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Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa

  • Beachfront
  • Free WiFi
  • Airconditioning
  • Dining + Bar
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Family Rooms

Rich in Adventure

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.

Breathtaking atmospheres. Sounds, colors and flavours arouse emotions concealed in the depth of the soul which will guide you to the discovery of a corner of preserved world. Between Arab culture, Persian and Bantu, enriched by the trades that have always bound to Europe, India, and China. A journey is never a simple vacation. It’s an adventure in the warm Indian Ocean, a indelible memory, an unrepeatable experience, at least until you come back, and it will happen, you can be sure.

Rooms & Amenities
Gastronomy & Bar
Venue & Conference
Leisure & Sport


Situated along the white sandy beachfront under the palmgrove with a spectacular view.
Entrance through a private garden and direct to an ample living room.

Bondeni pool Rooms

Located inside the “Bondeni area” which includes pool restaurant, pool bar and air-conditioned fitness centre. Situated at the top of the slope in the lush tropical gardens all facing the new “bondeni swimming pool”. All rooms have same size of the Garden rooms and some of them have double veranda.

Masai Pool Rooms

Completely new built around the new swimming pool close to the botanic garden. All rooms have same size of the Bondeni rooms but they are decorated in a typical Masai style.


On a gentle slope just behind the junior suites in the second raw. Most of them offer a partial view of the sea through the lush palm tree tops.


Situated along the beachfront under a beautiful palmgrove with a spectacular view.

The scent of Zanzibar spices is our “trait d’union” between swahili traditional cuisine, italian delights, international specialities and Middle East menus. A choice of four restaurants and four bars, to satisfy every demanding gourmand.

Kijiji Restaurant

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The main restaurant with sea-view terrace, serving generous international theme buffets.

Le Grand Bleu Restaurant

Open for lunch and dinner.Seafood specialities. À la carte dinner restaurant with breathtaking ocean view, for a romantic gourmet dinner right on the moonlit beach.

Bondeni Fusion Grill Restaurant

Located inside the Bondeni Pool Ideal for grill specialties and fusion dishes. Open for dinner seven days a week.

Masai Village

Located within a perfectly reproduced African village, offers traditional Swahili and Masai dinners with folkloristic dance performances.

Swim-Up Bars

Situated in Bondeni, Masai and Main Pool. To sip an exotic long drink while sitting on underwater stools.

Zanzi… Bar

Our main Cocktail bar & Shisha lounge area where evenings continue with tropical cocktails and soft music on a scenic veranda.

Tab content area

We plan, set up and realize, conferences and taylor made weddings according to customer needs, as well as incentive groups of large size.


150 seats air conditioned Conference Room and Coffee Break lounge for exclusive meetings and events.

Wedding & Honeymoon

A charming and intimate location where the most important moments of your life become just unforgettable. A private and unique romantic lounge facing the ocean can be reserved on request for your special dinners.

We offer many sport facilities like our fully equipped Afya Gym Club, Tennis Courts, Soccer & Beach Volley, Petanque, Table tennis, Soccer table, Pool table, Outdoor Giant Chess and the Kids Club.

Samawati SPA (450 sqm.) is one of our highlights. Right above the cliff, on top of the white sandy beach, you’ll find the tranquil world of Samawati Spa with private Ocean View treatment rooms and private sundeck.