Last-minute Special Offer

To celebrate the new season starting 1 June 2015, we are pleased to announce a great special offer that offers excellent value for money. For stays between 1 June and 22 December 2015, we are offering the following, applicable to all room types:

  • Pay 3 nights, stay 4 nights


This special offer is subject to limited availability, cannot be used in conjunction with other special offers and is only applicable to new bookings made before 31 October 2015.

Please click here for details on this and other unmissable deals at Ras Nungwi.

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Healing Earth Spa at Ras Nungwi

Our Peponi Spa is operated by Healing Earth, a premium spa brand inspired by Africa’s ancient energy, healing traditions and natural richness. 100% organic and sustainable, treatments combine unique blends of indigenous botanical and essential oils, herbs, plants and seeds to harness the wealth of knowledge immersed in Africa’s traditional healing remedies.

Some of the signature treatments available at Ras Nungwi include:

Facial Ceremonies
Reveal your inner beauty and achieve optimal results through the use of our custom tailored skin care ceremonies and advanced treatment procedures. Healing Earth facial treatments incorporate specific massage techniques combined with a botanical blend of natural ingredients, herbal poultices, hot stones and jade crystals.

Massage Rituals
Pamper yourself with a range of treatments, including the Nungwi Hot Stone Celebration, a combination of powerful antioxidant oils and traditional hot stone massage techniques. This indulgent ritual is the ultimate source of relaxation for the mind, body and soul. Another perennial favourite is Couples Indulgence, a full body and scalp massage for two, using only the finest aromatherapy oils, done in the comfort and serenity of our couples treatment room. Choose from relaxing, uplifting, detoxing or hydrating.

Body Journeys
The Healing Earth Body Wrap and Polish is a particular treat – Neutralise, and combat stress and fatigue by encapsulating your body in one of our Healing Earth Body Wraps. This antioxidant treatment will help boost circulation and the immune system. The treatment begins with our signature body polish followed by a wrap such as:

  • Coffee, Cinnamon & Orange Cellu-Low Treatment
  • Kalahari Melon Hydrating Treatment
  • Pinotage Vine Envelopment

Hand and Foot Treatments
Why not spoil yourself with an African Footprint Ritual pedicure and African Handprint Ritual manicure.

A range of day packages and waxing treatments are also available. Our experienced, qualified spa therapists would be delighted to pamper you with these and many other sublime treatments when you visit Ras Nungwi. Please click here to download our spa menu.

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TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2015

Ras Nungwi has once again been chosen as a winner in the ‘Top Hotels’ category by TripAdvisor in its 2015 Travellers’ Choice® awards, placing it in the top 10 hotels in Tanzania. Travellers’ Choice® awards take into account the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and opinions and traveller ratings specific to each award category. The hallmarks of Travellers’ Choice® winners are remarkable service, quality and value.


Travellers’ Choice® award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide and are generally awarded to the top 1% of all hotels on TripAdvisor. “These awards recognise the finest hotels across the globe, according to those that really matter – the guests themselves” commented James Kay, TripAdvisor spokesperson, “And with the ability to research, compare prices and book all on TripAdvisor, travellers looking to stay at a Travellers’ Choice® winner can still grab a great deal.”


We are delighted with our award. Thank you to all our lovely guests who have made this possible!

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Ras Nungwi and the local community

At Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel, we support our local community in various ways including financial assistance for the village nursery school and Labayka Development Fund, an NGO that assists the villagers through a number of initiatives. Other support from Ras Nungwi includes local employment and buying fish, fruit and vegetables from village suppliers whenever possible.

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TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2014

Once again, Ras Nungwi has been chosen as a winner in the ‘Top Hotels’ category by TripAdvisor in its 2014 Travellers’ Choice® awards, placing it in the top 10 hotels in the Tanzania. Travellers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the reviews and opinions of TripAdvisor travellers around the globe.


“We’re excited to recognize the world’s best properties, based on the opinions of those who know them best – the millions of travelers around the globe who come to TripAdvisor to share their experiences,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “For those seeking inspiration for their 2014 travel planning, this list of spectacular accommodations that received 2014 Travellers’ Choice awards is a perfect place to start.”

We are thrilled with our award and very grateful to our wonderful guests who have taken the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Thank you!

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Ras Nungwi chef wins competition

Congratulations to James Jackson, our Senior Sous Chef, who won this year’s Chef Competition at the Zanzibar Beach and Watersports Festival. The competition was open to Zanzibarian and Tanzanian chefs working in Zanzibar, and consisted of three rounds. A ‘Masterchef’ cook-off format was used and chefs were judged on a wide range of cooking techniques. Many of Zanzibar’s top hotels were represented by 20 contestants including chefs from Baraza, Sea Cliff, The Residence, Gemma Dell’ Est, Spice Island Resort, Mnemba Island Lodge and Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort.


The management and staff at Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel are extremely proud of James’ achievement in this competition. James started working at Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel as a Chef de Partie four years ago and has proven himself to be a highly skilled chef, eager to learn, and exceptionally creative.

Ras Nungwi’s Ubora Restaurant and Bar, offering cuisine inspired largely by the region, blends perfectly with its surroundings. Using modern and up to date culinary trends, the cuisine focuses on the abundance of organic fruit and vegetables grown on the island while fresh fish and seafood takes pride of place on ever changing menus that take advantage of the fresh produce sourced and delivered daily to the hotel kitchen.

If you have dined at Ubora and would like to share your experience, please feel free to review us on Trip Advisor.


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Aquarius Divers at Ras Nungwi

We extend a warm welcome to Aquarius Divers, the new name for the PADI five star dive centre at Ras Nungwi, once more under the direct control of Ras Nungwi management. As one of the few hotels in Zanzibar to have it’s own in-house diving and watersports operation, originally established in 1996, we are able to offer a seamless, professional and high quality range of marine activities to our guests.

Aquarius Divers is staffed by a team of experienced professionals including two instructors and one dive master. In addition to scuba diving at over 20 dive sites, the centre also offers dive courses from beginner to dive master level, snorkelling, sailing dhow cruises, kayaking and big game fishing.

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TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2013

Ras Nungwi has been chosen as a winner in the ‘Top Hotels – Tanzania’ category by TripAdvisor in its 2013 Travellers’ Choice® awards.

Now in its eleventh year, the annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards honour the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers. Unlike any other hotel honours, TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

We are delighted with our award and grateful to our wonderful guests who have taken the time to review us on TripAdvisor.

“TripAdvisor is once again thrilled to recognize the world’s most outstanding hotels with the help of more than 75 million reviews and opinions from travelers around the globe,” said Christine Petersen, president, TripAdvisor for Business. “From the best bargain hotels to top luxury properties, outstanding service, value and quality are the hallmarks of our Travellers’ Choice winners.”

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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012

We are pleased to announce that for the second year running, TripAdvisor has awarded Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel the prestigious Certificate of Excellence award, recognising our 4.5 rating as an exceptional achievement.

Of course, we are very proud of the award, and most grateful to all our guests who have taken the time to review us on TripAdvisor.

If you have stayed at Ras Nungwi and would like to share your experience, please fill out the form below. Thank you!

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New Ras Nungwi Special Offers

We are delighted to announce two new special offers, both applicable on certain dates during the months of March, April and June 2012, and subject to limited availability.

Dine, Sail & Spa

Stay a minimum of five nights from $110 per person per night and receive the following complimentary services, valued at up to $250 per person:

  • One four-course beach dinner per stay at the Ubora Restaurant & Bar.
  • One private sunset dhow cruise per stay
  • One spa treatment per stay at the hotel’s Peponi Spa.

This package is available to all but ideally suited to couples who can indulge in a candle-lit beach dinner, relaxing spa treatment and romantic private sunset dhow cruise, with the option to join a Zanzibar Seafari full day excursion instead of taking the private dhow cruise.

Relax, Refresh & Rejuvenate

If you want maximum relaxation with the opportunity to truly de-stress in peaceful and beautiful surroundings, look no further than our Relax, Refresh & Rejuvenate spa package. Stay a minimum of three nights from $150 per person per night and choose a daily treatment from a range of 18 available at the Peponi Spa.

Full terms and conditions, and details of other great special offers, can be viewed here.

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