the year. Below are some prices for holidays on selected dates intended as a guide:

£1850 8 Nights at Ras Nungwi for 2 people in a Superior Sea View Chalet.
Includes Accommodation, breakfasts, private airport transfers and 2 nights Stay for Free!
Valid: From 10 January to the end of February, September and October

£1050 10 Nights at Ras Nungwi for 2 people in a Garden View Lodge Room.
Includes Accommodation, breakfasts, private airport transfers and 2 nights Stay for Free!
Valid: March, April, June and November to 21 December

Subject to availability. International flights to be quoted separately.


  • Built in a traditional style using local materials and finished to a high standard.
  • Great range of watersports activities and well located for diving.
  • The hotel is a good size balancing privacy and intimacy with service and facilities very well.

Right for you?

  • The beach is pristine but at high tide it all but disappears.
  • The hotel is slightly larger than some other small properties.
  • There is a 2 nights minimum stay requirement.

? How long would you recommend I stay?
We would recommend a stay of around 7 to 10 nights to really soak up the atmosphere and explore the area.

$$ Prices for Ras Nungwi start at: $110 per person per night, including breakfast, during Low Season.
Depending when you travel, room categories and party size prices rise to $405 per person per night during Peak Season.
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Price Promise: We guarantee that booking with us is cheaper than with the hotel direct and we will beat any other operator, agency or website.

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Ras Nungwi - Overview

Ras Nungwi is located just 30 minutes walk from the vibrant area of Nungwi, whilst the beach at the lodge remains quiet, pristine and unspoilt. Ras Nungwi is designed to be eco-sensitive and work harmoniously with the beautiful natural paradise that surrounds it, without foregoing our creature comforts. The buildings are traditional in design and made from all-natural materials with thatched makuti roofs. Each room is decorated beautifully with the use of local artifacts and fabrics. There is a good sized swimming pool, which is lined with blue shaded glass mosaic tiles and from here there are amazing views out to the ocean.

Ras Nungwi is renowned for its excellent cuisine. An English breakfast is served daily with a buffet of fresh tropical fruits, cereals, breads pastries and preserves. Lunch can be enjoyed wherever you like; the open air restaurant, by the pool, on the beach or at the beach bar. A five course table d’hote menu is served for dinner with occasional seafood buffets and barbeque dinners to keep things different and exciting. Naturally there is an extensive South African wine list as well as French Champagne to accompany the menus.


  • Room Descriptions & Facilities

  • Resort Service & Facilities

  • Community & Conservation

Ras Nungwi - Room Descriptions

Ras Nungwi has four categories of accommodation. Each has hand crafted four poster beds, hardwood furniture, tasteful fabrics, indigenous decor, mosquito nets, a private balcony, mini bar, air conditioning and en-suite facilities.

Garden Lodge

Lodge Rooms

Lodge Rooms have garden views and include all the facilities above

Superior Chalet

Superior Chalets

These Rooms have all the same facilities as the Lodge Rooms, they are slightly larger with sea views

Superior Deluxe Chalet

Superior Deluxe Chalets

Superior Deluxe Chalets are like the Superior Chalets but also have iPod docks and are in closer proximity to the sea.

Ocean Suite

Ocean Suite

For those seeking a truly exclusive hideaway for all or part of their stay, Ras Nungwi's unique Ocean Suite provides a very unique and luxurious beach experience. The Ocean Suite is a self contained private villa with its own plunge pool and over 200 metres of space. There is a wonderful roof top terrace and open air sitting room, perfect for private dining, airy siestas and star gazing.

Ras Nungwi - Facilities and Activities List


The hotel’s on-site watersports centre is a member of the PADI International Resort Association. It incorporates a 5 star PADI dive school, also offering snorkelling, dhow cruises, kayaking and professional deep-sea fishing.

Deck-level fresh water swimming pool for hotel guests.

Games area including pool table, darts, table tennis, board games and small library.

Tennis Court.

Mountain Bikes available.

Gift shop.

Tennis Court

Ubora Restaurant & Bar.

Jahazi Beach Bar.

Visits to Nungwi village, Zanzibar’s dhow-building capital and home to a turtle sanctuary. The village has several bars and restaurants, popular with some guests.

Peponi Spa.

Power is 240V AC, 50Hz, supplied from the national grid via the hotel’s own transformer. A modern high output generator provides back-up power 24 hours a day. Power outlets are UK three-pin type and adaptors are available.

Ras Nungwi Resort - Community Projects

As part of Ras Nungwi's commitment to the local community, they were the driving force behind the establishment of the Labayka (“The Voice”) Development Fund (LDF), a local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). LDF aims to support and steer sustainable socio-economic development, promote good health & hygiene practices, support education and training initiatives, and offer family counselling for the general population and families in Nungwi village. Furthermore, LDF aims to protect and preserve the natural environment at Nungwi, as well as its cultural and historical assets.

LDF is managed by an Executive Committee of 10 volunteers, all of whom live and work in Nungwi village. Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel is the main sponsor of LDF, currently accounting for more than 90% of its annual operational budget, and has additionally assisted the NGO in several specific projects since its inception.

Ras Nungwi - Our Opinion

Unlike many operators we not only visit all the hotels we offer regularly but we also stay in them. Please find a few hints, tips and opinions from our team below:


Ras Nungwi is one of the older properties on the island and has had the time to firmly bed in to the landscape, however this does mean that the rooms are not the largest on the island nor are they kitted out with the latest mod cons. That said, the service is polished and the location is great. Ras Nungwi makes an excellent choice for those looking to dive around Mnemba and / or the Pemba channel as well as honeymooners looking for a semi traditional Zanzibar experience. It has it is own boats and can arrange fishing as well as a variety of other active or more relaxing activities.

Of late there have been some excellent special offers; we would strongly advise contacting us if you are considering booking a stay at Ras Nungwi.


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