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Zuri Zanzibar Brings Cutting-Edge Design to Unguja Island

How do you combine history, culture, and modern design in a vacation getaway that seeks to both set itself apart yet firmly root itself in tradition? If you're Zuri Zanzibar, the first Design Hotel on the Tanzanian archipelago, you both embrace your perceived identity as well as the not-too-distant past.

Combining a traditional aesthetic with modern design choices, the Zuri Zanzibar occupies a 300-meter stretch of land on the Tanzanian island of Unguja and offers guests a private, uninterrupted view of the sapphire luster of the Indian Ocean.

Tempering the exotic with the pragmatic, the Zuri Zanzibar seeks to entertain guests on multiple levels, including both aesthetically as well as psychologically.

The exotic ambiance is further enhanced by the aromas wafting out of the Zuri Zanzibar spice garden, itself a tribute to the spice trade that dominated the island in the past.

These smells not only underscore the natural surroundings but also bring to mind the delicate nature of such a location. Holding to its drive to be ecologically friendly and sustainable, the Zuri Zanzibar’s spice garden is more than just for show.

With seaside bungalows designed by Jestico + Whiles, Zuri Zanzibar combines the rustic with the extravagant, not shying away from hammocks and the standards of island life but also giving guest access to luxuries far removed from daily living.

It is this dual approach to accommodations that makes Zuri Zanzibar a destination location for guests that crave both an adventure but also want to relax.

Luxurious amenities include cocktail bars on the beach as well as jacuzzis and massage parlors.

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