This is a piece of paradise on the tropical Zanzibar island of Unguja. Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge (formerly known as Hakuna Matata) is surrounded by palm trees and has the warm azure Indian Ocean right on your doorstep, the ideal beach getaway. The historic Old Fort of Zanzibar and Forodhani Gardens is just a 20-minute drive away offering you the chance to immerse yourself in the local culture. Each of the thatched bungalows is furnished with contemporary beach-style décor, while still maintaining a traditional feel. They enjoy panoramic ocean views and all the ambience of a perfect retreat.
The unique spa is integrated into the old ruins, where you can truly relax and refresh the body and soul. At our spa, we are proud to use the organic ‘Healing Earth’ product range. We suggest a relaxing aroma massage, leaving your body rejuvenated and your mind at peace.
We offer a variety of board games, playing cards and a billiard table. There is also a stargazing platform and an open-air cinema. Yoga classes and private yoga lessons are available on request.
Enjoy the lodge’s private boat, the Ile Ile, available to guests for snorkelling excusrions as well as a visit to a private and gorgeous sand bank. The boat departs directly from the lodge.
Zanzibar is well known as the “Spice Islands”. A visit to the famous spice farms, just 3 kms away from Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, is an absolute must.
There are also many other attractions including Old Stone Town, Jozani Forrest and the Colobus monkeys coupled with endless beaches in the East… just to name a few.
Snorkelling and Sunset Cruises
One of the many highlights on the island is a boat trip to a secret sandbank in the Indian Ocean to go snorkelling and scubadiving among breath-taking, untouched reefs. Daily sunset cruises along the verdant west coast of Zanzibar as well as visits to Prison Island and Grave & Snake Island are also offered.
Not far away from Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge you will find the most beautiful diving spots on the islands of Zanzibar. Our partners, One Ocean and East African Diving will take you there for a truly magical experience. Both our dive partners offer PADI dive courses and refresher courses.
Big Game Fishing
In the blue waters of Zanzibar you can catch Marlin, Sailfish and other exotic species. We can offer fishing trips on our very boat on request.
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge offers space for a total of 40 guests in 14 bungalows and one villa. Our bungalows are spread across a large 1.5 hectare area, allowing for plenty of privacy. Extra beds are available on request.
All bungalows are equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fans, hair dryers, “healing-earth” shower gel and shampoo, hand-and body cream, spice soap, towels and beach towels. All bungalows/terraces have magnificent sea views.
Our deluxe bungalows are designed in a variety of configurations. They consist of a spacious bedroom and lounge area. They also have a terrace with ocean views.
Bungalow Our superior bungalows are designed in a variety of configurations but are larger than the deluxe option and offer more exclusivity. They also consist of a spacious bedroom with a king size bed and lounge area with a terrace overlooking the ocean.
2 Bedrooms with king size beds each bedroom is en-suite. The villa also feature a large living room with ocean views. Size: 110m2. There is a studio on the first floor where you can enjoy a view over the bay and Stone Town. The studio can be converted to a bedroom with two single beds. Additionally, there is a 30m2 terrace equipped with sunbeds, at the edge of a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge is located on the west coast of Zanzibar, 12km north of Stone Town. It is a 20-minute drive from the airport and town. Taxis and public transport are available to guests directly from the hotel and can be arranged at the front desk. There are 3 beautiful swimming pools situated within the resort that boast stunning views as well as pool-side service. On the rooftop of the minaret, in the ‘Sultan’s Lounge’, you can observe the stars and constellations of the southern and northern hemisphere while sipping on spiced teas and cocktails; or you can relax on the resort’s private beach and indulge fully in the serenity that Zanzibar offers. Wi-Fi is available, free of charge, for guests throughout the hotel. For our business travellers, we offer a faster line speed with high data rate, which can be paid for via credit card.