RIU Palace Zanzibar is an opulent property, that is surrounded by exotic mature gardens with thousands of tropical plants, and wooden steps that lead gently down to the soft sandy beach of Nungwi. It is located on the north west coast of Zanzibar. It is the perfect hideaway for couples, families and friends. The splendid architecture is a reflection of the Arabic- African and colonial history of the island of Zanzibar. The furnishings are divine with influences from the Zanzibari culture and artifacts.


RIU Palace Zanzibar features 100 luxurious ocean facing rooms, each with a private balcony from where you can delight in the stunning views of the Indian Ocean and tropical gardens featuring exotic plants. All suites and villas are purposely built and structured to guarantee a private and peaceful environment and are decorated with contemporary, stylish furniture that evoke the island’s Arabic-African and Colonial heritage.

  • 74 Luxury Junior Suites
  • 13 Prestige Junior Suites
  • 7 Luxury Superior Junior Suites
  • 2 Luxury Jacuzzi Suites
  • 3 Prestige Beach Villas
  • 1 Presidential Ocean Front Villa

Suite Features

Satellite flat screen TV (32 or 42”), CD/DVD player, direct dial telephone, super king beds, modern bathroom with walk in shower, separate WC and bidet, dressing room and/or wardrobe, luggage rack, double hand basin, hairdryer, bathrobes, mosquito nets, personal safe, tea and coffee making facilities, daily refreshed minibar, twice-daily maid service, a beautiful secretaire, climate-controlled air-conditioning and overhead fans, private and furnished balcony or terrace. Interconnecting rooms available.

Services included in the room rate Fresh towels, in-room complimentary amenities including fresh fruits, bottled water, a choice of herbal teas, toiletries, DVD library, chauffeured golf buggy transportation, broadband internet access in each room and WIFI in common areas, modern fitness centre.

Exclusive Privileged Area

Unique privileged area with direct access to the garden beach, with complimentary butler service, 24-hour room service, unpacking and packing service and complimentary dining (reservation required) in their a la carte restaurants – Ishi Teppanyaki and Carnivorus. The exclusive privileged area includes the following accommodation:

  • Luxury Superior Junior Suites
  • Luxury Jacuzzi Suites
  • Prestige Beach Villas
  • Presidential Ocean Front Villa

Meal Plans

RIU Palace Zanzibar offers the choice of the following meal plans: All-inclusive and Half board.

Restaurants & Bars

A variety of Restaurants and Bars are available for you to choose from:

  • Aqua Restaurant
  • Ishi-Teppanyaki
  • Carnivorus & More
  • Sunset Bar
  • Horizon Terrace Cigar & Shisha Lounge
  • The Makuti Beach Bar

The Hideaway Spa & Health Club

The Health Club and Spa offer an extensive and unusual range of spa services tailored to your personal needs, such as hammam, hydrotherapy, body and beauty treatments. Also available is a spectacular central relaxation area with Jacuzzi and pool, a fitness centre, personal trainers available at extra charge and yoga classes.

Children’s Club

The club is for children aged 4 – 12 years, and is free of charge. Trained staff will entertain the children with different activities, such as cooking and special “mocktail” lessons. Special children’s menus are available at lunch and dinner. In suite babysitting will be available at extra charge.

Conference Facilities

The Conference Facilities are available at RIU Palace Zanzibar . The following rooms are available to be booked for the event of your choice:

  • 2 Executive Board Rooms
  • 1 Main Ballroom

Resort Activities

The following complimentary activities are available: internet café, a pool table, a library, board games, table tennis, a 50m swimming pool (separate children’s pool), tennis court, fitness centre, kayaking, hobie cat, windsurfing and guided tour of the Hideaway Botanical garden with local spices and fruit trees. Evening entertainment includes local and international shows, live music and gala parties by the swimming pool throughout the week.

Water Sports School

The team of professionals located next to the swimming pool offer many water activities.  On offer are kite surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving and a full range of PADI courses, as well as other less rigorous pursuits. The diverse aquatic life off Zanzibar’s coast includes frequent sightings of turtles and dolphins, as well as occasional sightings of humpback whales and whale sharks. The island’s magnificent 20+ dive sites offer variety and adventure for beginners trying scuba for the first time, as well as for the more experienced divers.