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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 1 day ago

It’s nearly four weeks since we got back from the Residence in Zanzibar and we still haven’t stopped thinking about how wonderful our trip was. Usually we all fall into this mindset of forgetting about our holiday and getting on with our lives. This time we haven’t been able to. Why? Zanzibar is a very beautiful island and amazing people but our trip was made very special because of the resort we stayed at. All the staff at this very special place played a part in making this trip so memorable that we both want to go back maybe later this year or early next year. We want to bring some of our family with us to create even more memories. We have been to many resorts all over the world of this caliber but we have never come away with this feeling of when can we go back again. The ethos that the staff have of what can we do to make your stay better, that nothing is to much for them to do for you and making you feel like you are part of their community is only a few of their special qualities. So all we can say is we would go back in a heartbeat and stay at The Residence,Zanzibar. 😊

flower2dance - London, United Kingdom


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent 10 days in the Residence hotel. We had amazing holidays! The hotel is gorgeouse, individual luxury villa with private pool, some of them are on the beach. Everybody was very nice, always a big smile, doing all they can to satisfy your demands. You are relax around the pool when a monkey family are partying up in the trees. So nice to be so close to the nature. We left the hotel full of emotions, and sad to leave behing those amazing people who gave us such nices moments! Run for it!!!!! Nous avons passés 10 jours au Résidence Hotel. Le séjour était extraordinaire. Tout d'abord la beauté de l'hotel, les villas individuelles avec piscine privée. L'équipe est fantastique, toujours le sourire, les yeux qui brillent, la joie de vivre. Nous sommes rentrés de nos vacances des étoiles pleins les yeux!

Stephanie D


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time to The Residence Zanzibar.. had a wonderful time with my Family. It is an awesome place. Really Value for Money. Great service.. Great Staff. We had amazing luxuries beach villa facing the blue sea. Had great time snorkelling in the sea and going for dolphin trip. It was the best holiday I spent with my family. Very all the best to team The Residence Zanzibar. See you soon.

Mahesh G


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

To celebrated our honeymoon trip. Impresive good sevices. Staff are friendly but professional. Traditional hospitality. Management are visible around in the resort. Spa is a must to visit at once. Relaxed from head to toes. Overall is excellent...

ChangnoyKhumklao - Kanchanaburi, Thailand


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been the most memorable stay for my family and myself. I would highly recommend this hotel for a holiday. All the staff really treated us like royalty. I haven’t had better service than this from any hotel I’ve stayed in the world. I will definitely be back soon !

Teiaran N


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