Our handpicked selection of the best ‘Barefoot Luxury’ Lodges in Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia islands.
All properties have been selected for their style and exclusivity. They are less formal, and have a strong emphasis on ‘barefoot luxury’.
Chumbe Island has been built with zero ecologial impact, and features amazing nature walks and a pristine coral reef with some of the best snorkeling in Zanzibar.
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Chapwani Island is a relaxing and unpretentious private island getaway that’s conveniently situated just 15 minutes (by boat) from Stone Town.
Mnemba Island Lodge is an exclusive private island that epitomizes ‘barefoot luxury’. Twelve luxurious beach bandas are dotted around the island, offering complete privacy, idyllic beaches, and exceptional diving.
Upendo’s luxurious one-bedroom villas feature large double beds, fine linen, private rooftop pool and terrace… and impeccable service.
Exclusive yet unpretentious, Pole Pole is perfect for ocean-lovers who just can’t get enough of diving, sailing, fishing and exploring tropical islands.
Chole Mjini is a unique eco-lodge on Mafia Island that offers a complete retreat from the pace of modern life… especially for avid divers and the adventurous!
Zanzibar Retreats was formed in 2003 by Claudia Batschari & Richard Boome. We offer specialized, tailor-made itineraries to an ever-increasing list of happy clients.
All properties have been carefully selected for their charm and exclusivity.