Upendo Villa Shiva

private beach house in michamvi

Upendo Villa Shiva is a luxury private beach house on a secluded beach in Michamvi Pingwe (south east coast of Zanzibar), overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. It is the epitome of stylish luxury, in a stunning, unique location.

Upendo Villa is ideal for visitors who are looking for all the services of a good hotel, coupled with the comforts and flexibility of a private home with all the modern comforts you could wish for.

Property Type
private beach villa
6 suites
kids welcome
dive centre offsite
massage service

Upendo Villa has a very modern loft-like feel to it, with high ceilings and open spaces throughout - a great mix between European and Swahili style

Upendo Restaurant next door, with it's amazing infinity pool & delicious food, just adds to the stylish, chilled atmosphere

Brilliant views of the Indian Ocean and the famous restaurant 'The Rock’

The veranda is an invitation for lazy afternoons in the sun, or sunsets with cocktails in hand

Upendo's Villa Shiva is next door to their fabulous Restaurant and Bar (so maybe not ideal if you prefer a remote location)

Michamvi Beach can sometimes feel busy due to 'The Rock' restaurant

  • 6 spacious en-suite bedrooms
  • a lovely private plunge pool on the huge deck overlooking the beach
  • large 15 x 8m ‘clubhouse’ pool at the onsite restaurant and lounge area
  • spacious open plan living and dining room with beach views
  • fully equipped kitchen with complimentary tea & fresh coffee making facilities, a large fridge freezer stocked with beverages and wines of choice for your stay
  • beautifully designed bathrooms with bath tubs and European standard rain showers
  • large sundeck overlooking the beach and the ocean
  • full onsite management
  • wireless Internet
  • laundry service (extra charge)
  • private staff

KAAMA & JUSTI Master Suites

Two enormous, light-filled bedrooms with private floor-to-ceiling glass doors… opening onto a balcony with breath-taking sea views. Relax in the oversized, elevated bed – with fine linens, soft lighting and bedside tables (all inside a custom-made mosquito net). Both suites have a superb rain shower, and KAAMA features a hand-sculpted plunge tub too.

Both suites feature:

  • Super king size bed
  • Opens onto large beach deck
  • Sea and sunrise views
  • Sitting area
  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with rain shower and bath (KAAMA only)

RI & PRITI Seaview Suites

Added in 2023, Priti master suite opens to a sea view at the front and has a private balcony with garden view at the rear.

RI master suite is the only twin suite, although the two single beds can become a king size double bed upon request.

Both suites offer sea views from a large window and glass door.

Both suites feature:

  • Super king size bed
  • Sitting area
  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with rain shower

RAAGA & ISHTAA Garden View Rooms

Open the door and enter your own private sanctuary. The spacious Garden View Rooms define island elegance with exposed wood beam ceilings and subtle accents. Soak in the sea air as you rest on the oversized, elevated bed with fine linens, ceiling fan, soft lighting and bedside tables – all inside a custom-made mosquito net.

The design of the rooms ensure that you will enjoy a cooling breeze and gentle light all day long.

Both rooms feature:

  • King size bed
  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with rain shower

Upendo Villa Shiva has been beautifully crafted by local craftsman (using local materials wherever possible). The roofs are made of woven palm leaves and the overall design is contemporary, making a wonderful compliment of two very different styles. Like the house, the furniture was designed by the owner and is made from coconut wood, with matting made by the local Woman’s Association in Stone Town. This all adds atmosphere and gives inspiring personal touches.

A small team looks after the guests. They help to make the retreat an unforgettable experience for those who stay there. The private staff includes: butler, housekeeper, gardener and security guard.

Dine family-style in your villa, or in Upendo’s onsite beachfront restaurant & lounge bar area.

The cuisine focuses on all the fresh ingredients Zanzibar has to offer: fresh sea food, including crab, lobsters, prawns, fish, tropical fruit, and the famous Zanzibar spices & herbs.

Delicious vegetarian options are also available.

  • Full a la carte Breakfast, Lunch and 3-course Dinner – served family-style in your villa
  • Fully serviced: villa host / butler / housekeeping / security
  • Complimentary tea and coffee-making facilities
  • High speed Wifi & Bluetooth Speakers
  • Toiletries, Towels and Linen change
  • Drinking Water

The staff at Upendo like to offer their guests full flexibility on meal times, aiming at giving a tailor made stay.

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