South East Coast, Zanzibar

Coral reefs, mangroves & red colobus

Zawadi sits atop a cliff on the south east coast of Zanzibar with a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean and a beautiful cove of pristine white sandy beach. Being small and exclusive, it is a peaceful hideaway offering the best of idyllic island life on Zanzibar.

The nine private villas are secluded and spacious with over 100 sqm of ocean-facing space to enjoy. Interiors are cool and minimal, decorated in muted coastal tones and finished with luxurious linens. Every villa has an expansive private terrace providing the perfect spot for watching the sun rise over the ocean. The main lodge offers three outstanding restaurants, a spa and gym complete with outdoor running track through tropical gardens.

There are endless activities to keep you busy during your stay at Zawadi whether you prefer to dive the extensive reef system, snorkel straight from the beach or walk ten minutes to a nearby mangrove forest to explore this pristine coastal environment on foot and by local ngalawa (boat). Excursions can be arranged to Stone Town where you can the island’s history and heritage or to Jozani Forest, home of the endangered Zanzibar Red Colobus.

Lying in one of the most coveted locations on the island of Zanzibar, Zawadi is relaxed luxury at its best. A place where you can unpack, unwind and luxuriate.

You will love

  • Ocean view sunrises
  • Privacy and seclusion
  • Mangroves and Zanzibar red colobus
  • Snorkeling from the beach

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