The Residence Zanzibar lies on a mile-long white sand beach in the remote south west coast of Zanzibar, on 32 hectares of pristine land that was once home to the Shirazi Princes. There are 66 villas, all luxuriously appointed with contemporary, stylish furniture that reflect the island’s African and Omani heritage.
The villas each have a satellite TV, CD/DVD player in the living room, mini bar, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, mosquito nets, personal safe, tea and coffee making facilities, broadband internet access, air-conditioning and overhead fans in the living room and bedrooms.
You can relax on your deck, overlooking a private swimming pool with day beds to relax on. Bicycles are provided with each villa to explore the gardens and local area. The village of Kizimkazi, famous for its dolphin safaris, is 20 minutes away. Visit the Spa, the hotel's star attraction, for pampering, with six pavilions and a rest area with a whirlpool. There are several water activities for you to enjoy, such as kitesurfing and kayaking, and a glass walled swimming pool overlooking the ocean, an air-conditioned fitness centre and flood-lit tennis court.
You can choose to dine in the two restaurants or in the intimacy of your villa, savouring international dishes with a hint of Zanzibar “spice” as well as the best of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine.