The Residence Zanzibar

The Residence Zanzibar - Majestically poised on a delightful stretch of beach

Discover one of those unique beach resorts on the stunning South West Coast of Zanzibar called The Residence which has raised the bar for all hotels on the ‘Spice Island’. The Residence epitomises unusual island-style accommodation where everything is swanky, chic, fresh and funk. See this brand new resort majestically poised on a delightful mile-long powdery white sandy beach, in 32 hectares of beautiful tropical gardens. 

The Residence is one of our finest beach resorts with a choice of fully inclusive packages for honeymoons, family holiday breaks and business deals. What’s more, it’s close to Kizimkazi, a traditional fishing village where life is simple and you can experience an ethereal swim with dolphins. 

Honeymoons are popular at this opulent hotel and couples come to enjoy romance laid on by staff within the embrace of sensual scenery and lavish facilities. Stay in one of 66 plush seaside villas equipped with 5-star extras such as personal rim flow pools on spacious decks, deep bathtubs, inside and outside showers, minibars, tea and coffee, TVs and designer décor reflecting the island’s Indian, Omani, British and Swahili cultures. 

Stroll around 5 captivating acres of lush tropical gardens where the central infinity swimming pool with its glass walls resides, and the spa promises revitalizing mind and body treatments based on natural ingredients and spices of course. Tuck into traditional Zanzibari cuisine or choose to try Middle Eastern foods, Turkish, Greek and Mediterranean meals while children play all day in kids’ clubs. 

Outdoor ocean activities abound at The Residence Hotel such as kayaks, pedal boats, Hobie cats, and snorkelling excursions. Go on a tour to find the indigenous Red Colobus monkeys in the nearby Jozani Forest for a memorable Zanzibar holiday.



A grand island resort of note has emerged right there on the picturesque southwest coast of Zanzibar, turning heads and getting people talking again about the ‘Spice Island’ – The Residence epitomises everything lavish, trendy, designer, new and innovative, even eccentric. Voyage2Africa knows that our guests will love this home away from home with its magnetic opulence on a beach in Zanzibar.

Majestically poised on a delightful stretch of beach, tactfully placed amidst 32 hectares of beautiful tropical gardens, The Residence Zanzibar is a sight for sore eyes. This incredible hotel is conveniently situated about 1 hour from Stone Town and a mere 20 minutes from Kizimkazi, a quaint fishing village still caught in a time warp and a place where dolphins surf the waves with the lucky tourists. 

Couples will be in their element in the most romantic setting of all at The Residence in one of 66 original villas oozing opulence at this superb hotel. All the rooms are similarly styled and equipped with all the mod-cons you would expect in a 5-star resort including coffee and tea facilities, minibars, flat-screen TVs and air conditioning.  

Each villa at this coastal accommodation in Zanzibar boasts its own rim flow pool, private deck and lounge areas with outstanding vistas. Guests have trouble deciding where to bathe with a choice of a free-standing bath, indoor hot shower and the alfresco cold shower. Privileged guests are also treated to their very own personal butler to attend to their every whim.  

Sample exotic Asian, Indian and Zanzibari meals at the two top-end restaurants at the stunning Zanzibar Residence Hotel with its focus on fresh produce and local spices. Spend hours every day titillating in the magical spa and fitness centre then work up a sweat on a floodlit tennis court.

The Residence Zanzibar is large in size and to get around you can either call your butler to bring a golf cart or you can cycle yourself on the bicycles outside your villa. The high-quality amenities extend to the communal areas. Talk to us about your Zanzibar holiday tour and we will ensure that you explore the Spice Islands in their historic and cultural entirety. 


  • Dolphin safaris close-by
  • Dhow cruises
  • Cultural tours
  • Deep sea fishing


  • Accommodation
  • Meals 
  • Activities


  • 66 stand-alone villas
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Huge swimming pool
  • Boutique
  • Golf buggy transportation
  • Ohashiatsu® Spa


  • Set on the gorgeous southwest coast of the magical Spice Island on an untouched beach and framed by a lush tropical garden estate.
  • A real luxury beachfront hotel for honeymoon couples seeking serene privacy.
  • Diverse array of water sports on the bay and excursions to find the rare Red Colobus Monkeys.
  • Personal butlers and a sense of understated luxury in this home away from home hotel.

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