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Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge

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Private beach, sun loungers, beach towels, beach massages
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge

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Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge

4 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Chuini Ruins, Bububu

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKidichi Spice Farm15 min drive
  • Popular LocationChapwani Island18 min drive
  • Popular LocationPrison Island39 min drive
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)40 min drive

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About this area


Located in Bububu, Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge is in the historical district and on a private beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Nakupenda Beach and Shangani Beach. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.

What's nearby

  • Kidichi Spice Farm - 15 min drive
  • Chapwani Island - 18 min drive
  • Livingstone's House - 26 min drive
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 31 min drive
  • Prison Island - 39 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 41 min drive


  • Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Mercury's Restaurant — 12 min drive
  • House of Spices — 13 min drive
  • Zanzibar Coffee House — 13 min drive
  • La Taverna — 13 min drive

About this property

Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge

Lodge with private beach, full-service spa
Spend the day relaxing on Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge's private sand beach or pampering yourself at the lodge's full-service spa. All 14 individually decorated rooms feature pillowtop beds and room service. Guests will also find patios, sitting areas, and premium bedding.
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge offers 14 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Business-friendly amenities include laptop-compatible safes and phones. Bathrooms include showers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.
An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Sultans Spa has 2 treatment rooms. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and Swedish massages. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge) from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 beach bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Boat tours
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Elevator
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Beach loungers
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - on the beach
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa tub


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower

Outdoor space

  • Patio


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2 PM - 8 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
The host will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 160
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 85 (from 4 to 9 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 30 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Hakuna Matata Beach
Hakuna Matata Beach Bububu
Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge
Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge Bububu
Matata Beach
Hakuna Matata Beach Hotel Bububu
Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa Zanzibar/Bububu
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge Bububu
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Bububu
Chuini Zanzibar Beach
Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge Spa
Chuini Zanzibar Lodge Bububu
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge Lodge
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge Bububu
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge Lodge Bububu

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 43 out of 75 reviews
5 - Excellent 57%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 75 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 9 out of 75 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 75 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 75 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We absolutely love the layout and beauty of the grounds, room and views. Our masseuse was top notch and made us feel reborn. The food was very tasty, but the meat tends to be a bit more well done than you order it. All of the staff gave us top notch treatment. There were just a few detractors we could mention among the scores of great experiences. We found insect bites about 5 days into our stay. They would magically pop up each remaining morning. The closest I could equate them to is flea bites. She got way more bites than I did. They didn’t itch much but they were annoying all the same. Also the billiard table was in the worst shape I’ve ever seen. It should be replaced or removed. Lastly, the resort based car service was way too expensive. We used an independent taxi to get to the resort, and the in house service to return. The return trip was more than twice the price. There was also another patron who had a large amount of her money turn up missing. Hmm... Overall, we had an very good time. I recommend the place.
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A lovely stay at Chuini, the staff looked after us well and couldn’t have done more for us. There was even a nice surprise on arrival in our room decoration wise for our honeymoon. You could quite happily spend your entire holiday at the hotel, alternatively the hotel will organise tours outside. Be aware Zanzibar is very expensive and you will pay tourist prices for everything.. taxis are the most expensive, and the levels of service you may expect to receive for the price you are paying on the tours may not live up to your expectations.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
the view is amazing, staff are so friendly, i will sure visit the place again
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
WOW, the property is very relaxing. It’s very beautiful and the staff , I mean there perfect from the manager to the waiters/bartenders and women that keep the rooms immaculate. They treated me so well, the food is amazing and the views from the bungalows are very beautiful. I would definitely recommend this place if you want a beautiful experience of Zanzibar and the spectacular ocean views it has to offer.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good for recharging batteries between safaris
Lodge is located in a less then appealing area, 12 km form Stone Town. It has beautiful grounds but the beach is dirty with washed up used tires, clothes, old shoes, empty bottles and other garbage. Stench of rotten seaweed is overwhelming, Staff does not seem to care about cleaning the garbage. In low tide local families come right under bungalows to dig for clams and watch sunset. Food was at best mediocre and definitely overpriced. Staff was friendly, place is quiet, the night club next door is gone. Our room had a lot of garbage under the armchairs which we moved to get better views and discovered all the trash. The staff was cleaning around furniture but not under. Laundry service was good and inexpensive ($20 for the whole load), it helped between safari trips.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2019