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Pause, Play, Stay: Uncover Authentic Laid-back Luxury at The Mora Zanzibar

Nestled on the shores of paradise – Zanzibar’s Muyuni Beach – The Mora Zanzibar welcomes you with laid-back luxury, where unscripted service, culinary freedom, and elevated experiences converge to create a haven of effortless relaxation.

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The Mora Zanzibar

Welcome to The Mora

Follow your mood into the moment

From the minute you arrive at The Mora Zanzibar, you’ll discover a thoughtfully designed space that effortlessly mirrors your mood.

Taking inspiration from the local surroundings, a blend of authentic architecture, contemporary design and immersive fragrances combine to create a magical place you’ll long to lose yourself in.

Whether you want to get away from it all with a good book, spend family time splashing in the pool or discover a wealth of local culture just outside your door.

We’re here to make it happen, in just the way you’d imagined.

Unscripted Service

Highlights at a glance

The Mora Zanzibar is home to 250 atmospheric and contemporary suites, each elegantly designed to provide the perfect combination of modern amenities and cosy, refined ambience.

Our exceptional staff are skilled at anticipating every need with discretion and attention to detail. From the smallest request to the most elaborate of gestures, you’ll be enveloped in world-class service from the moment you arrive at The Mora Zanzibar.

  • A sanctuary of serenity in Zanzibar with 250 impeccably crafted suites stretched over a wide property, providing a sense of space and tranquility

  • Located on the pristine white sands of Matemwe’s Muyuni Beach

  • Overlooking the picturesque beauty of Mnemba Island, just a 5-minute boat ride away

  • A blend of authentic architecture and contemporary design to reflect the destination’s natural and cultural heritage

  • Situated by a world-class diving spot with direct access to one of the best reefs and dive sites

Suites

Every spacious suite at The Mora Zanzibar is a carefully curated retreat, with enchanting views over either lush tropical gardens, or out across the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean. All of our suites have direct and private access to a generous terrace or balcony, with the addition of a private pool or jacuzzi for selected suites. Fully equipped with a king-sized bed as standard, plus ample wardrobes, a digital TV, air conditioning, and each suite also has a complimentary mini-bar that’s stocked with personal favourites.

Suites features

  • Bathrobes (for adults and younger guests)
  • House slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (available on request free of charge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Smart TV

  • Cable Channels

  • Bidet
  • Ceiling fan
  • Air conditioning
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Complementary water
  • Umbrellas

  • Personalised mini-bar (free of charge; refilled once daily, based on a selection of refreshments)
  • Sofa bed/day bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Tea/coffee maker/machine replenished daily)
  • Vacuum cleaner (available on request free of charge)
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi
  • Room service (extra charge)
  • Room safe
wellbeing

Timeless wellbeing

Holistic & fitness wellbeing menu – Classes scheduled to suit guest preferences

An idyllic sanctuary of calm to soothe both mind and body awaits at The Mora Zanzibar, with a state-of-the-art wellness centre that’s designed to respond to every need – from bespoke detox to pure relaxation.

Follow your mood into the moment with a personal wellbeing expert, join a holistic wellness workshop or simply immerse yourself in the spa pool and watch your troubles float away.

re-energise and relax

Personalised fitness

Our highly skilled fitness instructors offer a more intensive workout, tailored to individual needs and fitness goals. From yoga and pilates to personal training sessions and fitness coaching, re-energise and relax with a programme adapted for every stay.

Free of charge

  • Air-conditioned gym with Technogym equipment open 24/7
  • Fitness instructor present from 09:00 – 18:00
  • Water sports: Snorkeling Equipment

  • Mindful & holistic sport sessions such as awakening sound meditation, mindful walks on the beach, social & partner sessions, mindfulness retreats, wellness workshops
  • Sporting experiences: group sports clinics, all ages & abilities sessions.

At extra charge

  • Personal training (Fitness Assessment & consultation, customized workout plans, group personal training, nutritional guidance, fitness challenges)
  • Private coaching sessions

  • Water sports: motorised watersports, PADI scuba diving, Jet ski, Windsurf (under supervision)

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spa experiences

ultimate in relaxation

The Pause Spa

For the ultimate in relaxation, our custom spa offering isn’t limited to location. Indulge in a hot stone massage beneath the swaying palms on the beach, or enjoy a rejuvenating facial in the privacy of your terrace.

Our younger guests are pampered too, with a dedicated spa menu that’s perfect for children and teens.

Opening hours

  • Open daily from 09:00 to 21:00

At extra charge

  • Spa facilities & treatments (e.g. sauna, massages, facial, manicure) are chargeable – all prices are quoted in USD and inclusive of 15% VAT

Refresh, reflect, relax

Pools

Six stunning pools offer a rejuvenation for the mind, body and soul. Take a swim in our infinity pool, float in the tranquillity of our garden pool, splash with the kids in shallow waters or simply relax in the calm, restorative waters of the spa.

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Dine anywhere, anytime

Culinary freedom

At The Mora Zanzibar, the notion of culinary freedom goes far beyond simply choosing a dish from the menu. Instead you’ll find all-day dining, a personalised mini-bar that showcases your favourite juices and alcoholic drinks, and food offering that affably embraces the diverse and the familiar.

Sit back and be served, whenever you like – the only schedule we’re on is yours.

Four restaurants offer a wealth of culinary experiences; from intimate à la carte cuisine, laid-back sharing dishes and breathtaking cookery displays, to relaxed family dining on the beachfront.

At a glance

  • All-Inclusive: Choose from a selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner 24/7
  • Tea time (coffee & cakes): available at selected bars

  • Gala dinner on Saturdays

  • Vegetarian, vegan, and halal dishes available
  • Gluten-free food available upon request
  • Breakfast in your room (extra charge)
  • Room service (available 24/7 at an extra charge)
  • All-day dining menu – You can choose from a selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that can be ordered anytime during the day
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For Younger Guests

Freeing & Fun

Everyone is welcome at The Mora, no matter their age. Our Outliners Crew and Family Experts are perfectly placed to facilitate even the smallest wishes to ensure every day with us is magical.

From a sunset movie on the beach, to water sports and creative crafts; our Outliners Club offers educationally rich entertainment and activities that fit in with your family schedule

  • Bespoke experiences
  • Qualified nannies & childcare
  • Anytime play spaces for 3-12

  • Immersive kids club

Location

Located in Muyuni, at the north-east tip of Zanzibar, you’ll find The Mora – nestled within ten hectares of beachfront and surrounded by pure white sands on the shores of a turquoise ocean.

Just 45 minutes from historic Stone Town and Zanzibar International Airport, 5 star luxury awaits under swaying palms.

Moments away by boat, the waters around picture-perfect Mnemba Island provide some of the best diving locations that Zanzibar has to offer, over a gently sloping reef teeming with tropical fish and marine life.

Distance: 56.4km from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA)

Transfer time: 60 minutes approx.

How to get there via car: Head north toward Nyerere Rd. Slight left onto Nyerere Rd. Turn right onto Felix Moumie Rd. Drive from Malawi Rd to Kisimani. Turn right onto Karume Rd. Turn left then right onto Malawi Rd. Slight left and keep left. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit. Continue straight for 11.7 km then turn left and continue for 1.5 km before your destination is on the right.

The Mora Zanzibar Island map

Discover Zanzibar

Pristine, powder soft sands for lazy beach days. Clear, warm waters for swimming, sailing, and world-class diving.

Fragrant spice farms, ancient trading towns and lively markets laden with handicrafts; the aromatic island of Zanzibar is a feast for the senses.

Elevated experiences

  • Private & group tours available
  • Quality assurance guarantee
  • Curated experiences with knowledgeable guides

Whether it’s a bespoke guided tour, a breathtaking diving safari or a specially crafted culinary adventure, our thoughtfully curated guest experiences are designed to unlock the magic of Zanzibar.

Experiences are limited only by imagination – our local, knowledgeable team are here to turn every moment into a memory to be cherished long after the holiday ends.

Free of charge

  • Daytime: Garden challenges, pool activities, beach sessions

  • Evening: Live music with resident musician, local shows & flavours, illuminated evening sports activities, cinema under the stars

At extra charge

  • Outdoors & local discovery: Guided Nature Walks & Active Adventures, Sunrise & Sunset experiences

World-class diving

Home to over 500 species of marine life, the halo of coral reefs that hug Zanzibar’s shores are some of the world’s most diverse and abundant.

Just two miles from mainland Zanzibar, idyllic Mnemba island boasts 7km of unspoilt, crystal clear waters in a marine conservation area of protected natural beauty.

Whether scuba or snorkel appeals, divers can expect to encounter seahorses, dolphins and turtles, with whitetip reef sharks basking in the deep, warm waters.

Diving instructor

Sustainability at the heart of The Mora

Sustainability is a commitment that’s woven into every interaction with the natural world and community that surrounds us. We’re blessed to enjoy the wonders of our local environment, from unspoilt coral reefs, to miles of pristine sand.

We’ve worked hard to implement an energy-efficient infrastructure, and source our food and drink locally wherever we can. Across our resort you’ll find refillable water stations, and we’ve worked with local trades to supply our materials and signature fragrance.  As part of our passion for sustainability, we strive to deliver ultimate luxury with true responsibility.

Other important details

The Mora Zanzibar
Muyuni, Matemwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania 73108
Phone: +255 659 070 500

Check in: From 14:00 (2 pm)
Check out: By 12:00 noon (12 pm)

Accepted payment methods

  • Cash
  • Master-/EuroCard
  • VISA
  • American Express
  • bank transfer
  • invoice to company