We do not
take a trip;
a trip takes us
John Steinbeck

Since the ancient times of Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta until the more recent explorations of Livingstone, Burton and Speke, Zanzibar has always been the exotic door, inlaid of a mysterious world, charming, and rich of adventure.

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.

The art of traveling was born here.


The location

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.

Our restaurants and bars

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

Our rooms

Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa offers an enviable range of accommodation options, 135 spacious air-conditioned units with beautiful furnished veranda, built under african makuti thatch, all decorated in a traditional Zanzibari style which lends a note of authenticity to your stay.


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Your opinion is really important for us

We came back this summer for the 3rd time for a large family vacation. It was just amazing. The staff was so warm and loving, answered all our requests and made the vacation perfect. The food was very good and possible for all of us to find something to eat- gluten free, vegan and vegetarian! The rooms were beyond amazing and we just couldn’t ask for more.

Back home from our holidays, just to take a time to write a review regarding the fantastic hotel in Zanzibar: Karafuu. was absolutely the best holidays of my life. Staff friendly, food delicious, room very clean and superb service. We enjoyed our daily massage at the stunning Spa. Thank you!