The Residence Zanzibar
The Residence Zanzibar
The Residence Zanzibar
The Residence Zanzibar
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the Low Down

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. Teeming with natural beauty, explore the treasures of the wild on discovery of the rare Red Colobus Monkey, indigenous to Zanzibar or indulge your senses on a spice plantation visit to uncover the secrets of Zanzibar’s spices. At this luxurious villa only 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.

the Peaks Promise

Each booking will receive a complimentary VIP arrival amenities, fruit basket, a romantic candlelit beach dinner and romantic villa turndown.

The Kit

The hotel has cots available as well as high chairs and kids menus.


Babysitting services are available and must be reserved the day before

Top Facilities

The Kids Club is open daily for children up to 14 years old. Trained staff entertain kids and organise daily activities such as discovering the delightful petting zoo and bird sanctuary nestled within. Children below 4 must be supervised.

The Best Room For You

  • The oldest part of Zanzibar City, the capital of Stone Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre and home to the legendary Freddie Mercury – one of the reasons the small island was first put on the international map. Zanzibar was an important hub on the ancient trade routes which has led to an interesting mix of cultures from the Middle East, Africa, India, Persia and Europe. Such influences can be found across the island’s food, architecture, religion and local customs. Some of Stone Town’s buildings date back to the 18th and 19th centuries, many of which can be seen when strolling through the narrow alleyways.
  • The Residence Zanzibar is a great choice for water-babies due to the vast swimming pool options. The hotel is home to 66 luxurious stand-alone villas, all with private swimming pools and deck, featuring modern amenities, in-door and out-door showers – as well as a glass-walled swimming pool with views across the ocean.
  • Known as ‘The Spice Island’ due to the number of spices that are grown on the island – including cardamom, ginger, turmeric, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, saffron and black pepper – the flavours are best experienced through a Swahili cooking class that can be enjoyed at The Residence Zanzibar.
  • The Residence Zanzibar offers a host of complimentary experiences including daily yoga, Tai Chi and an array of water sports like kayaking, pedal boats and snorkelling excursions.
  • The Spa has six pavilions and is located amongst 2 hectares of beautiful gardens, with each room leading directly onto a private garden with outdoor shower, bathtub and relaxation area. Pay homage to the vibrant multicultural tapestry of Zanzibar and enjoy pure and premium ingredients combined with the magic touch of local flora and spices.
  • An intimate hideaway of 66 private pool villas; guests are embraced with bespoke, intuitive service, highly personalised to create any special experience or meet any requirement you might need during your stay.
  • Zanzibar’s climate is one of the many reasons that visitors travel to the island all year round. The average temperature during the summer (October to May) is 27C with a water temperature of 24C. In the cooler months, June to September, guests can experience weather like a European summer.
  • Not only does Zanzibar offer a wealth of nature and exciting activities, but also fantastic shopping – from local markets to high-end boutiques, guests can explore the winding streets of Stone Town with many hidden treasures on offer.
  • Accommodation:
    66 villas each with their own swimming pool look out to either the garden or the beach with ocean views. Furnished with a contemporary style reminiscent of the island’s African and Omani heritage, each room has air-conditioning and overhead fans, a living room that opens out onto a private sun terrace with daybed and sun loungers, a canopied king-size bed in the bedroom and a spacious bathroom that has a stand-alone bath, separate shower cabin and an outdoor shower.
  • Location:
    On the southwest of Zanzibar, just 55 minutes’ drive from the capital Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Abeid Amani Karume International Airport. The hotel is on a 32 hectares estate near the charming fishing village of Kizimkazi and along a kilometre-long stretch of stunning coastline flanked by coconut palms.
  • Getting there:
    The resort is located just over one hours drive from Zanzibar international airport (transfers can be arranged). Direct flights are available from London, Zurich, Munich, Dubai, Johannesburg, Dar Es Salaam and more.
  • What to pack:
    Think island chic – we recommend plenty of swimwear and light clothing and don’t worry too much about footwear. If you’re planning to go out and explore, we recommend dressing more modestly as Zanzibar is a Muslim island.
  • Restaurants:
    Fragrance and flavour combine to create an exciting gastronomic journey at their two restaurants or alternatively dine 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.
  • Spa:
    The Spa is nestled amongst two hectares of tropical gardens and consists of six spacious treatment pavilions, each with its own outdoor shower and bathtub. Unwind amidst green landscapes in relaxation areas with a pool, sauna and steam room. The spa menu boasts of treatments designed by ila, meaning “Earth” in Sanskrit. ila harnesses the benefits of organic natural plant and mineral ingredients and incorporates these into their products and treatments bringing powerful healing benefits to the body’s natural energies.
  • Signature Activities:
    Those who love to explore the surrounding nature can try and spot the rare indigenous Red Colobus Monkeys in Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park or take a trip across the crystal-clear waters with a Safari Blue Tour – an exhilarating excursion that discovers the area of Fumba and beyond. Still a remote area of the island, guests will be able to spot dolphins playing around in the shallows of Menai Bay or enjoy a snorkelling expedition around the reefs of a deserted sandbank, between dining like kings on fresh seafood caught from the fisherman that morning.
    A visit to Changuu Island, or Prison Island, is also highly recommended and is only a 30-minute boat ride from Stone Town. Built in 1893, it was formerly used as a quarantine hospital for yellow fever epidemics, but nowadays, the abandoned island is home to a family of giant tortoises that were banned from the city back in the 1990s.

15% VAT is included in the rate however rates do not include $1 per day for governmental infrastructure tax

  • Room rates are based on Half Board basis which includes buffet breakfast and dinner however full board (all three meals) or All-Inclusive packages are available with additional supplement. It also includes following;
    · Non-motorized water sports (Kayak, pedal boat, catamaran, surf board)
    · Tennis, table tennis, billiard, Darts and daily leisure activities
    · Access to fitness center, daily free yoga, sauna and steam room attached with Whirlpool
    · Other than that, you have kids club with daily activities for kids included.

Average Temperature & Rainfall in Days

Average Room Rates in USD

These rates are based on Half Board basis which includes buffet breakfast and dinner

Visa Cost

Tourists visas must be obtained online prior to departure. For more information click here.

Top Tip

Don't forget to contact your doctor to obtain malaria tablets prior to traveling to Zanzibar

Local Currency

The local currency is the Tanzanian shilling.

peak season

Zanzibar is a year-round destination with balmy temperatures between 28°C and 34°C. The most popular time to visit is during the dry season (July to Sept).


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