The Residence Zanzibar - High End

The Residence Zanzibar is the only member of “The Leading Hotels of the World” in Tanzania and a stunning tribute not only to contemporary style, but also to the island’s African, Omani and European heritage.

The resort is tucked away amidst 32 hectares (80 acres) of palm tree forests overlooking a mile-long white sand beach; its 66 villas distinguished by private pools, personal butlers and their sense of understated luxury. In order to explore the extensive gardens, bicycles or a buggy with driver are provided for you to roam the property.


All 66 villas are luxuriously appointed with contemporary, stylish furniture reminding guests of the island’s African and Omani heritage.

Every one features satellite TV, CD/DVD player in the living room, mini bar, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, mosquito nets, personal safe, tea and coffee making facilities, broadband internet access, air-conditioning and overhead fans in the living room and bedrooms.

On the deck outside, overlooking a private swimming pool (30 – 35 m2 and 1.2m deep), wicker chairs and day beds await the guests to relax in and enjoy the views. Bicycles are provided with each villa to explore the gardens and local area.

:: Luxury Garden Pool Villas - one bedroom
:: Luxury Ocean Front Pool villas - one bedroom
:: Prestige Ocean Front Pool villas - one bedroom
:: Presidential Pool Villa - two bedrooms

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The Dining Room: Set at the heart of the hotel with spectacular views over the beach and ocean, this is a relaxed yet sophisticated place to linger over breakfast or lunch.

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.

In-Vill Private Dining: For complete seclusion, meals are available in the privacy of guests’ own villas at no additional cost. Romantic torchlit 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 hotel features a glass walled swimming pool overlooking the ocean, an air-conditioned fitness centre and flood-lit tennis court. Dependent upon the tides, complimentary non-motorised watersports are available from the Boat House, which draws its inspiration from a traditional dhow, or directly from The Jetty.


The hotel's star attraction is The Spa, which features six pavilions and a rest area with a whirlpool nested amongst 2 hectares (5 acres) of surrounding tropical gardens. The Spa blends seamlessly into the natural landscape providing the perfect escape for rejuvenating the mind, body and soul.


:: Ras Nungwi Beach hotel :: Ocean Paradise Resort :: Zanzibar Serena Inn
:: Breezes Beach Club :: Blue Bay Beach Resort :: La Gemma Dell'est Resort
:: Diamond Mapenzi Beach Club Zanzibar :: Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort :: Double Tree Resort
:: The Z Hotel :: Diamonds Star of the East :: Baraza
:: Karafuu :: Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa :: Hotel Melia Zanzibar
:: Matemwe Lodge :: The Residence Zanzibar :: Dream of Zanzibar
:: Sultan Sands