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

  • Resort Room
    Enjoy the many amenities of the resort
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Parking 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.

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Amenities at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

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

Services and conveniences

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


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


  • Electric kettle
  • Grocery deliveries
  • Packed lunches
  • Breakfast included
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Minibar
  • Shared kitchen
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Dining area
  • Dining table


  • 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)
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


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

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Books, DVDs, music for children
  • Child pool
  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Indoor play area
  • Kids' club
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Playground
  • Baby safety gates
  • Children's television networks

Things to do

  • Shops (on site)
  • Fishing
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Darts
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool with a view
  • Private pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Massage

Accessibility and suitability

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


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

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
  • First-aid kit
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Private parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Valet parking


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


  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Media and entertainment

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


  • Aerobics
  • Fitness center
  • 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.

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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/prepayment 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 center 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.

  • No, Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa does not offer free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa offers free parking.

  • No, Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • 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 onsite.

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Distance to city center

34.9 km

Location rating


Nearest Airport

Zanzibar Kisauni

Distance to airport

33.1 km