Zawadi Hotel is part of The Zanzibar Collection of prestigious hotels and resorts and it is located on the South East Coast of Zanzibar approximately one hour’s drive from the airport and a 20 minute drive north of Paje.

Zawadi Hotel sits atop a cliff with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. In the middle the cliff recedes creating a pristine white sandy beach and guests have access to the beach from a short staircase leading directly to the sand. The hotel is in front of a lagoon and there is always water for swimming and snorkeling, even during low tide.

Decorated in a beautiful driftwood beach style, Zawadi Hotel offers a haven where guests can relax in barefoot luxury. Facilities include:

  • Infinity swimming pool
  • Access to the sea even during low tide
  • Ocean view pool bar and dining area
  • Evening restaurant
  • Evening Bar & Lounge
  • Business/Internet Room
  • Boutique
  • Guest laundry
  • PADI Rising Sun Diving Center (payable locally)
  • Massage (payable locally, available in the comfort of your own villa)


With a relaxed atmosphere and understated elegant beach décor, Zawadi is a tranquil, laid back hideaway with the very best personalized service and cuisine. This is a place with no dress code, a place where guests can enjoy stunning views of the ocean from their bed, and all the public areas and a place to enjoy the ocean, snorkeling and nature.

Diving in the shallow lagoon is accessible directly from the beach. A shuttle service to the resort’s sister hotels (2 km away) at specific scheduled times, allows Zawadi guests to use the tennis courts and the Water Club (kite surfing, sailing, snorkeling safari by boat) all available at a charge. Snorkeling equipment and reef shoe rental (to allow snorkeling from the beach) and kayaks are available free of charge at Zawadi for the guests to use.

A fusion of cultures in Zanzibar has created an exotic cuisine which blends local spices and flavors featuring the best
of the Island’s produce, combining ‘just caught’ with ‘fresh picked.’

Guests are accommodated within the nine private 100 sq meter spacious villas, with en-suite bathroom (with bath and shower) directly overlooking the ocean. The villas have a large spacious private terrace, surrounded by flowering bougainvillea and palm trees with vistas of the Indian Ocean.

The villas have a seating area, huge double beds with luxurious memory foam mattresses, closet area,
large bathroom with walk in shower, free standing bathtub and double vanity sink.

  • Villa Features:
  • Seating Area
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • WIFI
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe deposit box
  • Air conditioning
  • Separate bath tub with vista
  • Shower
  • Private ocean view terrace


The absolute privacy, coupled with the breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean make Zawadi the
perfect place for on island ceremony. Please contact us for more details about our different wedding
packages and special arrangements.


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ZAWADI HOTEL, ZANZIBAR: Prices are in USD per person per night

Includes: Full Board Meal Plan, In-house alcoholic drinks, Soft Drinks, mineral water, tea & coffee, Beer, In-house wines and cocktails, Afternoon tea, Internet ( in public areas),

Excludes: Airport transfers, tours & excursions, laundry, room service, telephone, spa services & treatments, cappucino / espresso, watersports activities, diving and Gift Shop purchases

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08-Jan-19 15-Mar-19 529 USD 317 USD
16-Mar-19 15-Jun-19 360 USD 216 USD
16-Jun-19 31-Oct-19 529 USD 317 USD
01-Nov-19 22-Dec-19 360 USD 216 USD
23-Dec-19 07-Jan-20 371 USD 990 USD

Child Policy: Children aged 16 years and above are welcome. Children any age are welcome if the entire hotel is booked exclusively by one group/party.

Extra bed: rates available on request for 3rd adult sharing with 2 adults in a room.

Minimum age: 16 years old, no child reductions.

Minimum night stay of 05 nights between 23 Dec – 07 Jan.

Airport transfers:  Airport to Hotel (or vice versa): $72 per vehicle, each way (up to 4 passengers)

Check in time: 13:00 hrs – Check out time: 10:00 hrs

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