The Residence Zanzibar
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An incredibly luxurious and stylish property, The Residence is situated on Zanzibar’s breath-taking white sand coast. Fusing both contemporary décor with traditional African and Omani style, this is a really decadent retreat for beach holidays to Zanzibar. Hidden away within 32 hectares of palm-fringed gardens, the accommodation here is a true example of elegance.
Each villa offers a private pool and stunning ocean views, as well as beautiful and secluded gardens, and a personal butler. There’s an outdoor glass-walled swimming pool and a fitness centre, in addition to a rejuvenating spa. If you really want to make the most of your surroundings, be sure to take part in some of the watersports available such as kayaking or snorkelling. The food here is fantastic – choose between expertly crafted meals inspired by the local culture and heritage.
Top tip: Take part in some of the excursions which can be arranged for you, giving you the opportunity to explore more of this amazing location.
Further reading: The Residence is featured in our guide to the top 10 most romantic tropical beach stays.
Located on the west coast of Zanzibar, this beautiful resort is nestled along a naturally stunning mile long stretch of white sand beach. Set amongst 32 hectares of tropical gardens, there's a lovely tranquil and secluded vibe to this location.
The resort consists of 66 villas, each providing a classic African and Omani-style décor.
Each villa offers:
- Private deck with swimming pool, furniture and beach views
- Air conditioning
- Satellite TV and DVD player
- Mosquito nets
- Personal safe
- Tea/Coffee maker
- Luxury Garden Pool Villa – One-bedroom villas with secluded garden area, pool and private sun deck. These villas sleep up to three adults and a child, or two adults and two children.
- Luxury Oceanfront Pool Villa – Same layout as the Garden Pool Villas, but will direct access to the beach. These villas sleep up to three adults and a child, or two adults and two children.
- Prestige Oceanfront Pool Villa – Set by the ocean, these one-bedroom villas offer amazing ocean views, private outdoor shower garden, pool and spacious rooms. These villas sleep up to three adults and a child, or two adults and two children.
- Presidential Pool Villa – Two-bedroom villa with fantastic beach and ocean views, spacious living and dining rooms, vast outdoor deck with day beds and parasols, private pool, en-suite rooms and an additional outdoor shower. This villa sleeps up to four adults and two children.
- The Dining Room Restaurant and Bar – The Residence’s main restaurant serving a classic menu of Omani and African flavours
- The Pavilion Restaurant – A menu of Middle Eastern cuisine and traditional music
- The Jetty – Nautical club serving cocktails and snacks
- Kids Club for ages 3-12yrs; open from 8am-8pm
- Babysitting service is available (Additional cost)
- Glass-walled swimming pool
- Private swimming pool in each villa
- Steps away from the white sand coast
- The Spa
- Fitness centre
- Flood-lit tennis court
- Complimentary watersports