Destinations Menu - Right Panel

New Arrivals

Holiday Types Menu - Right Panel

Villa Life

The Residence Zanzibar, Zanzibar

Tanzania

★★★★★5 star
request a bespoke quote
The Residence Zanzibar, pool

Elegant and palatial villas with private pools are found dotted amid a vast swathe of secluded, tropical ocean-front gardens, where monkeys play in the palm trees, at The Residence Zanzibar. A spirit of internationalism is imbued in this beautiful and luxurious gated resort which has Swahili, Omani, British and Indian influences.

Alluring, airy and spacious villas grace the extensive grounds. Traditional mahogany carpentry adorns rooms which are chic and unfussy. Beds are supremely comfortable. Bathrooms are luxurious with bathtubs, vast rain showers and private outside drenchers. Views are of garden, beach or ocean, and each villa has a private pool. Tranquil decks with loungers and day beds are idyllic spots for private relaxation. Villas also come with bougainvillea pink bicycles for guests' use perfect for meandering around the property's superb grounds.

Cuisine is an extraordinary affair at The Residence Zanzibar, with a blend of African, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours served in two main restaurants. Lunch can also be served directly to your sun lounger at the pool or beach so you can truly take it easy. Private dining can be arranged for special occasions enjoy a bespoke barbecue on the jetty as the sun sets. The buffet on the beach, with traditional Swahili music and a fire pit in the distance, is a particular highlight.

  • Adapted rooms available
  • Babysitting
  • Fitness room
  • Kids club (supervised)
  • Not all public areas wheelchair accessible
  • On-site Watersports
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa/Health Club
  • Spa/Wellness centre
  • Sports
  • Tennis courts
  • Wifi in public areas

Luxury Garden Pool Villa Pool View contains a Air Conditioning, Bath or Shower, Butler Service, Mini Bar (payable locally), Outdoor Shower, Private Pool, Separate Lounge or Sitting Area, Sun Deck, Wifi (no charge)


Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villa Ocean Front View contains a Air Conditioning, Bath or Shower, Butler Service, Mini Bar (payable locally), Private Pool, Sun Deck, Wifi (no charge)


Prestige Ocean Front Pool Villa Ocean Front View contains a Air Conditioning, Bath, Bath or Shower, Butler Service, Mini Bar (payable locally), Private Pool, Separate Lounge or Sitting Area, Sun Deck, Wifi (no charge)


Frangipani Garden Pool Villa Pool View contains a Air Conditioning, Bath or Shower, Butler Service, Mini Bar (payable locally), Private Pool, Wifi (no charge)


Frangipani Ocean Front Pool Villa Pool View contains a Air Conditioning, Bath or Shower, Butler Service, Mini Bar (payable locally), Private Pool, Wifi (no charge)


Dining is buffet style, with plenty of international favourites served with local flair. The juice bar and freshly baked pastries are a highlight at breakfast, while a range of original salads and grilled goodies make lunch and dinner truly mouth-watering.

Breakfast: 7:30-10:30am; Lunch: 12:45-3:00pm; Dinner: 7:30-10:30pm

The Pavilion brings exoticism to dinner. Middle Eastern meets Mediterranean and an array of innovative cuisine awaits.

Dinner: 7:30-10:30pm

In a lush garden the spa has six luxurious treatment suites. The spa menu has a fine range of treatments with African influences incorporated into each. The signature Ethiopian Breath of Life Etan face therapy uses the healing properties of frankincense. The spa is also home to a whirlpool, steam room and sauna. Open: 10:00am-8:00pm

There’s a well-equipped fitness centre, volleyball court and floodlit tennis courts. Complimentary bicycles come with every villa – ideal for some gentle exercise while exploring the extensive grounds. Water sports such as kayaking and snorkelling are also available. A vast infinity pool offers ample opportunities for swimming.

A clubhouse just for children makes every day an adventure for younger guests. Complimentary for children aged between four and fourteen years, a team of professionally trained staff organise daily activities. Cookery classes, volleyball and learning Swahili are just some of the activities on offer. Open: 7:30am-7:30pm

Average Temperatures

Average amount of daylight in hours

Hotel Summary

The Residence Zanzibar, pool

The Residence Zanzibar

PROPERTY TYPE: Hotel

ROOMS: 66

LOCATION: Zanzibar

NEAREST AIRPORT: Tanzania Zanzibar Airport

TRANSFER TIME:

HOTEL FEATURES

Beach Resort Hotel
Recommended Spa
Villas

HOTEL FEATURES

Beach Resort Hotel

Recommended Spa

Villas

You may also like

Mallorca

Crete

Algarve

Maldives

Sorrento & Amalfi Coast

Madeira

Santorini

Mauritius

Corfu

More Hotels in Tanzania

Melia Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Zuri Zanzibar Hotel & Resort

Zanzibar

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa

Zanzibar