Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

Pingwe, P.O.Box 71, Zanzíbar, Zanzibar, Tanzania
+255 777 413 647

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Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa
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About Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

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Boasting an indoor pool, a private beach and outdoor tennis courts, Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa is a luxurious base in Pingwe. It has a spa and wellness centre, as well as a kids club, a Jacuzzi and a 24-hour reception.

The resort has 119 rooms that are filled with all the necessities to ensure an enjoyable stay. They are also fitted with a hair dryer and a mini bar.

The resort offers a variety of meal options with on-site restaurants, Marikiti and Bondeni. There is an in-house bar and night club, so those staying at the resort need look no further for a night of entertainment. There is also an on-site restaurant called Eatalian.

Zanzibar International Airport is a 60-minute drive from Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa. Jambiani and Paje are located an easy drive from the property.

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Amenities at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

  • Private beach
  • Snorkelling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Tennis
  • Tea/coffee maker

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Car hire
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Entertainment staff
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Breakfast included
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Minibar
  • Shared kitchen
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area
  • Dining table

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Mosquito net
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner


  • Window
  • Family rooms
  • Garden view
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Lockers
  • Pool view
  • Storage available
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Telephone


  • Hairdryer
  • Public bath
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower

Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool with a view
  • Private pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Saltwater pool
  • Massage
  • Pool bar

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Disabled access
  • Allergy-free room
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Child pool
  • Kids meals
  • Indoor play area
  • Kids' club
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Playground
  • Baby safety gates


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Private beach
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Balcony


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Trouser press
  • Drying rack for clothing


  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Aerobics
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Reviews of Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

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5.1 Passable
Cons:Everything is very expensive and quality is mediocre For example, maximum dollar prices are charged for everything, then 5% is still added for credit card payments. Food was mediocre, mass produced, low cost options. Avoid the rainy season at all costs.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:I stayed at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa for three nights and now I am kicking myself for not booking a longer stay. The grounds are lovely and the location breathtaking. I enjoyed daily walks on the beach. The beach was relaxing with no crowds, a few local shops and eateries and a smattering of local boats. I liked the fact I could see some local life. I did not book excursions, but one could easily do so with locals on the beach (at a better rate than the hotel offers). The room was spacious. The breakfast buffet was extensive, with many vegetarian options. Although a bit more "touristy" than I typically like, I really enjoyed my stay and I would definitely recommend the hotel.
Cons:The internet was very slow and I was only able to access WiFI in the lobby area. The seafood night had very few vegetarian options. I was really looking forward to the Masai dinner night (typically Mondays and Fridays). However, the hotel changed the Friday dinner to Thursday night and I was completely unaware of this change. I was really disappointed to have missed the Masai dinner as I made dinner reservations offsite for Thursday and did not learn of the switch until Friday evening.


Pingwe, P.O.Box 71, Zanzíbar, Zanzibar

What's nearby

  • Jozani Forest15.5 km
  • Livingstone's House34.4 km
  • Cheetah's Rock35.2 km
  • Christ Church35.5 km
  • Slave Chambers35.5 km
  • Stone Town35.5 km
  • House of Wonders35.8 km
  • Old Fort35.9 km
  • Forodhani Gardens35.9 km
  • Stone Town Beach36.1 km
  • Kwale Island36.2 km
  • Changuu Island38.4 km



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

  • Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa is located at Pingwe, P.O.Box 71, Zanzíbar, 34.9 km from the centre of Zanzibar. Jozani Forest is the closest landmark to Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa.

  • Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa.

  • Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa is 33.1 km from Zanzibar Kisauni. Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa is 88.5 km from Dar Es Salaam.

  • Yes, Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa has a pool on-site.

  • KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa in Zanzibar and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa.

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Distance to city centre

34.9 km

Location rating


Nearest airport

Zanzibar Kisauni

Distance to airport

33.1 km