Smiles Beach Hotel

Smiles is all about enjoying the simple pleasures in life: long carefree days on the beach, awesome sunsets, the sound of the ocean and watching local village life going by. If youre after a big bustling beach resort where youll have constant entertainment look elsewhere. This small and casual 16-roomed guesthouse doesnt have much in the way of activities or facilities, although they might organise the occasional dinner show on a moonlit night. At Smiles, there are just the guest rooms and a tiny restaurant. No reception office, games room, lounge, curio shop, disco or pub. However, Smiles Beach Hotels setting in the party hub of Nungwi means that youre close to a number of festive bars and restaurants so those nights of wild fruit cocktails are just a five minute walk away (or a little longer if youre prone to post-cocktail zigzagging on the way home). You can then spend the following day quietly curled up with a good book under the palms. The stylish appearance of the four guest blocks differs to many of the makuti-thatch constructions on the island. The modern, whitewashed walls, columned balconies and red tin roofs have a distinct European flavour.


Smiles Beach Hotel is situated on the Nungwi Peninsula on the North Coast of Zanzibar. It is about 65 kilometres from the airport.


Situated in the tropics, the climate is as such. Hot and humid. The sea water is just as warm with an average temperature of 20ºC and is very calm. Surrounding most of the island is a coral reef. At low tide you are able to walk out to the reef in certain places. Closed: 1 April to 30 May.