The Residence Zanzibar

As Tanzania's first member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World, The Residence Zanzibar has raised the standard of Zanzibar's hotels, drawing on Swahili influences to create a seductive retreat of private pool villas.

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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 as you would expect with full spa, gym, huge main swimming pool, tennis courts and kids club.

Getting There

Approx. one hour's drive from Zanzibar airport.


Diving and snorkelling, boat trips and excursions.

Read what our previous clients thought of The Residence Zanzibar

Review of The Residence Zanzibar

Lincoln Foran

This was the only hotel I don't think we would rush back to. Beautiful aspects of it, like the view from the pool. But the road in is extremely long and rough and just so unpleasant it makes you not want to leave, which is okay but after a couple of days you sort of do want to go explore a bit and it's just not as easy as…

12/10/2021 Read full trip review

Review of The Residence Zanzibar

Michelle & Mike

Beautiful hotel property and the villa was absolutely amazing. We loved the bicycles they provided and also paddle boarded and used the catamaran. The food was great, as was the service.

22/09/2021 Read full trip review

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