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The Residence Zanzibar in Zanzibar, Tanzania

As a cool breeze drifts across shimmering white sands, the Indian Ocean gently lapping against palm-lined shores, the sun dips down to touch the horizon as the true beauty of Zanzibar comes to life. As you gaze out over this breathtaking sight from the plush comforts of your private villa, The Residence Zanzibar settles you into life in the lap of luxury. On the island's southwest coast, just off the shores of Tanzania, this fabulous resort invites you to enjoy modern elegance and the serene beach atmosphere. Spacious villas are bright and inviting, with sliding glass doors creating a stylish and comfortable indoor-outdoor living space complete with plush sofas and enticing sunbeds. Elegant bathrooms offer breathtaking views through floor-to-ceiling windows as you soak in your stylish stand-alone tub, while personal butler service ensures your every desire. Soak in the sun on your gorgeous wood terrace, and cool off with a dip in your private pool; at The Residence Zanzibar life is truly this good.

With the sun warming the crystalline waters on your first morning, sit down to a delightful breakfast in The Dining Room and plan out the day's excitement. Pamper yourself with a trip to the spa and melt under the strong hands of a masseuse, or stroll down to the soft white sand beach and stretch out in the perfect spot. Venture out on the water for a scenic kayaking trip along the coast, or head out into the deep Indian Ocean for a day of sport fishing. Make time to explore the historic culture of Zanzibar with a visit to Stone Town, and discover amazing local markets and the fascinating world of the spice trade with a tour of the island's spice farms. In the afternoon, delight in a nature hike and tour through the lush Jozani Forest Reserve, or enjoy a relaxing cruise as you look for pods of dolphins playing along the coast. Later that night, sit down to a fabulous dinner of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors at The Pavilion Restaurant and watch the stars shimmer over the ocean. As you breath in the crisp, salt-tinged air, relax to the sound of waves rolling ashore and enjoy an evening of beauty at The Residence Zanzibar.

Location of The Residence Zanzibar

The Residence Zanzibar
Zanzibar, Tanzania

Nearest Airport: ZNZ

Amenities for The Residence Zanzibar

  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • Room Service
  • Dining Room
  • Waterfront Dining
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Pool
  • Spa on Property
  • Library
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna
  • Butler Service
  • Terrace
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Hamam
  • Tennis Courts
  • Gardens
  • Steam Room
  • Indoor Jacuzzi
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • CD Players
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Private Pools
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Excursions
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Nature Walks
  • Yoga
  • Boat Excursions
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Cultural Tours
  • Volleyball
  • Boating
  • Kite Surfing
  • Paddleboating
  • Water Sports Programs
  • Business
  • Meeting Room
  • Family
  • Babysitting
  • Kids Club
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Beaches
  • Nature Reserve
  • Market
  • Interests
  • Beach

Reviews for The Residence Zanzibar

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 14 hours ago

From the moment we checked in, right up until we checked out everything was perfect. Super friendly staff who were more than attentive and really went above and beyond.. Always checking to ensure we were satisfied or if there was any extra they could do for us. All the little things made the big difference and they really happened here.. We even had a few workers come over to offer fresh coconuts off the tree as we lay on the beach.. There were free daily activities for all including sail boats, paddle bikes, archery, yoga and more. The food was excellent with buffet breakfast and live station dinners. Complimentary fruit platters on offer and ice cream visits through out the day along the pool which was handy for a snack. The restaurant manager was on duty for all meals to ensure guests were satisfied and all under control. The room was beyond immaculate; very clean and in good condition. Room service were fine and always left the villa in good order. Staff were also curteous with their timing to make the room (during breakfast and dinner). We required a trip to the hospital, and the human resource manager insisted he take us in with their on-site doctor. Great for peace of mind and re-assuring we were in good hands. Nothing was too hard during our stay. Can't thank the team enough and will definitely be back

Lucia C - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 23 hours ago

If you ever visit Zanzibar then you must stay at The Residence, beach front Villa with private pool will make you feel so good and relax, this place is haven on Earth. Drinks are awesome especially dinner with live music. customer service A++

bsinghari - Sydney, Australia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

The hotel makes you feel royal with its Palace ambience. Our stay was absolutely comfortable and my family enjoyed every moment.IN ONE SENTENCE Pleasant ambience, stupendous FOOD and excellent comfort and hospitality.we loved it....

Priyanka G

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I stayed here for 2 weeks in September 2017. We stayed in a garden villa on an all inclusive basis. The residence was an absolutely perfect place for us to relax after a 4 day safari in Kenya. The staff were fantastic throughout our stay and nothing was too much trouble. The food was immaculate and a huge variety, For the management please pass on our thanks to the following staff: Rahul - thank you for taking the time to actually speak to us and be interested in what we had to say! You staff are a credit to you so thank you very much. Juma - Indian chicken tikka was incredible and Yassin Richmond - squid BBQ, prawn curry, chicken sharema Juma - restaurant, very funny, dancing on beach Wambura Hellene Jema Margreth Mike - from pavilion Ades Aziza - breakfast lunch Emanuel, Flora room Enock - bar/jetty Ramadan- chef BBQ William, Simon & Dead Guy Adam / Sabrina guest relations Antonio - trouble shooter thank you so much for getting everything sorted!! Fanda - last night flowers at table Evodius - bar, took photos last night Thank you for making ours yay so special we did love it. When we arrived the pool was making a bit of a racket so had to go to reception a couple of times, turns out it was on self clean mode or something!! Also the monkeys will often decide to run across you roof and can make a but if a noise, my wife and I loves them being there but others may not. Tip: do not go on the safari blue trip, it is like spring break there are loads of boats rammed full and you go out to a spur of sand with approximately 50-100 people. If you would like to explore I would suggest doing some research prior to going as the trips were not great! As for the rest of the hotel we loved the food, the atmosphere and once again the staff were just superb and are a credit to you all. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Will1965472 - London, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

The Residence is secluded and intimate with bespoke and personalised service running through the chain. The views are stunning and the private pool is ideal for a cool off in the intense heat! The food is delicious and the catering team are incredibly flexible

nickL8505AK - Greater London, United Kingdom

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