The Residence Zanzibar

The Residence Zanzibar lies within a lush, forested 32-hectare estate where five-star luxuries sit harmoniously alongside nature’s untouched beauty. Feel your spirits soar amid extensive tropical gardens that meet with powder-soft white sand lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

Inspired by the island’s eclectic cultures, our luxury Zanzibar resort blends modern comforts with Swahili, Omani, British and Indian influences. Indulge in the privacy of the spacious villas, attended on if you wish by your own butler. Enjoy carefree days relaxing by your private pool, on the beach, or exploring the gardens on foot or by bicycle. Savour a taste of the Spice Island’s unique blend of cultures and cuisines, and the pleasure of sensational spa treatments.


The resort’s 66 luxuriously appointed villas fuse contemporary style with the elegance of the island’s African, Omani and European heritage. Set within 32 hectares of tropical gardens, the villas offer the perfect combination of spaciousness and privacy. Relaxing comes easy on the lounge deck outside, furnished with wicker chairs and daybeds, overlooking a 1.2-metre-deep private swimming pool and soothing garden, beach or ocean views. If you feel like exploring the beautiful gardens and local surroundings, stroll at your leisure or hop on the bicycles that are provided with each of our Zanzibar luxury villas.

Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villa

  • One Bedroom

Just steps from the beach, these beautifully appointed villas feature a large living room leading out to a private pool and deck, furnished with table and chairs, daybed, and sun loungers with parasols – the perfect spot for basking in the sun or enjoying a romantic dinner for two, watching the sun set on the ocean horizon.

The bedroom has a central, canopied king-size bed, and French doors leading onto the deck and pool framed by panoramic ocean views. The spacious bathroom features double basins, a freestanding bathtub and separate shower, and leads onto a private garden with an outdoor shower.

No. of villas: 13

  • Size: 155 sqm including deck and pool
  • Accommodates up to 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children

Presidential Pool Villa

  • Two Bedroom

Exclusive and exquisite, the Presidential Pool Villa offers the luxury of space and privacy on a magnificent scale, framed by panoramic views of the beach and ocean and the magical Zanzibar sunset.

The exceedingly large living area features a spacious dining room in addition to the lounge area, and leads onto a vast deck, where you can laze on daybeds shaded by parasols, and cool off with refreshing dips in your private 35 sqm swimming pool. Both the large master suite and smaller junior suite feature en suite bathrooms, each with an additional outdoor shower and stunning views across the azure ocean waters.

No. of villas: 1

  • Size: 468 sqm including deck and pool
  • Accommodates up to 4 adults and 2 children


Pampering pleasures abound in The Spa, the hotel's star attraction featuring six spacious treatment pavilions, a relaxation area with a whirlpool, sauna and steam room, nestled amongst two hectares of tropical gardens. Woven seamlessly into the natural landscape, this sanctuary of well-being leads you blissfully along the path to rejuvenating mind, body and soul.

Our bespoke treatments harness the natural benefits of local plants and spices to bring powerful healing benefits for wellbeing. Allow our highly experienced spa therapists to nurture you from top to toe with a range of therapeutic and luxurious beauty treatments tailored for total relaxation and pure indulgence. The ultimate Zanzibar spa experience!

Opening Hours:

  • Spa: 10.00am - 8.00pm

  • Gym: 7.00am - 8.00pm

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