Zawadi Hotel is an exclusive, boutique hotel located on the south-east coast of Zanzibar.

Zawadi is one of the more luxury hotels to consider on Zanzibar, and there are three critical factors to consider. Firstly, it is a small, boutique property and is therefore very suited to guests looking for a quiet, exclusive stay. Secondly, it is set along the top of cliffs with wonderful views of the ocean, with a private beach. Thirdly, Zawadi is part of the Zanzibar Collection, who we believe run excellent hotels. Zawadi will therefore offer a lovely balance of sophistication combined with warm, personal service.


Zawadi accommodates 24 guests in 12 spacious villas offering an intimate beach retreat. The villas are private, spacious and luxuriously furnished with elegant beach décor. Each includes a king sized bed, air conditioning, mini bar and…


Zanzibar’s, or more correctly Unguja’s (Zanzibar is the name of the archipelago which includes both Pemba and Unguja islands), history dates back more than 2000 years when the islands traded with ships from Persia, Arabia and…


Children over the age of 16 years are accepted. Triples are possible. However, Zawadi is not a natural choice for families and there are other hotels that are more likely to suit families with older teenage children.

Conservation & community

The Zanzibar Collection, owners of Zawadi, gives employment and training to those within the local communities, teaching them life skills that they can carry with them throughout their lives. They also employ a marine biologist…

Location South-east coast, Zanzibar
Access One hour drive from Zanzibar Airport / Stone Town
Open All year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury beach hotel
Focus Beach relaxation
Children 16 years +
Activities PADI Rising Sun diving centre (nearby) / Snorkelling
Number of Rooms 12 villas
Family Accommodation Triples possible
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Bath
Power for charging In room
Lighting Electric
Hairdryer Provided in room
Heating/Cooling Air-conditioning
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Additional cost
Communication in room Telephone
Wi-Fi Throughout
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming Communal
Wellness Spa / In-room massage
Dining Style Private
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa, Mastercard and AMEX