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Hotel RIU Palace Zanzibar - Nungwi Beach's luxurious & tropical stay


Couples & Families

Crystalline beaches and a luxurious tropical stay is what defines the Hotel RIU Palace Zanzibar. A true little hideaway in Nungwi Beach, you will find breath-taking sunsets, refreshing turquoise waters and spectacular snorkelling.

Only 55 minutes from the airport in Stone Town, the resort has a stretch of virgin land, beautifully enhanced with local flora, making true on its name as a beach garden resort.

Previously operating under Hideaway of Nungwi, Hotel RIU Palace Zanzibar has a unique design of contemporary mixed with African-Arabic colonial style.  As the only Zanzibar hotel featured in Leading Hotels of the World, this lodging promises luxury and simplicity in every room.

Enjoy the beach view from your spacious suites or secluded villas - either way, this place gives ample opportunity to relax. Simply follow the wooden steps and you will end at the impeccable beach or at one of the lush gardens. 

Hotel RIU Palace Zanzibar's restaurants offer culinary experiences, whether an Italian pasta and pizza grill corner or the charming Aqua Restaurant, overlooking the Indian Ocean in all its glory. Take your palate on a journey of its own at The Carnivorous where you can experience exotic meats not found elsewhere. Should you want a quiet afternoon, there are plenty of tearooms to relax in.

Guests may also enjoy the infinity pool, do some reef exploration, go snorkelling, scuba diving and windsurfing or enjoy a catamaran trip.

Events and parties liven up the nights, from tropical chic to native sounds and shows. The beach nightlife in Kendwa isn't too shabby either. For those looking for a quieter time be sure to take advantage of the spa for a soothing beauty massage or hydrotherapy session.

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The property

Hotel RIU Palace Zanzibar features over 10 hectares of virgin shore for guests to explore, full of native vegetation. There is a variety of rooms, simple Junior Suites to Exclusive Villas. All rooms have a view of either the renowned gardens or the Indian Ocean. For a different sort of experience, guests may look for the jacuzzi suites, a large suite equipped with a jacuzzi, set in a very large terrace with a view of the sea.

There is also the Privileged Area, where, beyond all the expected amenities, guests will earn an exclusive butler service, exclusive toiletries and a Degustation Menu at the restaurants. For guests staying in the Exclusive Villas, this extra pinch of luxe will include an exclusive butler service, jacuzzi, a 160sqm terrace and a large private plunge pool. In each villa, there are three suites and a kitchenette.

As for the main area, there is a large infinity pool, a children's pool, Internet cafe, library, fitness centre and a game room. Palaca Zanzibar also has themed restaurants, offering international cuisine and local specialities. The spa offers wellness treatments; using natural products and their high-class professionals are ready to make your worries go away.


Hotel RIU Palace Zanzibar offers a range of facilities in its grounds, including the Hideaway Fitness Centre.


An all-inclusive experience, its restaurants count with a great variety of international foods.

Why Wayfairer

Luxury and simplicity combine in the Hotel RIU Palace Zanzibar experience. While the resort is isolated, it offers the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Zanzibar. This resort offers a luxury experience without being overbearing or overwhelming – just simple and elegant.

If you'd like to read more about our responsible and sustainable approach to luxury travel you can do so in this dedicated section of our website.

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