The history of Aluna

Aluna comes from the greek Helena meaning “shining light”, referring to the lighthouse, and the Latin Luna, “the moon”. Once you have experienced the beautiful moonlight on our spot, you will understand why Aluna is the perfect name!

Karibu Aluna!

Located on the more tranquil east end of Nungwi and just a 70 meter stroll from the hotel Aluna Nungwi you’ll find Aluna Beach. The beach bar is your relaxed getaway during the day and early evening. Enjoy the sunset, which is magnificent! A cocktail, good food and ice cream. From your sunbed under the palmtrees it just takes a few steps to cool down in the Indian Ocean. Craving a beach stroll? Miles and miles of white sandy beach is right there waiting for you. The center of Nungwi can be discovered after only a 20-minute walk along the beach.

Dreams can come true

In January 2017 Roland visited Zanzibar for the first time and immediately fell in love with the island and its culture and wished he could contribute something here. To make that dream come true he bought a tiny guesthouse in Nungwi in spring 2017 and named his dream “Aluna”.
After expanding it and turning a rocky landscape into gardens and pools, the dream continued by opening Aluna Paje on the beautiful East Coast of the island in March 2021.

All with the same vision in mind: creating a home away from home for our guests. To create a tranquil lush and green haven to relax after a day of wandering around the island.

In august 2021 Aluna Zanzibar is fulfilling its dream with the opening of Aluna Beach, the amazing spot right in front of Aluna Nungwi.


New: Aluna Beach

Aluna Beach will be known as the ultimate place to lounge and relax while overlooking the Indian Ocean. Meet other people, enjoy healthy food, an ice cream or a tasty cocktail. We’ll take the tropical dream to the next level. You’ll experience it all around. Whether you have lunch on the deck above the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean or hangout in the shadow of one of the palm trees.
Since Aluna Beach is a private beach area, it guarantees cleanliness and safety. Combined with good service and relaxing music a perfect place to chill out .
We kindly invite you to experience our special sunset events or enjoy an afternoon lounge session.

Aluna’s trademark

Lush green gardens, that is where Aluna is known for. Although Aluna Beach is a clean white sandy area, the green oasis of flowers and trees will also cast a much-needed shade here. Find yourself lounging on one of the swinging beds, hanging above the Indian Ocean or socializing at the bar. Days at the beach are only complete when it ends with a campfire at the beach under the stars.


Stay over

We know the feeling: When you have found a comfortable and cosy spot, you’ll never want to leave it again. We have good news! You won’t have to! 70 meters from Aluna Beach you’ll find our lodge: Aluna Nungwi. Your home away from home. Enjoy comfy nights, the pool or a relaxing massage here. Book your stay here.

The Team

Aluna Nungwi | Roland


Roland is living in the Netherlands but is at Aluna a couple of times a year. Yet he is always around since he is responsible for the amazing gardens and starting up Aluna.


Regina is in charge of our newest project – Aluna Beach. Her previous restaurant background helps us provide you a wonderful food&drink experience.


Michał is our General Manager for Aluna Nungwi. Originally from Poland but came to Zanzibar to fulfill his dreams. Always there to help, he will make sure to make your stay a wonderful and unforgettable experience.

Our team

Because Aluna would not be Aluna without their smiling and friendly faces all around. They will always be of assistance and are looking forward to meet you!
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