In 1995, Nassor Ali first had the idea of building alightHouse small family guest house with access to our beautiful beach. In those early days, Nungwi was still quite untouched by tourism; the village didn’t even have electricity yet.

The first guests who stayed with us made a valid point: “It’s beautiful, but there’s nowhere to eat!” We listened – and planned a restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean.

We built the restaurant and bar in 1997, and expanded to include more cottages to accommodate a maximum of 24 guests. The following year, mains electricity was connected for the first time in the North of the island.

In 1999 the reception area was built, followed in 2000 by Mahaba Cottage, our honeymoon hideaway, and in 2001 by our Superior Rooms.

In 2005 we added ten new rooms in our Zanzibar House, offering superb accommodation with that extra bit of luxury. The following year, our beautiful swimming pool was constructed.

Our latest addition is the “Fisherman House” in 2008. With ten self contained rooms divided into four apartments, each with a lounge/dining area and a spacious verandah, it is perfect for families and groups.

We continually improve our facilities, using ideas from both visitors and staff, to offer you the very best of comfort, service and atmosphere.