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Kendwa Accommodation

In addition to Diamonds La Gemma Dell'est and Sunset Kendwa, there is a large variety of accommdation available. You are welcome to use our facilities and join our excursions when staying in any other resort, and our dive bases are within an easy walk from any locations in the Kendwa area. As many locations are not pinpointed correctly on most maps, we provide the map below detailing the Kendwa area.

Kendwa is widely famed for a stunning large beach of white sand and the ocean boasts swimming pool like conditions most of the time. Hence, not all hotels offer swimming pools so this may be a consideration when selecting your hotel. Other factors you may want to consider include proximity to the beach, beach access, wi-fi internet availability and whether you prefer all-inclusive meals or B&B basis.

Many hotels in our area offer air conditioning and hot water showers. While Zanzibar experiences frequent electricity outages, most larger resorts provide backup generator power. In addition to the list below, there are a few smaller guesthouse and backpacker rooms available offering fewer amenities for budget prices. There are numerous restaurants around Kendwa, both those attached to hotels as well as independent ones.

Map of Kendwa Beach highlighting all accommodation options with reference to our divebase locations - numbers coorespond to the properties pictured below
Map of the North of Zanzibar showing Nungwi village with reference to Scuba Do Zanzibar's divebase locations

Nungwi Area

Nungwi, the nearest village to Kendwa, is only five to ten minutes by taxi and a pleasant walk on a low tide to our dive base in La Gemma Dell'est. Nungwi offers a greater variety of accommodation options.

Many of our guests have enjoyed staying at Flame Tree Cottages in the heart of Nungwi where you can also book yoga retreats. With other watersports companies you may have to miss the morning yoga practice due to overlapping schedules, with Scuba Do you will be able to do both the yoga and snorkelling or diving - just let us know in advance!

Links to Nungwi Accommodation

Map of North and Northeast coast of Zanzibar with reference to Scuba Do Zanzibar's divebase locations

East Coast

The many resorts, hotels, guesthouses and villas on the East Coast are easily accessible to Kendwa with only a 30-45 minute drive on a good, tarmac road. The best part is an excursion which allows you to watch the sunrise and the sunset on the same day, and the sunsets from Kendwa are simply amazing!

While Mnemba is a favorite diving and snorkeling destination located on the east coast, due to the shallow intertidal zone it is more conveniently accessed from Kendwa in a 30 minute journey by speedboat to avoid the long bumpy drive to the boat launch / drop-off in Muyuni. Furthermore, from Kendwa there is a huge variety of diverse and less busy dive sites - don't miss our divesite video collection!

We highly recommend Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, a sister hotel to Diamonds La Gemma Dell'est where we have our dive base.

Links to East Coast Accommodation

About Scuba Do Zanzibar

Please let us know if you have any special requests or need further assistance.

Phone/Whatsapp: +255 (0)777 417 157

Email: do-scuba@scuba-do-zanzibar.com

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