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New wellness-focused retreat launches in Tanzania

by Andrew Manns | 01 Nov 2018

A Tanzanian wellness-focused getaway has opened its doors on the isle of Kendwa in the Zanzibar archipelago.

Developed by Czech financier and filmmaker Václav Dejmar and designed by Jestico + Whiles, Zuri Zanzibar occupies a 300-metre stretch of coastline and features 55 thatched roof villas, five restaurants, three bars, a 32m infinity pool, jacuzzi, spice garden, and watersports centre.

The resort – which has been in the pipeline for ten years – also runs a wellness programme, providing guests with access to yoga classes, massage hideaways, and an al fresco 'wild fitness gym'.

Speaking on the launch, Jean-Francois Laporte, the retreat’s development manager, claimed it was the "first true lifestyle resort to be developed in this part of the Indian Ocean".

"We want our guests to experience it like a micro-universe," he added.

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A Tanzanian wellness-focused getaway has opened its doors on the isle of Kendwa in the Zanzibar archipelago. Developed by Czech financier and filmmaker Václav Dejmar and designed by Jestico + Whiles, Zuri Zanzibar occupies a 300-metre stretch of coastline and features 55 thatched roof villas, five restaurants, three bars, a 32m infinity pool, jacuzzi, spice garden, and watersports centre. The resort – which has been in the pipeline for ten
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The hotel's villas range between 55 and 500 sq m. / Courtesy of Zuri Zanzibar
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