The ultimate way to unwind from the stresses of a fast-paced city life is to escape to a tropical island where the most pressing decision of your day is whether to bask in the sun on the beach all day, or simply sip cocktails by the pool. If this is what you’re looking for in a holiday, then Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel in Zanzibar is the place to be. Situated on the north of the island overlooking the glittering Indian Ocean, the hotel with its quaint thatched cottages and swaying palm trees will have you feeling like you never want to leave.
The fusion of lush exotic gardens and pristine white-sand beaches with crystal clear sea is enough of a visual feast to make you feel relaxed.
Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel blends seamlessly with its natural surrounds without forgoing any luxuries. The light, airy building has been constructed as an open space for guests to take in as much of the natural surrounds as possible.
Accommodation is available in the main lodge or as separate thatched chalets with private decks. For the ultimate in privacy, the Ocean Suite with its own stretch of beach offers a personal assistant too. All rooms have been decorated with a local island flavour using fabrics and cloth from the island. The decadent handcrafted four-poster beds give a sense of colonialism with their draped mosquito nets.
If you’re feeling a little more active, a game of tennis can be played at the hotel’s tennis court or a bicycle ride around the island and along the beach can be taken. There’s also a range of watersports on offer including snorkeling, kayaking, traditional dhow cruises as well as scuba diving and fishing. The resort can arrange a number of cultural tours for you too, including visits to Nungwi Village, the Jozani Forest and Stone Town.
When you’re really in the mood to unwind, book into the Peponi Spa. Set in the tropical gardens of the hotel, you can choose from massages to facials to hand and foot treatments.
From day one of your stay, Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel will ensure you’re rested, restored and relaxed.