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The Residence Zanzibar

'Powder-white Sands, Charming Ocean-front Luxury'


Set in isolated splendour on the South West coast of the island, on 32 hectares of pristine land once occupied by the Shirazi princes, The Residence Zanzibar is a dream fit for a sultan. The Residence Zanzibar lies on a mile-long powdery white sand beach, flanked by coconut palm trees and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Your accommodation is in bright, contemporary island style single-storey buildings many of which are only feet from the ocean with private plunge pools. There are several intriguing excursion options within an hour’s drive whilst within the grounds are cycle trails, tennis and yoga plus a modern fitness centre and relaxing spa. By the ocean are several complimentary water sports to try and within easy reach, at an extra cost are dolphin cruises, diving, snorkelling etc. Dining is a pure delight with several styles from which to choose; sample fresh locally sourced ingredients and enjoy the stunning ocean views!



In Our Opinion

‘A superbly stylish property oozing the charm associated with the Residence group of properties; romantics will love the gentle ambience whilst families are also made welcome with a children’s club’
  • Air conditioning
  • LCD flat screen satellite TV
  • Dresser desk
  • Full bathroom with bathtub/shower combination
  • Direct dial telephone & voicemail
  • Safe
  • Iron & board
  • Coffee/tea service
  • Hairdryer
  • Private balcony

Prestige Ocean Front Pool Villa

Set directly on the ocean’s edge, these wonderful one-bedroom villas offer breathtaking views of the ocean from every room. The living room and bedroom both have French doors leading to the deck and pool area, but perhaps some of the best views are appreciated from the freestanding bath.

FEATURES

  • 94sqm with deck & pool (97sqm villa only)
  • One bedroom with king size canopied bed & French doors to pool deck area
  • Sea views
  • Bathroom with WC, freestanding bath & shower
  • Private outdoor shower garden
  • Living room with French doors to pool area

  • Air conditioning
  • LCD flat screen satellite TV
  • Dresser desk
  • Full bathroom with bathtub/shower combination
  • Direct dial telephone & voicemail
  • Safe
  • Iron & board
  • Coffee/tea service
  • Hairdryer
  • Private balcony

Luxury Garden Pool Villa

Set in the lush gardens surrounded by tall coconut palms, these beautifully appointed villas feature a large living room leading onto a private deck with table and chairs, one day-bed, a couple of sun loungers with parasol and a private pool.

FEATURES

  • 155sqm including deck & pool (99sqm villa only)
  • Bedroom with central king size canopied bed
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults & 1 child or 2 adults & 2 children
  • French doors from bedroom to pool deck
  • Large living room
  • Private furnished deck
  • Day bed
  • Private pool
  • Garden views
  • Bathroom WC, double basins, standalone bath, separate shower
  • Outdoor shower in small garden

Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villa

These villas are situated directly adjacent to the beach with the Indian Ocean beyond; they are  beautifully appointed and feature a large living room leading onto a private deck with table and chairs, one day-bed, a couple of sun loungers with parasol and a private pool.

FEATURES

  • 155sqm including deck & pool (99sqm villa only)
  • Bedroom with central king size canopied bed
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults & 1 child or 2 adults & 2 children
  • French doors from bedroom to pool deck
  • Large living room
  • Private furnished deck
  • Day bed
  • Private pool
  • Ocean views
  • Bathroom WC, double basins, standalone bath, separate shower
  • Outdoor shower in small garden

Frangipani Garden Pool Villa

An ideal retreat for families or groups of friends, these villas consist of a master suite with canopied king size bed and a junior suite with twin beds, both of which feature an en-suite bathroom as well as French doors leading out to the private pool. A spacious living room also opens outside to lush gardens and a deck furnished with table and chairs, sun loungers and a daybed.

FEATURES

  • 234sqm including deck & pool (153sqm villa only)
  • Master suite with one canopied king size bed
  • Junior suite with twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 4 adults & 2 children
  • Both suites with en-suite bathroom & French doors
  • Living room
  • Furnished deck
  • Private swimming pool

Frangipani Ocean Front Pool Villa

Lined along the shore, these villas reveal spectacular ocean views and offer direct beach access. Accommodation consists of a master suite with canopied king size bed and a junior suite with twin beds, both of which feature an en-suite bathroom as well as French doors leading out to the private pool and deck furnished with table and chairs, sun loungers and a daybed; also accessible from the living room.

FEATURES

  • 234sqm including deck & pool (153sqm villa only)
  • Master suite with one canopied king size bed
  • Junior suite with twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 4 adults & 2 children
  • Both suites with en-suite bathroom & French doors
  • Living room
  • Furnished deck
  • Private swimming pool
  • Direct beach access

Presidential Villa

For the ultimate villa experience, the two bedroom Presidential Villa offers magnificent accommodation, overlooking the beach and ocean, while enjoying wonderful views of the magical Zanzibari sunset. The oversized living space features a spacious dining room in addition to the lounge area, and leads onto a vast deck and large swimming pool.

FEATURES

  • 468sqm with deck & pool (284sqm villa only)
  • Large master suite
  • Junior suite
  • Two bathrooms plus additional outdoor shower
  • Maximum occupancy 4 adults & 2 children
  • Lounge area
  • Spacious dining room
  • Vast outdoor deck
  • Daybeds & parasols
  • Swimming pool 35sqm

Leisure

(complimentary)
• One floodlit tennis court
• Bicycles (trails around the property)
• Fitness centre (07.00 to 20.00)
• Yoga classes on request
• Hammam

Water Activities

(complimentary)
• Kayaks
• Pedal boats
• Hobie cats
• Snorkelling trips (one per day)

Water Activities

(at extra charge)
• Kite surfing (1 hour away)
• Deep sea fishing (1 hour away)
• Dolphin safari (20 minutes away)
• Dhow cruise (20 minutes away)
• Scuba diving (5 sites between 30 & 60 minutes away)

Excursions


• Stone Town: with its bustling markets, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, is the vibrant cultural heart of Zanzibar and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• The Jozani Natural Forest Reserve: home to the rare Red Colobus Monkey, unique to Zanzibar.
• Spice Plantations: to discover the history of Zanzibar, based on the trade of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices
• Prison Island lies just off Stone Town: it is fringed with a beautiful coral reef, ideal for snorkelling and host to giant tortoises, originating from the Seychelles
• Ruins of Persian baths and Omani palaces: can be seen in various locations on the island

The Jetty


A walk along the 150m jetty hovering over the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean rewards guests with the best views of the beach. By day, The Jetty is a nautical club, at night time, once a week, The Jetty turns into the perfect sunset lounge bar where cocktails and canapés are served.

The Spa

The hotel's star attraction is The Spa, which features six pavilions and a rest area with a whirlpool nestled amidst 2 hectares tropical gardens. The Spa blends seamlessly into the natural landscape providing the perfect escape for rejuvenating the mind, body and soul. In tradition with The Residence Hotels, the spa harmoniously combines the highest quality treatments with an unmatched expertise in service offering a range of beauty philosophies tailored for total relaxation and pure indulgence.

Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change
Please ask about meal plans

The Dining Room

Set at the heart of the hotel with spectacular views over the beach and ocean, this relaxed yet sophisticated dining space invites you to linger over breakfast or lunch. The “à la carte” menu features tempting, light options by day but when night falls the menu reflects the spice and culture for which Zanzibar is so famous, combining fresh foods and meats with Omani and African flavours. Open from 07.00 to 22.30

The Pavilion Restaurant

Situated in the lush grounds, a short stroll from the main hotel, The Pavilion brings the best of Middle Eastern cuisine and culture to the heart of Zanzibar in a thoroughly modern setting. Shisha pipes and traditional music fit comfortably alongside the contemporary decor of this speciality restaurant. A mouth-watering menu takes you on a culinary journey from the Mediterranean to the Middle East embracing the flavours of all the countries in between. Open from 19.00 to 22.30

On the Beach or at the Poolside

For those who do not want to leave their sun lounger, lunch is delivered in a rattan basket. The menu includes a selection of salads, fresh seafood, fritters and pasta. Open from 12.00 to 16.00

In-villa private dining

For complete seclusion, meals are available in the privacy of guests’ own villas at no additional cost. Romantic torchlight dinners can be arranged on the terrace with the backdrop of the Zanzibari sunset - a truly unforgettable experience.

The Dining Room Bar

Peaceful and unhurried, The Dining Room Bar is adjacent to the beautiful swimming pool and offers the perfect place to enjoy the cooling breeze and wonderful views of the beach and the Zanzibar sunset.
The Residence is situated just 55 minutes from the airport and the capital Stone Town, on the south-west coast of the island. The village of Kizimkazi, famous for its dolphin Safaris, is just 20 minutes away.

The Residence Zanzibar takes great care in ensuring all their guests and the children are well looked after, giving parents peace of mind and the confidence to relax and enjoy their holiday.

Kids Club
Multi-lingual, professionally trained staff provide endless entertainment and adventure with a myriad of activities in a spacious, air-conditioned club house.
Ages
• 3 to 12 years
Open
• Daily 08.00 to 20.00
Cost
• Complimentary
Activities include
• Learn Swahili
• Bicycles rides
• Volley ball tournaments
• Hide and seek

Babysitting
• Available at an extra charge

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