LUX Resorts opens its first property in Zanzibar

LUX Resorts, a luxury hotel group based in Mauritius, has expanded its portfolio to Zanzibar, the exotic island off the coast of Tanzania. The group has opened its first property in the island, LUX Zanzibar, on January 15, 2024. The hotel, which is located on the pristine beach of Matemwe, offers a unique and authentic experience of the Zanzibari culture, cuisine, and nature.

LUX Zanzibar
LUX Zanzibar

A stunning location

LUX Zanzibar is situated on the north-east coast of Zanzibar, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and the coral reef of Mnemba Atoll. The hotel is surrounded by lush tropical gardens, coconut palms, and white sand. The hotel is also close to some of the island’s attractions, such as the historic Stone Town, the Jozani Forest, and the Spice Plantations.

The hotel has 120 rooms and suites, ranging from 45 to 200 square meters, all with ocean views and private balconies or terraces. The rooms and suites are designed with a contemporary and elegant style, blending local materials and artworks with modern amenities and comfort. The hotel also has 12 villas, each with a private pool, a garden, and a butler service.

A diverse offering

LUX Zanzibar offers a variety of facilities and services to cater to the needs and preferences of its guests. The hotel has four restaurants and bars, serving a range of cuisines, from local Zanzibari specialties to international dishes, with a focus on fresh and organic ingredients. The hotel also has a spa and wellness center, offering a selection of treatments, massages, and rituals, inspired by the island’s traditions and natural resources. The hotel also has a fitness center, a kids’ club, a water sports center, and a diving center.

The hotel also offers a range of activities and experiences, both on-site and off-site, to enrich the guests’ stay. The hotel organizes cultural and historical tours, spice tours, cooking classes, Swahili lessons, and local community projects. The hotel also offers water sports, such as snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, and fishing, as well as diving and marine conservation programs. The hotel also hosts live music, entertainment, and events, such as beach parties, movie nights, and themed nights.

A sustainable vision

LUX Zanzibar is committed to sustainability and social responsibility, as part of the group’s vision and values. The hotel follows the principles of green hospitality, such as reducing energy and water consumption, minimizing waste and emissions, using renewable energy sources, and sourcing locally and ethically. The hotel also supports the local community and the environment, through various initiatives, such as:

  • Tread Lightly: A program that aims to offset 100% of the hotel’s carbon footprint, by investing in renewable energy projects in Africa, such as wind farms and solar plants.
  • Reef Conservation: A program that aims to protect and restore the coral reef of Mnemba Atoll, by collaborating with local NGOs, marine biologists, and divers, and by educating the guests and the staff about the importance and the challenges of the reef.
  • Island Light: A program that aims to provide solar lamps to the local schools and households, to improve their access to education, health, and safety, and to reduce their dependence on kerosene lamps, which are harmful for the environment and the health.

A dream destination

LUX Zanzibar is a dream destination for travelers who are looking for a luxury and authentic experience of Zanzibar, the island of spices, culture, and nature. The hotel offers a stunning location, a diverse offering, and a sustainable vision, to create memorable and meaningful moments for its guests. The hotel is also a perfect choice for couples, families, and groups, who can enjoy the hotel’s facilities and services, as well as the island’s attractions and activities.

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