The Residence

Zanzibar

A five-star beachfront resort nestled in the untouched beauty of the forest

Indulge in the privacy of the spacious villas, attended on if you wish by our butler. Enjoy carefree days relaxing by your private pool, on the beach, or exploring the gardens. Savour a taste of the Spice Island’s unique blend of cultures and cuisines, and the pleasure of sensational spa treatments. Discover more of the island and the surrounding waters in a myriad of activities, from visiting historic sites and rare natural wonders to deep sea fishing and diving with dolphins. Whether you dream of a quiet couple’s retreat or fun in the sun for the whole family, embrace all the delights of our island life at The Residence Zanzibar.

Entertainment Entertainment

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Entertainment

There is plenty to see and do around the resort, and The Residence can arrange excursions to Stone Town, the Jozani National Forest Reserve, Prison Island, the ruins of the Persian baths and Omani palaces and more.

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Dining & Drinks

On top of two restaurants to choose from is the option of lunch on the beach or by the pool, while at night you can dine under the stars and have a private romantic dinner on the beach. A private butler is also available on request, and you can enjoy 24-hour in-villa dining.

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Guest Services

Airport transfers with in-car refreshments welcome you to your holiday haven where you’re greeted by the concierge, while staff at The Residence will press your clothes on arrival to make sure you look your best at dinner, or the next morning’s conference.

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Conferencing

Reward your team for their achievements or host a conference in the fully equipped business centre. Adventure and relaxation seekers alike can revel in the range of options that are within easy reach, while spouse programmes keep everyone blissfully pampered.

Sport & Leisure Sport & Leisure

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Spa

Whether you’ve always dreamed of saying your vows on the beach or you simply find the idea of a destination wedding alluring, The Residence’s dedicated event planner will bring every exquisite detail together.

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Fitness & Gym

Take one of The Residence’s bi-weekly yoga classes, enjoy a game of tennis, or join in a boisterous game of volleyball on the beach.

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Leisure

Take advantage of the watersports and dive centre to explore the underwater wonders that surround the island, or hop on a bicycle and explore the property at your leisure.

Weddings Weddings

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Weddings

Whether you’ve always dreamed of saying your vows on the beach or you simply find the idea of a destination wedding alluring, The Residence’s dedicated event planner will bring every exquisite detail together.

Rooms & Amenities Rooms & Amenities

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Rooms & Amenities

The 66 luxurious villas at The Residence Zanzibar reflect a grand and welcoming openness. French doors lead out to a private pool and deck with daybeds and parasols inviting you to soak up the sun.

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Location

On the southwest of Zanzibar on a 32 hectare estate, just 55 minutes’ drive from the capital Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Abeid Amani Karume International Airport.

Children & Teenagers Children & Teenagers

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Children

The Kids Club is open daily for children between four and 14 years old. Trained staff entertain kids and organise daily activities such as discovering the delightful petting zoo and bird sanctuary nestled within. Babysitting is available at an additional charge.

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