Aluna Nungwi

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Private beach nearby, white sand, sun loungers, beach bar
Private beach nearby, white sand, sun loungers, beach bar
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Aluna Nungwi

Aluna Nungwi

3.5 star property
3.5-star beach lodge with restaurant, near Nungwi Beach

9.0/10 Superb

65 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
The price is $89
Price available on 11/2/2022
Mnarani Road, Nungwi
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free beach club on site
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Premium bedding

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 64 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Kajibange - 13 min walk
  • Chef's Baking shop - 17 min walk
  • Kivulini Restaurant - 17 min walk
  • M&J Cafe - 17 min walk
  • Union beach shop - 18 min walk

About this property

Aluna Nungwi

Transformed 3.5-star lodge by the ocean, renovated in 2019
Take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a beach bar at Aluna Nungwi. With a white sand beach, beachfront dining, and sun loungers, this lodge is the perfect place to soak up some sun. For some rest and relaxation, visit the outdoor treatment areas, and indulge in a manicure/pedicure or a massage. The onsite international cuisine restaurant, Aluna Garden Restaurant, features ocean views and a poolside location. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a rooftop terrace and a coffee shop/cafe.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • 2 outdoor pools with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Bike rentals, a free beach club on site, and luggage storage
  • Water sports equipment, tour/ticket assistance, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the beach locale, pool, and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Aluna Nungwi offer comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Balconies or patios, ceiling fans, and daily housekeeping


Dutch, English, Spanish, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

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 21


  • Up to 2 children (4 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Free beach club
  • Private beach nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Water sports equipment


  • Built in 2017
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Dutch
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms, couples treatment room(s), and outdoor treatment areas. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures.


Aluna Garden Restaurant - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Aluna Beach - This restaurant is located on the beach. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
Aluna Beach bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Aluna Beach Lodge Nungwi
Aluna Beach Nungwi
Aluna Beach
Aluna Beach Lodge
Aluna Nungwi Lodge
Aluna Nungwi Nungwi
Aluna Nungwi Lodge Nungwi

Frequently asked questions

Does Aluna Nungwi offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Aluna Nungwi does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Aluna Nungwi?
As of Oct 7, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Aluna Nungwi on Nov 2, 2022 start from $89, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Aluna Nungwi?
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Aluna Nungwi?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Aluna Nungwi?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Aluna Nungwi?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Aluna Nungwi?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Aluna Nungwi?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Aluna Nungwi and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, fishing, and hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes spelunking. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the lodge's other amenities, which include spa services and a picnic area. Aluna Nungwi also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Aluna Nungwi?
Yes, Aluna Garden Restaurant offers beachfront dining, international cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Kajibange (13-min walk), Sunset (2.6 mi), and Essence Restaurant (3 mi).
Does Aluna Nungwi have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Aluna Nungwi like?
Aluna Nungwi is a short 11-minute walk from Nungwi Beach and 2 minutes' walk from Mnarani Natural Aquarium.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

Terrible experience. Had booked a 2 night stay ans changed it to 1 night because of how bad it was. First they got our booking wrong and then made us run around to sort it out, with not a single care in the world. Secondly, there was no power for over 12 hours! We were promised a refund and a discount for the first night- However we were charged the full initial amount, for an experience that wasn’t worth even half the price. Extremely disappointed.
Reha, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The accommodation is excellent, if you want something cozy and private. The conditions were very good, if you take into account the location. There were some small flaws here and there, but they were all minor. The biggest downsite is the fact that it's not on the beach but 2 minutes away from one. For us this was more than acceptable
3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Overall a well run and friendly lodge. Comfortable and modern rooms. Breakfast was disappointing. Restaurant food was overall good quality.
susan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff, great accommodations, close to the turtles. Enjoyed my time there!
4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Slightly disappointing and bad location. Run by a pleasant western woman but a lot of the local staff are a bit off and seem disinterested.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff . Clean rooms . Recognizing Expedia VIP with some sparkling wine . Good breakfast.
Kimbetly, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The property was beautiful, amenities were great, everyone was friendly and helpful. The only negative thing was the cost of meals and drinks being in USD and more expensive than other places in the area.
4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Overall the resort is lovely. All staff are just fabulous and the grounds are very well kept. The room was very spacious. The only reason for 4 stars was the power issue. I know it wasn’t the fault of the resort but we had no power at night not even to run the fan or any lights (better not have to use the toilet). In addition, the AC didn’t work so it was just 33 degree damp air with no movement. Still the staff were fabulous and if they can get the power sorted out it would be a full 5 stars!
staceyo, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brilliant Little Paradise
Great independent hotel, it was a paradise. Rooms are large and clean. Food at breakfast, lunch and dinner were all of very good quality. The whole place is kept spotless, and the 2 pool areas are a bonus. We preferred the quieter pool at the back, definitely recommend.
Richard, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

One of a kind jewel near the beach at Nungwi. Fantastic restaurant, two beautiful pools and lovely gardens. Excellent staff and great hands on owners. Large rooms with balconies. No need to leave the property except maybe to shop in the nearby village
7-night trip
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