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Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa

About this Property

Set on a secluded stretch of powder-white sand and a gorgeous tropical garden on the island’s east coast, just 50 minutes’ drive from the airport, Karafuu is the only hotel where you can enjoy a comfortable swim in the ocean at low tide. A 200 meters path in front of the hotel leads you from the beach to a giant natural swimming pool. Whether relaxing on a sunbed, taking a dip in the crystal clear Indian Ocean waters or enjoying a moonlit stroll through endless palm groves, Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa redefines luxury.



Location: The north coast of Zanzibar


The north coast of Zanzibar mainly represented by the towns of Nungwi and Kendwa, is slightly affected by the effect of the tides and is mainly characterized by its white beaches and extraordinary African sunsets.

The scenery in these areas is breathtaking, with incredible colors of sky, beach and sea.

Unlike the east cost of the island, the tide phenomenon is much less strong in this part of the island and you can swim at almost any time of the day.

It is also possible to snorkel and dive to admire the coral reef and many different and colorful fish that inhabit this part of the ocean (although the best area is Mnemba, which can be reached by boat excursion).

The north coast: the cons

Since it is the most tourist area of the island, in the high season periods, July, August and between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, there is always a large influx of tourists. The beaches are also populated by many beach boys, the local boys who will try to sell you anything and everything. At first, they may seem a bit annoying, but immediately after you will acknowledge that they are able to help you for whatever question… obviously dealing with prices.

This is not the area that we recommend for those seeking remote destinations for relax and quietness. In our opinion the islands of Pemba and Mafia respond much better to these needs.

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