Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge is nirvana on the tropical island of Unguja and the most vogueish property to grace Zanzibar’s west coast. This utopian beach escape delivers an unparalleled sense of exclusivity and comfort.
Chuini is an experience, a lifestyle and an awakening of the spirit. It exceeds tranquility, luxury and expectation. The ‘open-to-nature’ design provides that true essence to any stay. The 360-degree view of exquisite beauty coupled with world-class dining and private boat tours to sandbanks in the middle of the Indian Ocean, make Chuini the best the island has to offer.
Standing watch over the time-honored ruins, the opulent villas have been carefully positioned across a 1.5-hectare area for absolute privacy, rest, indulgence and well-being.
While the guests’ privacy is of highest priority, a full catering service is brought right to the doorsteps of these extraordinary villas making Chuini the perfect retreat for honeymooners. On request, wedding receptions and ceremonies can be arranged on the beach.
Stylish, yet laid-back… offering all of the modern conveniences, your time at Chuini is entirely customizable and exudes the global standard of luxury private island hideaways.
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.
The villas have been uniquely ornamented with local pieces, balancing luxury and simplicity to form a signature style we call “rustic luxury”. The colours evoke Chuini’s azure marine backdrop and endless palm-fringed beaches. The fusion of refined rough and smooth textures combine to create this entirely authentic and magnificent sanctuary.
Each uniquely designed villa emulates the rustic chic elements and natural light that prevails throughout the lodge and delivers impressive ocean views. The villas are equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fans, hair dryers, ‘healing-earth’ shower gel and shampoo, hand-and-body cream, spice soap, bathrobes, towels and beach towels.
4 Deluxe bungalows have been uniquely designed offering different configuration choices. The average room size is 35m2 -40m2 and includes a spacious bedroom, lounge area and terrace with spectacular ocean views.
5 Superior bungalows deliver more exclusivity than the deluxe rooms. The average room size is 60m2 and includes a larger bedroom with a king size bed, lounge area and terrace overlooking the Indian ocean.
3 Premium bungalows are the most elite bungalow room type and are positioned on the beach. The average size room size is 35m2 -60m2 and includes a butler service.
The exclusive-use, privately staffed villa offers all of the conveniences with the advantage of complete privacy and flexibility. Perfectly suited to honeymooners, families or friends the 100m2 villa comprises of two en-suite bedrooms, relaxing living space and features a first-floor studio with panoramic Harbor and Stone Town views. The 30m2 cliff edge terrace is fitted with sunbeds, epitomizing the opulent beach lifestyle for which Zanzibar has become famous.
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge is located on the west coast of Zanzibar, a 20-minute drive from the airport and town and 12km north of Stone Town. Immerse yourself in local culture at the historic Old Fort of Zanzibar and Forodhani Gardens also a convenient 20-minute drive away. Taxis and public transport are available to guests directly from the hotel and can be arranged at the front desk.
Two crystal clear swimming pools claim impressive Indian ocean views and offer attentive pool-side hospitality. On the rooftop of the minaret, in the ‘Sultan’s Lounge’, you can gaze at the stars and constellations of the southern and northern hemisphere while sipping on steamy spiced teas or icy cocktails. Alternatively, you can relax on the beach and relish in the serenity Zanzibar radiates. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. For business travelers, we offer a faster line speed with high data rate, which can be paid for via credit card.