Xanadu Villas

private villa & boutique hotel

Xanadu Villas features 6 unique and individually designed villa suites on one of the finest beaches on Zanzibar’s South East coast. The villas surround a central pool and dining area, and are set within a tropical garden and palm trees.

Xanadu’s villa suites can be rented individually, or the entire retreat is offered exclusively for up to 18 guests. As the villas sleep 2-4 guests, Xanadu is an ideal setting for family groups, honeymooners or beach lovers in search of privacy, high-quality service and fine dining.

Property Type
private villa & boutique hotel
6 villa suites
kids 5+
dive centre offsite

Just 6 villa suites (with their own plunge pool, living area and kitchen) ensure a private, peaceful stay

Situated on Zanzibar's fabulous east coast, endless, palm-fringed beach

The architecture of the Xanadu is truly different and amazing

The grounds of Xanadu are not as large as many of the other places we feature


Xanadu comprises of six villa suites in total, each with their own unique style and architecture.

All villa suites feature:

  • a plunge pool,
  • private butler,
  • outside shower, bathroom(s) with his & her sinks,
  • linen and towels provided,
  • daily housekeeping and laundry service,
  • Internet/Wi-Fi,
  • lounge & kitchen with fridge,
  • beach access.


Korongo and Mlima villas, each sleeping 2 or 4 guests in two bedrooms, are ideal for friends and families, as they offer super-sized living and dining areas, private plunge pools, outdoor showers and luscious garden surroundings.

Each roundhouse style master bedroom comes complete with a deluxe en-suite bathroom (featuring waterfall shower) while the living areas boast a Xanadu dome ceiling, supersized fan and open pavilion style archways.


Umande (meaning Dewdrop, in Swahili) is the cosiest villa, and is a perfectly formed hideaway surrounded by tropical flowering gardens and a private plunge pool perfect for two.

This superior room includes a, luxurious en-suite bathroom with waterfall shower, and the Xanadu dome design giving an incredible sense of space and light.

Umande villa can be booked in combination with the Alfajiri Villa – which is ideal for those travelling in groups, but still requiring a private sanctuary.


Alfajiri Villa (meaning ‘The Dawn’) is a one-bedroom villa with private lounge and dining area downstairs and a spacious bedroom and private balcony on the first floor.

During the day, guests can enjoy the view of the Indian Ocean through the tropical garden; in the evening, lights in the tree make every night a special occasion.

Private and intimate, Alfajiri Villa is the perfect villa for honeymooners (or couples in love!)


Kimwondo Villa (meaning Shooting Star) is the architect’s favourite!

This one-bedroom villa features the most unique design, a downstairs bedroom as well as a plunge pool and dining facilities on the roof top – perfect for moonlit dinners or romantic star gazing.


Mbingu Villa (meaning ‘Heavenly Sky’) is the presidential suite – with its unique domes, balconies and private pools.

Villa Mbingu has two bedrooms and spacious living areas opening out to the garden plunge pool, with direct beach access.

The master room, on the first floor, features a king-size bed with en-suite bathroom and a private sea view balcony.

The master suite is located in the penthouse. A final tier to the very private rooftop pool within a custom dome and views of the garden and the Indian Ocean finishes this true architectural masterpiece!


A resident chef is available at Xanadu Villas, offering a high standard of cuisine, made to order. Inspired by Swahili cuisine, the chef blends locally sourced vegetables and home grown herbs, freshly caught seafood and Zanzibari spices, with an international gourmet style… presented beautifully in delicate portions.

Special requests for dietary requirements and celebrations can be discussed and catered for – flexibility, individuality and exclusivity is also part of the cuisine at Xanadu Villas!

Non-alcoholic drinks, local beers and spirits, and a range of house wines are included, while premium wines and spirits are available at extra charge.


The Kiota Spa invites guests to relax and recharge: massages, manicures, pedicures and treatments are offered in-room or in the spa right at the beach.

Products used by Xanadu Villas’ professional therapists are from Africology, or locally sourced and produced.


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