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The Residence Zanzibar lies within a lush, forested 32-hectare estate where five-star luxuries sit harmoniously alongside nature’s untouched beauty. Feel your spirits soar amid extensive tropical gardens that meet with powder-soft white sand lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.
Inspired by the island’s eclectic cultures, our luxury Zanzibar resort blends modern comforts with Swahili, Omani, British and Indian influences. Indulge in the privacy of the spacious villas, attended on if you wish by our butler. Enjoy carefree days relaxing by your private pool, on the beach, or exploring the gardens on foot or by bicycle. Savour a taste of the Spice Island’s unique blend of cultures and cuisines, and the pleasure of sensational spa treatments. Discover more of the island and the waters that surround it in a myriad of activities, from visiting historic sites and rare natural wonders to deep sea fishing and diving with dolphins. Whether you dream of a quiet couple’s retreat or fun in the sun for the whole family, embrace all the delights of our island life at The Residence Zanzibar.

Room

The resort’s 66 luxuriously appointed villas fuse contemporary style with the elegance of the island’s African, Omani and European heritage. Set within 32 hectares of tropical gardens, the villas offer the perfect combination of spaciousness and privacy. Relaxing comes easy on the lounge deck outside, furnished with wicker chairs and daybeds, overlooking a 1.2-metre-deep private swimming pool and soothing garden, beach or ocean views. If you feel like exploring the beautiful gardens and local surroundings, stroll at your leisure or hop on the bicycles that are provided with each of our Zanzibar luxury villas.

One Bedroom Prestige Ocean Front Villa

Nestled along the palm-fringed shore, these beautiful one-bedroom villas offer breathtaking 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.  

One Bedroom Luxury Ocean Front 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.  

One Bedroom Luxury Garden 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.  

Two Bedroom Frangipani Garden

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.  

Two Bedroom Frangipani Ocean

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.  

Two Bedroom Presidential Villa

Exclusive and exquisite, the Presidential Pool Villa offers the luxury of space and privacy on a magnificent scale, framed by panoramic views of the beach and ocean and the magical Zanzibar sunset. The exceedingly large living area features a spacious dining room in addition to the lounge area, and leads onto a vast deck, where you can laze on daybeds shaded by parasols, and cool off with refreshing dips in your private 35 sqm swimming pool. Both the large master suite and smaller junior suite feature en suite bathrooms, each with an additional outdoor shower and stunning views across the azure ocean waters. Air conditioning

Dining

  Fragrance and flavour combine to create an exciting gastronomic journey at our two restaurants or in the intimacy of your villa. The Dining Room offers international dishes peppered with a hint of Zanzibar “spice”, while Indian, Arabic and Mediterranean influences are at play in The Pavilion Restaurant in an atmospheric dining experience that extends beyond the plate.

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.

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The Pavilion

Indulge in a mouthwatering 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 in shisha pipes and traditonal music, offering a unique dining experience that delights all the senses.

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Beach or Poolside Dining

Relax undisturbed on your sun lounger as lunch is delivered to your side in a rattan basket. The menu includes a selection of salads, fresh seafood, fritters and pasta.

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Private Dining

Celebrating a special occasion or in the mood for an intimate dinner for two? From a romantic meal of your favourite flavours served in the privacy of your villa amid the soft glow of tiki torches on the terrace, to a private barbecue on the jetty as the sun sets over the ocean, allow us to create for you a truly unforgettable dining experience.

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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.  

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Recreation

Pampering pleasures abound in The Spa, the hotel's star attraction featuring six spacious treatment pavilions, a relaxation area with a whirlpool, sauna and steam room, nestled amongst two hectares of tropical gardens. Woven seamlessly into the natural landscape, this sanctuary of well-being leads you blissfully along the path to rejuvenating mind, body and soul. Our treatments are designed by niche British spa brand ila. Meaning ‘Earth’ in Sanskrit, ila harnesses the benefits of organic natural plant and mineral ingredients and incorporates these into their products and treatments to bring powerful healing benefits for wellbeing and moments of pleasure. Allow our highly experienced spa therapists to nurture you from top to toe with a range of therapeutic and luxurious beauty treatments tailored for total relaxation and pure indulgence. The ultimate Zanzibar spa experience!

Signature Treatments

Replenish your body, awaken your senses and nurture your spirit with our extraordinary wellness experiences.  

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SPA Programmes

Enjoy the complete sensation of vitality, relaxation, purity and balance, inspiring harmony in mind and body.

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Wedding/Honeymoon

For weddings in Zanzibar, look no further than The Residence Zanzibar, where nature provides the most astounding backdrop to the wedding of your dreams and our dedicated wedding planner brings every last exquisite detail together to create a perfect day of lasting memories. Say “I do” in the beautiful setting of our gorgeous and immaculately groomed lawns, or barefoot on the beach as the leaves of the palm trees rustle in the breeze and the ocean gently kisses the sand. Raise a toast to your romance among family and friends, the sky aglow with a glorious sunset.

Wedding & Honeymoons

It is our pleasure to offer couples who celebrate their wedding with us the following complimentary indulgences: Bottle of champagne in room on arrival Fruit platters & sweet pastries Private champagne breakfast on the beach Degustation menu Wedding cake Romantic turndown in villa Traditional henna painting for bride & groom

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Pricing

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Location

Cocooned among 32 hectares of tropical gardens, fringed by a pristine mile-long beach, The Residence Zanzibar immerses you in the splendour of a secluded hideaway. At this luxurious villa resort on Zanzibar Island, just off the coast of Tanzania, retreat to a world of divine relaxation, bespoke hospitality and enchanting elegance inspired by the island’s African, Omani and European heritage.

Reviews

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zaheerallarakhia


Could be better - not worth the price we paid.

Our overall experience was not as expected, we did not get a few things that we're promised by the hotel, the food could have been better and the maintenance of the hotel needs some attention...

Tour39918360681


Perfect Family Getaway

The Residence Zanzibar is a perfect resort for a family getaway. A very well managed and maintained property. 32 hectors of lush green gardens and cycling paths along themu2026..nA decent size private...

Hosam J


Simply amazing. The perfect 'switch off' destination.

Was my first time to Zanzizbar and after some research; I decided on The Residence as my choice.nnI could not have picked a better place.nnBe it the staff, room (beach front villa), or the food.nnI...