The Residence Zanzibar

The Residence Zanzibar is a seductive retreat of private pool villas within a lush, forested 32-hectare estate. The resort blends modern comforts with Swahili, Omani, British and Indian influences. Enjoy carefree days relaxing by your private pool, on the beach, or exploring the gardens on foot or by bicycle.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

The huge resort is spread out along the coast with the Luxury Beach front and Prestige Beach Front villa types on the sea front and the garden rooms are set back. All the 66 villas have air conditioning, flat screen TVs, huge bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, each with its own infinity pool outside the front next to a veranda with sun beds and then a short walk to the beach or negotiate your way around by golf cart or bicycle. The resort has excellent facilities with full spa, gym, huge main swimming pool, water sports area, tennis courts and kids club.

Getting There

Approx. one hour's drive from Zanzibar airport.


Diving and snorkelling, boat trips and excursions.

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Review of The Residence Zanzibar

Austin Pittman

The Residence was amazing. The food was great, staff was great, rooms and amenities were unbelievable. We have 2 big pieces of feedback: 1) The music/entertainment needs to be modernized. They play spa music all day at the restaurant which is really boring and tiring after a couple days. The dinner entertainment felt really cheesy and baked for tourists... they had staff playing music such as "La Bamba", "La Cucaracha", and…

09/03/2022 Read full trip review

Review of The Residence Zanzibar

Taylor Healey & Patrick Murphy

The Residence was a beautiful resort with welcoming, kind staff and gorgeous villas. We loved our ocean view villa with our plunge pool. The food here was terrific too! The boat house provides free water sports which was wonderful! We utilized the paddle boards daily. The one thing that we were disappointed about was the beach which, because of the tides, was un-swimmable. Even when taking the boards out, the…

29/01/2022 Read full trip review

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