IN ZANZIBAR

Indwe - - Dinner & A Movie - Text: Me­lanie Floor Im­ages © Zuri Zanzibar

Zanzibar has long been a des­ti­na­tion of choice for hol­i­day­mak­ers, and with its un­matched beach and lush sur­round­ings, Zuri Zanzibar is tak­ing this des­ti­na­tion to the next level of par­adise.

Zuri Zanzibar, which opens in May 2018, ben­e­fits from be­ing in a fan­tas­tic lo­ca­tion – right near the tur­tle-nest­ing zone of Tum­batu Is­land. It’s also close to the Mnemba Atoll Ma­rine Park, which of­fers some of the best spots in Zanzibar for div­ing and snorkelling.

One stand­out fea­ture of Zuri Zanzibar is the beach. The re­sort is nes­tled on the most beau­ti­ful white beach on the north­west shores of the is­land, 50 km from Stone Town and its in­ter­na­tional air­port. The ho­tel’s pri­vate 300-m, west-fac­ing beach is free of any tide im­pact, al­low­ing for safe swim­ming all day long, not to men­tion breath-tak­ing sun­sets.

“The beach was the rea­son why I bought the land many years ago. Un­like most Zanzibar beaches where one must walk 500 m to swim at low tide, our beach, set­tled in the large la­goon, is al­ways per­fect for swim­ming,” says Va­clav De­jc­mar, owner of Zuri Zanzibar.

“I have trav­elled the world and stayed in the most lux­u­ri­ous sea-front prop­er­ties, but I still con­sider Zuri’s beach as one of the best on Earth. It is not just the white sand and the in­cred­i­ble colour of the turquoise In­dian Ocean, but also the lo­cal way of life, which is so cheer­ful and op­ti­mistic. When you see the dhows in the dis­tance dur­ing the spec­tac­u­lar sun­sets, you do not need to prac­tice mind­ful­ness or med­i­ta­tion train­ing to en­joy the present mo­ment and un­der­stand the power of now.”

The ho­tel in­cludes 55 bun­ga­lows, suites, and vil­las that sit com­fort­ably within Zanzibar’s cul­ture, cli­mate, and ge­og­ra­phy. From the out­side, Zuri Zanzibar em­u­lates a tra­di­tional Zanzibar vil­lage, while the inside of­fers the very best in com­fort, with light, airy rooms and open ar­eas. A mem­ber of De­sign Ho­tels, Zuri Zanzibar com­bines el­e­gant con­tem­po­rary de­sign with a con­sid­er­ate, sus­tain­able build, and an authentic African at­mos­phere.

Par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis has been placed on the gar­dens at Zuri Zanzibar. As De­jc­mar says: “The gar­den is the ic­ing on the cake. I do not mean the pri­vate spice gar­den cov­er­ing a quarter of our land – the only one of its kind in the area. I mean that Zuri it­self is the gar­den. All the vil­las and bun­ga­lows are part of an enor­mous trop­i­cal park which you can en­joy by walk­ing through and in­ves­ti­gat­ing it. Hun­dreds of gar­den­ers and land­scape de­sign­ers needed more than two years to se­lect all the trees and flow­ers placed in the re­sort. The re­sult is an enor­mous trib­ute to Zanzibar and its rich his­tor­i­cal legacy.”

Be one of the first lucky few to im­merse your­self in the tran­quil­lity and lux­ury of the mi­cro-uni­verse of Zuri Zanzibar by con­tact­ing reser­va­tions@zur­izanz­ibar.com.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit www.zur­izanz­ibar.com.

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