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Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge

Beachfront lodge in Bububu with spa and outdoor pool

  • Free breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking

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Chuini Ruins, Bububu, Tanzania
  • We absolutely love the layout and beauty of the grounds, room and views. Our masseuse was…

    Mar 16, 2021

  • A lovely stay at Chuini, the staff looked after us well and couldn’t have done more for…

    Dec 25, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 14 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Patio

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Masingini Forest - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Kidichi Spice Farm - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Nakupenda Beach - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Chapwani Island - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Cheetah's Rock - 4.1 mi / 6.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Sea View
  • Superior Bungalow
  • Deluxe Bungalow, Ocean View
  • Premium Bungalow, Oceanfront
  • Deluxe Bungalow, Ocean View (Single Use)
  • Superior Bungalow (Single)
  • Premium Bungalow, Ocean View (Single)
  • Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View (Single)


Chuini Ruins, Bububu, Tanzania
  • On the waterfront
  • Masingini Forest - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Kidichi Spice Farm - 3 mi / 4.8 km

What’s around


  • On the waterfront
  • Masingini Forest - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Kidichi Spice Farm - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Nakupenda Beach - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Chapwani Island - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Cheetah's Rock - 4.1 mi / 6.7 km
  • Livingstone's House - 6.7 mi / 10.8 km
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 7.5 mi / 12 km
  • Prison Island - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 7.9 mi / 12.7 km
  • Shangani Beach - 9.4 mi / 15.1 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 40 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service

At a glance


  • 14 cabins


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English, French, German

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast daily
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Beach towels
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Spa tub
  • Billiards or pool table

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 18
  • Year Built - 2005
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


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.


Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered.

Small print

Also known as

  • Hakuna Matata Beach
  • 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
  • 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

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 30 per vehicle (one-way)


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

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.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • 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 this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, Restaurant offers alfresco dining, international cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include House of Spices (7.5 mi), Zanzibar Coffee House (7.5 mi), and Mercury's Restaurant (7.5 mi).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM at scheduled times. The charge is USD 30 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like fishing, snorkeling, and boat tours. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge also has a private beach and an outdoor pool, as well as spa services and a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    the view is amazing, staff are so friendly, i will sure visit the place again

    Fatemah, 1 night trip, Dec 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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.

    4 night trip, Sep 10, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    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.

    David, 4 night romance trip, Jul 10, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Nice friendly staff.. but terrible cleanness.. the bed was not clean and full of blood spots!

    Anonymous, 1 night trip, Jun 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very friendly, accommodating, but they were a lot of insects, i got bitten, the roof was leaking, they had to change my mattress. Overall i enjoyed my stay.

    3 night trip with friends, May 24, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Beautiful spot, but you will need ear plugs to sleep. The club next door sounded like it was in my room all night long. Be ready to be up all night.

    2 night trip, Feb 8, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very peaceful and private . Staff is absolutely accommodating. Rooms are very spacious.

    2 night business trip, Feb 6, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Perfect Boutique Hotel

    Sunset was amazing

    Sarah, 2 night romance trip, Jan 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I recently did a solo trip to Chuini and had a wonderful experience. All of the positive reviews were spot on- the staff were so incredibly friendly and helpful! I could’ve asked for anything more from the great team of staff members (from Elisha, to Helen to Evans and others). The resort is a beautiful combination of historic old ruins and new, chic luxury, overlooking the ocean. The food was also great- particularly breakfast. The menu options were excellent and quite delicious! Looking forward to coming back again!

    5 night trip, Dec 14, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    Very nice hotel, lovely welcoming staff. Would however note the food prices are extortionate relatively to some fantastic local restaurants in Stone Town.

    13 night romance trip, Dec 9, 2018

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