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Villa Flamboyant

Sleeps 11 in 5 rooms

VILLA FLAMBOYANT

Paje, Seaside Luxury Villa on The Villas Exclusive Estate

A classic grand African lodge style...
VILLA FLAMBOYANT

Paje, Seaside Luxury Villa on The Villas Exclusive Estate

A classic grand African lodge style luxury villa set in the natural African bush gardens of the ‘Villa’s Estate’. The villa is built on the solid ancient coral reef rock and is surrounded by a natural African paradise gardens, This is our newest villa to our estate built in 2012 The Villa is of very high standards built in traditional style with local Zanzibar furniture and raw African flavours which all contribute to its unique atmosphere.

from R2008

Bushman's Hideout

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

The Bushman’s Hideout is an old Colonial-style luxury villa set in the natural African bush gardens of Zanzibar Villas’ Private Estate. ...
The Bushman’s Hideout is an old Colonial-style luxury villa set in the natural African bush gardens of Zanzibar Villas’ Private Estate. The villa was built on solid ancient coral reef rock and is surrounded by a natural African paradise garden, full of wild flowers, game such as dik-dik antelope and bush pigs, and a variety of colourful bird and butterfly species. Many animals come to drink at the water hole or graze on the grass in front of the main verandah in the early mornings and evenings.

Originally built in 1996 for an Englishman, the décor is a mix of traditional Zanzibari and rustic African styles, all contributing to its unique atmosphere. The villa layout is on a single level, with solid wooden floors elevated above the bush and gardens, and a large front verandah and walkways leading around the building to more private terraces set outside each bedroom. The whole building, including the terraces and verandahs, is covered by a massive traditional makuti coconut-leaf roof.

The lounge, dining area and open-plan kitchen is a spacious area fully furnished with a large dining table seating up to six people, a bureau and chair, two large sofa beds, and a coffee table. Features include satellite TV with DVD and an iPod docking station, and wireless Internet is available throughout. The kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances, cutlery and tableware for six people, while the storeroom is equipped with ample cupboard space and a large fridge-freezer with an ice cube maker. The verandah also features a second dining table for six people, a large sofa and two big hammocks for total relaxation, and a small private bar area is located in the garden.

At the communal centre of the Estate is a shared swimming pool and relaxation area, which guests are welcome to make use of. Features include fully equipped barbecue facilities with cooking equipment and plates, as well as a shower toilet and change room near the pool. The area also features a large dining table for up to 14 guests, an honesty bar, dart board, and table tennis. The pool is surrounded by white sands, with tables and chairs, hammocks and sun loungers, as well as plenty of shaded areas with large makuti umbrellas, providing a fantastic place to relax and socialise.
from R2543

Kilima Kidogo Guest House

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Sleeps 31 in 11 rooms

Be pleasantly surprised by the Kilima Kidogo Guest House, this hidden jewel is situated between the Paje and Jambiani villages, along a...
Be pleasantly surprised by the Kilima Kidogo Guest House, this hidden jewel is situated between the Paje and Jambiani villages, along a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach on the eastern coast of Zanzibar.

Offering a personal touch and great hospitality, the guest house is a home away from home where you will be spoiled and pampered; a place where every moment is special.

Kilima Kidogo is full of local charm and an unmistakable Zanzibar decor, the resort is hidden among lush, tropical palms and is cooled by the Indian Ocean. The stunning natural surroundings and sunshine provide a relaxed atmosphere and a tropical getaway for couples and families alike.
from R1472

The Kipepeo Lodge in Zanzibar

Sleeps 13 in 6 rooms

The Kipepeo Lodge is a charming beach villa built on the Southeast coast of Zanzibar, close to...
The Kipepeo Lodge is a charming beach villa built on the Southeast coast of Zanzibar, close to Jambiani village. The villa is set right on the sand, only a few steps to the sea.

The villa has six double rooms that overlook to the ocean and a beautiful front porch with views stretching for miles. A balcony has recently been added that overlooks the sea, it can be used for a-la-carte meals or for lazing in the sun. The villa is the perfect place to find total peace and relaxation, away from the busy city life.

Enjoy the private swimming pool in the garden and the sun loungers, or make use of the free Wi-Fi to keep in touch with the outside world. We offer transfer services to and from the airport. If you decide to spend the day on the beach in front of the villa, we can arrange delicious snacks and drinks for you. We can also arrange romantic dinners on the sand on request.
from R5415

Pole Pole Villa Guest House

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Pole Pole is a beautiful villa situated north of the Jambiani Village in Zanzibar, about 15 metres...
Pole Pole is a beautiful villa situated north of the Jambiani Village in Zanzibar, about 15 metres from the beach.

The villa consists of four guest rooms in total, ideal for couples or large families. There are two spacious bedrooms downstairs with private patios and a shared bathroom. The other two bedrooms are located upstairs, with a shared bathroom and a large balcony.

Other facilities include hot water throughout the day, ceiling fans in the bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, security doors and a lovely garden in the front.
from R1071

Zanzibar Beach Cottage

Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

A recently converted Zanzibari style house situated right on the pure white sandy beach of Bwejuu. This simple and romantic cottage is...
A recently converted Zanzibari style house situated right on the pure white sandy beach of Bwejuu. This simple and romantic cottage is situated in a beautiful setting with a large private garden and secure parking. The cottage offers a large double bedroom with two traditional Zanzibari beds, en-suite bathroom , a large and cozy lounge with a separate well equipped kitchen. The house includes daily housekeeping, ceiling fans in both lounge and bedroom. The garden offers 30 meters of private beach front, hammock, sunbeds, Braai area and stunning views

Bwejuu Beach is a broad and continuous beach sheltered by a wide coral lagoon and backed by palm trees, private houses and small hotels. Its wide pure-white powder sands stretch for kilometres from Dongwe village in the north to Jambiani in the south. At low tide, the beach offers wonderful views of seaweed ladies about their daily business of harvesting their seaweed crops and small fishermen on their traditional canoes.

The Beach Retreat cottage has good water and main-power supply, and all the windows are secured but open and covered with mosquito meshing offering maximum sea breezes through the house. One enters through the beachfront front door into the lounge, with the kitchen and toilet rooms through to the back of the building. The lounge is simply decorated with African paintings and furnished with two large sofas, a bureau and chair, coffee table and lamps, and also has a ceiling fan.

Off the lounge is the bedroom with en-suite bathroom, with hot and cold water, shower, toilet and two basins. The bedroom features two traditional antique Zanzibar three-quarter size beds, which can be pushed together to make a big double bed, with mosquito nets and a ceiling fans as well as two traditionally made wood shelving or clothes racks.

The kitchen is simple but well equipped for four people, with a gas stove, toaster, kettle and fridge-freezer. The terrace outside the front door is equipped with a large dining table with four chairs as well as a large sofa for lounging.

In the garden you’ll find a barbecue, sun loungers, a large sofa, tables and chairs, umbrellas, and a hammock. The garden offers some extra shelter from the sun and wind under the large trees, whilst still being on the beach.
from R1325

Dar House

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Dar House is positioned right on the powder-fine sand and large palm trees, in Michamvi Pingwe. The beach is pretty much untouched by...
Dar House is positioned right on the powder-fine sand and large palm trees, in Michamvi Pingwe. The beach is pretty much untouched by tourism, making it very private and peaceful.

The house has three spacious en-suite bedrooms, designed in a tropical chic style and louvered light. There is a beautiful swimming pool that laces through a tropical garden of light colours and leafy palms. Relax on the deck area for dining or lounging, or enjoy a meal in the inner courtyard for privacy.

We provide a talented chef, manager, housekeeper and gardener to take care of your needs. High-speed Wi-Fi access is available on request only, as well as a media room.

The tides of the ocean laps the garden wall, receding to reveal rock pools and a lagoon. There are only two restaurants available on this stretch of beach, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
from R18740
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Ebony and Ivory

Sleeps 8 in 2 rooms

SPECIAL SINGLE   Ebony and Ivory are comfortable and spacious bungalows, located alongside the Union Beach Bungalows in Nungwi, right on the beach front. ...
Ebony and Ivory are comfortable and spacious bungalows, located alongside the Union Beach Bungalows in Nungwi, right on the beach front. Nungwi is situated on the north coast of Zanzibar, and offers one of the most beautiful beaches on the isle.

The bungalows are Italian-managed, and offer beautiful sea views. Each spacious bungalow is decorated with Zanzibarian and contains a shower en suite, a fan, and a private veranda. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available.

Guests can make use of a nearby restaurant and bar where special rates are offered to guests of Ebony and Ivory.
from R1071

Bellevue Guesthouse

Sleeps 21 in 9 rooms

Bellevue Guesthouse is located at the southeast coast of Zanzibar Island, 2 km north of Bwejuu village. It is only a stone’s throw from...
Bellevue Guesthouse is located at the southeast coast of Zanzibar Island, 2 km north of Bwejuu village. It is only a stone’s throw from the sandy beach with beautiful sunrises.

There are several different bungalows available, from standard to deluxe suites. Guests can relax in the comfortable lounge area while reading a book, or unwind in the lush garden with private terraces and hammocks.To cool off one can jump into the infinity pool and enjoy the views of the Indian Ocean.

Amenities include laundry services, games, book exchange, sun loungers on the beach and at the pool, swings, hammocks, airport or ferry pick-ups, and car, scooter, motorbike or bicycle rentals. The friendly staff are always around to assist in anything guests may need.

The restaurant has Wi-Fi access and serves various breakfast options every morning, and a daily a-la-carte menu with a selection of fresh dishes. Our menu is an eclectic mix of traditional Swahilli, European, Indian, Italian cuisines and vegetarian cuisines.

Activities in the area include stand-up paddling, diving, snorkelling, kite surfing with lessons, dolphin tours, Stone Town tours and sea safaris.
from R1057

Flame Tree Cottages

Sleeps 38 in 16 rooms

Flame Tree Cottages is situated near the beach in the coastal village of Nungi in Zanzibar. The resort offers a variety of cottages in a...
Flame Tree Cottages is situated near the beach in the coastal village of Nungi in Zanzibar. The resort offers a variety of cottages in a garden setting and caters for families and couples. Some cottages have views of the ocean which is just a short walk away.

The standard double rooms have twin or double beds, while the family rooms have two bedrooms and are ideal for two adults and two children. There is also a large spacious honeymoon suite. Guests can enjoy relaxing on their own private veranda or balcony looking onto the garden or towards the beach area.

The resort has a communal swimming, a restaurant, sunbathing area, private beach and a yoga platform all available to its guests. Nearby activities include snorkelling, scuba diving, sunset sailing, game fishing, reef fishing and much more.
from R2008

Simba Beach Zanzibar

Sleeps 16 in 7 rooms

Situated right on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean, Simba Beach Zanzibar offers a relaxing and tranquil seaside stay on the popular...
Situated right on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean, Simba Beach Zanzibar offers a relaxing and tranquil seaside stay on the popular holiday island of Zanzibar. It is ideal for couples or groups exploring the coastal area of Kiwengwa.

There are seven lovely sea-facing rooms with single or double beds, and private bathrooms. Each room has mosquito nets over the beds, ceiling fans and a private veranda. The eco-friendly design does not incorporate air-conditioning facilities as the rooms are cooled naturally by the ocean breeze.

Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast before exploring this beautiful island. The Simba Beach Restaurant combines a unique African design with an Italian-themed menu. Guests can also sample a variety of scrumptious local dishes, of which some are prepared with freshly caught seafood.

The friendly staff will happily assist guests in planning various tours and excursions. The white sandy beaches with their clear blue waters provide the ideal setting to while away lazy afternoons. After an adventurous day, ease into the evening by unwinding in the bar and enjoying a drink while experiencing a truly magical island sunset.
from R1098

Kiwengwa Apartments Village

1 Review
Sleeps 54 in 14 rooms

Kiwengwa Apartments Village offers lovely holiday homes a mere 200 m away from a private white...
Kiwengwa Apartments Village offers lovely holiday homes a mere 200 m away from a private white sandy beach, and 40 km from Zanzibar’s historical Stone Town.

This family-run establishment offers pleasant half- or full-board accommodation in standard double rooms, or family rooms. All of the rooms include an en-suite bathroom, a TV, air-conditioning, a fan and a phone. The family rooms each feature a veranda facing the swimming pool, and each contain two double bedrooms. Room service is available.

The friendly and informal establishment offers a well-stocked bar and an a-la-carte restaurant. Special private dinners can also be arranged on the beach. The private pool is the perfect place for relaxing and soaking up the sun, and there is also a kid’s pool.

Kiwengwa offers a relaxed holiday, and will give you a truly exotic experience in a beautiful part of Zanzibar Island.
from R1606

Kandili Villa

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

In a secluded luxury, Kandili Villa combines the very best of contemporary design with traditional Zanzibari touches, to create a...
In a secluded luxury, Kandili Villa combines the very best of contemporary design with traditional Zanzibari touches, to create a strikingly chic, yet comfortable four bedroom villa.

Its beautiful garden boasts a range of indigenous flowering plants and features an infinity pool looking out onto the vast turquoise Indian Ocean. The spectacular view also features a wealth of elegant palms, the coral reef and to the north, Mnemba Island.

The main house comprises of a modern, fully equipped and open-plan kitchen, leading down to a spacious and charming living area, ideal for relaxing in with a cup of refreshing lemongrass tea, while you enjoy the stunning view.

From there you can enter out onto the shaded decking area where you will find stylish loungers for you to enjoy the kaskazi breeze. Leading up from the kitchen, a beautiful floating staircase takes you up to the master suite, complete with two balconies, a contemporary style bath and Zanzibari furniture, including a romantic Swahili bed.

The villa also includes three more Swahili inspired bedrooms, complete with modern en-suites and their own private decking areas.
from R16063

Uroa White Villa

Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

Uroa White Villia is a small boutique lodge located on the pristine shores of Zanzibar, only a stone’s throw from the white beach and...
Uroa White Villia is a small boutique lodge located on the pristine shores of Zanzibar, only a stone’s throw from the white beach and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, we offer only seven guest rooms, providing personal service.

Our chef goes to the local fish market every morning for the freshest of seafood that are straight from the boat, served to your liking. A fully stocked bar will be a refreshing retreat after a long day of exploring, with some fresh treats from the ocean.

Breakfast is served in the restaurant and early birds can enjoy the brilliant sunrise, while enjoying a cup of Tanzanian coffee or fresh tropical juice. Dinner is a variety of barbeques with a delicious Zanzibari influence, which can also be enjoyed on the open beach itself.

A variety of activities and day trips can be arranged from the lodge; of which include trips to the historical Stone Town, Prison Island and all types of water sports.
from R1553

Matemwe Beach Village

Sleeps 76 in 22 rooms

At Matemwe Beach we have guests and not clients, who relax and make themselves at home amongst our books, games and huge cushions, while...
At Matemwe Beach we have guests and not clients, who relax and make themselves at home amongst our books, games and huge cushions, while making friends with the staff and other guests.

Our aim is simple, to provide authentic, stylish and comfortable accommodation, in an atmosphere of relaxed hospitality and friendliness, while services are provided effectively and efficiently.

We know you don’t want to be in your room or the sun all day, so our suites all have plenty of chilled spots in which to relax and the standard rooms have verandas, as well as many communal areas like the coffee corner, the cushion lounge, the dhow lounge and the pool bar; as well as a number of shady beach bandas.

Our restaurant caters for all meals as well as offering a small snack menu at the pool bar during the day. Daily menus are small but carefully planned to please all seafood lovers, non-seafood lovers and vegetarians. For the starry eyed couples we organize dinner under the starry sky.

Diving is of course the primary activity for guests of Matemwe Beach, and we are lucky to have Zanzibar’s premier dive operator One Ocean as a dive centre within our premises.
from R2409

Al Johari

Sleeps 13 in 7 rooms

Al Johari is a small boutique hotel combining two old buildings, situated in Stone Town. We have striven to produce a unique hotel while...
Al Johari is a small boutique hotel combining two old buildings, situated in Stone Town. We have striven to produce a unique hotel while keeping within the architecture and dimensions of Stone Town’s history.

We offer 15 rooms in total, each with marble flooring and Persian rugs. The rooms are climate controlled and equipped with flat-screen TVs, mosquito nets, hair dryers and toiletries. There is free Wi-Fi access in all the rooms and throughout the hotel.

The Fusion Lounge is probably the most fashionable bar of its kind in Stone town, offering a selection of sundowners while watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Enjoy some fun daytrips on the beautiful waters of Zanzibar or even a day of snorkelling. Visit some the secluded beaches on the smaller isles such as Prison Island, where there is a sanctuary for an endangered species of the Giant Tortoise. We can arrange all kinds of delicious picnic hampers for the day out upon request.
from R1205
Vanilla Arches is a private luxury villa featuring a swimming pool. It is fenced off and only...
Vanilla Arches is a private luxury villa featuring a swimming pool. It is fenced off and only steps away from the beach. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the villa.

It is located on one of the world's top beaches, Conde Nast, and set in a secure and private estate - ideal for children and families, small groups and reunions.

This property is unique with traditional Swahili architecture brought to life, built around existing coconut trees and featuring the stunning arches facing the courtyard freshwater swimming pool. Experience the tropical gardens and the fun and friendly staff.

The exclusive villa rental guarantees a full-service team, including your own great chef and all foodstuffs supplied. Experience true Zanzibar hospitality.

Coconut lined beaches and soft white sand. No mass tourism here. Enjoy the new Bahari Lounge with the best views of the Indian Ocean - great for cocktails or a relaxing afternoon.

The villa has four spacious bedrooms with air-conditioning, modern Italian finishes and decorated with local artifacts. Vanilla Arches comfortably sleeps up to 14 guests. A romantic getaway - the perfect honeymoon setting.

Gather your friends or family - Vanilla Arches is your private, secure villa on the beach.
from R2400
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Kobe House

Sleeps 24 in 8 rooms

Group Specials   Kobe House is a private house on the beach, on the south-east coast of Zanzibar in the fishing village of Jambiani. The large property has...
Kobe House is a private house on the beach, on the south-east coast of Zanzibar in the fishing village of Jambiani. The large property has two units with a garden and swimming pool.

The main villa rooms include ceiling fans, air-conditioning, security box, private bathroom and veranda. Three out of the six guest rooms are sea facing. The main communal living area has a restaurant, and a large terrace with panoramic sea view for dining.

The second unit is called the Dependence Building. This multilevel building offers a selection of rooms all with private access from an outside balustrade, and is equipped with a fan, a security box, basin and small toilet. The two Mansard rooms are built in local style and share a toilet outside the rooms.

On request guests can make use of the laundry and small kitchen equipped to prepare your meals, and eat on the outside veranda. The swimming pool and beach are equipped with sunbeds.
from R669
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Sizzling discount offer   Saffron Beach Villa is situated in lovely Zanzibar and offers guests barefoot Bliss in this...
Saffron Beach Villa is situated in lovely Zanzibar and offers guests barefoot Bliss in this beautiful villa. The double-storey unit is located under coconut trees, within walking distance of the beach, and can be let as an individual or as separate units.

Each of the floors features a separate entrance as well as a private terrace with access to the beach. The five en-suite bedrooms, situated over the two levels, are big and comfortable, each furnished with a king-size bed, fancy three-door mosquito nets, reading lamps, cupboards and cooled with fans. Linen is provided and additional sleeping arrangements can be provided for children in the lounge, with cots also available if required.

The upstairs level comprises three lovely rooms of which two have uninterrupted sea views and open onto a large covered terrace, perfect for alfresco dining. This level also has a kitchenette equipped with a fridge, a toaster and a kettle.

On the lower level, two rooms are fitted the same as the upstairs, with one bedroom having the magical sea view and doors leading to the terrace. There is a fully equipped kitchen on the lower level ideal for self-catering. The open plan kitchen has lovely breakfast bar and lounge area with doors that open onto a covered terrace featuring a seated dining area. The baraza is cushioned for after-dinner lounging.

Guests of Saffron Beach Villa also have free Wi-Fi access and can make use of two bicycles. Each day complimentary ice, mineral water, coffee and tea are replenished. There are no hidden costs or extra taxes to be paid.

Situated on the East Coast, the area is a haven for kitesurfing, snorkelling and simply relaxing on the beach. A beach lounge next door, Crazy Mzungo's, serves delicious cocktails and seafood, and guests should look out for special events such as happy hour, Sunday brunch and barbecue nights.

Saffron Beach Villa is only 45 minutes from the airport and is a great location for exploring Zanzibar Island. Within a 10-minute drive, guests will find a modern supermarket as well as various cafes and bars. Saffron Beach Villa is perfect for honeymooners, friends and families. Here you can watch the sunrise or simply admire the ocean from the comfort of your own bed and enjoy the beautiful scenery and beach life.
from R4283
73 % Off
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Matemwe Beach House

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

SADC and Residents Special Rates   On the chalk white Matemwe beach lies one of Zanzibar’s most homely family escapes. Matemwe Beach House is the perfect holiday home for a...
On the chalk white Matemwe beach lies one of Zanzibar’s most homely family escapes. Matemwe Beach House is the perfect holiday home for a family or small group wanting a private slice of this beautiful coastline. Just a stone’s throw from the beach, the Indian Ocean and the Swahili culture, this privately contained house offers the chance to experience this stretch of coast on your own terms.

The sea breeze, palm trees and the sound of waves are a constant reminder of the stunning setting that this house is situated in. Diving, snorkelling, canoeing, reef walking and swimming are just some of the activities available to those that stay here which, combined with the facilities of the neighbouring Matemwe main lodge, means that there is more than enough to do if you chose to leave the calm of this retreat.

The three-bedroom traditional beach house is located just five paces from the beach, with a private pool deck lying between the two. The house is set in its own enclosure and looks out over the plunge pool to the beach and blue sea beyond, both of which are accessed by a private path and gate. Two of the rooms are en-suite, with a third situated on a mezzanine floor – ideal for children. Guests will be looked after by their own team of staff led by a Matemwe chef and butler who ensure that the food and experience at the beach retreat is tailored to your family or group.
from R23345
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