There are 12 in total, 7 Sea View Villas, 3 Baobab Villas, and 2 Family Houses. The Sea View villas and the Family Houses have a direct sea view, and each has a private terrace overlooking the Menai Bay. The Baobab Villas are built a few meters further from the shore beneath a huge baobab tree. They are oriented to the garden, which make them ideal if you want even more seclusion and privacy.
Food is very important to owners Ralph and Elies, so they really care about what they serve their guests. To ensure everything is up to scratch and because they enjoy it, most nights you will find them eating in the restaurant!
But they say they can’t take all the credit, because the star of the kitchen is their head chef Nyerere. He is a great chef, but also has a great personality. He likes to pop out of the kitchen to check on the guests to make sure they appreciate his creations, and his infectious good humour pervades the restaurant.
Nyerere’s story is fascinating; he left home as a boy to work in a restaurant in Stone Town. Over the years he worked his way up through the profession, working in some of the best hotels on the island. As a young man he began learning from foreign chefs and blending their ideas with those from his own culture. Eventually he created a fusion of tastes and styles all of his own. Now he can boast that most of the top hotels in the area employ chefs he trained.
And this explains why Unguja lodge is very happy and proud that Nyerere chose to work with them.
The lodge sits on a small coral cliff. Just a few steps down a wooden stair and your toes sink into clean soft white sand. As the tide rises the beach vanishes, and the lodge becomes an isolated haven. When the tide drops and the beach reappears, washed and swept by the sea. The lodge is once again connected to the outside world and you can watch as local fishermen drag their boats out of the sea, and women and children hunt the shallows for shellfish.
Famous for its attention to detail, intimate and private dining, its beautiful beach and unique atmosphere.
Situated 8km southwest of Stone Town, the award-winning Chumbe Island Coral Park is a Marine Protected Area that is self-funded through eco-accommodation.
Fumba Beach Lodge, elegant with friendly first class service. Just 30 minutes from the capital, Stone Town, the lodge is away from busy tourist areas.
The Matemwe Beach Village is a small guesthouse located on the North-east coast of Zanzibar, approximately an hour from Stone Town by road.
Situated on one of the most beautiful beaches imaginable, Pongwe Beach Hotel is an affordable, laid-back paradise retreat on a palm fringed beach.
Smiles Beach Hotel is ideally located in the coastal village of Nungwi, the area boasts splendid beaches and awe inspiring sunrises and sunsets.
Uroa Bay Resort offers its guest a beautiful 400m long private white sand beach, complete with sunshades and sunbeds overlooking the crystal clear Indian Ocean.
This holiday is the perfect combination of just the right amount of activities and relaxation.