The Residence Zanzibar

luxury beach resort villas

The Residence Zanzibar is set in isolated splendour on the South West coast of the island, on 32 hectares of pristine land. Located just 55 minutes from the airport and the capital Stone Town, The Residence Zanzibar lies on a mile-long powdery white sand beach, flanked by coconut palms and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Each of the 66 stand-alone villas has its very own private swimming pool in which to bask in the sun and hide from the other guests. A real luxury for those seeking serenity and seclusion.

The village of Kizimkazi, famous for its dolphin safaris, is close by (20 minutes by car).

Property Type
luxury beach resort
66 villas
kids club
dive centre offsite
spa & gym


  • Romantic Villa turn down service
  • Beach bag
  • Local ‘kitenge’
  • Romantic beach dinner for two, with a bottle of sparkling wine
  • 45 min couples massage

Applicable for 1-Bedroom Villas only
Not valid in the Festive Season
This offer is valid up to 9 months after the wedding date; Marriage certificate is required.

Kids under 8 Stay Free!

max 2 kids, sharing with parents, stay free on Half Board
only applicable for 1-Bedroom Villas
combinable with all other offers

not valid in the Festive Season

Elegant, contemporary beach resort in a tranquil seaside setting

The villas are luxurious and spacious... and all have their own private pool

Excellent facilities... like kids club, tennis courts, sailing boats, etc.

The Spa is huge, with many rejuvenating treatments on offer

The tropical grounds are extensive and very spread out... but we love the fact that guests get their own bicycles!

All 66 private villas are luxuriously appointed with contemporary, stylish furniture reminiscent of the island’s African and Omani heritage.

The villas are divided into 6 categories:

  • 34 Luxury Garden Pool Villas (155 m2)
  • 13 Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villas (155 m2)
  • 11 Prestige Ocean Front Pool Villas (194 m2)
  • 5 Frangipani Garden Pool Villas (234 m2)
  • 2 Frangipani Ocean Front Pool Villas (234 m2)
  • 1 Presidential Ocean Front Villa (468 m2)

Every villa offers the following amenities:

  • satellite TV
  • CD/DVD player
  • direct dial telephone
  • hairdryer, bath robes, mosquito nets, personal safe
  • tea and coffee making facilities
  • broadband internet access
  • air-conditioning and overhead fans
  • private swimming pool (30 – 35 m2 and 1.2 m deep)
  • wicker chairs and day bed on the pool deck

The Residence Zanzibar offers the following services:

  • Butler service
  • In-villa complimentary amenities will include bottled water, coffee and a choice of herbal teas
  • Complimentary sorbets, iced water and fruit skewers offered on the beach
  • 24-hour in-villa dining (surcharge applies)
  • Bicycles for each villa
  • A huge swimming pool (41m x 14m)
  • Boutique
  • DVD Library
  • Golf buggy transportation
  • In-house laundry and dry cleaning
  • Broadband Internet access in villas
  • Tour and excursion service

The Dining Room (For breakfast, lunch and dinner)
This central restaurant offers international dishes with a hint of Zanzibar “spice”.

The Pavilion Restaurant (Dinner 7.00pm – 10.30pm)
Dinner is filled with the warmth and colours of Zanzibar and brings to life the very best of Middle-Eastern, Greek, Turkish and Mediterranean food.

Beach & Poolside (Lunch 12 noon – 4.00pm)
The lunch menu includes a selection of salads, fresh seafood, fritters and pasta.

In-villa private dining (available for breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Guests can enjoy the elegant and refined experience of dining on their private deck (extra cost for the delivery).

Sundown Special (6.00pm – 7.30pm)
Cocktails and canapés are served around the pool or on the Pontoon.

The Library Bar
Guests will step back into colonial splendour and follow Dr Livingstone’s journey. They can leaf through books whilst indulging in an old malt whisky or a more traditional aperitif.

The Dining Room Bar
The Dining Room Bar gives a taste of old Persia with local wood and a hammered copper bar.

The following complimentary watersports, landsports and activities are available at The Residence Zanzibar:

  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles
  • Fitness Centre
  • Kayaks, Pedal boats and HobieCats
  • Snorkelling

The following activities can be arranged at an additional charge:

  • Kite surfing
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Dolphin safari
  • Dhow cruise
  • Scuba diving

The Spa has 6 treatment pavilions, nestled amongst 2 hectares of beautiful gardens. Each luxuriously appointed pavilion leads directly onto a private garden with outdoor shower, bathtub and relaxation area.

The treatments are designed by niche British spa brand ila. Meaning ‘Earth’ in Sanskrit, ila harnesses the benefits of organic natural plant and mineral ingredients and incorporates these into their products and treatments to bring powerful healing benefits for wellbeing and moments of pleasure.

Hair Spa and Hairdresser Pavilion
Guests can experience hairdresser services in a luxurious and relaxing pavilion. They can also benefit from high performing treatments at the Carita Hair Spa to obtain visible results thanks to Carita‘s amazing product innovations and dream formulas.

Ohashiatsu Pavilion
The Residence Zanzibar Spa is the first hotel spa in the world to provide the Ohashiatsu® concept. More than a massage, this energy-based protocol created by Mr Wataru Ohashi combines the use of acupressure points, exercise and an Oriental diagnosis to offer relaxation in a completely beneficial and holistic way.

Open daily 07h30 – 19h30

The Residence Zanzibar offers daily activities for children.

Trained staff will entertain the children and introduce them to the wonders that Zanzibar and the local community have to offer.

Children from 4 – 12 years are free of charge.
Babysitting is available at an extra charge.

Map & Location