Why we like it
- Beautiful location on a clifftop overlooking the tropical Indian Ocean
- Only nine spacious villas, all with sea views
- Jogging trail that winds through the gardens down to the beach
- Boating excursions available from the hotel
Zawadi Hotel is located on the southeast coast of Zanzibar. It’s a one-hour drive from the airport and sits on a surreal clifftop, providing unrivalled views of the Indian Ocean. A pristine white beach is accessed directly by a short staircase in the hotel’s well-maintained gardens. It lies in front of a warm coastal lagoon perfect for swimming, snorkelling or splashing around with your family.
Each villa is 100 square meters and boasts a large private terrace as well as floor to ceiling windows with views of the ocean. Massages can be arranged in your villa or you can visit the Frangipani Spa at a sister hotel, one of the best spas on the island.
Enjoy fresh seafood and exotic spices served with a Zanzibarian twist. The Mswakini Beach Bar is the perfect spot for a casual lunch, the Drift Wood Dining Room has excellent menus for both breakfast and dinner, and the Mali Mali Lounge and Bar is a relaxed place to enjoy cocktails before your meal or to watch the sunset afterwards.