Activities at Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel
Activities like table tennis, pool, darts, board games (including Bau, a Zanzibarian favourite), a TV room, gift shop and live music once or twice a week are available to guests. Mountain bikes can be hired to explore this Zanzibar hotel's environs, or you may just want to take long strolls on the unspoilt beach. For those seeking the ultimate in relaxation, a massage can be arranged for you.
Tours and excursions to various places of interest can be organised through the hotel. Highly recommend, is a guided tour of Zanzibar's historical Stone Town and a visit to the Spice Plantations. Another worthwhile excursion is to Jozani Forest, home of the rare Kirk's Red Colobus Monkey. The forest has an excellent nature trail allowing various routes, depending on how energetic you feel. Of particular note is the Nungwi Village walking tour which involves an informed look at local village life in Zanzibar's dhow-building capital.
Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel's Zanzibarian chefs are renowned for sumptuous seafood buffets and spicy island fare, all freshly prepared. From calamari and coconut curries to freshly grilled line fish, they'll keep your tastebuds alive whilst ensuring a healthy diet.
Breakfasts are traditionally centred around the variety of freshly prepared pastries and local fruits, and there's plenty to choose from - Zanzibar has over 20 different types of Mango, and an abundance of Bananas, Papaya, Pineapple and Passion fruit amongst many others! Lunches are light and appetising, and dinners are seasonally characterised by huge buffets and fresh fish barbecues in the open-air restaurant. Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel has a comprehensive hand-picked selection of premier South African wines, an excellent accompaniment to the dining experience.
The unspoilt beach at Ras Nungwi is arguably the best on Zanzibar, and the nearby coral reef yields a beautiful lagoon. Low tides reveal sparkling white coral sand bars, and rock pools teeming with marine life.
Guests can also enjoy Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel's fresh-water swimming pool, with stunning vistas of the Indian Ocean. The main beach area allows easy access to Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel's swimming pool, watersports centre and masseuse. Beach attendants are on hand to provide you with towels, sun-loungers and refreshments from the bar. Not only is Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel's beach beautiful, but it's also completely uncrowded and superb for swimming, walking, and all forms of watersport.
Zanzibar's best diving can be enjoyed at the northern tip of the island, home of Ras Nungwi Diving. This professional dive operation is located at Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel, and caters for all experience levels. Whether you're a total beginner, or a seasoned professional, there are dive adventures for you.
As a PADI approved dive operation and an active member of the PADI International Resort Association, you can be assured that the instruction and dive leadership on offer are second to none. Full equipment and tank-filling facilities are available in-house, as are a wide range of PADI dive courses. Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel's swimming pool provides an ideal environment for confined water training sessions for beginners.
If you haven't dived before, try one of Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel's popular Discover Scuba Diving courses. This will allow you to learn the basics of scuba diving and have a trial dive with an experienced instructor under safe conditions. Once this hooks you, enrol in the PADI Open Water course and enjoy the benefits of the world's fastest growing sport - anywhere in the world. Advanced and speciality courses are also available.
Typical dive sites include: The Big Wall, an incredible wall dive off the Mnemba Atoll, descending to 35m; Leven Banks, a massive reef structure 7 miles out to sea. Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel takes safety seriously. Dive boats are equipped with first-aid kits, life-jackets and DAN medical oxygen on board. All dive trips are accompanied by a diving instructor and at least one holder of the PADI Medic First Aid certificate. VHF radios are used to provide reliable communications with home base.
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