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Konokono Beach Resort

One of the best beaches in Zanzibar!

Konokono - beach
Konokono - beach

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Opening its doors a few years ago, Konokono Beach Resort is definitely one of the best kept secrets of Zanzibar. With an expansive white sand beach and positioned in the midst of a tropical forest, Konokono offers seclusion in the best of ways. The hotel offers a range of recently renovated rooms with different price ranges to choose from, and with all of them minutes away from the open-plan restaurant, infinity pool and stunning beach, Konokono offers something special for everyone.


Konokono Beach Resort is situated on the south east coast of Zanzibar, on arguably one of the most pristine and secluded beaches on the island. The hotel is built amongst a tropical forest and overlooks Chwaka Bay. The best thing about the property, among many, is that the beach is swimmable throughout the day as this stretch of the coast is not as tidal as others.


The property is well spaced out, making it feel spacious and open. You are first welcomed in the reception area, and from there the different room types are located off a central path that leads to the beach. At the end of the path- which is shaped and groomed beautifully with tropical plants and flowers- there is huge open-plan restaurant which overlooks the infinity pool. The pool itself is stunning, but its view, overlooking the expansive white sand beach and the Indian Ocean, just makes it that more special.


There a few different types of rooms at Konokono. They offer garden view, family and sea view villas which have all been recently renovated with a modern and clean décor with a subtle Zanzibar influence. They have also recently built new beach pavilions, which literally sit on the white sand beach and each morning, you are able to wake to the view of the Indian Ocean. They have king-size beds and their own patio with a private plunge pool. They are definitely our favourite type of room, but some may argue that they are not as private as they’d like.

The beach is stunning and the sea is swimmable all day

The beach pavilions are not as private as some would like

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