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Due to open in May 2018, Zuri Zanzibar is located in Kendwa, on the idyllic northern west shores of Zanzibar’s Spice Island, Unguja. The beachfront 13-acre Jestico+Whiles designed resort will feature 55 stylish bungalows, villas and suites all with spacious private terraces overlooking a 300m stretch of west-facing private beach. At the centre of the resort will be a lush tranquil spice garden brimming with an array of indigenous plants and trees, complete with dedicated relaxation pods, ideal for meditation and yoga.

Zuri Zanzibar will be a member of The Design Hotels collection with striking interiors that will blend contemporary features with traditional African touches including locally curated furniture, traditional Zanzibar carved doors and local art. The resort will offer seven stylish drinking and dining outlets offering a fusion of tantalising African, Arabic, Asian, European and Indian flavours. The resort spa will be a sanctuary of wellness featuring a dedicated yoga centre, three treatment rooms offering restorative spa rituals, outdoor wild fitness area, fully-equipped gymnasium, swimming pool, relaxation lounge and library.

Ecology and sustainability will be the heart of the resort which will feature very strong eco credentials including environmentally-friendly architecture using locally-sourced materials, the hotel’s own desalination plant, energy-saving initiatives as well as involvement in a number of local community projects.

Rooms start from $460/£347 per room, per night for a garden bungalow on a half board basis. If you decide to book any luxury hotel stays (or premium flights), it is worth doing so via our luxury travel concierge to benefit from complimentary upgrades, breakfasts and more.

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