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

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A true little hideaway in Nungwi Beach, Hotel RIU Palace Zanzibar is characterised by jaw-dropping sugary white beaches, crystal clear waters, breathtaking sunsets and spectacular snorkelling.

Only 55 minutes from Zanzibar airport in Stone Town, this elegant resort is nestled on a beautiful stretch of virgin land, surrounded by gorgeous tropical gardens.

Previously operating under Hideaway of Nungwi, Hotel RIU Palace Zanzibar has a unique design of contemporary furnishings mixed with African-Arabic colonial style.

As the only Zanzibar hotel featured in Leading Hotels of the World, this hotel promises incredible luxury in every room.

Enjoy the stunning beach view from your spacious suite or secluded villa, and simply follow the wooden steps to stumble across the pristine beach or lush gardens. 

Hotel RIU Palace Zanzibar's restaurants offer superb culinary experiences, ranging from an Italian pasta and pizza grill, to the charming Aqua Restaurant overlooking the resplendent Indian Ocean. Take your palate on a journey at The Carnivorous, where you can experience exotic meats rarely found elsewhere. There are also plenty of charming tearooms to enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea. 

Soak in the beautiful infinity pool, or get out on the water with windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling and scuba diving adventures.

The nights are lively with events and parties ranging from tropical chic to traditional local shows, and there's a fantastic beach nightlife in Kendwa. 

If you prefer to unwind in a tranquil atmosphere, be sure to visit to the spa for a soothing massage or hydrotherapy session. 

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The property

Hotel RIU Palace Zanzibar is set on over 10 hectares of virgin shoreline, offering pristine beaches and unspoiled native vegetation. All rooms have a view of the beautiful tropical gardens or the ocean, and the suite options range from Junior Suites, perfect for couples, to Jacuzzi Suites featuring a lavish jacuzzi on a large terrace overlooking the sea. The Exclusive Villas offer the height of luxury, boasting an exclusive butler service, kitchenette, private jacuzzi, large terrace and a private plunge pool. 

The Privileged Area goes above and beyond, with an exclusive butler service, exclusive toiletries and a Degustation Menu at the restaurants. The main area features a large infinity pool, children's pool, Internet cafe, library, fitness centre and a games room. Hotel RIU Palace Zanzibar also has themed restaurants with international cuisine and local specialities. The sumptuous spa offers wellness treatments and high-class professionals ready to pamper you with wonderful natural products.


The hotel boasts an infinity pool, fitness centre, lavish spa, library, regular parties and events, and also offers a range of water sports and activities. 


At Hotel RIU Palace Zanzibar, you'll receive an all-inclusive experience, with multiple restaurants serving a fantastic variety of cuisines. 

Why Wayfairer

Hotel RIU Palace Zanzibar is committed to responsible and sustainable practices towards the environment and community. Their Corporate Social Responsibility team has implemented an Action Plan focusing on the environment, society and human resources.

RIU Hotels & Resorts are working to minimising their impact on the environment around the world by reducing water consumption, avoiding pollution and protecting biodiversity, and they are dedicated to generating opportunities for local economic and social development. Some of their activities include organising coastal cleanups, planting trees, and introducing recyclable straws.



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