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Villa Beachfront with private pool | Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, desk
Villa Beachfront with private pool | Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, desk
Lobby sitting area
Treatment room

Overview of Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

5.0 star property
Michamvi beachfront resort with 2 restaurants and outdoor pool

7,6/10 Good

25 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Pingwe, Michamvi

Guests rated this location 8.0/10 - Very good

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Health club
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Business center
Feel at home
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 66 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • The Rock - 15 min walk
  • Kae Beach Bar - 5 min drive
  • Michamvi Sunset Bay Resort - 4 min drive
  • Zanzi Bar
  • Kae Beach Restoraunt - 4 min drive

About this property

Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa offers a private beach where you can play volleyball, plus scuba diving is nearby. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages. Eatalian, one of 2 restaurants, serves Italian cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious resort include a poolside bar, a health club, and a fitness center.


English, French, Italian, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 135 units


  • Check-in time from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Built in 1995
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Health club
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (speed of 25+ Mbps)


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.


Eatalian - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.
Grand Bleu - This restaurant specializes in seafood. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Zanzi-Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per vehicle (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).


<p>Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. </p><p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Karafuu Beach & Spa Michamvi
Karafuu Beach Michamvi
Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa Resort
Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Michamvi
Karafuu Beach Resort Michamvi
Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa Michamvi
Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa Resort Michamvi

Frequently asked questions

Does Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 75.00 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa?
You can check in from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities such as volleyball, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics, volleyball, and yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the resort's other amenities, which include a private beach and a health club. Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa also has spa services and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring Italian cuisine.
What's the area around Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa like?
Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa is located a short 7-minute walk from Pingwe Beach.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

This is, at best a 3* hotel. Breakfast was the same everyday and the food options were of poor standard. The rooms are outdated but clean. The beach is nice but difficult to swim because of rocks and urchins. The seafood restaurant by the beach serves great food but it is expensive. There were better options (food quality, ambience and value) at other restaurants a few minutes walk along the beach towards rock restaurant. Another option is a $35 round trip by taxi to Paje beach where there are some nice bars and restaurants and the atmosphere is lively. Overall, Karafuu beach is not good value for money and I would not grade it as a 5* hotel.
NitinKumar, 8-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Not a bad option
Hotel is nice some of the staff are great. Breakfast is very poor for a 5* hotel Dinner is ok Italian restaurant is good Rooms are nice Sea there is really good just you have to enter through a long bridge because beginning of sea is low tide and muddy but once inside its great Area is rural and isolated there some nice bars and restaursnts not far from there.
Frini, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Well done
Had a very relaxed stay. Staff very friendly
Wynand, 14-night trip
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6/10 Good

Anjan, 3-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Upper management problems
Staff is bending over backwards to help people and are so nice. Bugs in condiments at restaurant. Leaks in rooms. Constantly overbooked and shuffling people to other hotels even though they booked. Buffet runs out of food nightly before people have eaten. WiFi only in lobby. They refill their ketchup bottles with watered down tomato paste. Lovely property and staff, just needs better management and maintenance. Constantly having problems everyday. The management doesn’t seem to care because they are too busy. Offered free meal after finding multiple bugs in condiments and then charged for it. Not sure if communication problems or they are too busy to keep track. Staff is great at trying to keep up but obviously overwhelmed.
Bugs rotting in oil.
Leaking room
Solution to leak is not to touch
Lobby furniture has seen better days
1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

The location is very good ans thé food is very nice
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place for family with nice pool and enclosed very shallow area, plus swim up bar fun for young swimmers to enjoy a juice drink. Good beach for walking and food was yummy with great varieties.
3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice beach
Good hotel. Nice beach. Stayed 2 nights and it was very nice.
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10/10 Exceptional

Top hotel plage souvent en marais basse.
Tres bon sejour tous cest bien passe quelque coupure de courant mais super accueil. Dommage que la plage soit pas tres propre et souvent en marais basse.
7-night trip
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