Unguja Resort

Zanzibar Beach Lodge

Unguja Resort

Unguja Resort is a small, discrete beach lodge situated in Kizimkazi, on the southernmost tip of Zanzibar, an area otherwise known as the Bay of 1,000 Dolphins.

Unguja Resort is a small, upmarket hotel in Kizimkazi, on the southern tip of Zanzibar, where it enjoys a fine location overlooking a thin stretch of beach. It is an area otherwise known as the Bay of 1,000 Dolphins.

Unguja’s guest areas and chalets are set amid attractive gardens, a short distance from the beach. The gardens are a pleasure to explore, full of mango and old baobab trees and home to indigenous wildlife such as the rare red colobus monkey. A nature trail leads down to the beach—a walk of approx. 100m.

There is a large swimming pool with loungers positioned in the middle of the Unguja Resort, while the lounge and bar overlook the ocean. It’s a pleasant set-up. After a relaxing day at the beach spent snorkelling, diving or dolphin-watching, you can put your feet up at the bar with a delicious cocktail and admire the view.


Unguja Resort offers twelve private villas, each with its own terrace and a view of the sea. There are seven standard (sea-view) villas, three baobab suites, and two family units. The baobab suites are larger than the standard rooms and have a private plunge pool. The family units feature two bedrooms and a separate sitting area. All of the villas overlook the ocean.

Unguja’s villas are decorated in traditional Zanzibar style with white-wash walls, coconut wood furniture and intricate carved wooden doors. The villas are spacious and open plan. Some have a private plunge pool. The master bedroom in each has a kingsize bed, mosquito net and fan, and is the only part of the villa that is fully enclosed. The rest is open plan, with a cushioned seating area, open-air shower with hot water, and stairs up to a small traditional Zanzibari bed (which can sleep 2 additional people) on the top deck.


The menu at Unguja incorporates lots of fresh, local ingredients, from freshly caught seafood to exotic spices. Private barbecue lunches, served on a small island near the coast, can be arranged on request.

Honeymooners receive a free bottle of wine and a lobster dinner served on the beach.


- Large swimming pool with loungers
- On-site PADI dive centre
- Restaurant, bar and lounge
- Free Wi-Fi
- Laundry service


- Dhow trip to see and swim with dolphins
- Diving (night dives are offered at Unguja)
- Snorkelling
- Guided tour of Kizimkazi village

Child Policy

Children of all ages can be accommodated at Unguja Resort. Earlier meal times can be arranged for children on request. There are two family rooms available.