The Residence Zanzibar

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Prestige Ocean villa

Prestige Ocean villa

Luxury Garden Pool villa

Luxury Ocean Front Pool villa

Luxury Ocean Front Pool villa


Luxury Garden Pool villa

Luxury Ocean Front Pool villa

Luxurious private pool villas in beautiful Zanzibar

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Up to -32% publicly available rate ?
Accommodation in a Luxury Garden Pool villa, including breakfast and dinner.

This offer also includes a 50-minute couples massage per stay.

Pets are not allowed in this hotel.

Check-in is at 2pm and check-out is at 12pm.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 32% off. Our discount is calculated by reference to the hotel's own prices or by reference to an appropriate source reflective of the hotel's own prices. An example of our top discount is:

On 19/08/2019, two people may book a four-night stay or more in a Luxury Garden Pool villa (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £434 per villa, per night compared to the publicly available rate of £638 per villa, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 32%.

The discount, price and availability stated above were checked on 23/01/2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

Escape to an exotic island paradise off the idyllic coast of Tanzania to a private pool villa, including breakfast, dinner, a massage and ocean view options

  • The Residence Zanzibar lies within 79 acres of lush, tropical gardens, where you’ll be free to become one with the palpably tranquil vibe of this incredible island. Bike around the grounds, wander the sugar-white beaches or up the ante with and island safari, a day scuba diving or an evening of traditional Taarab music and dance. 

  • Grab a daytime drink or get fresh seafood delivered straight to your sun lounger at the beach or pool. In the evenings, two restaurants at The Residences showcase Zanzibari, Indian and Arabic influenced cuisine and for those who want more privacy, there’s in-villa dining, private barbecues on the jetty and candle-lit beach dinners. 

  • Tucked away in the tropical gardens, the show-stopping spa has a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi as well as six spacious treatment pavilions. Signature customised therapies and treatments (using ila spa products) and African beautifying rituals include massages, facials, body exfoliation, manicures, pedicures, waxing, and make-up. 

  • Luxury Garden Pool villas are surrounded by beautiful gardens and coconut palms, while Luxury Ocean Front Pool villas are steps from the pristine, white-sand beach. Prestige Ocean villas have ocean views from every area, including the freestanding bathtub and the private outdoor shower garden. All rooms have a private pool.


- Spa and wellness facilities
- Jetty lounge bar
- Beachfront infinity pool
- Two restaurants
- Poolside dining
- Pool bar
- Private dining options (chargeable)
- Kids' club
- Gift shop
- Tennis courts
- Watersports centre
- Yoga classes
- Complimentary ice cream and fruit

How to get there 

The Residence Zanzibar is an hour’s drive from Zanzibar International Airport.

Good to know

The spa opens daily from 10am to 8pm, while the gym opens from 7am-8pm. 

Mchamgamle, Kizimkazi, Zanzibar, Tanzania

We source flights from all major scheduled and low cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

You can choose to add a flight to this hotel. Just select the dates you want to book your stay from the calendar and choose ‘Hotel + Flights’

On the next page you can choose the departure airport, time and airline and price that is convenient to you

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If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0207 887 2772 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0343 227 0007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)


Set on a white-sand beach along Zanzibar’s southwestern coast, the hotel has the glittering Indian Ocean waters on its doorstep. You’ll be only a 20-minute walk from the village of Kizimkazi and just over an hour's drive from Stone Town – the UNESCO-listed capital. Here you can learn about the Zanzibar’s sultans at the imposing Palace Museum, quench your thirst with freshly-squeezed sugarcane juice at Forodhani food market, take a dhow cruise at sunset, and seek out Freddie Mercury’s former home on Kenyatta Road. For further thrills, take a guided tour of a spice farm, visit the tortoise sanctuary on Prison Island, and meet rare Kirk's Red Colobus monkeys at Jozani Forest Reserve – Zanzibar’s only national park.

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