Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

5 stars
Zanzibar, Tanzania
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8.0
Great
477 reviews
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About Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

  • Resort Room
    Enjoy the many amenities of the resort
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

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.

Latest deals for Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

  • Private beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Tennis

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • 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
  • 24hr front desk
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water

Dining

  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • 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

Basics

  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

General

  • 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

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer 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 sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property

Bathroom

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

Things to do

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

Pool and spa

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

Family friendly

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

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Increased accessibility
  • Allergy-free room
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs

Outdoor

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

Laundry

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

Bedroom

  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • 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

Fitness

  • Aerobics
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Reviews of Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

All reviews are collected from real users with a verified booking made with KAYAK or one of our trusted external partners.

8.0
Very goodBased on 477 verified guest reviews
7.9Couples
7.7Friends
9.2Solo
8.1Families

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5.1 Fair
Pros:Scenery.
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.
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10.0 Wonderful
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.

Location

Pingwe, 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 Town35.6 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

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

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

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

Low season

April

High season

August

Average price (weeknight)

₪741

Average price (weekend night)

₪790
Cheapest month to stay with an average 32% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 34% rise in price.
Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a room at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

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Top tips for your stay at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in April and November.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa, plan to stay on a Sunday or Saturday. The most expensive day is usually Tuesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was ₪515, while the most expensive was ₪515.
  • How long should you stay at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 5 days.

FAQs when booking at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

  • Where is Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa located?

    Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa is located at Pingwe, 34.9 km from the center of Zanzibar. Jozani Forest is the closest landmark to Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa?

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

  • Does Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa from the airport?

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

  • Does Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa have a pool?

    Yes, Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa hotel deals?

    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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Good to know

Value for money

7.8

Distance to city center

34.9 km

Nearest Airport

Zanzibar Kisauni

Distance to airport

33.1 km