Bawe Island

luxury 5* resort near stone town

Only 15 minutes ride by speed boat from Stone Town, Bawe Island is an exclusive five-star resort conceived to be “the ultimate Zanzibar luxury”. 

Bawe is an island of over 30 hectares, which boasts 70 luxury villas within its lush and wild nature, all equipped with private pool and butler service, wide spaces available for all guests – and a landing platform for helicopters (which easily connects Bawe Island with the most prestigious lodges in Tanzania.)

A charming “island within an island” concept which guarantees maximum privacy and exclusivity, but at the same time is conveniently located near Zanzibar’s Stone Town.

Property Type
luxury beach resort
70 villas
kids welcome
dive centre
spa & gym

Bawe Island lies off the coast of Stone Town, close to the airport... so it's very accessible.

Being on a private Island, one gets a great sense of exclusivity and privacy.

With 70 villas and suites, Bawe Island is a big resort... and may feel too big for some guests.

Bawe Island offers 70 exclusive villas, nestled in the lush nature of a private island off Zanzibar’s coast. All villas ensure complete privacy with their own private pool and a large veranda, all overlooking the sea.

The charm of “an island within an island” concept, together with a contemporary African-chic design, offers the ideal environment for those who are seeking an intimate and exclusive retreat.

  • 26 Beach Villas (200 SQM) – sleeps 3 adults
  • 31 Beach Suites (240 SQM) – sleeps 2 adults + 2 children
  • 8 Lagoon Suites with Pool (170 SQM) – sleeps 3 adults
  • 4 Zanzibar Villas (310 SQM) – sleeps 6 adults
  • 1 Sultan Palace (500 SQM) – sleeps 9 adults

Each villa on Bawe Island offers the following amenities:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Bathroom by Villeroy & Boch with separated shower
  • Hairdryer by Dyson Supersonic
  • Relaxation area
  • Telephone
  • Mini-bar & spirits
  • Ice machine
  • Safety box (electronic code)
  • TV
  • Room Service
  • Coffee machine by Nespresso
  • Free Wi-fi connection
  • Bed linen and towels by Frette
  • Amenities by Etro

The 26 Beach Villas (of about 200 sqm) are located on the east side of the island, overlooking a wide pristine beach, from which you can admire stunning and breathtaking sunrises.

Each room includes a King size four-poster bed, a large living area equipped with two comfortable armchairs and a day bed (which can easily turn into a comfortable extra bed).

The 31 Beach suites, with 240 sqm of elegant space, are located on the west side of the island and boast an incredible view of the magnificent African sunsets.

Each room includes a King size four-poster bed, a large, lowered living area and the opportunity to accommodate two extra beds (sofa beds) – making the beach suites the perfect accommodation for couples and small families.

8 spectacular overwater villas (170 sqm) float over a wonderful crystal lagoon and are characterized by refined and contemporary interior design.

Overwater villas are suspended on the east side of the island and have a large terrace with swimming pool, equipped with all modern comforts, as well as a private butler.

The Lagoon Suites represent both an earthly and a marine paradise, where every detail is designed to satisfy the most demanding expectations.

The 4 Zanzibar Villas offer 310 sqm of luxury and comfortable spaces, with direct access to the beach. The entrance to the villas overlooks a large open air living room, with a lounge area and sofas by Etro.
Two large bedrooms, a corner bar, and a kitchen that’s available for exclusive “in villa dining” (with a Chef on demand).
The living room opens onto a large veranda with a dining table, sofas and comfortable sun loungers – where you can cool off with refreshing dips in a private swimming pool, or enjoy the secrecy of a private garden. Sleeps 6

This unique accommodation (on two levels) allows you to experience an unforgettable holiday!
On the ground floor: two bedrooms with a large living room and kitchen area available for personalized culinary feasts in the privacy of your own home.
On the first floor: you will find the Sultan bedroom, with a huge walk-in closet and a real “salle de bain”.
500 sqm of elegant spaces, which can accommodate up to 9 guests – all the while ensuring a high level of privacy and intimacy.

Bawe Island offers a “Dine Around” concept, where all restaurants are included in the meal plan, and are available on a complimentary basis for all guests. Feel free to choose from a wide variety of dining options, allowing you to enjoy a variety of gastronomic offers and unique atmospheres:

THE SAND – The main restaurant is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner (à la carte or buffet service).

RISING SUN – The unique experience of Teppanyaki will take you on a journey through various Asian flavors and freshly prepared Japanese delights.

LA PASTA – A real Italian corner in Zanzibar! A beachside restaurant, serving traditional Italian cuisines, including fresh pasta and pizza.

THE JUNGLE – Cocooned within the lush vegetation of the island, you will be captured by the enchantment of a hidden corner of paradise, where you’ll be treated to a variety of delicious dishes.

THE VIEW – The main bar of the island, where you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets and live music shows, while tasting a selection of premium drinks.

Bawe Island offers the following facilities and activities:

  • Kids club
  • Spa
  • Water sport & diving
  • Tennis court
  • Padel court
  • Gym equipped by Technogym
  • Yoga/pilates lessons
  • Pool
  • Shops
  • Babysitting on request
  • Bicycles available

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