Zawadi Hotel

Zawadi Hotel Zanzibar offers luxury and style

One of the wow factors of Zawadi is the views over the shimmering Indian Ocean and holidays to Zanzibar start right here on the East coast beaches of the famous spice island. Swim here all day in the warm tropical waters and snorkel straight from the beach. Zawadi Hotel Zanzibar offers luxury and style with only 9 beautifully appointed cliff top villas where holiday packages are fully inclusive.

Enjoy intimate accommodation, mouth-watering cuisine and excellent levels of service at this new boutique resort featuring the only PADI 5* Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre on Zanzibar Island. Dip into the beautiful swimming pool, sip a cold beer at the ocean-view pool bar or dine on seafood in the elegant dining room. 

One of the top Zanzibar Collection hotels, Zawadi Hotel is only 60 minutes from the airport, 20 minutes north of Paje and a two-minute drive north of the other Zanzibar Collection properties.  Guests love the cliff top position of this prime spice island hotel where views extend forever and the sugary beach is accessed via a flight of steps. Thanks to the pretty lagoon in front of the beach, Zawadi Beach is always great for swimming and water sports activities. Throw off your shoes when you arrive and enjoy the rustic island-style décor with its wooden accessories and beautiful villas. 

Each of the 12 roomy villas features an ensuite bath and shower with direct ocean vistas, vast terraces with plunge pools fringed with colourful bougainvillaea and palm trees, king-size beds, comfy chairs and tropical island style décor. 

The main theme at Zawadi Hotel is relaxation and pleasure in a natural marine environment so guests can choose spa treatments or the jogging trail, sunbathing on terraced beaches or snorkelling for hours. Diving is a hit here in Zanzibar and the Zawadi Rising Sun Dive Centre is a 5-star PADI operation for all levels of divers. Use of the tennis courts and the water club includes paddle boards, kite surfing, snorkelling gear, and other equipment. 



The eagerly awaited and brand-new Zawadi Hotel enjoys one of the very best locations on the island of Zanzibar – built on a cliff and overlooking a very coveted stretch of the Indian Ocean on the shimmering South East coast of the spice island. Part of the renowned Zanzibar Collection, Zawadi is situated a 2-minute drive north of the rest of the Collection’s prestigious luxury properties (Baraza, Palms and Breezes).

Tall coconut palms and bright Bougainvillaea lighten up this intimate, private, driftwood beach-style tropical setting. Just nine, spacious and modern villas ensure guests are never crowded and enjoy the highest levels of exclusivity and luxury. Private decks with plunge pools, ensuite showers and bathtubs, gorgeous lounges and king-size beds too with plenty of beautiful island flowers everywhere to brighten your already glowing holiday at this beach resort.  

We love Zawadi Hotel’s cliff top ocean views and the careful steps going down to the white beach below the villas where swimming in a protected cove is all the rage every day. Many hotels in Zanzibar experience extreme tides on their private beaches which makes low tide almost impossible for ocean activities except stunning walks in the sandy flat to find marine biodiversity like crabs and birds. Snorkel from the beach into safe warm coral reefs.  

This new boutique resort offers intimacy, excellent levels of service, wonderful cuisine and all the luxuries you would expect from a Zanzibar Collection property. In addition, there is a beautiful swimming pool, an ocean-view pool bar, an elegant dining room, and the only PADI 5* Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre on Zanzibar Island. Only 6 divers at a time explore the wonders of the reefs and daily snorkelling trips to the shallow Oba-Oba lagoon reveal diverse marine life and beautiful corals. 

Return to Thai and Balinese therapists who offer sublime massage and spa treatments in the comfort of your own villa. Enjoy the 900 m nature fitness running trail that also features chin-up bars, benches, monkey bars and a special set of weights available for a complete exercise program! From the trail, a staircase leads down to the beach for a refreshing swim. 


  • Thai and Balinese massage treatments 
  • PADI 5* Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre
  • Full access to all guest facilities at Baraza and Breezes Hotels


  • Accommodation 
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Certain scheduled shuttle services between Zawadi and other properties
  • Use of gym and tennis court (at sister properties with specific scheduled shuttle times)
  • Snorkelling equipment rental, kayaks, reef shoe rental
  • Wi-Fi Internet


  • 9 luxury villas 
  • The Mswakini Beach Bar 
  • The DriftWood Dining Room
  • The Mali Mali Lounge & Bar 
  • Swimming pool
  • PADI 5*Dive Centre


  • Location Location Location! No tidal issues, ocean swims all day.
  • Snorkel straight off the beach into pristine waters to find tropical fish. 
  • Just 9 huge luxury villas boasting deep baths, large showers, plunge pools, and stunning garden flowers. 
  • Outstanding sea views from an elevated cliff top with steps down to the beach.

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