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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.
Explore our Zanzibar holidays that feature Hotel RIU Palace Zanzibar
This luxury Kenya & Zanzibar safari holiday includes big game wildlife, Stone Town's culture and history and Zanzibar tropical beaches.
This honeymoon combines an incredible Masai Mara safari with luxurious relaxation on Zanzibar's magnificent beaches.
This itinerary elegantly combines an authentic Selous safari with consummate beach relaxation on the island of Zanzibar.
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