We were unsure which resort to chose to avoid being in either a fully family oriented property or too "couply" and Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel in Zanzibar ended up being the perfect choice.
Great size of the resort, not too big and right on the perfect part of the coast,
swimming in the sea was possible at all times of the day and we never had to wade through wafts of seaweed, but simply dived into the sea.
The setting along the beach is picture perfect, white sand, good sunbeds, turquoise water and the odd staff member passing by with fresh fruit or asking if you wanted a drink.
Food at the restaurant was OUTSTANDING and the best we had during our 2 week holiday in Tansania/Zanzibar - great menu and wine selection every night.
Staff were so charming and always happy to help, chat or simply smile at you. The rooms were great too, we received an up-grade to an ocean front bungalow and loved it.
We treated ourselves to a massage almost every day and the girls were fantastic!
This is the perfect place to unwind, relax and simply let time go by. We never managed to explore Nungwi properly and probably would have needed a little help or guidance with this.
The hotel is a bit 'secluded' from the busier part of the Nungwi beach which is further east but we liked this. We did go to the other part of the Nungwi beach, near the Z hotel, for a day but preferred the more tranquil setting of Ras Nungwi.
If we return to Zanzibar, I would definitely return to this hotel.
Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel is located on an expanse of beach wilderness on the northern tip of Zanzibar, protected by a coral reef.
The hotel is built from hand-cut fossilized coral limestone and other natural materials.
Located on an expanse of beach wilderness on the northern tip of Zanzibar, Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel lies a mere 60 km from the airport and 'Old Stone Town'.
The frontage of the hotel is protected by a large coral reef which encircles the whole island. An ideal location for all forms of watersport or merely relaxing in the temperate water while soaking up the equatorial sun.
All rooms and chalets at Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel are positioned to maximize the panoramic sea views and cool island breezes.
Individually furnished with hand-crafted four-poster beds and indigenous carved doors,all rooms are en-suite with celling fans and balcony frontage. Mosquito nets over all beds ensure a peaceful night's rest.
In designing Ras Nungwi, great attention has been paid to detail. Natural materials have been used wherever possible, including makuti (palm-leaf) roofing over all structures, creating the feeling of freedom that is only possible in an open air environment.
An eco-sensitive approach has ensured that the delicate balance of the land and sea,flora and fauna has been preserved. The proximity and variety of the surrounding reefs makes Ras Nungwi the perfect diving destination.
An eco-sensitive approach has ensured that the delicate balance of land and sea, flora and fauna is preserved for all to enjoy in the years to come.
The surrounding reefs create one of the most exciting areas to dive and snorkel, and are home to flourishing populations of dolphin, turtles, and countless other marine species.
Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel lies 60 km from the airport and 'Old Stone Town, on the northern tip of Zanzibar.
Ras Nungwi Hotel has 32 rooms. Lodge rooms have a garden view and all types of chalet room have a sea view,Superior chalet rooms Ocean Suite
The rooms have balconies, air-conditioning, Ceiling fans, mini bar, hairdryers, electronic safes and En-suite bathroom with deluxe amenities
5 Palm PADI dive school
Deep sea fishing
Windsurfing and water-skiing