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Location: Located on the North Coast of the Zanzibar Island, in the Nungwi village about 55km from the airport, which will take you around an hours drive while driving trough some of the most exotic beach.

Accommodation: All 32 rooms are tastefully furnished, with hand-crafted four poster beds and indigenous decor, and all have balconies,air-conditioning,ceiling fans, hair-dryers, electronic safes and en suite facilities with deluxe bathroom amenities. Mosquito nets over all beds ensure a peaceful night's sleep, with the sound of the ocean rounding off a relaxing day in paradise Lodge rooms have a garden view.

Chalet room (superior and superior deluxe) both have a sea view, with proximity to the ocean being closer the higher the category. Both chalet categories are fitted with mini-bars.

Facilities: Pool, table tennis, darts, board games (including Bao, a Zanzibarian favorite) and a TV room are available to hotel guests. Mountain bikes can be hired to explore the hotel's environs, or you may just want to take long strolls on our unspoilt beach. For those seeking the ultimate in relaxation, let us arrange a massage for you. The Supa Duka Boutique at Ras Nungwi, decorated by renowned artist Kioko Mwitiki, offers a tasteful range of quality gifts, clothing, unique arts and crafts and essential travel items.

Spa: Set in tropical gardens; the hotel's Peponi Spa offers an array of rejuvenating, pampering and holistic treatments to calm the mind, body and soul. Built with the use of natural materials and designed using only warm tones and simple lines, it provides a calming atmosphere in which to completely relax. Restful music and the subtle aroma of essential oils also add to our spa experience. Qualified professionals conduct all treatments.

Activities: Zanzibar's best diving can be enjoyed at the northern tip of the island, home of Zanzibar Dive Adventures. This professional dive operation, managed by Zanzibar Water sports Limited, is located at Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel, and caters for all experience levels. Whether you're a total beginner, or a seasoned professional, there are dive adventures for you.

As a Gold Palm 5 Star PADI Instructor Development Centre you can be assured that the instruction and dive leadership on offer are second to none. Quality accommodations, superior service and excellent dive opportunities make PADI Gold Palm Resorts stand out from the rest. Resorts of this caliber focus on memorable dive experiences, customer satisfaction, diver safety and environmental awareness, by going the extra mile to provide professional and outstanding service. We are able to offer all PADI qualifications to Instructor level. Full equipment and tank-filling facilities are available in-house, as are a wide range of PADI dive courses. Swimming pool, provides an ideal environment for confined water training sessions for beginners.

Other Water Sports:

  • Diving and fishing aren't the only water sports activities at Ras Nungwi. Operated by Zanzibar Watersports Ltd, the hotel's on-site Watersports Centre can offer many other great ways to enjoy Zanzibar’s temperate waters.
  • Snorkeling
  • Water-skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Traditional sailing dhow cruises
  • Kayaking


Ras Nungwi is situated in close proximity to some of Africa's best deep sea fishing grounds. The waters between Zanzibar and Pemba are home to some excellent year round game fishing opportunities. Resident fishing sports fishing operator is Zanzibar Big Game Fishing, part of the Zanzibar Watersports group.

Haraka is a 2006 model Gulfcraft Sport Fishing 35. She is powered by twin Volvo Penta inboard engines and is fitted with a flybridge.Equipped to a very high standard with the latest equipment, she cruises at 38 knots, allowing her to reach distant fishing grounds in the minimum of time. For those wishing to fish in true style, Haraka is the obvious choice.

Timimi is a custom built Windy 24. She is built as a big game fishing boat, with ample deck space for fighting fish, including the provision of fighting chair. The vessel has a toilet on board, and a comfortable cabin to keep out of the sun. She is powered by twin 85hp Yamaha outboard engines and has an inboard fuel capacity of 400 litres. Timimi is fully equipped with GPS, colour echo sounder for ultra deep sounding, and fish finder.

Suli Suli is a 24ft T-top mono hull fibre-glass boat. She is powered by two 40hp outboard motors producing a top speed of 20 knots. With open decks the vessel is ideal for fly-fishing. The boat has GPS and Radio as well as all required safety features. She has two out riggers and five rods in the standard fishing set up. All the tackle on board is Shimano Tiagra spooled with 20lb line.

A full set of tackle is provided on both boats, with Penn international rod and reels, spooled with 80 1b, 50 1b and 30 1b mono line. Clients who wish to use their own lighter tackle are welcome, and we are conversant with the IGFA fly-fishing regulations.

Experienced skipper can instruct novices and talk fishermen through any procedure in the course of reeling in their catch. Tag and release is generally encouraged for all big fish unless it is the fisherman’s first ever catch his biggest to date, or if it is likely to be an East African or All Africa record.

August to November provides really good sport for the big Yellowfin Tuna, one of the strongest fish around. Big Blue Marlin and a number of Striped and Black Marlin are also found, as well as Sailfish. During this season, multiple hook ups are normal, when the ocean can come alive with huge schools of Tuna in pursuit of smaller fish.


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