White Sand Zanzibar

luxury resort villas & spa

White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is located on a fabulous stretch of beach between Paje and Jambiani, on Zanzibar’s East Coast.

The resort features 11 luxurious villas spread over 4 hectares of tropical gardens, with 200m of stunning beachfront. Nestled in the nature amongst baobabs and exotic gardens, White Sand was designed by one of the most famous architects in East Africa: Neil Rocher.

Property Type
luxury beach resort
11 villas
kids welcome
dive centre offsite


Enjoy a luxurious 35% discount on your stay from 20 May – 15 June

valid for stays up from 20th May until 15th June (not cumulative with the 10% long-stay offer).
not applicable on meal plan supplements. 

Wine, gift & flowers in room on arrival
Romantic dinner setup

One hour massage per person

Minimum stay 4 nights
Valid within 1 year of wedding or PACS
Proof of wedding is requested at the time of booking

Combinable with other offers

Stay 4 nights (or more)
Get an additional 10% DISCOUNT

discount does not apply on meal plans
not valid in high and festive seasons

Part of Relais & Chateaux, White Sand is a stylish boutique resort with a distinct island style feel to it

A little hamlet of exclusivity on a most stunning white beach

White Sand is in an excellent location for kite surfing!

There are several elegant dining areas, including a rooftop bar and a private lunch restaurant on the beach

The Cinnamon rooms which are set back in the Gardens are kinder on the wallet and you still get all the fabulous facilities of the resort

The 2 bedroom villas and the 5 bedroom Presidential Villa are not directly on the beach

White Sand carries a high price tag (but we think it's worth it!)

White Sand Zanzibar offers 5 Beachfront one-bedroom villas, 5 Family two-bedroom villas and 1 Presidential five-bedroom villa.

The unique architecture of each villa has been specially designed to blend in with the natural beauty of the setting and is uncompromising when it comes to meeting the highest standards of luxury.

The villas face the seafront and consist of two units connected by a garden with a terrace and private pool. The main part of each villa is a day-area with a stunning high-ceiling lounge and dining section. The second part is a resting area, including bedroom(s) with a king-size bed, dressing closet, bathroom with rain shower, and an outdoor bathtub.

Directly placed on the beachfront, these villas comfortably host 2 adults and are a perfect retreat for a peaceful and romantic holiday.

  • Capacity: 2 + 1 Adults
  • Private access to the beach
  • Private swimming pool
  • Outdoor bathtub and rain shower
  • Panoramic rooftop terrace
  • Star bed/hanging bed
  • Lush gardens
  • TV on demand
  • A/C & Wi-Fi (free of charge)

The Two-bedroom villas are ideal for families or groups: with their private swimming pool and recreational area, and two en-suite bedrooms, they ensure maximum privacy and space.

  • Capacity: 4 + 1 Adults
  • Private swimming pool
  • Outdoor bathtub and rain shower
  • Seaview balcony
  • Star bed/hanging bed
  • Lush gardens
  • TV on demand
  • A/C & Wi-Fi (free of charge).

The Presidential Five-bedroom villa includes three en-suite bedrooms and two bedrooms sharing a bathroom. There is 730 sq. meters of recreational area and the villa comfortably hosts 10 people (with the possibility of an extra bedding).

  • Capacity: 10 + 1 Adults
  • Private swimming pool
  • Rain shower in each bathroom
  • Panoramic rooftop terrace
  • Jacuzzi
  • Home cinema
  • Star bed/hanging bed
  • Lush gardens
  • TV on demand
  • A/C & Wi-Fi (free of charge)

White Sand beach resort offers amenities such as a fine-dining restaurant, a bar and a rooftop lounge, spa and a high-end watersports center which specializes in kitesurfing.

All villas have their own private pool, and a large swimming pool and smaller children pool are available at the restaurant.

A/C areas and Wi-Fi are available throughout the resort.

In-room check-in and check-out

Daily room service and turndown service

24/7 Concierge service

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa offers many opportunities for eating and drinking within the resort. The Restaurant building includes a bar, a fine-dining restaurant, a rooftop lounge and a large swimming pool. A/C and wi-fi are available throughout.


Cocktails, fresh juices and a quiet, relaxed atmosphere: you can pull up a stool and enjoy the bar, laze in the lounge, or chill by the large swimming pool.


With its stylish interior and stunning setting overlooking the large central pool and vertical garden, the restaurant serves up a first-class cuisine that blends local Zanzibari-inspired dishes that are blended with International accents and flavours.

rooftop lounge

With it’s stunning view over the resort, this is the perfect place to relax while watching an incredible African sunset!

in-room dining

Guests of Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa may enjoy meals delivered in-room for a private and personalized service (charges apply).

With its year-round winds, calm shallow waters and idyllic sandy beach, Paje is well-known as one of the top kitesurfing spots in the world. This is why White Sand Zanzibar opened their own high-end Kitesurf club: Zanzibar Kite Paradise, focused on providing quality service, high-end equipment and an unrivaled experience.

other activities offered:

  • Kitesurfing lessons
  • Equipment rental (kitesurf and windsurf)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • No wind activities such as Stand-Up-Paddles (SUP), Blo-Kart, kayaks
  • Shop
  • Chill-out zone

The kite centre’s placement is the finest on the coast for beginners, and the flat waters will impress advanced riders. Situated on the border of the resort… it is accessible, yet unobtrusive, for White Sand guests.

White Sand Zanzibar organises a wide range of local activities, including:

  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Swimming in open waters with dolphins
  • Spice Tours
  • Visiting Stone Town
  • Island-hopping in a traditional boat…

The White Sand Spa is nestled in the island’s natural landscape and includes a tropical seating area with waterfall. Indulge in a wide range of treatments or relax in the steam room or sauna: the spa offering is crafted with your total comfort in mind, and the treatments can be offered in an individual or a couple setting.

The therapists use locally sourced products produced by local communities, and are based on seaweed, coconut and spices found in Zanzibar.

White Sand Villas believes that high standards should be met while preserving the environment. Luxury shouldn’t cost the earth, and as such they strive to preserve and enhance the naturally rich landscape of Zanzibar with unobtrusive architecture designed around existing fauna.

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is powered by wind and solar energy, thanks to solar panels and a state-of-the-art wind turbine. Additionally, the resort relies on its own water source and desalination plant. Each villa is equipped with a photovoltaic solar water heating system.

White Sand Villas applies sustainable policies within the resort, including recycling and growing organic fruits and vegetables in their plantation, which are used in the restaurant for a controlled quality.

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