JUA Retreat was a dream come true! The pictures online did not do the resort justice, as things are much larger and more beautiful in person. This place is incredibly quiet and peaceful. When my husband and I first arrived it felt as if time stopped! I’ve never had the experience before and have not had that feeling since then. Jua Retreat offers a serene, relaxing and secluded experience.
The room doesn’t have excessive amenities but offers everything you need to feel at ease, such as breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, one of the best beds i’ve ever slept in and a private lounge pool. Although we did not have a personal butler, the staff acted as such and accommodated every request no matter how big or small.
There are also 3 friendly dogs that guard the resort– a great addition for any dog-lovers. Just don’t leave the food out too long or they might attempt to taste-test! My only regret is not staying there longer but me and my husband plan to return. This is the perfect place to go if you want a quiet, secluded, serene destination with top-notch food and customer service. Highly recommended!
We loved Pemba, it feels wild and unspoiled, quieter than Zanzibar. Our stay at The Aiyana was magnificent, we loved everything about it! Philippe the General Manager really makes sure his guests are treated like royalty. The food is excellent. We would love to return!
Booking through Zanzibar Retreats was such an incredible experience, as Victoria is super efficient. She not only knows the islands and hotels well, she manages to get the best prices and deals. She is the best!
Oh my goodness! Zi Beach Cottage was absolutely unbelievable! Our expectations were blown straight out the window.
Everything about it was absolutely perfect. Our room, the food, the service, it was really the most special, magical holiday we have had in a while.
Everyday the food was incredible. I could not speak highly enough about the service, each and every person were so accommodating and went above and beyond for us.
New Years Eve really was the highlight for us, we were told after breakfast that the chefs will be preparing a special dinner for us so we won’t be choosing what we want on the menu and wow. We came back from the beach to flowers everywhere, happy new year signs, the most beautiful flower arch on our balcony, and then were treated to the most delicious seafood platter. It was honestly incredible and left us speechless.
Thank you so much for your help and finding us the most perfect place. Our holiday would have never been the same if we weren’t staying at Zi Villa. It was incredible. I have recommended them and you to a few people already and I will be continuing to do so.
Thank you so much again Victoria, we’re still dreaming of re-doing it all again.
I loved Qambani so much! It was one of the best experiences, the resort was unreal and the team was so epic. I’m still in touch with some of them, and I recommended your agency to so many friends! We’re lucky we had the resort all to ourselves. The chef was unreal and they helped organize a PCR which was amazing.
I honestly can’t wait to go back, thank you so much! Wishing you the best Claudia
If I ever book a vacation again in zanzibar it will be through Zanzibar Retreats. They are amazing. We were stuck for a villa over christmas 2020, and Victoria went out of her way to help us.
She eventually found us Villa Loiki, and that was the best vacation we have had in a long time. We have travelled the world, stayed at the best places, but Villa loiki is exceptional. It’s perfect in every way, the pool is amazing, the beach is spotless, the staff are so kind and helpful, not to mention Pamela is an excellent cook. They have their own boat, and we went snorkelling and to see the dolphins. It was amazing!
Had it not been for victoria’s dedication and help, we would have had a miserable end to a miserable year, but she made magic happen. Thank you so much. you guys are the best.
Upendo Beach Villa – Wow, Wow, Wow! Just what we wanted – small, very tasteful and well managed! Great staff, great food & superb attention to detail. We had the Villa at the end, which was fantastic, a bit removed from the public pool area where they get day visitors. Sea amazing – we hit spring tide so extreme high and low tide. Booties essential given lots of sea urchins on the reef in front of Upendo. New Year’s eve very special with entertainment and a great menu. Serena, Paula and the rest of the team doing a fantastic job and went out of their way to accommodate any requests. We’re already planning a group to book out the large Villa post Covid!
Thank you for your great recommendations and seamless arrangements of transfers and bookings. Just made the entire experience great, in spite of Covid. Will definitely recommend Zanzibar Retreats to our friends.