• View from Room

    View from Room

  • Sunset

    Sunset

  • Restaurant

    Restaurant

  • Resort View

    Resort View

  • Public areas

    Public Area

  • Private pool

    Private Pool

  • Private Patio

    Private Patio

  • Pool

    Pool

  • Outdoor Dining

    Outdoor Dining

  • Gardens

    Gardens

  • Dining

    Dining

  • Bathroom View

    Bathroom View

  • Room

    Room

  • Beach

    Beach

  • Around Resort
  • Around Resort

    Around the Resort

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Located in a lush, forested 32-hectare estate, the 5-star Residence Zanzibar’s luxury sits alongside nature’s untouched beauty.

The Residence blends modern comforts with Swahili, Omani, British and Indian influences. Relax by your private pool, on the white beach sands or in the expansive gardens on foot or by bicycle.

You can also savour a taste of the Spice Island’s unique blend of cultures and cuisines, or enjoy the pleasure of sensational spa treatments.

With a wide range of activities on offer, visit historic sites and rare natural wonders or go deep sea fishing and diving with dolphins.

From quiet couple retreats to family holidays in the sun, The Residence Zanzibar is a place where island life can truly be embraced and enjoyed.

The Residence Room Types


Presidential Pool Villa

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 (284sqm villa only)
• Accommodates up to 4 adults and 2 children

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Prestige Ocean Front Pool Villa (11 Units)

Nestled along the palm-fringed shore, these beautiful one-bedroom villas offer breathtaking views of the ocean from every room, particularly from the bathroom’s freestanding bathtub where you can soak in absolute relaxation and the uninterrupted panoramic seascape. From both the living room and bedroom, slide open the French doors and step out to the deck and pool area. Shower indoors or in the private outdoor shower garden – a delightful hidden gem.

• No. of villas: 11
• Size: 194 sqm including deck and pool (97sqm villa only)
• Accommodates up to 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children

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Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villa (13 Units)

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 (99sqm villa only)
• Accommodates up to 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children

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Luxury Garden Pool Villa (34 Units)

Lush gardens and towering coconut palms provide a restful setting for these beautifully appointed villas. Each villa features a large living room leading out to a private pool and deck, furnished with table and chairs, daybed and sun loungers with parasols – where you can relax in the warmth of the African sun, enjoy a romantic dinner for two, or sip cocktails by sunset.

The bedroom has a central, canopied king-size bed, and French doors leading onto the deck and pool, with views over the gardens. 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: 34
• Size: 155 sqm including deck and pool (99sqm villa only)
• Accommodates up to 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children

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Frangipani Garden Pool Villa (5 Units)

Nestled within lush gardens, these spacious villas are an idyllic retreat for families or friends travelling together. Luxuriate at leisure in the large living room that opens onto a private pool and deck furnished with table and chairs, daybed and sun loungers, where you can soak up the sun and tropical tranquillity.

Indulge in the restful ambience of the two bedrooms – the master suite with a canopied king-size bed, and the junior suite with twin beds – both with en suite bathrooms and French doors which you can slide back to let in the breeze or step out for a dip in the pool.

• No. of villas: 5
• Size: 234 sqm including deck and pool (153sqm villa only)
• Accommodates up to 4 adults and 2 children

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Frangipani Ocean Front Pool Villa (2 Units)

Revel in the glorious ocean panorama from the comfort of these beautiful villas along the shore. A spacious haven ideal for families or friends travelling together, each villa features a large living room that extends out to a private pool and deck furnished with table and chairs, daybed and sun loungers, where you can relax into the rhythm of island life and the ocean waves.

Enjoy the seamless indoor-outdoor feel of the villa’s two bedrooms – the master suite with a canopied king-size bed, and the junior suite with twin beds – each with en suite bathrooms and French doors that open to allow in the breeze and allow you to step out to the pool.

• No. of villas: 2
• Size: 234 sqm including deck and pool (153 sqm villa only)
• Accommodates up to 4 adults and 2 children

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The Residence Facilities


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The Dining Room

Begin the day in the most leisurely way with breakfast in The Dining Room, set at the heart of the hotel with spectacular views over the beach and ocean. Linger over lunch that offers a menu of tempting, light options. As night falls, savour a menu of tantalising cuisine that reflects the spice and culture which Zanzibar is so famous for, combining fresh foods and meats with Omani and African flavours.

Opening Hours: 7.00am to 10.30pm

Dress (evening): Smart Casual

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The Pavilion

Indulge in a mouthwatering culinary journey at The Pavilion that takes you from the Mediterranean to the Middle East, embracing the flavours of all the countries in between. Situated within lush grounds a short stroll from the main hotel, The Pavilion merges elegant, contemporary décor with touches of Middle Eastern culture in shisha pipes and traditonal music, offering a unique dining experience that delights all the senses.

Opening Hours: 7.30pm to 10.30pm

Dress: Smart casual

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Beach or Poolside Dining

Relax undisturbed on your sun lounger as lunch is delivered to your side in a rattan basket. The menu includes a selection of salads, fresh seafood, fritters and pasta.

Opening Hours: 12.00pm to 4.00pm

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The Dining Room Bar

Located alongside the beautiful swimming pool, The Dining Room Bar is the perfect place to chill out in the cool breeze, sipping drinks and watching the world go by, gazing across the panoramic seascape and the Zanzibar sunset.

Opening Hours: 7.30pm to 10.30pm

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Spa

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 treatments are designed by niche British spa brand ila. Meaning ‘Earth’ in Sanskrit, ila harnesses the benefits of organic natural plant and mineral ingredients and incorporates these into their products and treatments to bring powerful healing benefits for wellbeing and moments of pleasure. 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: 11.00am to 8.00pm

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At a glance

  • 66 villas luxuriously appointed with private plunge pools at each
  • 4 restaurants & 3 bars offer a wide range of wining and dining options plus an all inclusive dining concept
  • Private butler service available
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the resort
  • Bicycles available for each villa to explore around the resort and beach

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