White Sand Villas
White Sand Villas
White Sand Villas
White Sand Villas
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For when your family is a mix of ages or you’re just looking for a destination that ticks all the boxes…these hotels and resorts know a thing or two about family-friendly travel.

the Low Down

Nestled on the pristine sands of Paje beach, on the East coast of Zanzibar, White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa hosts 11 spacious villas and 3 cinnamon rooms with private pools and recreational areas offering the utmost privacy in a natural setting. The 4-hectre family run resort is as much about enjoying a cocktail on the rooftop Champagne bar as it is about kitesurfing into the sunset or indulging in a massage at the spa after a day of sunbathing. Head here for a romantic getaway, family holiday or treat your loved ones to an experience they’ll cherish – these villas really are some of Zanzibar’s finest.

the Peaks Promise

Each booking will receive a complimentary cocktail and local gift upon arrival.

The Best Room For You

The Kit

The hotel has cots, car seats and high chairs, as well as floaties, beach toys, changing tables, nappy bin, bottle warmer, bottle sterilizer, spare bottles, baby bathtub, baby bathrobes and baby toilet.


Babysitting services are available and must be reserved the day before

Top Facilities

The hotel has a playground and baby pool for small children as well as bicycles, scooters, games room and activities for teens and plenty of family friendly excursions. Click below on Petit Peaks for more info.

  • Live your best barefoot life at this unique beach spot with white sands surrounded by crystal-clear water, white sandy ocean floors away from crowds.
  • Each villa is set on a private plot of 1500 m2 with a private pool, surrounded by lush tropical gardens for complete privacy and maximum personal space.
  • The villas are designed as two buildings connected by wooden pathways with well thought out amenities including custom made wooden furniture self-produced in their own carpentry.
  • Paje is one of the top spots for kitesurfing in the world and kitesurfing school offers private and semi-private kitesurfing lessons 6 months of the year suitable for all ages. (Season: 15th Dec. – 15th Mar. to 15th Jun. – 15th Sept.)
  • The resort is reliant on sustainable energy thanks to solar panels, solar water heating as well as a wind turbine. Community and environmental activities include recycling, limitation of single use plastics, production of water through a desalination plant as well as partnerships with NGOs and the local orphanage among others.
  • Accommodation:
    With a focus on privacy and ample space, each villa is located on a 1500 sq. m. of private plot encased within lush gardens, with a liveable area of 500 sqm of complete privacy. The unique architecture of each villa has been specially designed to blend in the natural beauty of the setting and is uncompromising when it comes to surpassing guests expectations. Interiors have been decorated with carefully selected antiques and highest quality designs. Each villa faces the seafront and consists of two units connected by a garden with a terrace and private pool. The main part of the villa is a day area with a stunning high-ceiling lounge and dining section. The second part is a resting area including a bedroom with king-size bed, dressing closet and the bathrooms come with a rain shower as well as an outdoor bathtub.
  • Location:
    Located on 200 meters of pristine and peaceful beachfront on the South-East Coast of Zanzibar, between Paje and Jambiani villages (1 km on either side).
  • Getting there:
    The resort is located one hour 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.
  • Restaurants:
    White Sand Villas try to offer something out the ordinary by fusing a healthy food concept with typical African flair. Their belief is that food is a delicious solution for protecting the environment, respecting the hard work of artisan producers, and acting for climate change. The resort restaurants use produce from their organic herb, fruits and vegetable garden, local ingredients and offer the freshest caught seafood daily. Doors to Zanzibar restaurant is the main restaurant with an upscale atmosphere and a la carte menu. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers an intimate experience whether dining on the terrace or in the high ceiling room with its central nacre chandelier. Alternatively, the beach restaurant is tucked within a shaded area with a stunning view over the white sand and turquoise waters of Paje beach. Feeling romantic? A special set up on the beach can be organized for your picture-perfect dining.
  • Spa:
    A holistic approach is encouraged to promote well-being; The Spa allows guests to indulge in a wide range of treatments for individuals as well as couples. The ethos of the space draws inspiration and energy from the flora and fauna surrounding the open treatments rooms, the smell of the sea and the tropical wildlife to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with inner peace and joy. As a prelude or interlude to your treatments, enjoy a hot tub session. The therapists use locally sourced products produced by local communities and are based on seaweed, coconut and spices found in Zanzibar.
  • Signature Activities:
    Kitesurfing; With its year-round winds, calm shallow waters and idyllic sandy beach, Paje is well-known as one of the top kitesurfing spots in the world. White Sand Villas has its own high-end Kitesurf club: Zanzibar Kite Paradise, focused on providing quality Kitesurfing lessons, Equipment rental (kitesurf and windsurf), snorkeling equipment and Stand-Up-Paddles and kayaks (including transparent kayak) rentals.
    Stone town tour: Discover the heart of the island of Zanzibar, a UNESCO Heritage site with its unique blend of African, Indian and Muslim cultures, a vibrant community and main shopping district. Just an hour away by car transfer, a visit in Stone Town can be paired with an island-hopping experience in Prison Island for a full day excursion.
    The rock restaurant: A must-visit venue just 20 minutes away by car transfer from the hotel is uniquely located on a rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
    Sultan Journey: A exclusive experience on a luxuriously renovated traditional boat (dhow), the cruise is private and the crew will take you to a hidden sand bank in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
  • Choose between bread & breakfast, half board, all-inclusive or premium all-inclusive package
  • Extra beds are charged at $200 per adult per night, $100 for children and is free of charge for infants below the age of 3 however this is charge is less for all-inclusive packages.

The following amenities are available for your little ones:

  • Childrens playground
  • Child minding services
  • Games room with toys, TV and DVDs
  • Kitesurfing (at charge, from 8 years old, depending on weight and abilities)
  • The rates are inclusive of all government fees and taxes.

Rates include:

  • Daily water, In-room: butler service, daily housekeeping and turndown service, tea/coffee amenities. Free WiFi throughout the property, use of outdoor fitness and spa amenities, free secure parking, use of children’s playground and games room (ping pong table, petanque grounds, pool table).
  • Unlimited rental of snorkeling gear, stand up paddles, kayaks, and bicycles

Cancellation Policy



30+ days prior to arrival: 20% fee 0-30 days: 100% cancellation fee

Festive season

60+ days prior to arrival: 20% fee 0-60 days: 100% cancellation fee

A booking confirmed by email is liable to cancellation fee.


COVID-19 amendment: where cancellation fees apply and in the following cases only: 1) Entry ban to Tanzania, 2) Quarantine on entry to Tanzania 3) No Airlines operating 4) Travel ban in originating country, a credit note valid 15 months will be issued for the same guest for the amount received, minus an administrative fee.

Average Temperature & Rainfall in Days

Average Room Rates in USD

These rates are based on Bed & Breakfast for double Cinnamon room

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.


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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