Mnarani Beach Cottages

For comfort, relaxation, and good times

We have a range of relaxed facilities providing all you need for your visit to Mnarani and the island.

Our restaurant and cool, sea breeze fed bar with freshly made, local fruits cocktails and snacks. Fabulous outdoor pool surrounded by huge palms. The sun and lounge decks provide lovely views over the ocean.

And for that special, even daily treat, the ultimate in relaxation, a visit to the cinnamon spa.

From sunset cruises, to BBQ evening’s, henna tattoos, to playing Bao.


Zanzibar is famed for its fresh seafood and variety of spices – both feature prominently on Mnarani’s restaurant menu. Each morning the kitchen team provide a buffet style breakfast, with homemade bread and pastries, fresh fruits and cereals, excellent coffee. (How you would like your eggs cooked?).

A small lunch menu is available with local dishes as well as pizzas and sandwiches.

The wholesome evening meal alternates between a fixed menu with a choice of dishes or a buffet which includes starters, salads as well as homemade Swahili dishes, international and vegetarian options. Don’t forget to try the resident Pastry Chef’s desserts.

You may also have the privilege of being introduced to Mnarani’s resident bush babies who love to eat at their own tree table in front of the restaurant most evenings.

On Fridays, Mnarani invites it’s guests to a BBQ at the side of the pool or on the beach depending on the tides. It is the highlight of the week and not to be missed as it brings everyone together. If you require a special diet, have a yearning to taste other recipes, want to organize a special celebration, just let the Head Chef know. He and his team will do their best to accommodate you.


The bar and lounge area are set at one end of the expansive wooden deck overlooking the Indian Ocean. Relax and while away your time, sipping your choice of drink from our fine selection of wines, cocktails, and freshly prepared fruit juices, whilst listening to calming music and watching the waves.

For those of our guests who would like to take their own special bottle of wine to the bar, restaurant or public areas, we charge a $5 corkage fee.

The bar area includes a pool table, darts and satellite TV for your enjoyment. Try your hand at Bao, the traditional Zanzibari board game – our team will be happy to show you how it’s done!


  • Pool

  • Free Parking

  • Bar/Lounge

  • Multilingual Staff

  • Wheelchair Access

  • Concierge

  • Free Internet

  • Restaurant

  • Elevated Sun Deck

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    Laundry Service

  • Air conditioning

  • Airport transportation


Swimming Pool:

Our 56 ft by 28 ft swimming pool is an all time favourite with guests. Laze on the sun beds, cool down on a tropical sunny day. Relax in the pool and let go of any tension by using the gentle massage jets found in the pool’s shallow end.


We are pleased to offer guests free internet service in public areas; library pool, bar, restaurant, and reception. Additionally, there is wireless internet at Zanzibar House. Keep in touch with the outside world as and when you need to.


Mnarani’s library has over 1000 novels mainly in English. Other languages are available as well; French, German, Italian, Dutch and Scandinavian languages. You are welcome to borrow or swap books free of charge. There are also magazines and local newspapers.

Games & Satellite TV:

In the bar are you will find a pool table, a selection of board games, darts and satellite TV with international sports channels for you to enjoy.

Excursions and Tour Desk:

For guests who want to explore Zanzibar, we offer a range of traditional Zanzibari excursions to all places of interest on the island; visit the Spice farms, Jozani Forest National Park, Stone Town, arrange boat trips, etc – just ask at the desk located near the bar.


We take care of all your transportation needs for a fee. If you stay with us for a week or longer, we’ll offer you a free one-way transfer between Mnarani and Zanzibar Town. Mnarani’s private driver can meet you on arrival in Zanzibar or collect you from any hotel. This offer applies only for one who books with us directly.

Cinammon Spa


Located directly on the beach, cooled by the sea breeze and with it’s own meditative wave sound system, Mnarani’s Spa location and massage team will help you get rid of the tension that was created by the pressures of everyday life.

Choose from locally prepared natural aromatic oils; essences of cinnamon, lemongrass, jasmine or clove oil to help you relax and revitalize. The therapeutic treatments available at the Cinnamon spa are:

Relaxing Full Body Massage:

A massage that will relax your body and your mind, soothe aching muscles and help you unwind for the rest of the day.

Energizing Massage:

Recharge your body’s batteries – ideal before or after a long day trip!

Sports Massage:

This deep massage will penetrate and relieve tired muscles, release pain and relax your body. Recommended for guests returning from a long safari or having climbed Kilimanjaro.

Traditional Zanzibar Head Massage:

This massage will remove tension and headaches and help banish any stressful thoughts not left at home. We want you to really relax here at Mnarani, and this massage will do the trick!

Beauty Treatments:

Also available: Manicure, Pedicure, Henna Painting, Hair Plaiting, Leg Waxing

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