Get lost in the tranquillity of Chuini Zanzibar Lodge, on the edge of Unguja Island – a home-away-from-home set near a vibrant fishing village, offering absolute privacy. Expect balmy sunsets with picturesque palm trees and views of the treasured Sultan’s Palace – a holiday destination of dreams.
Luxury island accommodation set on a historical landmark of an ancient palace on the west coast – Chuini offers a truly authentic Zanzibarian experience.
Twelve rooms and one villa are interspersed over 1.5 hectares, offering you incredible privacy. Each of these “open-to-nature” thatched units evokes a sense of calm with ocean or garden views and crisp white finishes that are juxtaposed with natural wooden elements.
The exclusive Villa is a privately staffed unit which offers complete privacy, breathtaking ocean views, and ample space, measuring 135 m². It is perfect for honeymooners or families, sleeping a maximum of four adults and two children, and sets the scene for a simply unforgettable stay.
The two Junior Suites are situated on the water’s edge and are more exclusive than the Superior Bungalows, although they share similar configurations. These suites each sleep a maximum of two guests.
Deluxe Garden View Rooms
The four Deluxe Garden View Rooms have been designed in a variety of configurations, but all offer beautiful views of the Chuini gardens. Each one measures 35 m² and sleeps a maximum of two guests.
Chuini Zanzibar Lodge offers both half-board and full-board arrangements and while guests’ privacy is of highest priority, a full catering service is brought right to the doorsteps of guest rooms.
Sea Breeze Restaurant
We welcome guests with our “Karibu Sana” approach and homely Zanzibarian hospitality to our beautiful restaurant overlooking the ocean. Signature dishes include fresh seafood, such as Indian Ocean lobster served with Zanzibar Safran Sauce, local fresh spinach, fried cassava from Stone Town and tropical salads. Healthy, local and fresh.
Sunset Restaurant and Jetty Bar
Settle into the “pole-pole” spirit and enjoy a glass of Champagne while taking in the sunset views. Try the signature seafood platter with prawns, calamari, octopus and fish served with coconut and ginger sauce, local rice and fried green banana, while watching the quintessentially Zanzibarian Ngalawa – Swahili canoes – pass by.
Indian Ocean Lounge & Rock Bar
Enjoy a customised private culinary experience in our Indian Ocean Lounge featuring our signature dishes designed by our head chef overlooking azure waters with an idyllic view of the island. Unwind in the Rock Bar with sumptuous cocktails, tasty snacks and a curated selection of new world wines.
Sultan Ruins Restaurant
Combining history and nature, this restaurant forms a vibrant traditional dining experience and sensory journey. Set in the ruins of the Sultan’s palace, surrounded by flame torches, guests can enjoy smoked chicken served on hot coals in handmade clay pots or the 48-hour marinated fillet with local herbs, spices and garden vegetables.
Chuini Zanzibar Lodge is conveniently located, just a 20-minute drive from the airport and town. For those who wish to explore the very best of nature and that which Zanzibar has to offer, the options are almost endless.
Spa & Treatments
The spa offers a range of treatments — tailored to guests’ needs — that are sure to enhance your stay, using products by Inaya Zanzibar. Inaya Zanzibar products are cruelty-free, eco-friendly and biodegradable, free from: parabens, SLS, mineral oil, phthalates and artificial colours.
Try signature treatments and therapies such as the “Five Spices” body scrub and warm, green-leaf massage with coconut oil. The spa also offers classic massages such as: Swedish, deep-tissue, aromatherapy and hot-stone massages.
If your skin needs some loving up, try the HAKUNA MATATA PACKAGE, which includes a full-body exfoliation; a coffee, cinnamon and orange body wrap and an invigorating full-body massage.
Grooming treatments are also available at the spa, including waxing, pedicures and manicures and facials. Hair-styling is also an available extra, for occasions. Shower and spa bath facilities are available for further relaxation.
Zanzibar offers diving opportunities in a fascinating underwater world of untouched reefs surrounded by baracudas, marlin, turtles and tropical fish as well as the occasional reef shark or inquisitive dolphin. Average water temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. Visibility of up to 30 metres, which makes Zanzibar one of the best dive destinations.
Chuini Zanzibar Lodge offers you access to some of the most stunning diving spots near to the island with our partners, One Ocean and East African Diving. Both partners offer PADI dive courses and refresher courses and junior divers as young as 10 are able to join in.
Travellers from all over the world come for snorkelling in Zanzibar, as well as many of the destination’s other major highlights. The archipelago provides some of the finest spots in the world for this exciting activity.
Get ready to discover a wealth of colourful coral reefs and spot thousands of different marine species. Guests are able to do so via Chuini’s snorkelling excursions, which include a trip out to sea. Conditions and visibility in these areas are top-notch almost year-round, making Zanzibar a haven for snorkelling.
Mnemba Atoll is a well-known conservation area in Zanzibar and at the top of most people’s ‘must-snorkel’ list. Average visibility is good year-round and ranges between 10 and 30 metres. Snorkelling along the coast of Mnemba Island will get you up close to beautiful coral reefs, assorted fish species and other marine-life like dolphins, green turtles, and sea stars.
Tumbatu Island offers a prime snorkelling spot away from the crowds. Since Tumbatu is less frequented by human visitors, the marine-life here is curious. The likes of batfish, rare whip, ribbon eels and leaf fish can also be spotted in these waters.
Big Game Fishing
Some of the best big game and deep-sea fishing happens in Zanzibar, almost all year round. On request, we will gladly arrange for you to be taken out on a deep-sea fishing charter for an incredible, action-filled experience.
The channel between Zanzibar and Pemba is a world-famous site, consistently providing incredible big-game fishing opportunities. With large schools of Barracuda, Wahoo, Kingfish and Giant Travelli in the area all year round and seasonal visits from many other species, such as Marlin, big-game fishing in Zanzibar offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
There are multiple options, from half-day to full-day trips with morning or afternoon sessions. All packages include gear, tackle, and bait. These experiences are weather-dependant and a fantastic add-on experience to your stay when visiting Zanzibar.