The Residence Zanzibar

5* out of 5 stars

Just off Tanzania’s glistening coastline on the beautiful island of Zanzibar, become marooned – in a good way – on the shores of this castaway paradise. Tantalisingly poised within 32 tropical hectares and flanked by a mile of pristine beach, The Residence Zanzibar becomes a haven of luxury, leisure and laid-back lifestyle for jetsetters with a taste for feelgood holidays. Service is personalised, hospitality bespoke. And to round off the experience, Zanzibar’s European, Omani and African heritage all come together at this all-villa escape to produce an eclectic, enchanting and elegant resort stay.

Luxury holidays to The Residence Zanzibar

Five-star luxury goes hand in hand with natural beauty at The Residence Zanzibar. The harmony between sugar-white sands, lush green gardens and sapphire Indian Ocean seas is one to lift the spirits, while private butlers attend to your every need so you don’t need to lift a finger. The result is undisturbed indulgence in sublime surroundings, enhanced all the more by private plunge pools, spacious interiors and contemporary styling. Step out of this private world for bicycle rides, historic tours, dolphin diving and much more besides. Great holidays need great food, and culinary tourists will discover plenty to enjoy here. Local spices join a range of global influences from the Mediterranean to Arabia and beyond to delight diners at a choice of three bars and restaurants at The Residence Zanzibar, plus beach, poolside or private dining.

Spa & wellness at The Residence Zanzibar

When it’s time for some well-earned pampering in this sun-kissed destination, hot foot it to The Spa. The Residence’s centre of wellness comprises six treatment pavilions, a sauna, steam room and chill-out area with whirlpool, all woven into a two-hectare landscaped garden. Join the path to well-being with treatments devised by British brand ila (‘earth’ in Sanskrit). Natural plant and mineral extracts bring healing qualities alongside the soothing hands of expert practitioners. An uplifting, blissed-out voyage to rejuvenation awaits.

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Accommodation

Luxury Garden Pool Villa

Lush gardens and towering coconut palms provide a restful setting for these beautifully appointed villas. Each villa features a large living room leading out to a private pool and deck, furnished with table and chairs, daybed and sun loungers with parasols – where you can relax in the warmth of the African sun, enjoy a romantic dinner for two, or sip cocktails by sunset. The bedroom has a central, canopied king-size bed, and French doors leading onto the deck and pool, with views over the gardens. The spacious bathroom features double basins, a freestanding bathtub and separate shower, and leads onto a private garden with an outdoor shower.

Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villa

Just steps from the beach, these beautifully appointed villas feature a large living room leading out to a private pool and deck, furnished with table and chairs, daybed, and sun loungers with parasols – the perfect spot for basking in the sun or enjoying a romantic dinner for two, watching the sun set on the ocean horizon. The bedroom has a central, canopied king-size bed, and French doors leading onto the deck and pool framed by panoramic ocean views. The spacious bathroom features double basins, a freestanding bathtub and separate shower, and leads onto a private garden with an outdoor shower.

Prestige Ocean Front Pool Villa

Nestled along the palm-fringed shore, these beautiful one-bedroom villas offer breath-taking views of the ocean from every room, particularly from the bathroom’s freestanding bathtub where you can soak in absolute relaxation and the uninterrupted panoramic seascape. From both the living room and bedroom, slide open the French doors and step out to the deck and pool area. Shower indoors or in the private outdoor shower garden – a delightful hidden gem.

Frangipani Two Bedroom Garden Pool Villa

Nestled within lush gardens, these spacious villas are an idyllic retreat for families or friends travelling together. Luxuriate at leisure in the large living room that opens onto a private pool and deck furnished with table and chairs, daybed and sun loungers, where you can soak up the sun and tropical tranquillity. Indulge in the restful ambience of the two bedrooms – the master suite with a canopied king-size bed, and the junior suite with twin beds – both with en suite bathrooms and French doors which you can slide back to let in the breeze or step out for a dip in the pool.

Frangipani Two Bedroom Ocean Front Pool Villa

Revel in the glorious ocean panorama from the comfort of these beautiful villas along the shore. A spacious haven ideal for families or friends travelling together, each villa features a large living room that extends out to a private pool and deck furnished with table and chairs, daybed and sun loungers, where you can relax into the rhythm of island life and the ocean waves. Enjoy the seamless indoor-outdoor feel of the villa’s two bedrooms – the master suite with a canopied king-size bed, and the junior suite with twin beds – each with en suite bathrooms and French doors that open to allow in the breeze and allow you to step out to the pool.

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Food & Drink

The Dining Room

Begin the day in the most leisurely way with breakfast in The Dining Room, set at the heart of the hotel with spectacular views over the beach and ocean. Linger over lunch that offers a menu of tempting, light options. As night falls, savour a menu of tantalising cuisine that reflects the spice and culture which Zanzibar is so famous for, combining fresh foods and meats with Omani and African flavours.

The Dining Room Bar

Located alongside the beautiful swimming pool, The Dining Room Bar is the perfect place to chill out in the cool breeze, sipping drinks and watching the world go by, gazing across the panoramic seascape and the Zanzibar sunset.

The Pavilion

Indulge in a mouth-watering culinary journey at The Pavilion that takes you from the Mediterranean to the Middle East, embracing the flavours of all the countries in between. Situated within lush grounds a short stroll from the main hotel, The Pavilion merges elegant, contemporary décor with touches of Middle Eastern culture and traditional music, offering a unique dining experience that delights all the senses.