The Honeymoon Deck

Romantic getaways

Delicious food and tropical drinks

Kayak in the Indian Ocean

Sunset cruise on a traditional dhow

Northern tip of Zanzibar

Cocktails by the pool

Welcome to Mnarani Beach Cottages


Mnarani Beach Cottages is a quaint hideaway lodge, found at the quieter flank of the Nungwi Peninsula on Zanzibar’s North Coast. Check out of the rat race and arrive at a safe haven overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, far away from the madness of everyday life.

Choose a room to suit your needs, all are set in exotic mature gardens near to the sea. Each room is en-suite with a/c, fans, safes, and verandas. Get a good nights sleep without any modern disturbance. Have a look at our rooms.

Try out Mnarani’s homemade Zanzibar cuisine. The island is famed for its fresh seafood and variety of spices, both feature prominently on the restaurant menu. As well as traditional Swahili dishes the kitchen also serves / prepares international dishes. Check out our restaurant.

Chill out on sun beds, sofas, swings, and hammocks either on your terrace, by the pool or lounge on the Mnarani deck area overlooking the sea. Grab a book from the library, your choice of drink from the bar, listen to the ocean to find inner peace and tranquility.  

Take time out to visit the Cinnamon spa team and discover the delights of a traditional Zanzibari head massage. The Mnarani experience is all about: recovering, relaxing, rejuvenating and replenishing. Learn more about the Cinnamon Spa.

Climb up to the rooftop terrace of Zanzibar House to take in the spectacular 360-degree view over the whole Northern part of the island. Enjoy sundowners as you take in the fabulous sunsets and moon rises.

For those who are more adventurous, at low tide, you can beach comb, join the locals searching the rock pools or swim in the lagoon. Perhaps kayaking, snorkeling, diving, kite surfing, game fishing or a sunset cruise is for you. These are also available on your doorstep, all you need to do is ask. Have a look at our activities page.

Nassor El Mahruki, the kindhearted owner in residence, is an excellent host with an abundance of knowledge about the island. Nassor’s down to earth approach and choice of local friendly staff means you will soon feel at home. Learn more about us.

Note: This holiday is not for you if you want to sit on a sandy beach all day and party all night!
This IS for you if you have just been on a hectic safari, want to unwind away from the world, recharge your batteries or just love to feel an ocean breeze on your skin.

Come as a guest, leave as a friend.

Nassor El Mahruki, the owner of Mnarani Beach Cottages.
Special offer Zanzibar and Pemba

We will be having an Emergency Renovation from 5th May to 22nd May.

Special offer Zanzibar and Pemba

Get 15% discount
Valid from 1st March 2019 to 30th June 2019. The offer applies for direct booking only.



A selection of pictures taken in and around Mnarani Beach Cottages of our various rooms, spa, restaurant and clifftop bar our fabulous swimming pool and our delectable food and drinks. Click here to view our Short Video.

Seaview Cottages at Mnarani Beach Cottages
Food and drinks at Mnarani Beach Cottages