Mbweni Ruins


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This central and convenient location is ideal for visitors wanting to explore Stone Town whilst remaining on the beach. The hotel offers magnificent sea-views as well as magical sunsets. The rooms are basic and comfortable and guests can make use of the swimming pool and spa.

Mbweni Ruins Hotel caters for only 30 guests. All the rooms have air-conditioning, with ceiling fans and louvered windows to the balcony. The rooms offer traditional Zanzibar-style furniture and all rooms offer beautiful sea-views. The hotel has a swimming pool situated in the gardens on the edge of the beach. There are no phones or TVs in the rooms, ensuring a peaceful stay; an Internet Café is available in the main reception area. Guests can enjoy delicious meals in the Raintree Restaurant and indulge in spa treatments in the Bustani Spa providing a variety of treatments including aromatherapy, facials, and other beauty treatments.
Mnemba Island is a tiny coral island 2.8 miles off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar in the azure Indian Ocean. It is uninhabited apart from Mnemba Island Lodge. Surrounded by breathtaking coral reefs, it boasts some of Africa’s most wonderful dive sites. Mnemba is renowned as one of the most romantic ocean destinations in the world, offering privacy and rustic exclusivity unparalleled on the African coastline. Mnemba is situated near the Pemba channel which is renowned for its excellent big game fishing and supports tag and release fishing. Mnemba offers fantastic snorkelling with 168 species of fish found on the house reef just a five-minute swim from the lodge.
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Guests at Mbweni Ruins Hotel can enjoy a variety of activities including kayaking as well as excursions to the nearby Chumbe Island. Trips to Stone Town or other nearby islands can be arranged on request. The Mangrove Bar perches over the ocean, ideal for evening sundowners. Other exciting activities include dhow trips to the islands and sandbanks opposite the hotel, swimming, fishing, diving, snorkelling as well as nature trails to see the spice plantations, stone town and swim with dolphins.