以斯瓦希里语中的“美丽”一词而得名，桑给巴尔Zuri酒店对当代设计与非洲传统工艺进行了新的诠释。以伦敦和布拉格为据点的著名设计公司Jestico + Whiles为酒店打造了55座以茅草覆盖的别墅和小屋，呈现出一种低调的奢华。
Taking its name from the Swahili word for “beautiful”, Zuri Zanzibar is simultaneously a celebration of contemporary design and traditional African craftsmanship. Designed by celebrated London- and Prague-based firm Jestico & Whiles, the 55 thatched bungalows and villas are the height of refined and uncomplicated luxury.
▼酒店概览，55座小屋隐蔽在葱葱郁郁的林间，private and protected, the stilted villas peek from behind curtains of indigenous greenery
▼300米长的原始白沙滩和热烈的阳光带来绝佳的休闲和浮潜胜地，Zuri Zanzibar is located on a 300-meter stretch of pristine white-sand Kendwa Beach, on the northwestern coast of Zanzibar’s main island of Unguja
The team was tasked with a brief to conceive a concept that was both chic and contemporary but with profound respect for traditional African design. A core inspiration borrows from the clustering of homes in a typical village style. Private and protected, the stilted villas peek from behind curtains of indigenous greenery, yet are placed so that most have ocean views with winding paths connecting to the many social spaces and environments.
▼小屋顶部以茅草覆盖，aerial view of the thatched bungalows
Villas range from 66 sqm to 250 sqm, with the addition of an owner’s villa of 500 sqm. Unifying the design concept throughout the villas and bungalows are open and airy spaces dominated by natural wood, wicker, and a neutral color scheme. Indoor and outdoor areas are blurred, with each villa featuring its own expansive terrace and outdoor shower.
▼天然木材构成开放而通透的空间，open and airy spaces dominated by natural wood, wicker, and a neutral color scheme
▼每间别墅均享有专属的露台和户外浴池，each villa features its own expansive terrace and outdoor shower
Custom-crafted regional artworks have been produced by local artisans, including handmade wall murals, spice motif carved doors, beaded curtains, and lotus flower decorations. All guests have the exclusive benefit of a complimentary “villa service”, whereby a dedicated host can advise guests on everything relating to the resort as well as the many different activities to be found in Zanzibar, and can organize local activities, including a private villa lunch or dinner.
▼手工定制的传统艺术品均出自当地艺术家之手，custom-crafted regional artworks have been produced by local artisans
The dining experiences at Zuri Zanzibar are a reflection of the destination: a mix of African, European, Arabic, and Indian cuisines. Several distinct styles and environments will give guests ample variety during their stay – from casual beach beers and bites to the chic venue Upendo. Full, half board, all-inclusive, and all-inclusive ‘premium’ options are available.
▼泳池边的用餐区，dining area connected with the pool
▼图书室与台球桌，library and pool table
▼公共休息区，public lounge area
Guests looking to round out their days will find an abundance of activities on offer: an outdoor 32-meter infinity pool, an extensive library and movie collection, pool table, water sports, and a wellness center with outdoor gym and a yoga studio. A remarkably bio-diverse, 1.6-hectare Spice Garden includes ginger, turmeric, peppers, and cumin, among many more varieties. Guests can enjoy cooking classes with one of the hotel’s chefs at the central Spice House–an interactive and authentic way to discover more about Swahili cooking.
The delicate balance of life on this island means that with a project of this nature comes a responsibility to foster deep ties to the local community. This has been done through partnerships with organizations that are ensuring preservation, education, and quality employment remain at the forefront. Zuri Zanzibar provides guests with handpicked amenities and services from local, sustainable, and fair-trade organizations in an attempt to give back to the surrounding community. The resort’s aim is to be as self-sufficient as possible and to be certified as ecologically responsible by using water from its own wells, a desalination plant, and the energy-efficient space cooling system ‘Evening Breeze’. Numerous initiatives have been undertaken to ensure that Zuri Zanzibar’s footprint is as light as possible, and that responsible tourism is paramount.
Zuri Zanzibar is located on a 300-meter stretch of pristine white-sand Kendwa Beach, on the northwestern coast of Zanzibar’s main island of Unguja – a sun-drenched spot perfect for beach-lounging, snorkeling, and overall mind-body wellness. The local Zanzibar International Airport is approximately a one-hour drive away, with the hotel providing pick-up and drop-off shuttle services. The island’s capital city of Stone Town is located one hour south of the resort.