October 10, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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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 week ago

What can I say about this place. Truly the most relaxing romantic and friendly place we have ever visited. We were here for 8 nights and we genuinely hated leaving, The staff are what make this place so special. Every single staff member welcomes you with a smile or an enthusiastic 'jambo!' Our villa was private with private pool which really made it so easy to relax and the villa has flat screen Tv which allowed me to watch live football when i got the chance. :) Catherine who served us at breakfast every morning and Mike every evening went out of their way to spend time getting to know us and even teach us some swahili. Mike even gave us both a small gift before we left which I thought was the kindest sincere thing ever. Executive chef Louis and Restaurant manager Raul went above and beyond to satisfy our sometimes awkward food requests and it was never a problem. I could name another 20 staff just picking these in particular. If you are reading this wondering whether you should visit here please do I promise you wont regret it. Bruce you are running a Top class resort here, congrats to you and all your staff and thank you for a dream honeymoon.

david r - Edenderry, Ireland

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Residence last week for a pre bridal party and to be honest this was the best choice we could have made. We stayed together in a 2 bedroom garden villa with our own plunge pool and that gave us all the privacy we wanted. The general manager Bruce took personal care of us including all the other staff at the Residence. We will definitely return!

Magda580 - Breda, The Netherlands

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually go to Zanzibar, and I tried more than one resort I found out that I was wasting time searching for good resort when I went to the Residence Zanzibar, the best staff , food , facilities and a lot of things to do I really loved it and I would never hesitate coming back to this resort

rashed e

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic hotel. Staff are amazing and go out of their way to assist you. Every staff member very welcoming and greeting always. Villas are spacious and the plunge pool makes it even more special. We went on a family holiday and my boys loved it. The beach BBQ and entertainment was fab. The sunset on the jetty was beautiful and relaxing. The buffet had a good selection of food, the spa was very relaxing and gym was a good size too. Beautiful beach. Can only highly praise The Residence Zanzibar as they were very accommodation and friendly. Will definitely return again. Until then Kwaheri and Asante !!

Nilma P

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the amazing Serengeti, the Residence was the perfect beach wind-down resort in Zanzibar with absolutely stunning ocean waters & views. The rooms are spacious and overall hotel is a jewel of tranquility and enjoyment - the kids especially loved the bikes and spending many hours in the private pool & beach - Staff & Manager always attentive to everyone's need - can only recommend !

alexander r - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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