Paradise Found: Discover The Hidden Gem Of Kendwa Rocks

Welcome To Kendwa Rocks: Your Passport To A Dream Beach Vacation

Forget about time

Welcome to our Beach Hotel where the tide never leaves the shore and the glowing sunsets are an everyday thrill.  Unwind on the white coral beach and in the clear turquoise waters.  The relaxed atmosphere at Kendwa Rocks will mellow you down in no time.

Our story begins a long time ago

Kendwa Rocks started off in 1996 as campsite and bandas, palm leaf huts. Most people came with their own tents on a boat from Nungwi village… There was no road, no electricity, no running water. Lanterns for light, car battery for music, ice brought from Nungwi to fill the cool boxes with cold drinks… Water was brought from Nungwi in containers and carried across our vast sandy beach to fill the drums in the kitchen and bath. The central space of the hotel was used as a football ground by the villagers every evening.

By 2000 KR had 10 bandas and 6 small bungalows that were named after the Southern African countries: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. We had lights and fans running on generator and water running from the tank, filled either from the unreliable pipeline on the main road, or by water trucks.

At times we were hosting up to 60 persons with these facilities. Kendwa Rocks was steadily growing and the Kendwa Nungwi area around it. Kendwa Rocks being the first hotel on the Kendwa Beach then became the only organically grown hotel on a long stretch of beach now mostly occupied by big company-owned hotels.


Pool bungalows

The Pool Bungalows are the most luxurious option. They have a sundeck and a jacuzzi or a dipping pool and are stylishly appointed with carved wood and shades of blues. Among them are two family-sized bungalows that can accommodate large groups.

  • Beach View
  • Breakfast
  • Work Friendly
  • Safebox Included
  • Upgrade available



Theme Rooms

Our Theme Rooms come in four varieties in the same price range. The Historical Suites and rooms are furnished with Zanzibari antique furniture and their names and design refer to the fascinating history of the Swahili Coast.



The Coral Stone Bungalows stand-alone or in pairs, they offer an intimate escape among lush tropical gardens.


The Arabia and Africa Themed Rooms are attached to the main building. The downstairs balconies open towards the central courtyard garden with its waterfall fountain, from upstairs balconies you have views over the whole beach.


The Beach House is closest to the beach and right next to the swimming pool. It has suites on all three floors with enough space for a family or group of friends.

  • Beach View
  • Breakfast
  • Work Friendly
  • Safebox Included
  • Upgrade available

The Forest Rooms are our most affordable option. The rooms are situated beside the main building and the upper-floor balconies offer sea views. The rooms are decorated with an authentic, cozy feel with furniture crafted from old dhow boats.

  • Beach View
  • Breakfast
  • Work Friendly
  • Safebox Included
  • Upgrade available



The Restaurant and Bars

Our kitchen specializes in Indian Ocean cuisine (Zanzibari, Indian, Arabic, Thai and Indonesian), we also have western favorites like hamburgers, fish & chips, pizza and pasta.
Our Daily Specials Menu offers a limitless array of dishes from all over the world.
Our sushi is fresh from the Indian Ocean and masterfully prepared by specialized chefs. As Zanzibar is a spice island,  we present in our food the full scope of flavors, but haven’t forgotten those with milder tastes. Vegetarian options are numerous.
We hope you enjoy the tastes of Kendwa Rocks Restaurant.



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Cocktails are our speciality

Enjoy the radiant sunset sipping your exotic cocktail at our beach bar. We also offer a selection of South African wines and international and local spirits and beers.





Zanzibar Water Sports

Zanzibar Water Sports is a highly professional and experienced operator for fishing and diving in Zanzibar, based at Kendwa Rocks Hotel. From diving alongside a pod of dolphins to snorkeling on a colorful coral reef and sipping cocktails while sailing on a traditional dhow, there is something for everyone. The center offers a full range of PADI courses. For more information check out the website:

Water sports






Thee Rocks Spa

Take a breath and enjoy the present moment. The rocks spa is a unique escape with a beautiful atmosphere, quiet and wild with a natural, elegant African touch.

The Spa offers a variety of relaxing massages, facial treatments, hot stones m assages, and a beauty corner where you can treat yourself to a pedicure, manicure, fruity scrub, or a gentle wax. The products are all-natural and locally sourced.  Healthy drinks and detox juices are served at the spa rooftop lounge.

Discover Zanzibar’s beauty in you.

The Rocks Spa is located on the rooftop terrace of the Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel. North Coast of Zanzibar. one hour from Stone Town and 10 min from Nungwi. Follow us on Facebook!

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Malaika Tattoo

Head on over to the professional studio where the extremely talented Italian Tattoo Artist produces some of the most amazing works of art. Click the link to have a look at the portfolio! Malaika Tattoo also offers piercings and permanent makeup.

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ZanCruise Travels

Book your next excursion in Zanzibar with Zancruise Tours & Travel. Excursions: Stone Town tour, spice tours, Jozani Forest tour, Nungwi Village tour, Prison Island tour, Sandbank picnic, Sunset Dhow Cruise, Safari Blue, Dolphin trip.Phone: +255 777 660 884

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SkyDive Zanzibar

SkyDive Zanzibar enables people of all ages to enjoy the incredible experience of skydiving over the most beautiful island in the world.

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Full Moon parties since 1996

With humble beginnings, the Full Moon Party officially began in 1996 on a clear full moon night with a group of friends and some guests. In the light of the beach, fire watching the acrobatics show and dancing to the drums late into the night.

A tradition was born. As the hotel grew so did the popularity of the event.

The Full Moon Party now welcomes thousands of people from all over the world to share and enjoy the talent and rhythm of Africa.


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