On the northern peninsula of Zanzibar Island, Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel overlooks the sparkling expanse of iridescent Indian Ocean. The lush gardens drop down onto one of the finest and the most unspoilt beaches on the island, which in turn is fringed by a wide and thriving coral reef. The hotel is situated in a glorious natural paradise, and the vision is for nature and the hotel to coexist harmoniously, the guests will enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings in luxurious lodge and chalet rooms, and the stunning Ocean Suite, pictured above. Rooms are simply but comfortably designed and recent renovations have added immaculate, newly tiled bathrooms and furniture. Local chefs focus on making the most of fresh local spice and produce, and provide a fine daily menu that relies heavily on abundant fruit and seafood. A fantastic new swimming pool has been built at the centre of the garden, raised on an elegant platform in easy reach of the bar, with great views of the sea. The guest can enjoy for all forms of water sports, or merely relaxing in the temperate water while soaking up the equatorial sun.