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Mnarani Beach Cottages is located on the northernmost tip of Zanzibar Island in the Village of Nungwi. Mnarani Beach Cottages is next to the old lighthouse, and the word Mnarani means lighthouse in Swahili.
Mnarani Beach Cottages offers a variety of room options, from the Standard entry level rooms perfect for couple or friends travelling on a limited budget, to rooms for honeymooners in the deluxe rooms or the Superior rooms or the Mahaba Cottage Honeymoon suite. Mnarani also caters for families in the Family Flats or deluxe rooms or the Superior rooms.
Although it will be easy for you to develop the art of doing nothing on the beautiful Nungwi Beach of Zanzibar Island, Mnarani Beach Cottages also have plenty of activities available.
From spectacular snorkeling, scuba diving, game fishing and sailing to many interesting half and full day excursions on the island of Zanzibar. Mnarani Beach Cottages is a peaceful and secluded hotel, but also in walking distance to the lively village of Nungwi and other hotels and bars.
Area AttractionsAccommodation at Mnarani Beach Cottages
There are 17 comfortable rooms at Mnarani Beach Cottages, situated along sandy paths in the greenery. They're all en-suite with hot water and mosquito nets.
The 12 standard makuti-thatched cottages are small, arranged in pairs and face the sea. They are furnished in simple Zanzibar style and are decorated with fresh blue, pink and white shades. If you're into star signs, you'll enjoy the names of these rooms.
The four new apartments are more spacious and are recommended for couples or families, since the children can sleep downstairs in the lounge and the adults upstairs (in an open-air bedroom). They have a kitchen and one downstairs bathroom
Dining at Mnarani Beach Cottages
One thing about Zanzibar is that they love their seafood, and Mnarani Beach Cottages restaurant reflects this.
Their fish is freshly caught every morning, and comes from the local fish market or direct from local fishermen, which is then prepared for you in traditional Swahili style. If you are lucky enough to catch your own fish, take it to the chef yourself, he will gladly prepare your own catch in whichever way you like it most combined with island spice.
Mnarani Beach Cottages Attractions
Conveniently nearby all the activities offered in the Nungwi area, you wont find yourself short of things to do, and because they are the only lodge development for kilometers on either side, you'll enjoy space and peace, away from the crowds. However if your taste is for more energetic activities, divers will appreciate their close proximity to the Mnemba Atoll.
The beach at Mnarani Beach Cottages is a coral lagoon, changing with the tides as well as the seasons, providing you with one of the finest white sand beaches in the Indian Ocean, where the art of doing nothing on a beautiful beach is one that Nassor Ali and his staff are keen to cultivate.
Mnarani Beach Cottages Activities
- Diving trips to Mnemba Atoll can be arranged with Nungwi operators.
- Mnarani has a dhow to take you snorkelling or deep-sea fishing (kingfish, tuna, marlin).
- You can walk along the beach to see the local dhow builders, friendly people in the village and the fishing market.
- Visit Mnarani Aquarium.
- Laze about on a sun lounges or hammocks on the beach.