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Aluna Nungwi

3.5-star beachfront lodge with restaurant, near Nungwi Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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Mnarani Road, Nungwi, Tanzania
  • Friendly staff, great accommodations, close to the turtles. Enjoyed my time there!

    Nov 26, 2020

  • Slightly disappointing and bad location. Run by a pleasant western woman but a lot of the…

    Nov 4, 2020

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Official standards

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

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
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 8 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and 5 beach bars
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Rooftop terrace

Feel at home

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Premium bedding
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Nungwi Beach - 11 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 36 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 14.1 mi / 22.7 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 22.2 mi / 35.8 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 24 mi / 38.6 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Comfort Triple Room, Garden View
  • Comfort Double Room, Pool View
  • Cottage, Garden View, Garden Area
  • Comfort Suite, Jetted Tub, Pool View
  • Comfort Double or Twin Room, Pool View
  • Standard Double Room, Pool View


Mnarani Road, Nungwi, Tanzania
  • On the beach
  • Nungwi Beach - 11 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 36 min walk

What’s around


  • On the beach
  • Nungwi Beach - 11 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 36 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 14.1 mi / 22.7 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 22.2 mi / 35.8 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 24 mi / 38.6 km

Getting around

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

At a glance


  • 8 cabins
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff 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 21


  • Up to 2 children 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


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: Dutch, English

At the property

Food and drink

  • 5 beach bars
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage


  • Year Built - 2014
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Picnic area
  • Library

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • 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.


Aluna - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

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, and gym (if applicable)Pay at property

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

Hygiene and 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.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and cash.

Also known as

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

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Aluna offers international cuisine, ocean views, and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include La Fontana (3.6 mi), Bistro del mar (3.7 mi), and La Grande Luna (3.7 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, hiking, and mountain biking. 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 5 beach bars and spa services. Aluna Nungwi also has a picnic area.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Friendly staff . Clean rooms . Recognizing Expedia VIP with some sparkling wine . Good breakfast.

    Kimbetly, 2 night romance trip, Aug 27, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    The place in Nungwi!

    We had 3 nights stay at Aluna hotel in Dec 2019. Aluna is located 5 min from Nungwi beach that you access from a private road. The Hotel has a great garden and 2 pool areas, free wifi, two bar-restaurants, lounge area and small boutique. The hotel it has been renovated and the new rooms are designed beautifully and paying attention to thoughtful touches. The rooms are spacious and very clean, bed is very comfortable and some of the rooms has a great jacuzzi in the terrace/yard. The staff is super welcoming and friendly, and the food is healthy and tasty. We loved the Dorado, one of the tastiest in Zanzibar! Thumbs up to the chef!! Furthermore, the hotel has great initiatives, like selling a beautiful design water bottle that you can refill anytime, reducing the consumption of plastic and taking home a nice souvenir. Just super! The tuk tuk service is a quick, fun, and cheap way to travel to kendwa or nungwi. We wanted to travel longer distances, since it was a really cool way to go around. Once we arrived, we had a big confusion with the room type, but Caroline and Tom, fix it making our stay much better. The only minus was to book the blue safari with the local company. We had a terrible experience and ruin our day. Thanks to Caroline and Tom for cheer us up, they are really kind and great owners. If you are looking for a good hotel in Nungwi, that’s the only choice in our opinion! Mantas and Maria.

    Maria, 3 night trip, Dec 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A lovely community feeling with friendly faces both from the staff to the visitors. A great vibe and special little place. The Fish BBQ on Friday night was excellent! Breakfast was simple but plenty and other food ordered from the restaurant was always great.

    L, 5 night trip, Sep 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.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, Jan 29, 2021

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  • 8.0.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, Dec 12, 2020

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  • 10.0.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, Mar 13, 2020

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  • 10.0.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, Feb 20, 2020

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  • 10.0.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, Feb 17, 2020

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  • 10.0.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, Feb 3, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The property has two swimming pools and lush gardens. It feels very private. The owners live on site and have created a warm, family feel to the resort. It is delightful and we highly recommend it for a stay in Nungwi. Delicious food in the restaurant with a different menu each evening. Comfortable beds. Friendly staff. Great place to stay!

    Kande58, 7 night trip with friends, Feb 3, 2020

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